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Pauline Ma

Pauline Ma

Senior Consultant

Software Engineering / AI / Data Science

Pauline is a member of the Software Engineering, Data Science and AI team at Specialized group. She aims to find the finest engineering talent on the market and match them with suitable opportunities in the emerging technology sector. Pauline actively seeks out skilled, bilingual candidates and supports them through each step of their career journey. 

Originally from Taiwan, Pauline has been living in Japan since 2015. She has experience working in both international sales and the real estate sectors, where she gained an in-depth understanding of Japanese business culture and etiquette. 

She Majored in Japanese at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages and has excellent communication skills in Japanese, English, and Mandarin. She is tri-lingual which gives her the flexibility to offer her recruitment skills in three languages. 

In her spare time, Pauline is often found in the kitchen and loves cooking dishes that remind her of home. Recently she discovered a new winter hobby, snowboarding! 

To speak to Pauline about the software engineering, data science and AI market or for assistance with a new opportunity, contact her today.

Contact Pauline

The current innovators in the Tokyo tech space are companies that vary in size, industry, and specialization. One factor that links all of these companies is the need to find and hire the best talent for the opportunities they offer. The market is extremely competitive. If you are a software engineering professional with bi-lingual language skills, we can assist you in securing a new role.  

Pauline's Market Insight


  • Testimonial for Pauline Ma

    Testimonial for Pauline Ma

    Site Reliability Engineer at Global Software Company

    ​Thanks to Pauline Ma advices through all the hiring process I was able to successfully obtain an offer with her client. She was extremely helpful and always ready to answer my question to be the best prepared for the interviews. I recommend anyone looking for an IT related position to use her services. She is an expert.

  • Testimonial for Pauline Ma

    Testimonial for Pauline Ma

    Software Engineer

    My agent, Pauline, is very professional and gave me every information I need throughout my career change. Finally I got an offer with her support. Really appreciated her efforts and highly recommend Specialized Groups.

  • Candidate Testimonial for Pauline Ma

    Candidate Testimonial for Pauline Ma

    KPMG Tax

    Pauline from Specialized Group has given me great support through the whole recruitment process. She is always patient and always responsive. Really appreciate his help.

  • Candidate Testimonial for Pauline Ma

    Candidate Testimonial for Pauline Ma


    Thank consultant Pauline Ma from Specialized Group K.K. for helping me to found the ideal job. I was fortunate to meet and work with Pauline. She not only recommended the opportunity but also followed up the each process through the interview. I would like to recommend her to every job seeker.

  • PM Wu, Senior Backend Engineer

    PM Wu, Senior Backend Engineer


    Pauline from Specialized Group reached out to me when I was just starting looking for some opportunities in Japan from Taiwan - it was not so easy to find one due to COVID19, and I am very appreciative that she provides such a great opportunity for me. She is very friendly, easy to talk to, and enthusiastic to help. She provided professional suggestions for not only the interview but also the salary negotiation after I received the offer. It was my pleasure to work with her. Moreover, she listened to my concerns patiently about moving to Japan and supported me a lot. If you are also looking for a job in Japan, I definitely recommend you to talk to Pauline first!

  • Yu Hsiang, W., Software Engineer

    Yu Hsiang, W., Software Engineer


    It is nice to have a chance to cooperate with Specialized Group K.K. I got many opportunities and learned more about the interview skills and career path in Japan. Special thanks to Pauline Ma. She is kind and patient.

  • Marshall Zheng, Architect

    Marshall Zheng, Architect


    Pauline was very friendly and supportive. She really gave me lots of help!