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#1

Hi Everyone

I recently moved to Japan (about 9 months) and I’m working at one of the largest companies in Japan at the moment. I feel like I am not getting much to learn from it and therefore want to switch. I have done some low level work in kernels, networks and Linux (and other kernels) and want to transform this hobby into a professional career in Japan. Are there any companies out there which would be willing to hire a foreigner with basic Japanese (read: Only enough for survival) who work with embedded systems?

PS - This is my first job and I recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree just before I came to Japan for this job.

Are there any meetups, etc I could join where I might find possible jobs?

Any help is appreciated!

Thank you!


#2

The closest even I can think of Tokyo Linux Users Group, where you might be able to make connections that are related to low level stuff.


#4

Thanks for the suggestion, pwim.

I think TLUG is the best bet in Tokyo, but just curious , are there more BSD groups in Japan than Linux junkies? I’m actually fine with both, just need the low level dosage :slight_smile:


#5

Thanks sandeep.
I will definitely catch up with the TLUG soon in one of their Nomikais :smiley:

I will forward you my resume in a bit to your personal email. I hope my skills and enthusiasm for software has a place at your organization.

Regarding system engineers, most organizations I came across call an “OPS (read: DEV OPS)” role as System Engineering, that;s why I was apprehensive of using it and went with “embedded” instead.

Thank you!


#6

It’s been about 2 months now, haven’t received any word from Sandeep. A “NO” would have been as useful as a “Yes”, but never mind that. Thanks for the help anyway.

I have approached some recruiters and forwarded them details and my interests, I think it;s how it works in Japan. I’m hoping that I can find a new profession soon, because otherwise I will have to leave Japan (Not that I want to, but personally, I’d weigh intellectual satisfaction above the quality of life).

Thanks for all the help.

And FWIW, TLUG has been called off , as no one (cw)ould step up to lead it. So the only option for that has gone out the window :frowning:


#7

Hey!

Hope you are doing well. We got new openings in our company. I have just forwarded your resume.
All the best.

Also, there is TLUG meeting this weekend. Catch up if you can.

Regards,
Sandeep


#8

Dear Sandeep, (and others),

Thanks for your help. But in the past half year, I have been searching for a job and have finally left Japan being unable to find a suitable embedded/operating systems engineer role.

Thank you.


#9

Hi,

If you are still looking for a job, you can possibly send us a CV , we are looking for embedded Linux Engineers: BSP, Kernel side and Userland , Network Stack XP, DPDK , ODP, we appreciate also BSD experience and RTOS experience. Japanese is a plus but not a hard requirement. We can provide VISA sponsorship if you end up getting hired.


#10

Hi the_rd_guy,

I’m an Embedded Software Engineer and moved here to Japan in October 2016.

I’m currently active looking for a job so I was wondering if you are still looking for someone with embedded experience?

Thanks and looking forward to hear from you.

Best regards,
Geo