We are looking for exceptional engineers and multi-modal conversational user experience designers. No IoT nor Cognitive Science related experience is required: talent and drive matter far more.

We are primarily looking for evidence of exceptional ability and a track record of building things that work.

All positions are full time and based in Oakland and Remote Workers For positions not listed, you can reach us at hellomakoto@neurotalent.io

Market Development (Indonesia | Intern)

Meet NeuroTalent’s Makoto

Makoto is the first Workplace Assistant A.I. to uncork insight into the talent value chain from everyday work. Everyday apps like Slack, email and Skype produce data exhaust, normally unusable. Makoto uses powerful voice, video, text, & sensor analytics to discover hidden patterns of informal communication, relationships, and behavior.

Makoto transcribes, contextualizes and emotionally analyzes each user’s data before logging their private “journal entry” into the blockchain. Makoto anonymizes and aggregates for business intelligence and people analytics.

Makoto uses decentralized identifiers (DID) W3C standards so end users have utmost control, privacy, and security.

Makoto improves each person’s work life and cross-cultural relationships with::

  • Creativity Assessment
  • Openness to Experience Assessment
  • Stress Score
  • Team Chemistry Building
  • Talent Benchmarking
  • Cultural & Emotional Benchmarking

About you:

  • You find large challenges exciting and enjoy discovering and defining problems as much as solving them.
  • You deliver. You may enjoy thoughtful conversations about problems and perfecting designs, but in the end, you know that what matters is delivering a solution that works every time.
  • You are a cross-disciplinary team member. You are excited to work with and learn from software, mathematicians, cognitive scientist and network engineers. You are comfortable communicating across teams.
  • Resourceful, flexible and adaptable; no task is too big or too small.

Key qualification: Currently enrolled in a BA/BS or MBA degree program in business, entrepreneurship, liberal arts, sciences or related field. Deep cross-cultural understandings between Indonesia, Japan, USA, and South Korea are highly desirable.

Opportunities to Learn/Experience

Strategic Planning, Program Development and Marketing

  • Plans, oversees and operationalizes achievement of NeuroTalent’s mission through capture of appropriate investors and market domination in key markets
  • Develops plans and budgets with management to meet NeuroTalent market and success metric targets
  • Facilitates understanding of NeuroTalent program and risks in developing new business
  • Designs from idea through market development of new new business programs
  • Facilitates NeuroTalent’s brand recognition
  • Initiates, facilitates, manages and builds new and existing customer and external stakeholder relationships
  • Represents NeuroTalent programs and solutions to clients, external stakeholders, and in industry events
  • Strengthens NeuroTalent’s role as a thought leader in areas of emphasis

Business Development and Revenue Generation

  • Tracks, identifies, develops and pursues opportunities in keeping with NeuroTalent’s areas of emphasis with new and current customers and external stakeholders
  • Leads and supports negotiations with customers, alliances, channels and other external stakeholders
  • Ensures inputs into systems to track new and existing customer and external ecosystem market and success metrics
  • Leads capture activities
  • Serves as advisor on all bids on strategy, teaming, recruitment, writing, and pricing
  • Manages strategic bids, and full and open bids, and lead at times, corresponding proposal teams
  • Writes proposal sections (as needed); reviews draft proposals
  • Using networks, helps identify, recruit, and vet senior proposed staff
  • Participates and contributes to proposal budget and back of envelope development
  • Provides quality assurance services on bids
  • Ensures compliance with proposal requirements
  • Keeps abreast of trends in NeuroTalent business environment and international development sector
  • Resource Planning and Management

Plans, manages, coordinates, strengthens and institutionalized business development operations

  • Leads, promotes and provides quality control oversight in all business development functions and operations
  • Consistently assesses workloads, matching existing personnel resource needs to business development demands, and recommend needs for new staff or surge capacity
  • Works in partnership with with stakeholders to ensure winning proposal recruitment
  • Ensures that thorough and timely editing processes are in place for submitted proposals
  • Trains, coaches, and mentors in strategic planning, marketing, and business development function

Knowledge Management

  • Analyzes program lessons learned to integrate learning to strengthen efforts
  • Develops and revises NeuroTalent print and online marketing materials, making them concise, compelling and up-to-date
  • Manages NeuroTalent’s social media presence
  • Maintains business development/bid templates and materials
  • Maintain of bid and recruitment databases
  • Oversee business development reports and tracks win/loss record

This is an opportunity for a hands-on entrepreneur to become an expert in designing and executing world class Market Development programs and to lead a growing internal team and Japan ecosystem of external stakeholders.


  • 1 years+ experience in experience in strategic consulting, program development, business development, sales management and/or related positions
  • 1 year+ technical experience at the systems level is a plus. This is a hands-on position that desires a background in systems level development and the technical judgment that comes from such a background.
  • 1 year+ of management experience delivering highly impactful business programs is preferred.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, entrepreneurial, management, and writing skills required
  • Ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations is important.
  • Demonstrated leadership and people management skills.
  • Strong Indonesian and English communication skills, analytical skills, thorough understanding of idea through lab and program management.
  • BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area preferred. Prefer 1 year+ of strategic consulting, program development, business development, sales management and/or related experience.
  • Occasional travel

Job duties are varied and complex requiring independent judgment. Demonstrated experience working in matrix environments (that is, where direct line authority is not present) is also preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Entrepreneurial experience in starting your own venture is preferred.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and the most talented experts from different fields.
  • Growth Potential. We rapidly advance team members who have an outsized impact.
  • Flexible vacation policy.
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance through a PPO plan.
  • Stock options.

NeuroTalent is a fast growing environment. We love to foster and promote people into positions where they shine. If your desires are to continuously create, we have a roadmap which accommodates you. If your ambition is to manage, we will have opportunities, too!

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