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    If you believe that this should be your table then please send your resume to [jobs at mirai dot fm] and attach your resume *in Japanese* for the following position:-
    Technical Qualifications
    I am looking for a seasoned front end web developer (for immediate-ish employment) who has backend experience and fits the description of the following to work for me at Mirai Inc:-
    -Is proficient with PHP/ImageMagick and has experience working with templating systems.
    -Has experience with API's like Amazon, Flickr, Twitter etc.
    -Familiar with MYSQL and understand topics like MYSQL Injection.
    -Has experience with XSLT or can look at the code and understand whats going on.
    -Has experience in building web applications using the MVC model.
    -Has experience with various version control systems.
    -Is a Mac or Linux user or can easily manipulate these systems.
    -Is experienced with frontend technologies such as CSS, HTML, JQuery.
    -Has experience with Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash (parsing XML with Flash for example).
    -Has experience with the command line.
    -Has experiencing compiling, building and installing packages on unix systems.
    -Has experience with server administration (VI, setting up Crontabs, Permissions etc).
    -Has experience developing or using various CGM systems.
    -Has a blog or twitter account or demonstrates a good understanding with the issues of these medium.
    -Can demonstrate ability to produce mockups in Fireworks or Photoshop and export elements to XHTML.
    -Mainly looking for a front end dev so if you are missing out on a few backend requirements then please still apply if you feel that you are a ninja on the frontend dev.

    By looking at the above list you may have guessed that its a description of my own skill set - I need you to be my clone ^^;
    Like many technical folk, my skills were self taught with our friend Google sensei. Tuition fee is free but you need to be motivated to self study and not be like Yui-chan from K-ON! in ep03 ^^;
    Other Qualifications
    -You need to be well versed in Japanese - at least JLPT level two or equivalent speaking/reading and writing skill. If you can read most of the Japanese version of this post then you qualify for this requirement.
    -I'm not concerned with your educational background and don't care if you have been to school or not. Whats important is that you can demonstrate that you can do the job.
    As a hiring manager at Amazon, I learned that previous education wasn't important and that the ability of the candidate to demonstrate that they could do something was key. I saw many hiring mistakes at Amazon of people with MBA's or PHD's - well educated but failed to perform.
    I need people to be able to hit the ground running from day one.
    Having said that, I'm not saying that its not important to go to school - I'm saying that education is not a criteria I take into consideration when deciding who to interview. How silly do I sound when I say "Ah! Shes Been to Tokyo University - she must be good."
    Unfortunately most HR and Managers *do* take your previous schooling into consideration and put more weight on it rather than previous experience.

    -However, if you are not a Japanese resident (has visa to stay in Japan permanently) then you need a university degree in a technical field as that's one of the requirements for a sponsored visa.
    -I would prefer folks who are interested in Japan and Otaku subculture.
    One of the reasons why I set up Mirai Inc was so that I can enjoy the remainder of my life while doing the stuff that I enjoy - and at the same time being involved with clients who produce stuff that I'm interested in - anime, figures, games and what have you.
    If the candidate is interested in these subjects then she or he will enjoy the job even more and fit in better with our company culture.
    Benefits etc
    -Compensation is based on current level of experience.
    -The standard benefits are covered including travel expenses, health insurance and pension.
    -You will also get free figures, anime merchandise, games, gadgets and a lot more stuff that our clients throw at us ^^;
    -Work location is in Meguro Tokyo.
    -Working hours are from 10am to 6pm.
    -No overtime pay as it is not expected.
    As a manager at Amazon, I drew a pie chart that my staff started to call "Danny's Pie" which if you say very fast could be made to sound like "Dannys Oppai."
    The pie is divided into three - each piece is 8 hours. Presuming that you work 8 hours and sleep for 8 hours then you have 8 hours remaining which is one slice of the pie. I then start to cut up the remaining piece.
    The 8 remaining hours is needed for things like personal hygiene, nourishment intake, health care (very important), cleaning, commuting and other chores which are important in life but generally don't contribute a whole lot to your career or personal development.
    If you subtract the time needed for all the above from the final piece of the pie then all you would have left each day is 4-ish hours which you need to use on spending with friends/loved ones, entertainment/recreation and personal development - learning a new subject, beefing up current skills, researching etc.
    Now imagine that you spent more than 8 hours at work. In order to do the other stuff, you would either have to sleep less or start to drop some of the other stuff. Some folks with long work hours drop "personal development" which I consider to be crucial to the development of an employees life, career and well being.
    Its is in my interest to make sure that my staff are of good well being and just as happy as I am with work and life.

