Careers at alphanote

Job Description

- Work with a wide range of media and use graphic design software
- Think creatively and develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts
- Prepare rough drafts and present your ideas
- Amend final designs to art director comments and gain full approval
- Work as part of a team with copywriters, stylists, executives etc.
- Understanding trends within the scope of the industry we are working in
- Conceptualize original website/app design ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex roadblocks
- Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to communicate interaction and design ideas

Requirements

- Proven graphic designing experience
- Possession of creative flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality
- Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio - Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas
- Up to date with industry Web trends, leading software and technologies (Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshope, Adobe XD etc)
- Highly proficient in all design aspects
- Professionalism regarding time, costs and deadlines
- Create designs either by hand or using computer software packages
- Select colors, images, text style, and layout
- Present the design to the art director
- Review designs for errors before printing or publishing them
- Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript for rapid prototyping
- Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
- Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
- Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively

Job Description

This position is responsible for supporting the  in achieving the vision of delivering a music distribution service that connects artists and listeners in a new way. This position will be responsible for the design, testing and implementation of front-end and back-end applications.

Responsibilities

- Leading a team of developers
- Effective planning, testing and implementation of web applications and web services
- Defining site objectives by analyzing user requirements
- Envisioning system features and functionality
- Designing and developing user interfaces to internet applications by setting expectations and features priorities throughout development life cycle
- Determining design methodologies and tool sets
- Writing specifications, designing and conducting tests
- Integrating applications by designing database architecture and server scripting
- Completing applications development by coordinating requirements, schedules, and activities
- Troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms
- Supporting users by developing documentation and assistance tools
- Knowledge of hardware, software and program products associated with the delivery of interactive technologies
- Maintains effective working relationships with internal personnel and external partners

Requirements

- Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
- Minimum of five years of progressive experience in applications or website development
- Working experience with web development tools including the following: PHP, Ruby, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MVC, SOAP, Rest, git, javascript, CSS, JSON, XML, etc.
- Experience writing clear and concise technical specifications and design documents
- Experience with CMS tools such as Drupal or WordPress
- Experience with frameworks such as CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Symfony, Ruby on Rails etc.
- Experience with continuous integration and test-driven development
- Languages: English mandatory, Japanese preferred, additional languages helpful

Job Description

We are looking for a qualified Native Android developer to join our Engineering team. You will be working with our engineers to develop and maintain high quality mobile applications. If you’re passionate about mobile platforms and translating code into user-friendly apps, we would like to meet you. As a senior android developer, you’ll collaborate with internal teams to develop functional mobile applications, while working in a fast-paced environment Ultimately, you should be able to design and build the next generation of our mobile application.
Responsibilities

- Support the entire application lifecycle (concept, design, test, release and support)
- Produce fully functional mobile applications writing clean code
- Gather specific requirements and suggest solutions
- Write unit and UI tests to identify malfunctions
- Troubleshoot and debug to optimize performance
- Design interfaces to improve user experience
- Liaise with Product development team to plan new features
- Ensure new and legacy applications meet quality standards
- Research and suggest new mobile products, applications and protocols
- Stay up-to-date with new technology trends

Requirements

- Proven work experience as a Native Android developer
- Experience in Agile development environment and tools like Jira
- Demonstrable portfolio of released applications on the Android market
- In-depth knowledge of several programming languages including Java
- Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
- Familiarity with OOP design principles
- Excellent analytical skills with a good problem-solving attitude
- Ability to perform in a team environment
- BSc BEng degree in Computer Science or relevant field, MBA, MSc, or MEng is a plus
- Languages: English mandatory, Japanese preferred, additional languages helpful

Job Description

We are looking for someone in a startup experience, managing experience, responsible for leading the marketing team members, and opening new foreign markets.  You will also collaborate with developers for necessary marketing research, overall direction of the project.

Responsibilities

- Lead our marketing strategy, PR, social media, SEO, OOH promotions and campaigns.
- Responsible for number of musicians, active users, and other important KPI’s of the business.
- Proactively monitor and strive to maintain high levels of quality, accuracy, and process consistency in the Marketing team.
- Work closely with UX designers and development team to perform necessary research, actively propose new features with well supported data.
- Work closely with advertising agencies around the world, research and implement promotions.

Requirements

- 10+ years of marketing, 3+ years in mobile applications.
- 5+ years in startup environment.
- Expertise in both digital marketing and real marketing.
- Able to travel often internationally, mainly to developing countries.
- Highly motivated and proactive self-starter.
- Driven, be hungry, and still be a team player.
- Love music, player is a plus.
- Be excited about collaborating and communicating closely with teams via a distributed model to regularly deliver design solutions for approval.
- Be willing to help teammates, share knowledge and experience with them, and learn from them.
- Be open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism
- Languages: English mandatory, Japanese preferred, additional languages helpful

Who We Are

The name of the company is SENKO Group Holdings Co., Ltd.

http://www.senkogrouphd.co.jp/

It is a Tokyo listed public company with 14K employees and sales of over $4B. Though our main business is logistics, we have been chosen in a internal business plan contest to start a music distribution business. Basically, we are like a startup with benefits of large corporation.

What We Do

Our business is simple: distributing indie and amateur music for free, but provide musicians for alternative monetizing models. Alternative monetizing models include: social tipping, concert tickets, selling merchandise, crowdfunding for various projects, etc.

https://alpha-connection.net

Our Vision

Music industry suffered a catastrophic collapse in last 20 years. It seems like there are various new business models substituting the conventional models, but in reality they are not new models but just alternative places and plans to purchase music. This might work for a while to market that has already large sales of music like in United States or in Japan, but not the emerging economies who are used to downloading pirated music for free. Music industry has to survive with free distribution.  Our vision is to construct a new business model to enrich the music industry by connecting musicians and fans like no other business has succeeded.

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