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DesignOps Specialist (m/f/o) - Tokyo

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Location  Tokyo, Japan
Level  Pro
Employment  Fulltime 40h/week

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Integrity, focus, and excellence – our values not only define our work, they’re exactly what we look for in our team members. 

zooom is not your average creative agency, we pride ourselves on being approachable and down to earth. We’re a young and dynamic team with more than 15 nationalities from all over the world. Together, we inspire and aspire to push the boundaries of each and every project we engage in.

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We are hiring: DesignOps Specialist (m/f/o) - Tokyo - Project Limited Contract

As DesignOps Specialist you are part of the digital team at zooom productions GK in Tokyo and you support the team across the entire DesignOps scope to deliver successful projects for its clients — internal and external.

You will be co-working with various roles such as product leaders, designers, agile coaches, project managers, development colleagues across the entire Design Ops scope to establish and mature cohesive and effective design cultures and a drive the development of robust design systems.

In your role, you will be further responsible for the selection, onboarding, and administration of tools used by UX designers, UI designers, and UX writers. You will also be responsible for training (or arranging for training) team members on those tools, as well as establishing best practices.

You are accountable for the success of planning, communicating, testing, documenting the design system including all Figma components.

Your main duties will be, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure creation, evolution and adoption of strong and scalable design processes, robust and scalable design components, design standards and metrics and definitions of ready, good and done. You want to deliver speed and quality at the same time.
  • Assisting in the development, implementation, and iteration of the contribution model for our design system.
  • Improving cross-discipline communication and collaboration through the use of UX tooling such as Figma, Protopie, Supernova, and others.
  • Lead but also strongly contribute to the documentation of the design system (incl. Design Tokens).
  • Document and socialize clear processes for vendor engagement as needed.
  • Work across the entire DesignOps scope.
  • Pro-actively regularly prepare and present reports on the progress.
  • Conduct research on market trends, tools, vendors, UX & UI trends.
  • Keep abreast with new trends in digital technology.
  • Foster communication, collaboration, cohesion and continuous learning.
  • Be an awesome can-do, helpful person everybody feel they can talk to. 
  • Be passionate about people, processes, and progress.  
  • Engaged, open minded and ambitious team player willing to share and learn.
  • Provide constructive, helpful feedback.
  • Adhere to rules, workflows, and regulations.

The success of the Design Producer & DesignOps Specialist will be derived from various performance but also soft-skill oriented KPIs which will be reviewed and evaluated every 6 months.
This position reports to higher level project management and executive management. This position does not have direct personnel responsibility.
 

    Your Experience:

    • A suitable candidate will have 3+ years’ experience in large scale frontend / mobile design projects.

    Our requirements:

    • Minimum of 3-5 years of in the field of UI / UX 
    • Minimum of 3 years in web frontend development technologies (HTML, CSS3, XML, JSON, JavaScript)
    • Ideally experience in React.js, Vue.js and similar
    • Ideally experience in the field of native app development (iOS; Android; React Native etc.)
    • Expert skills with Figma and deep understanding for components, layouts, plugins
    • Understanding of templating engines
    • Excellent, clear writing style for well understandable documentations
    • Understanding of Design Hand-Off processes
    • Basic knowledge of Github
    • Eye for details and quality
    • Open, positive, convincing personality
    • Planning and executing projects resourcefully with minimal supervision
    • Master or bachelor’s degree in design or computer science or relevant field
    • Preferable agency experience in working with international clients
    • You can master our software toolbox (MacOS, Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, MS Office)
    • Knowledge of SuperNova.io platform is a bonus but not required
    • Knowledge in Confluence / Jira is a bonus but not required

    Salary:

    • Negotiable, please include your salary expectations.
    • Based on ability, experience, and prior treatment, we will decide in accordance with internal regulations.

    Language Requirements:

    • Business level Japanese (written and verbal; minimum BJT J1 / native level is preferred) and working proficiency in English (min. TOEIC 850)

    Work location is Sendgaya:

    • 3 min Kitasando Station, Fukutoshin Line
    • 10 min Yoyogi Station JR Yamanote Line, Chūō-Sōbu Line, Toei Oedo Line
    • 10 min Sendagaya Station, Chūō-Sōbu Line, Toei Oedo Line
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    10+ reasons to work at zooom

    A BIG AND MODERN OFFICE BUILDING

    Enjoy our big and modern office building with inspirational world class street art.

    FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS

    Beyond core working hours, work time can be freely determined in consultation with your team leader.

    FUSCHL AM SEE, LOS ANGELES, TOKYO

    Three offices, three locations, countless career opportunities.

    EXCITING TEAM EVENTS

    A team that works well together is more effective, more productive, and more successful — not to mention happier and more fun to work with!

    HEALTHY SNACKS

    Zagler’s gourmet muesli, fresh fruits and veggies, Gasteiner mineral water, Julius Meinl coffee and tea at any time, as well as Monday morning pastries to kick-off the week.

    THE NEXT BIG THING

    Creating unique brand stories and exceeding the needs of our clients in the midst of a dynamic and positive working atmosphere.

    INTERNATIONAL TEAM

    A young, inspirational, and international team from around 15 nations.

    DIRT PARK, KAYAKS, AND CANOES

    In-house climbing wall, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, canoes, and dirt park free to use

    DOGS ARE WELCOME

    A dynamic and positive working atmosphere, dogs are also welcome.

    ICE O' CLOCK

    Eisl Sheepmilk ice cream break when temperatures go beyond 26 °C

    RAVIOLI WEDNESDAY

    Various handmade, organic Austrian ravioli from Frische Pasta

    LOCAL SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

    Swimming, running or hiking around the beautiful Fuschl lake, as well as free access to the Fuschlseebad which offers yoga classes, a gym, swimming pool and sauna.

    10+ reasons to work at zooom

    A BIG AND MODERN OFFICE BUILDING

    Enjoy our big and modern office building with inspirational world class street art.

    FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS

    Beyond core working hours, work time can be freely determined in consultation with your team leader.

    LOCAL SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

    Swimming, running or hiking around the beautiful Fuschl lake, as well as free access to the Fuschlseebad which offers yoga classes, a gym, swimming pool and sauna.

    EXCITING TEAM EVENTS

    A team that works well together is more effective, more productive, and more successful — not to mention happier and more fun to work with!

    HEALTHY SNACKS

    Zagler’s gourmet muesli, fresh fruits and veggies, Gasteiner mineral water, Julius Meinl coffee and tea at any time, as well as Monday morning pastries to kick-off the week.

    THE NEXT BIG THING

    Creating unique brand stories and exceeding the needs of our clients in the midst of a dynamic and positive working atmosphere.

    INTERNATIONAL TEAM

    A young, inspirational, and international team from around 15 nations.

    DIRT PARK, KAYAKS, AND CANOES

    In-house climbing wall, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, canoes, and dirt park free to use

    DOGS ARE WELCOME

    A dynamic and positive working atmosphere, dogs are also welcome.

    ICE O' CLOCK

    Eisl Sheepmilk ice cream break when temperatures go beyond 26 °C

    RAVIOLI WEDNESDAY

    Various handmade, organic Austrian ravioli from Frische Pasta

    FUSCHL AM SEE, LOS ANGELES, TOKYO

    Three offices, three locations, countless career opportunities.

    Your Journey

    INTERNSHIP

    Join us for several months as part of your studies and learn on the job working in one of the teams. It could be in design, events or communications. It’s a great chance to gain valuable experience. 

    JUNIOR

    Your first step on the career ladder! This is the entry position for graduates looking to get started. You’ll be working on big projects right from the start and learning fast as you progress. 

    PRO

    This is where the magic happens. You could be an account manager, graphic designer, videographer. You already have some experience and now you’re working directly with our global sports, lifestyle and photography clients.  

    SENIOR

    You’re a great motivator and thrive on taking the lead, driving projects through from concept to completion, giving direction and sharing knowledge, while developing your own experience.

    LEAD

    Now is the time to help shape creative and strategic vision, for example as Art Director, Head of Communications or Content Creation. You’re already an experienced leader, full of ideas and ready to take on full responsibility.

    TEAM LEAD

    The most senior leadership role – you’ll be working directly with the CEO, leading and managing a department and working on budgets, planning, strategy development, business opportunities and human resources. 

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    I LIKE WORKING ALONGSIDE COOL, CREATIVE AND INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE AND THEREFORE I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR APPLICATION TO CREATE AWESOME STUFF TOGETHER.

    Manuela Graf, Recruiting & Operations Manager

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