    -You will also get to network with the top players in the Japanese Internet space, anime, figure and game companies, TV production crews etc. Growing your network is extremely important when building your career.
    While I would love for you to work with me for as long as possible, I am under no illusion that you will. I shall encourage and support you to build your career and mentor you so that you can also reach your destinations in life. I want to make sure that Mirai Inc provides you with the environment that enables you to grow and have a load of fun at the same time.
    Company culture
    We work hard and play hard at Mirai Inc and beleive that we are making a difference in the Japanese Internet field.
    We are looking for somebody who has a bright personality, is not afraid to ask and knows when she or he is wrong.
    We need candidates to question current processes and speak out to provide alternative solutions as to how things can be changed for the better.
    Mirai Inc members frequently appear in magazines, on TV and give talks to large audiences. We need somebody who does not mind representing us form time to time in these mediums.
    Apart from the coding, we do other things like attend figure, anime and other otaku subculture events. You may be asked to go with press pass in hand to cover the event. If you are interested in Otaku subculture then doing this would not feel like work - even though it is ^^
    As a small company, there may be other chores that I may ask you to do. My personal chores include cleaning the staff toilet, hoovering the floor, polishing the tables and dusting down the girls. You may be asked to fold boxes from the daily sample arrivals for example. I'll continue to do the toilet cleaning for the foreseeable future though ^^
    I have always employed open communication since my years at Amazon. This means that we all agree to say whats on our mind no matter what it is - especially for sensitive subjects. Open communication means that we avoid misunderstandings and feel better about something that maybe nagging in our minds.
    Employees are required to speak their minds on any subject no matter what it is.

    Finally
    You will be working in a team to build a product that wants to change Japanese Internet history - the name of the product is Mirai Gaia.
    I cannot acknowledge receipt of all resumes received. If you don't get contacted by me it doesn't mean that you don't meet the requirements - because you *will* meet the requirements otherwise you wont be sending me your resume. I will file all resumes and consider candidates for future openings.
    In the near future I will be looking for Account Managers and Program Managers but please do not send resumes for these positions - you have not seen the job description yet ^^
    I think thats about it - am I forgetting something? Probably so just ask in the comments and check the comments before asking.
    We look forward to working with you!
    The full article that includes this photo lives at www.dannychoo.com/adp/eng/1695/
    You may also want to check out www.flickr.com/photos/dannychoo/collections/ for similar photos

