Careers

Team FOVE is looking for new members. Let’s change the boundaries of what is possible in virtual reality as pioneers – together!

Interested in one of the positions below? Send your application and resume either via Wantedly (site in Japanese) or by email to careers@fove-inc.com. Be sure to mention the position you are applying to in the email.

Position:

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Job Description:

  • Operation and supervision of business operations in the Asian market
  • Applying long-term business plan to creation and execution of short-term strategies
  • Overseeing domestic and foreign team (hardware, software, R&D) operations
  • Design and improvement of the whole organizational system (general affairs, accounting, human resources, judicial affairs, sales) as the business team’s supervisor
  • Managing the progress of various business projects

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in working and/or studying abroad (starting up new branches, MBA studies, etc.)
  • Experience in managing a team of +30 employees
  • The street-fighter attitude and (English) communication skills to handle demanding negotiations in Japan and abroad
  • The grit and persistence to stand firm whatever the situation

Optional Qualifications:

  • COO (or applicable) experience in startups or joint ventures
  • Experience from IT, finance, consulting or consumer product industries
  • Experience in using Chinese language for work and/or negotiating with Chinese companies
  • Experience in growing an organization from a small employee headcount, and training the growing workforce

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Position:

VP of Engineering

Job Description:

  • Manage engineering team of 20 members across 3 different technical teams: Hardware, Software, R&D
  • Ensure that the product visions is realized by managing inter-dependencies between engineering teams, and other departments, such as Product Management, Customer Support and the Business Development
  • Develop strategies with our CTO and maintain a technical roadmap for future success
  • Manage the budget for the engineering department including: headcount, consulting spend, prototyping cost, equipment costs etc.
  • Make engineering team hires to acquire necessary resources to meet scheduled commitments
  • Communicate progress and key decisions broadly within the organization through various methods, including traditional scrum or kanban meetings, 1on1 and documentation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years managing software engineering teams
  • Experience in a director-level role or higher at a tech company
  • Proven experience successfully building and managing a world-class, global team of engineers
  • Up-to-date with the latest technologies and able to contribute to technical discussions
  • English language skills (professional working proficiency)
  • Japanese language skills (professional working proficiency)

Optional Qualifications:

  • Professional career as a software engineer (development of SDK with C++, experience in Unity or Unreal, management of open source project etc.)
  • Professional career as a hardware engineer (rapid prototyping, understanding of mass production processes, expertise in optics etc.)
  • Professional career as a research engineer (expertise in image recognition, machine learning, computer vision etc.)
  • Experience working in a high-speed startup environment
  • First hand experience and understanding of current challenges in VR headset user experience
  • Strong interpersonal communication, negotiation and collaboration skills
  • Strong passion for VR

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Position:

Senior Software Engineer

Job Description:

  • Planning tasks and timelines based on business requirements
  • Designing complex systems that meet the current and planned goals of the company
  • Writing core components in C++
  • Creating and implementing processes to improve software team work flow (currently trying to implement code reviews and commit templates)
  • Manage external requests (from the CEO and CTO) and prioritise these appropriately
  • Track the team’s progress throughout sprints and report any delays to management as appropriate (Scrum master)
  • Create future roadmaps and make sure that the software team can achieve the company goals
  • Make decisions regarding releases (timing, quality, which bugs are shippable and which block a release)
  • Review system component designs from other team members

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years software development experience
  • 5+ years team lead experience
  • Excellent C++ knowledge
  • Knowledge of Windows APIs, 3D graphics, interprocess communication
  • Experience with GIT
  • BA experience
  • Software architecture skills
  • Experience managing large public software releases
  • Experience integrating complex systems with hardware
  • Experience building low latency systems
  • Good understanding of QA processes
  • Full working proficiency in English

Optional Qualifications:

  • Information security knowledge
  • Japanese language skills

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Position:

IT Infrastructure Engineer

Job Description:

