Head of Compliance - Arene
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.
Woven by Toyota a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota headquartered in Tokyo, is on a mission to design a happier planet through secure, connected mobility solutions. Woven by Toyota's vision is "Mobility to Love, Safety to Live". Under this shared goal, we are transforming how people live, work, and play through new innovations and investment in autonomous vehicles, smart cities, robotics, and more.
Arene's goal is to open vehicle programming to everyone by simplifying vehicle software development and increasing deployment frequency without compromising safety, security and user privacy. This will create a whole new market of vehicle application developers who, through software, integrate a vehicle into our daily lives in novel ways. Arene aims to significantly improve how vehicles are designed and developed, and we're working closely with Toyota to realize this goal in its next-generation vehicles.
For more information about Woven by Toyota, please visit: https://woven.toyota
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for a world class leader who will be responsible for the implementation, the execution and the constant improvement of the quality practices that ensure continuous compliance including safety, security and privacy, and to constantly produce compliance evidence that is then used by the management team to steer the continuous improvement efforts toward total quality.
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
We offer a stimulating and cooperative team environment, where writing quality software that doesn't compromise safety is our main priority. We use modern development processes and tools, use and improve existing standards, in an industry that's keen to change. Our communication language is English, but we are primarily located in the exciting international metropolis of Tokyo. Our values harmonize the best of "Silicon Valley Innovation" and "Toyota Craftsmanship". Relocation support is available.
We learn from each other, as well as support and encourage ongoing training such as:
・English and Japanese
・Software Safety and Security
・Modern Software Quality Management Practices
We put a strong emphasis on ethics and team values, which include:
・Work with Integrity
・Be Empathic and Open to others
We believe in:
・Growing together through teamwork
・Courage to make history
Ask us what these values mean to us.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
・Ensure Arene Product's technical compliance with applicable laws, regulations and internal quality policies;
・Build and manage a team of experts who will be responsible to execute the Arene's compliance projects;
・Produce and maintain best practices in the various fields of operation (Security, Functional Safety, Privacy, Quality Management System, etc) by partnering with the corresponding counterparts responsible for these domains;
・Act as a mentor to a team of engineering managers, supporting them to constantly enforce engineering practices improvements toward total quality;
・Produce regular compliance reports about statuses, issues and evolution;
・Develop strategies and implementation plans on compliance projects;
・Conduct compliance audits and take this opportunity to instruct people regarding compliance matters;
・Prepare teams regarding formal certifications, manage external auditors logistics;
・Track compliance issues toward resolution.
・Understand customer's requirements for safety, security and quality to adopt Arene in mass production
・Establish and maintain close relationships with customer's compliance departments to represent Arene's compliance qualifications
・Understand regulatory requirements for safety, quality and security for every location which Arene will be deployed
・Establish relationships with government bodies governing vehicle compliance regulations
・Accountable for passing external compliance audits
・Partner with Arene business and product leadership to enable global adoption of Arene by meeting local rules, regulations and standards
・Educate and evangelizes a culture of Compliance within the Arene organization
・Sign off on product compliance before mass production launch
WHAT DO WE NEED?
Successful professionals on our team should be able to demonstrate these skills on a daily basis:
・Excellent English communication and people engagement skills;
・Proficiency in report production, analysis and compliance practices;
・Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in ISO (9001, 25000, 26262, 21434) standards implementation in multi-discipline teams;
・Deep understanding of regulatory frameworks;
・Good Knowledge of quality management systems;
・Experience working in multicultural teams and openness to various cultures;
・Very good knowledge of project & product management practices;
・Very good knowledge of modern software development practices;
・Mindset for ownership, growth, and a bias for progress;
・Deep commitment to quality.
Experience with the following practices, technologies and tools is valued, but not strictly required. We focus on growing as a team and will help each other learn these skills.
・Japanese communication skills;
・Automotive Industry engineering;
・Problems and conflicts resolution;
・Familiarity with modern development processes and tools.
We know not everyone who could succeed in the Arene team will have a background in vehicles or robotics. We encourage people to apply from a variety of technical backgrounds, including (but not limited to):
・Web and mobile app, Video Games, Simulation, or High Performance Computing;
・Full life-cycle product development: from product-market fit, to production deployment;
・Manufacturing and supply chain management;
・Bilingual English and Japanese communication.
If you are currently located outside of Japan we will set an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.
WHAT WE OFFER
・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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