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Job ID : 1317569 Date Updated : September 25th, 2023

Embedded Software Engineer

Hiring Company BOSE Automotive G.K.
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 7 million yen ~ 14 million yen

Work Style

Remote Work and WFH Flex Time

Job Description

The Software Engineer position will be a member of Bose automotive software engineering team in Tokyo, Japan, serving for Automotive System Division (ASD) Japan customers. This position will be responsible for application software design and implementation, technical customer interfacing, and coordination across other functional teams. The Software Engineer will also be responsible for amplifier application software deliverables, production issue solution, including but not limited to embedded software design, implementation, and verification. The candidate is required to work effectively with Japan based automakers, flexible resource teams and other regional engineering teams. Fluent speaking and writing skill in both Japanese and English is a must for this position.


  • Design and implement embedded software features in automotive amplifier based on application requirements.
  • Support Japan based customers on software issue reporting, requirement clarification, release schedule and production trouble shooting.
  • Schedule and deliver the software release to customer on time with quality.
  • Serve as first line of defense for software related production issues.
  • Follow ASD software best practice and guide the team to exercise it.


  • RFI/RFQ - Support functional level software requirements (e.g., diagnostics and networking) analysis.
  • Planning - Schedule software FROP and release plan for customer.
  • Design – Prepare detail level software design and component configuration.
  • Implementation – Develop software features and resolve technical issues.
  • Verification – Fix software defects under the help from software testing and integration teams.
  • Delivery - Release software features to customer on schedule with quality.
  • Product Support – Work closely with other teams to address software related production issues, such as 8D support.
  • Communication – Understand technical challenges in detail and be able to discuss with customer and other Bose engineering teams effectively in Japanese and English.
  • Coordination – Coordinate with DSP Algorithm, Platform and Quality SW Engineer to delivery software features. Coordinate with System Engineer, HW Engineer and Program Manager deliver AMP solution.
  • Process – Support exercise of ASD software best practice

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 10 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level
Minimum Japanese Level Business Level
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills


  • Minimum 10 years Embedded Software programming experience
  • Have strong software design and development skills and knowledge of software development process practices
  • Customer facing experience is required
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to apply critical thinking
  • Ability to work independently and multitask effectively
  • Demonstrated technical writing and presentation skills
  • Automotive and audio industry experience is strongly preferred


Key Competencies

  • Customer orientation
    • Demonstrate commitment to understand, meet, and exceed the needs of those who can benefit from Bose products and services.
  • Communication
    • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message in both Japanese and English.
    • Capable of consolidating complex issues (technical and customer management) in concise and factual manner to internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Critical thinking
    • Think clearly, supported by facts, logic and solid judgment.
    • Accurately identify the core issues and perspectives that are central to the decision or problem.
    • Use multiple perspectives to identify likely unintended consequences.
  • Technical knowledge
    • Have achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas.
    • Understand current technical trends in the areas of expertise.


  • Required BS/BA in Software or Electrical Engineering

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 7 million yen ~ 14 million yen
Salary Bonuses Bonuses paid on top of indicated salary.
Job Division Software and System Group, Bose Automotive
Industry Automobile and Parts

Job Category

  • Electronics and Semiconductor Technology > Application Development Engineer (Embedded Software, Control Systems)
  • IT, Web and Communication > Software Developer
  • IT, Web and Communication > System Architect
  • Electronics and Semiconductor Technology > Design, Development Engineer
  • Machinery and Automobile Technology > Other (Machinery and Automobile Technology)

Company Details

Company Type Small/Medium Company (300 employees or less)
Non-Japanese Ratio Majority Japanese