Product Owner [Search & Recommendation]

Contract type
Telecom Carrier / Data Center
Company Type
日系企業/Japanese Company
8 Million yen〜12 Million yen
Japanese Level
ビジネスレベル/Business Level
English Level
ビジネスレベル/Business Level
Other Language Skills

Job Description

They are looking for a product owner who will be in charge of developing content discovery functions for their video distribution and e-book platform. They use the term "product owner" because the company uses Scrum development. The platform handles over 160,000 video works and 420,000 book works. In order for users to find the content they want to watch or read right now from such a large collection of works, various innovations are indispensable. In addition to adopting a directory-type content classification method, which is rarely used in overseas platforms, they have a search function implemented in-house and a recommendation engine developed in-house. They are looking for a product owner with excellent experience, skills, and strong ambition to join our team. This position requires business level Japanese and English skills. If you can also speak Chinese, that would be great. As a Product Owner, you will be responsible for the design and development of the content discovery function and will be the bridge between business, creativity and technology.The core of the content discovery function is search and recommendations, but the scope of responsibility is not limited to these.Product ownership is a role in agile development with Scrum. They help the development team to identify the long-term vision of what the content discovery feature should achieve, and in the short term, to improve the existing features. Specifically, you will ・Clearly define the product backlog. ・Make the product backlog visible, transparent, and clear to everyone, and define what the scrum team will do next. ・Make sure the development team understands the product backlog items at the required level. This is essentially different from a project manager, which tends to be a more commonly used job title. The relationship with the development team is parallel. It is neither above nor below.

Required skills

[Required] Experience in any of the following Experience in designing a search engine Experience designing a recommendation engine At least 1 year of experience working as a product manager/product owner (or equivalent) for a consumer product with 100,000+ active users Other experience deeply involved in the design of item discovery related functions [Qualifications] Master's degree or PhD in a science discipline that requires publication of peer-reviewed papers as a graduation requirement. Computer science is preferred. However, other fields such as statistics, chemistry, and life sciences are also welcome. Ability to work in Japanese (JLPT N1 or higher is the standard. (JLPT N1 or higher is a good rule of thumb, but it is not necessary to have a certification if you can prove your ability. Work ability in English (TOEFL iBT 90 or higher is recommended. If you can prove your ability, you do not need to have any qualification.