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Design Technology, Senior Lead

Minato-ku - design
English: fluent
Japanese: none
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description:

WeWork is seeking a Design Technology (BIM) specialist to help lead its incredible growth in the Japan market. This full-time position reports to the Design Director and will be part of our growing Design Team. The successful candidate will be diligent with a proven track record in BIM, and Architecture, and can work on all phases and aspects that combine Design & Technology. The Design Technology, Senior Lead will be responsible for managing tools and processes that enable the physical through digital means, offering valuable and scalable solutions for the company. From creating and maintaining BIM standards, content, templates, training material to capture both global and regional design standards, to ensure excellent performance, brand, and member experience.


  • Works closely with the Design team to enhance and leverage technology to elevate design, and efficiencies relating to outsourcing models for future new business models

  • Establishes processes and best practices for communication and data gathering, including training and

  • System Requirements Documentation, and Standard Operating Procedures

  • Understand continuous improvement initiatives, and implementation best practices within project teams, to leverage Outsourcing and build for growth

  • Helps to ensure that all internal and external stakeholders have the most accurate project data

  • Maintain accuracy and consistency of project data stored within all systems

  • Improve and empower others to innovate through coaching, training, process development, and automation

  • Coordinating with both internal teams, and external consultants on project information and data

  • Substantial involvement during closeout to ensure project information is accurate and packaged for use by downstream users (Ops, Community, Digital)

  • Elevate WeWork standards, goals, and brand ideals

  • Communicate regularly with management regarding the status of your work, reporting directly to the Design Director


  • Bachelor or Masters degree in a design or design-related field, including but not limited to BIM or Architecture.

  • 6+ years professional design experience in high quality commercial or hospitality projects. Mixed-use residential, cultural, and institutional experience also will be considered

  • Experience in all phases of the design process from schematic design through the bid process and construction administration

  • Excellent and concise communication and presentation skills, verbal and written

  • Strong time management skills and demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines

  • Highly resourceful problem solver and quick learner

  • Proficient in the following programs: Revit, Rhino, Google Suite, Bluebeam Revu

  • (Preferred) Proficiency in the following programs: Adobe Creative Suite, Tableau or open source data analytics software, Grasshopper

  • (Preferred) Proficiency in one or more of the following: Python, SQL, C#, and JavaScript

  • Fluent in English, Japanese (preferred)

About You:

  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work outside of comfort zone

  • Excellent time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Impeccable and concise oral, written and graphic communication skills. Be able to effectively communicate the rationale behind design decisions through strong oral and written communication skills to internal and external parties

  • Ability to initiate and establish relationships with internal WeWork team members, external consultants, clients, and outside organizations; broad ability to coordinate these parties

  • Process and action oriented, and resourceful problem solver

  • Self-directed with a high level of initiative and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

  • Flexibility and resilience: You can pivot easily, both in initiative focus and strategic mindset, as required by the company’s evolving product and market share

  • You see a continually developing and shifting goal line as an opportunity to innovate and collaborate 

About WeWork:

WeWork was founded in 2010, with the vision to build inspiring spaces where people and companies come together, get inspired, and do their best work. Since opening our first location in New York City, we’ve grown into a global network of workspaces grounded in flexibility and community. Today, we’re constantly reimagining how space, technology, and community can help everyone—from freelancers to Fortune 500s—get more out of their workday.