    MIRAI株式会社 人材募集
    そしてあなたの席はここになります。この席はあなたの席であるべきと思う人は履歴書を「jobs at mirai dot fm」まで送ってください。履歴書のフォーマットは自由。なるべくコンビニで買うやつを使わないで、ワードやPagesで作成し、PDFで保存したも のを日本語で送ってください。Excelで作成した履歴書は送らないでください。写真不必要。ってゆか、顔で人を判断する多くの企業はどうかなと思い ます。
    必要な技術
    現在探しているのはMIRAI株式会社のフロントエンドウェブデベロッパー(即雇用)。バックエンドの知識も多少必要。次のスキルが必要。
    -PHP5/ImageMagickが堪能な方。Wordpressなどのテンプレートシステムを理解する方。
    -Amazon、Flickr、TwitterなどのAPIを使った事がある方。あるいはAPIをよく理解する方。
    -XLSTを理解する方あるいはXLSTのコードを見てすぐ理解出来る方。
    -MYSQLやMYSQLインジェクションを理解する方。
    -MVC、バージョン管理システムを理解する方。
    -LinuxやMACを使いの方、あるいはこれらのシステムをすぐ使いこなせる方。
    -ブログかTwitterアカウントを持っている方。あるいはブログを運営する事によってのISSUEを理解する方。
    -CGMをよく理解する方。
    -CSSやHTMLやJQueryをよく理解する方。
    -サーバー管理がある程度出来る方。PHP、ImageMagick、Freetype、MYSQLなどをコンパイルしてインストール出来る方。
    -Fireworks、Photoshop、IllustratorやFlashが使える方。
    -FireworksやPhotoshopでモックアップを作成し、XHTMLにエキスポート出来る方。
    -コマンドラインが使える方(VIやクロン設定など)。
    -主にフロンとエンドのデベロッパー(デザイン系)を探していますので、バックエンドのいくつかの項目が足りなくても応募してください。
    他の条件
    -英語の聞き取りやメールの読み取りがある程度出来る方。
    -学歴は一切といません。新卒でも可。必要なのは即戦力。
    -男女問いません。宇宙人でも可。
    -オタクな方を優遇します。
    僕がMIRAI株式会社を設立した理由の一つは、残りの人生を好きな事がやりたかったからだ。ウェブを作る事が大好きで、僕の好きなサブカルチャーグ ッズを作るクライエントさんも多い(フィギュア、ゲームなど)。これらのことが好きな方のであれば、きっと仕事がもっと楽しく感じる。
    その他の詳細
    -給与は経験により優遇。
    -休みは土日と祝日。
    -フィギュアやゲームなどのグッズが定期的に支給されます。
    -東京目黒勤務。
    -勤務時間は10:00〜18:00。
    -残業ゼロ主義です。
    僕はアマゾンのウェブサイトマネージャーを勤めた時は自分のスタッフの勤務時間を朝10時〜18:00時までさせました。それでも、まかされたプロジ ェクトは全てスペック通り、オンタイムでロールアウトする事が出来ました。仕事を効率よくする事によって、残業はする必要はない。
    たとえば、人は8時間寝る、8時間仕事するとすれば、残りは8時間しかない。しかし、通勤時間、お風呂に入る時間、食べる時間、うんちする時間、男の プライベットタイムなども含むと、その8時間がたとえば4時間になってしまう。この4時間を大事にしないと行けないと僕は考えます。たとえば、勉強し たり、好きな人と一緒にいたり、遊んだり、研究したり。
    しかし、8時間以上に勤務すると、寝る時間を減らしたり、その他のことを犠牲にしないと行けない。
    社長である僕の仕事の一つは、スタッフが仕事場でだけではなく、仕事以外のことも楽しく、健康よくやっている。
    カンパニーカルチャー
    Mirai株式会社では仕事もハード、遊びもハード。仕事がハードと言っても、残業は絶対させない。18:00に帰ってもらって、やりたい事やって欲 しい。
    我が必要なのは元気で明るい人。我の会社の人間はよく雑誌やテレビに出たり講演したりしますので、これらの事をする事がOKな人。
    オタクな人を優遇しますが、オタクである事を恥ずかしがらない人間が必要。世間をどう思っているのかは自分の人生に影響をさせる事はしなければ、人生 はもっと楽しい。
    事務所には抱き枕、おっぱいマウスパッドなどの2次元系のグッズが置いてあります。これらのアイテムに囲まれても困らない人が必要だな^^;
    まだ小さい会社なので、その他のことを頼むかもしれない。たとえばフィギュアイベントでプレスパスを使って取材に行ったり。僕は毎朝、スタッフトイレ 掃除したり、掃除機をかけたり、テーブルを拭いたり、フィギュアのホコリを落としたりしています。たとえば、毎週サンプルが大漁に届くので、それらの 段ボールの処理したりを頼むかもしれない。
    自分の考えをちゃんと述べてくれる方。たとえば、今まではこのように何かをやっていましたが、「こうする事によって改善出来る」と言える方。
    我はオープンコミュニケーションを採用している。たとえば通常言いにくいことを率直言える環境にしています。こうする事によって、誤解はしない、スト レスはたまらない。社長のおならが臭くてもちゃんと言って欲しい。
    最後に
    あなたは日本のインターネット歴史を変えたいプロダクトを構築する一員となる。そのプロダクトの名はミライガイア。

    質問等などがありましたら、コメントで残してください。全ての応募には返信出来ないので、ご了承ください。
    楽しみに待っています!

    この写真の含んだ記事は www.dannychoo.com/adp/jpn/1695/ にあります。
    コレクションは www.flickr.com/photos/dannychoo/collections/ にあるよ。

    IvyHuang711, Sway Deng, Arun Kleth, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ruprechtcorsi331 [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      That is an awesome pic

    2. [shooting_star/heart]~afk(nowhere) 72 months ago | reply

      But Danny! We have to play at Budokan before graduation! We need to practice...!

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