  • Ensuring effective working environment for engineers, business team and researchers:
    • Maintaining inventory (PCs, peripherals, software licenses, etc.)
    • Setting up PCs
    • Maintaining (build) servers
    • Providing infrastructure support for employees
  • Safeguarding the security of company-owned digital information

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Understanding of enterprise software and development tool chain (Git, Visual Studio, Jenkins)
  • Experience with setting up Continuous Integration tools (Jenkins is preferred)
  • Experience with Linux (command line)
  • Experience with securely hosting servers
  • Good organizational skills
  • English (professional working proficiency)
  • Japanese (business level)

Optional Qualifications:

  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with VPN

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Position:

Software Engineer

Job Description:

  • Support our R&D team in creation of a tool chain
  • Architecting software
  • Implementation and optimisation of revolutionary algorithms

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with modern C++ (C++11 and C++14)
  • Good architectural skills
  • Experience with version control (especially Git)
  • English (full professional proficiency)

Optional Qualifications:

  • Experience with Boost
  • Experience with image processing and machine learning libraries such as OpenCV, dlib or armadillo
  • Experience with GUI tools libraries such as wxWidgets or Qt
  • Japanese (business level)

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Position:

3D Perception Researcher.

Job Description:

  • Work to improve our existing eye tracking technology.
  • Design & develop new real-time algorithms for object detection, landmark localization & object tracking.
  • Make strategic decisions on the future development of the technology.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning or related technical field.
  • Advanced knowledge of Computer Vision, Projective Geometry, 3D processing, Point cloud registration & Computer graphics techniques.
  • Research experience working with Unity 3D, PCL, OpenCV & Python.
  • Solid understanding of modern C++ & or Python.
  • Publications at academic conferences & international conferences.
  • Strong team skills.
  • English – Business level.

Optional Qualifications:

  • Experience with work related to 3D point cloud registration and deformable models.
  • Machine vision based 3D sensing is a big plus.
  • Japanese language skills.

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Position:

R&D Assistant Intern

Job Description:

  • Testing FOVE’s hardware and Software Development Kit
  • Finding, retracing and reporting bugs
  • Sorting and labeling image data (programming experience not required)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Independent self-starter
  • Interest in how software works (and how to break it)
  • English OR Japanese (professional working proficiency)
  • Ability to work at least two days a week (>16h) in our Akihabara office

Optional Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with QA
  • Additional English/Japanese ability (conversational level)

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Position:

Global Operations Intern

Job Description:

  • Supporting Team FOVE’s global operations as a member of business department:
    • Social media management
    • Marketing support
    • Document translation (English-Japanese/Japanese-English)
    • Event management
    • Customer service
    • Employee experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High multitasking skills
  • Full working proficiency in either English or Japanese
  • Ability to work at least two days a week (>16h) in our Akihabara office

Optional Qualifications:

  • Extra-curricular activities or side projects related to VR
  • Additional business-level language skills (Japanese/English/Korean)
  • Experience working in a startup
  • Applicable part-time work experience

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Position:

Software Engineer Intern

Job Description:

  • Developing VR content together with our R&D department

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience developing with C++
  • Professional working proficiency in English
  • Ability to work at least two days a week (>16h) in our Akihabara office

Optional Qualifications:

  • Business-level Japanese
  • Experience with APIs and SDKs
  • Experience with developer communities (setting up and management)
  • Experience with Git
  • Experience developing with Unity or UnrealEngine
  • Extra-curricular activities or side projects related to VR

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Position:

Hardware Engineer Intern

Job Description:

  • Assembling hardware
  • Casting
  • CNC device operation
  • Coating
  • Soldering

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Soldering experience
  • Technical education background
  • Ability to work at least three days a week in our Akihabara office
  • Business-level Japanese

Optional Qualifications:

  • Passion for VR
  • Experience interning for a hardware startup
  • Extra-curricular activities or side projects related to VR

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