OVERVIEW
Address
Tokyo, Japan
Website
http://aqworks.com/en/hiring/
Industry
Digital Product Design
# of Employees
employees
COMPANY DETAILS
Who are we?

AQ is a team of designers, developers and researchers building products that help people do great things and learn from the world around them.
Founded in Tokyo, 2004. In Paris since 2014.

We're a diverse bunch.
AQ and its alumni carry passports from Japan, Australia, Switzerland, France, the US, the UK, Russia, Korea and Panama. We get postcards from everywhere.

We work hard, play hard.
Running events, exhibition visits, game nights, coffee tastings, tree climbing, and drawing safaris—there's always something going on.

Our doors are open.
We host monthly designer/developer meetups and have lots of lunch guests: developers, artists, designers, writers, researchers, teachers, and family.

We set course together.
Everyone has a say on what ideas to test and which projects to take on.


What do we do?

AQ builds digital services and products to help people unlock the potential in themselves and the world around them by stimulating the imagination, revealing possibilities and amplifying action.

A few things we're working on right now
• Running apps for Apple Watch and Android Wear
• A Slack-powered publishing tool for small teams
• An onboarding flow for a language learning app


JOB LISTINGS
  • Other・Tokyo, Japan
    Full Time
    Digital Product Design・Tokyo, Japan・Full Time
    Languages
    Englishfluent
    Japanesebusiness
    Description

    From strategy to concept, ship to growth, you will guide product decisions towards intuitive, joyful experiences.

    What you’ll do

    Set product strategy with the team and clients.

    Define and prioritize new features, while reviewing, revising or retiring old ones.

    Relentlessly focus conversations on the intersection of user and business value.

    Gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to evaluate changes.

    Manage resources, schedules and budgets.

    Manage the design and development process from kick-off to delivery.

    Immerse yourself in the product experience, by talking with users and using products yourself.

    Keep an eye on new technology, sharing learnings with your team.

    Requirements

    The Position

    This is a full-time position within a close-knit team of people who love what they do and do it well.

    The magic happens at our sunny studio in Nishi-Azabu (near Omotesando and Roppongi).

    Hours are flexible and healthy. Most of us are in by 10 and out by 7.

    We're looking for someone who speaks English at business level or higher, Japanese at conversational level or higher.

    Benefits

    This is a full-time position within a close-knit team of people who love what they do and do it well.

    Hours are flexible and healthy. Most of us are in by 10 and out by 7.

  • Other・Tokyo, Japan
    Full Time
    Digital Product Design・Tokyo, Japan・Full Time
    Languages
    Englishfluent
    Japanesebusiness
    Description

    From strategy to concept, ship to growth, you will guide product decisions towards intuitive, joyful experiences.

    What you’ll do

    • Set product strategy with the team and clients.
    • Define and prioritize new features, while reviewing, revising or retiring old ones.
    • Relentlessly focus conversations on the intersection of user and business value.
    • Gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to evaluate changes.
    • Manage resources, schedules and budgets.
    • Manage the design and development process from kick-off to delivery.
    • Immerse yourself in the product experience, by talking with users and using products yourself.
    • Keep an eye on new technology, sharing learnings with your team.
    Benefits

    This is a full-time position within a close-knit team of people who love what they do and do it well.

    Hours are flexible and healthy. Most of us are in by 10 and out by 7.

  • Other・Tokyo, Japan
    Full Time
    Digital Product Design・Tokyo, Japan・Full Time
    Languages
    Englishbusiness
    Japanesebusiness
    Description

    The human experience of technology is the start and endpoint for everything we do. As a user experience designer, you will guide product decisions towards intuitive, joyful experiences, from research through concept, release and growth. Learn more

    Requirements

    Design user interfaces and interactions primarily for the web browser, iOS and Android running on an increasingly diverse array of hardware.

    Present your own ideas to team members, clients and users—as paper sketches, detailed wireframes, prototypes, user flows—whatever it takes to get the feedback you need.

    Initiate, design and conduct user research, as part of the development process and throughout the life of the product.

    Gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to inform design and reflect on past decisions.

    Collaborate continuously with engineering teams to ensure design and technology choices are aligned toward the best possible user experience within constraints.

    Lead UX design and research practices at AQ and within the design community, through research, writing, speaking, mentoring and experimentation.

    Benefits

    Health first We eat homemade healthy bentos together every Thursday, and fresh fruit all week. We're an active team and support your fitness activity of choice.

    Great tools We provide everything you need to do your best work, no questions asked.

    Language and professional development We'll help pay for classes and materials to build the skills you need to grow, including any language, human or other. :)

    Travel friendly As a distributed, international team, we trust you to manage your travels and work productively, even if you're not in the office.