Job for Backend Engineer in Japan

Job Overview :
Employer Type – Recruiter / Dispatch / Temp Agency
Industry – Information Technology, Internet
Salary – 4 million yen ~ 8 million JPY Year
English Level – Business Level
Japanese Level – Not necessary
Restricted to Domestic Applicants? – Japan only
Visa Sponsorship – Yes

【About the company …】

The company is a start-up company that develops and sells its own IoT devices (smart remote controls).
The company’s IoT device products are reputed for their sophisticated design and simple operation, and attracted a lot of attention when they were first released on the US crowdfunding service Kickstarter in 2016.
Later in 2018, they started expanding to major electronics retail stores nationwide, and raised 100 million yen in funding for future large-scale expansion.

【 Job Description 】

【Attraction of this position】
You will be in charge of backend development work with a focus on server-side development and operations.
Currently, more than 300,000 IoT products are connected to the cloud system, and the company is in the phase of growing it further and expects to surpass 1 million units in a few years.
The company is the top runner in the IoT smart remote control field in Japan, and the number of users is growing steadily.
Therefore, they are looking to expand the scale of their development organization.
Although the company is developing products that pursue added value, price competition is intensifying in the smart remote control market.
In order to make the service more valuable to users, they have several things to work on, such as adding linked devices, developing new functions, and stabilizing the system, and they are looking for people who can work together to promote development.

【Job Details】
– Server-side design and development for new feature implementation and modification
– Server-side development for new product development
– Design, construction, maintenance and operation of infrastructure environment
– New business development related to electric power

【Main Technology Stack】
– Language: Go
– Cloud: AWS
– Execution Environment: Docker, ECS
– Database: MySQL(RDS), Redis(ElastiCache)
– CI/CD: CircleCI
– Communication: GitHub, Zenhub, Slack

【Current Team Structure】
In addition to the ability to write basic code, the software development team values the following

– Product Orientation
– Empathy with the company’s philosophy
– User-centeredness
– Sustainability of the system
– Collaboration
– Team Development
– Dogfooding
– Respect Across Positions

Currently, each member is responsible for infrastructure, backend, smartphone applications, and embedded systems, and they are able to speed up development by overlapping some of each other’s skill areas.
They expect the engineering members to continue to have strengths in one area, but also to be able to perform tasks in other areas when necessary.

【 Requirements 】

– Experience in server-side development using languages such as Go, Ruby, Perl, Python, Java, etc.
– Experience in developing and operating web applications of medium to large scale (approx. 10,000 users)
– Experience and understanding of review culture and test code, and the ability to continuously improve applications.
– Understanding of the overall picture of web applications.
– Able to build applications from scratch, including systems.
– Interest in IoT and Nature products.

– Experience in developing web services utilizing multiple AWS services
– Experience in microservices-like distributed system development
– Experience in OSS development. Experience in developing or contributing to OSS, especially those used in business
– Experience in IoT product development
– Understanding of agile and scrum development

【Ideal Applicants】
Looking for people who share and embody the following values of the company.

1.For nature
The company exists to realize its mission of “driving coexistence with nature through technology” through the power of business.
All members of the company act as one, giving top priority to the realization of this mission.

“Coexistence with nature” is an important and major theme for humanity.
Continue to learn with curiosity and a hungry spirit, think and act creatively, and persevere in tackling this great challenge with an unprecedented and innovative approach.

3. Liberty (and responsibility)
Freedom over control, context over rules. The company believes that by trusting the members and giving them enough discretion and information, ownership will grow and lead to the results needed to realize the larger mission.


【 Working time 】

Flextime System

【 Holiday 】
土日祝(Saturday/Sunday/National Holiday), 年次有給休暇(Annual Paid Leave), 年末年始休暇(New Year Holiday), 出産育児休暇(Parental Leave)

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