Tech Lead, Smart Home System / City Facility Service

Woven Planet

  • Full Time

Woven Planet Group (Woven Planet) represents a carefully curated blend of expertise and resources dedicated to bringing the vision of “Mobility to Love, Safety to Live” to life. Through innovations and investments in automated driving, robotics, smart cities, and more, we are transforming how humankind lives, works, and moves. We exist to design, build, and deliver secure, connected, and sustainable mobility solutions that benefit all people worldwide. Founded in 2018 as Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Woven Planet is composed of four complementary companies: Woven Planet Holdings, Woven Core, Woven Alpha, and Woven Capital.

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The Toyota Woven City is a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells to be built at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. It is envisioned as a ‘living laboratory’ and ‘ever evolving,’ incorporating various types of cutting edge technologies. At the same time, it is also ‘human-centric,’ that is, it is expected to keep people safe and comfortable. 

Woven City’s R&D team will develop innovative products and services using technologies developed by Toyota Motor Corporation. 
Our mission is to: 
 1.  Develop services and products for Woven City
 2.  Expand capabilities through long-term R&D

Toyota Motor Corporation has been involved in a variety of technological development in the  robotics, energy, and automotive domains for a long time. Our team will leverage Toyota’s hardware expertise in these fields to create new value by developing software on top of this. 

Our team will develop innovative services that are essential to the city. As a first party developer, we will also build a foundation upon which third party partners can participate. Therefore, we are responsible for not just the applications but also the core software and capabilities.

Our team consists of many highly experienced members with international work experience. We strive to be open minded as we create a new culture with members from various backgrounds and nationalities. Our global team works closely with the Toyota Motor Corporation and the Toyota Research Institute in North America to develop our technologies and products.

We are seeking talented people to join us as we take on new challenges to create new products and services for the Toyota Woven City.

We are looking for an experienced engineer who can develop a Smart Home system. You will be leveraging existing systems, choosing the right technology, and setting cloud/IoT/infrastructure requirements. You will also evaluate the protocol, security, and cost to ensure a fully optimized design.

This position will report to the lead of user application development.




  • Design/development of Cloud and Web System Dev/Ops
  • Verify and validate the functionality of the applications
  • Improve the applications based on data driven user testing
  • Exercise technical judgment working with large, cross-functional teams
  • Improve technical level of  team members



  • 5+ years of work experience in development of Web Systems such as device connection
  • Software development experience in HTML5 , CSS3, JavaScript, and related frameworks like React.js
  • Experience and knowledge of Cloud services (AWS, GCP, Azure, Aribaba)
  • Experience and knowledge in using various development and testing facilities for efficient Dev/Ops team building (Git, GitHub, Docker and CI/CD tools experiences in similar tools will be considered)
  • Business level proficiency in English
  • Experience in leading, managing and developing high-performance teams



  • 5+ years of technical cross-functional program / project experience with multiple dependencies and constraints (defining projects, identifying risks, managing cost, coordinating scope, identifying dependencies, scheduling, test processes)
  • Familiarity with standards and trends related to connected homes such as Connected Home over IP and ECHONET Lite
  • Software development experience in Java/C#/C++/C/Go-Lang/Python
  • Experience and knowledge of  Web API(REST), Kafka, AMQT, MQTT, RDBMS / NoSQL
  • Experience and knowledge of  TCP/UDP (communication, data collection and device control), RTP (image / sound data streaming), HTTP, RS-232C, RS-422A, RS-485, AMQP, NFC, etc.
  • Business level proficiency in Japanese


    If you are currently located at outside of Japan, don’t worry, we’ll set an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.
    ・Competitive Salary – Based on skills and experience
    ・Work Hours – Flexible working time with NO core-hours
    ・Paid Holiday – 20 days per year (prorated)
    ・Sick Leave – 6 days per year (prorated)
    ・Holiday – Sat & Sun, Japanese National Holidays, and other days defined by the company
    ・Japanese Social Security – all applicable (Health Insurance, Pension, Workers’ Comp, and Unemployment Insurance, Long-term care insurance)
    ・In-house Training Program (software study/language study)
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    ・We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.
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