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Internship - Web Developer
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Internship - Data Scientist
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About the Company


We're Manzanita, a digital marketing company that builds software to accelerate client campaigns. Our goal is to bring marketing in Japan into the modern era. We're not content building run-of-the-mill solutions; there are enough marketing companies out there doing that already. Our approach has seen success so far, and we're now looking to scale the team and platform even further.

Company Size

10 in Tokyo

Company Culture

Mainly English speaking (every employee speaks at least 2 languages fluently). Our leadership are veteran advertising professionals who have worked on hundreds of millions in advertising business over decades, and the environment is rich in innovative, creative thinking. You will get great exposure to the Japanese marketing industry by working on a range of client projects. We are changing the world of marketing and if this sounds exciting to you, then you will fit right in.

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Senior - Lead Full-Stack Engineer


This position is full-time, on-site in our Tokyo headquarters. We're currently only considering candidates who are currently legally authorized to work in Japan.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • Experience architecting systems that run at scale

Internally, we use a combination of Docker and AWS to run our services. You should have a thorough understanding of the HTTP(S) stack, including domain networking, load balancing, session handling, and how services communicate with one-another.

We care greatly about protecting any customer data we may touch. You should too! This means understanding web security, from why SSL should be used, to data encryption (at-rest and in-transit), to authenticating communication between services, and beyond.

~Extra points if you've read Japan's legislation on personal data~ We practice continuous integration, and have hooks for proper testing... although we're always looking to improve this. A release will not move unless all tests pass. We're very Git friendly. New features and work are done in their own branches, and undergo review before getting released. If something breaks at a bad hour, we consider that outside the norm, and attempt to avoid it before it's a problem.

  • Experience with AI/Data-Science/Machine Learning

We currently run a slightly custom pipeline, but are looking to build this even further. You don't have to be a data scientist at heart, but you do need to be able to confidently state where a machine-learning component would sit in the stack.

Occasionally, a data scientist may write a piece of code that works amazingly as a math solution. It might not work well in practice, because computers have a million other concerns. You might be asked to weigh in and help diagnose performance issues.

  • Exposure and understanding of some of the algorithms and libraries below are nice-to-have, but not absolutely required:
  1. k-means, k-nn, Naive Bayes, SVM, Random Forest
  2. Numpy, Pandas, Scikit, XGBoost, Keras or Tensorflow
  3. Server-side Development Experience
  4. Our internal API is heavily Python based, but we're open to the right tool for the job. With that said, you should be very comfortable in Python. We're fully Python 3, if you're curious.
  5. We run on a Django-based stack with a PostgreSQL database backing it
  6. You should be comfortable building Django applications that avoid common pain points (SQL join issues, etc)
  7. You should be comfortable with PostgreSQL, to the point where a manual migration and a bit of raw SQL doesn't scare you
  8. We have a Redis instance for basic caching and the like. You ideally have experience with Redis and understand why you'd use it over a table in a database.
  9. Frontend Development Experience

We're no strangers to React & co, but our primary platform right now is a healthy HTML and CSS affair. We layer JavaScript on for progressive enhancement. The ideal candidate is comfortable making changes here, although we have other frontend developers on the team who can do much of this.

  • Leading and Mentoring

Japan's software industry is unlike other parts of the world. This provides a unique opportunity to mentor and build up candidates who might not otherwise have exposure to modern development concepts.

You would help lead a team of engineers to build the product, and work with them to grow their skillset.

OUR INTERVIEW PROCESS

We try to be respectful of candidate time. If you have an existing body of work (GitHub, etc) feel free to send it along - we actually do review them!

Our interview process starts with a 1:1 call with the Engineering team, where the goal is to chat about you, your experience, what you're looking for, and whether there's a fit. You will be tested on the concepts above, and should allocate about an hour for the call.

If that goes well, then you'll be invited for an on-site interview, where you'll meet with the rest of the team. You can get a better understanding of the work culture, office life, and who you'd be working with.

If that also goes well, then an offer would be extended, at which point the ball would be in your court.

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Internship - Web Developer


Internship

As an intern with Manzanita you will work alongside Tokyo’s best data scientists, developers and marketers. This team seeks out challenge, and strives to find solutions before others even identify the problem. We think in innovative and creative ways that are reinventing the marketing landscape in Japan and even globally.

With professional guidance, you will learn new coding techniques to implement, optimize, and perfect client campaigns. We will not sit you in front of a screen and ask you to do data entry—you will be doing mission-critical, real-world work from your first day with us, you’re part of the team.

Job Duties
  • Assist on Back & Front end development on our platform or websites
  • Assist on other digital marketing related tasks
Required specialized knowledge
  • Knowledge of Python
  • Knowledge of “Model View Controller” Model
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of Data Base queries
  • Knowledge of GitHub
Preferred language abilities
  • Japanese level: JPLT N5 or equivalent
Preferred skills
  • Good Web Development skills
  • Good understanding of Web infrastructure
  • Ready for challenge
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality
  • Open to immerse yourself in Japan work culture
Additional assistance
  • Help for finding housing accommodation in Tokyo
  • Resume building
  • Internal workshops
  • Cultural insights
  • Multi-disciplinary online professional learning courses
Other
  • As our internships sometimes lead to a full-time opportunity, we more often welcome students currently in their final year of studies.
  • We ask our interns a minimum commitment of 3 months.
  • Working hours are 9:30am to 6pm Mon- Fri., though it can be flexible for interns.
  • This is an unpaid internship.
  • We currently do not provide visas for our interns.
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Internship - Data Scientist


Internship

As an intern with Manzanita you will work alongside Tokyo’s best data scientists, developers and marketers. This team seeks out challenge, and strives to find solutions before others even identify the problem. We think in innovative and creative ways that are reinventing the marketing landscape in Japan and even globally.

With professional guidance, you will learn new coding techniques to implement, optimize, and perfect client campaigns. We will not sit you in front of a screen and ask you to do data entry—you will be doing mission-critical, real-world work from your first day with us, you’re part of the team.

Job Duties
  • Analyzing client’s consumer database
  • Clustering the database using Python
  • Combining and synthesizing data across multiple platforms
  • Assist on other digital marketing related tasks
Required specialized knowledge
  • Knowledge of Python and R
  • Basics in Data Science and Big Data
Preferred skills
  • Data analysis skills
  • Mathematical and statistical capabilities
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality
  • Open to immersing yourself in Japanese work culture
  • Basic knowledge in deep learning
  • Basic knowledge of Tensorflow (or Keras)
Additional assistance
  • Help for finding housing accommodation in Tokyo
  • Resume building
  • Internal workshops
  • Cultural insights
  • Multi-disciplinary online professional learning courses
Other
  • We are currently looking for interns who can begin in September/October
  • As our internships sometimes lead to a full-time opportunity, we more often welcome students currently in their final year of studies.
  • We ask our interns a minimum commitment of 3 months.
  • Working hours are 9:30am to 6pm Mon- Fri., though it can be flexible for interns.
  • This is an unpaid internship.
  • We currently do not provide visas for our interns.
To apply, please follow the instructions below
  • Send an email to recruit@manzanita.jp
  • Tell us what position you are applying for
  • Attach your resume and cover letter to your email
  • State your possible start and end date

We will get back to you as soon as possible!