Lead Technical Recruiter, Japan



IT, People & HR
Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Tenstorrent is leading the industry on cutting-edge AI technology, revolutionizing performance expectations, ease of use, and cost efficiency. With AI redefining the computing paradigm, solutions must evolve to unify innovations in software models, compilers, platforms, networking, and semiconductors. Our diverse team of technologists have developed a high performance RISC-V CPU from scratch, and share a passion for AI and a deep desire to build the best AI platform possible. We value collaboration, curiosity, and a commitment to solving hard problems. We are growing our team and looking for contributors of all seniorities.

We are seeking a talented Lead Technical Recruiter to join our team and lead our efforts in sourcing, attracting, and hiring top technical talent in the Japanese market. The ideal candidate will be fluent in Japanese and English, with proficiency in a third language preferred. They will have a strong track record of success in recruiting, particularly in the Japanese market, and experience leading a small team or function.

This role is hybrid based out of Tokyo, Japan.


  • Develop and execute recruitment strategies to attract and hire top technical talent in Japan, including engineers, developers, and other technical roles.
  • Source candidates through various channels, including online platforms, networking events, and industry connections.
  • Manage the full recruitment lifecycle, from sourcing and screening candidates to negotiating offers and onboarding new hires.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers and senior leaders to understand hiring needs and priorities, and provide strategic guidance on talent acquisition.
  • Lead and mentor a small team of recruiters, providing coaching and support to help them succeed in their roles.
  • Stay current on industry trends and best practices in recruiting, and continually seek opportunities to improve our recruitment processes and candidate experience.
  • Handle administrative tasks related to recruitment, including maintaining applicant tracking systems, preparing job postings, and managing recruitment budgets.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Japanese and English; proficiency in a third language preferred.
  • At least 8 years of experience in recruiting, with a focus on technical roles.
  • Proven success in sourcing and closing top technical talent in the Japanese market.
  • Experience working on a distributed or global team, with the ability to collaborate effectively across time zones and cultures.
  • Prior experience leading a small team or function, with a strong track record of coaching and developing team members.
  • Familiarity with campus or university recruiting strategies and best practices.
  • Knowledge of local labor laws and regulations in Japan.
  • Open to hybrid work arrangements, with the ability to work in the office 1-3 days per week and minimal travel as needed.

Tenstorrent offers a highly competitive compensation package and benefits, and we are an equal opportunity employer.

Due to U.S. Export Control laws and regulations, Tenstorrent is required to ensure compliance with licensing regulations when transferring technology to nationals of certain countries that have been licensing conditions set by the U.S. government.

As this position will have direct and/or indirect access to information, systems, or technologies that are subject to U.S. Export Control laws and regulations, please note that citizenship/permanent residency, asylee and refugee information and supporting documentation will be required and considered as a condition of employment.

If a U.S. export license is required, employment will not begin until a license with acceptable conditions is granted by the U.S. government. If a U.S. export license with acceptable conditions is not granted by the U.S. government, then the offer of employment will be rescinded.