Data Strategist, Senior Engineer, City Services



Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2023
Woven by Toyota is building mobility for a safer, happier and more sustainable world. A subsidiary of Toyota, Woven by Toyota develops and invests in new technologies, software, and business models that transform how we live, work and move. With a focus on software-defined vehicles, automated driving, data-driven intelligence, security, mobility services, embedded platforms, AI, and more, we build on Toyota's legacy of trust and safety to deliver mobility solutions for all.
For nearly a century, Toyota has been delivering products and services that improve lives. Its earliest offerings, which automated the simple manual task of weaving, have evolved into the safe, reliable, connected automobiles we enjoy and depend on today. Woven by Toyota is an integral part of Toyota’s vision for the next 100 years—a world where mobility is easier, safer and more enjoyable for more people.
Our unique global culture weaves modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese quality craftsmanship and operational excellence. These complementary strengths enable us to develop and deliver cutting-edge technology at scale—optimizing for safety, advancing clean energy and elevating well-being. We envision a human-centered future where world-class technology solutions expand global access to mobility, amplify the capabilities of drivers, and empower humanity to thrive.
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 a passionate and experienced data strategist who has strong interests in working with a wide variety of city data such as life log, mobility, robot, facilities, wearable device, built-in sensors at home, smartphone, mobile application, web application, home devices, human locators and so on. We are seeking people who can work together with us to explore the value of data that can lead to new services in the future using the data complexly in the Woven City.
If you are a self-motivated and independent person who can analyze the data and generate value information for the services offered in the Toyota Woven City, we welcome you to join and contribute to the success of the entire team and organization.
Besides technical expertise, a "can-do" attitude is highly valued in the team. This involves willingness to take on ownership, think outside the box to make changes and step up for challenges. We expect you to collaborate with all members, ready to jump in and help the team with your expertise, be creative to innovative solutions, and commit to our team's continuous delivery.
Join us at Woven by Toyota and let's make history together! We are waiting for you!!


  • Define and drive data collection and utilization strategies for services based on hypothesis verification, collaborating with cross-functional teams and various service project owners
  • Selection of assets to be installed or implemented in Woven City through UX and data evaluation
  • Make technical decisions regarding data collection, data processing, data analysis and data provision
  • Report the data utilization strategies and their development progress to colleagues outside the team and external stakeholders
  • Plan and execute service and team development
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and various service project owners to define the requirements


  • Master's degree in computer science or statistics/machine learning related field
  • 5+ years of experience developing product systems using statistical analysis or machine learning
  • Experience in value proposition design and its verification from planning through execution as a data strategist.
  • Experience of cloud computing using AWS, GCP, etc.
  • Proficiency in programming implementation skills in Python, R, SQL or etc.
  • Proficiency in English at a business level and Japanese at a daily conversational level


  • Experience in designing and implementing communication protocols with data assets.
  • Experience of machine learning framework (scikit-learn, tensorflow, pytorch, keras)
  • Professional knowledge of cloud computing using AWS, GCP, etc.
  • Experience in making data management policies for service especially in terms of data quality
  • Experience in designing and implementing data schema.
  • Experience as an engineering team leader setting up data utilization systems for business use from scratch
If you are currently located outside of Japan we will 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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