Back-End Engineer

Japan Careers Program

Job Overview

  • Employer Type Recruiter / Dispatch / Temp Agency
  • Industry Information Technology
  • Salary TBD JPY / Not Applicable
  • English Level Business Level
  • Japanese Level Business Level
  • Restricted to Domestic Applicants? Japan only
  • Visa Sponsorship Yes

About the Company

This company is a digital creative studio boasting 1,500 engineers, designers, and strategic consultants in and out of Japan. The company was born out of the vision to realize Digital Transformation (DX–earnestly evangelized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry as the next generation of industrial infrastructure) through comprehensive solutions such as upstream designs, programming and development, and human resources growth. Using the same practical approach cultivated through product development for over 300 companies, the company promotes open innovation as a replacement for old-fashioned ways of thinking, and offers every necessary solution to reach the goal of DX.


Job Description

Engineers will be responsible for the Startup Studio service, which provides support to “partners with ideas” (clients), from service design to technology selection to development. In addition, engineers will work on the design and development of back-end systems, proofs of concept for major corporations, as well as participate in from-scratch project planning stages.

What is Startup Studio?
Since its establishment, the company has led over 300 startups and products to success. They want to widely share that knowledge, data, and professional startup experience–not only with a limited number of people. Startup Studio is a program enhanced by the company’s unique assets, aimed at early-stage startup ventures.

Responsibilities:
Prototyping new services to deliver new value
・Selection of services, technologies, and tools to be used
・Purpose-tailored system design through team collaboration
・Agile back-end development
・Service design from an engineer’s perspective

Example projects:
・Development of appropriate fertility treatment support services based on data (Rails)
・Development of a voice call system backend enabling calls for over 100 users (Python)
・Development of a sake (i.e., Japanese rice wine) recommendation service based on data and user attributes (Rails)

Full-time employees at this company are able to work remotely, or according to a flex-time schedule to cater to their personal needs and circumstances. The company values the variety of individual working styles and encourages employees to lean into their strengths and their respective work styles.

Please note that dependent on experience and qualifications, some candidates may be offered an 8-week internship (with compensation) as part of the overall evaluation process, prior to a full-time offer decision.


Job Requirements

・You’re excited to make products making full use of innovative technologies
・You have a strong orientation toward both making strong products and making clients happy
・You love engineering
・You can face business, services, and products with a serious attitude
・You can empathize with the company’s thoughts and vision
・You want to try new technologies

Must
・Japanese: Business-level (N2) or higher
・Experience with mobile/web application back-end development
(Languages used)
Go, Scala, Ruby, PHP, Java, C#, C++, Python, Swift, Objective-C, Kotlin

Ideal
・Can build back-end systems individually
・Can prioritize performance while designing data storage systems

MUST Currently reside in Japan. (Overseas candidates will not be considered due to border closures.)


First Steps

After receiving your application, we will review your eligibility and contact you accordingly. If selected to move forward, we will ask you to conduct an online video interview/questionnaire. Those who pass the video interview will be contacted with further instructions.

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Contact Us

Tokyo Office
C/O Global Village Media
1-7-20-B2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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