Money Forward

Software Engineer (Backend Architecture)

Job Summary

  • 6,408,000 - 10,008,000(JPY / year)
  • Japan, Tokyo
  • Partial remote
  • Apply from Anywhere
Language Requirements
  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Not required
Key skills
  • Ruby on Rails
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Job Description

Job Role

Back-end Engineer

Job Description

| Why we are looking for Software Engineer (Backend Architecture) The "MoneyForward Cloud Series" is the core business of MoneyForward, which is a B2B SaaS. "Cloud Accounting," the first product in this cloud series, has been released for over a decade and currently boasts hundreds of thousands of users. As a result of this extended period, there has been an accumulation of technical debt, and certain areas of the architecture remain unsettled. To address these challenges, the Architect department was established in July 2023. The mission of the Architect department is to enhance the product's architecture, streamline the development process, and improve its overall quality, specifically focusing on resolving the issues that have arisen over the years. | Responsibility Development of MoneyForward Cloud Accounting, an accounting service for small to mid-sized companies. We aim to revolutionize the accounting business in Japan by continuing to provide value that improves the efficiency and quality of accounting operations. Here is what we would like you to do: - Server-side development of Cloud Accounting - Re-architecturing, Refactoring, Quality Improvements, etc. - Regardless of your job title, you will be involved in more than just writing code, as the entire team will be involved in reviewing specifications and considering improvements.


| Environment At MoneyForward, we are looking forward to working with you to create a world-class service. ・Development environment/specs: MacBook Pro High-spec PCs are provided as standard, and are constantly updated to meet the latest Apple standards. ・MoneyForward Library: We have a library system where you can borrow any books you want, from technical books to management books. Any books you want can be purchased at company expense. ・Conference participation support: The company pays part of the cost of attending conferences such as RubyKaigi and Google I/O.

Required skills & Experience

Basic qualifications

- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or comparable fields - Experience in web application development and operation in Ruby on Rails (>3 years) - Experience in team development using GitHub, CI, Lint, etc. - Experience with software architecture and being able to apply concepts to existing applications - Knowledge of SQL - Basic project management skills such as requirements definition, planning, estimation, and more. (Scale is not a concern.) | Language Requirement - English: Fluent in both written and spoken - Japanese: Not required (Interests in learning is a plus)

Preferred qualifications

- Master of Science in Computer Science or comparable fields - Experience developing and operating microservices - Experience in Front-end development in React and Typescript - Knowledge of Microservices - Japanese Proficiency

Tech stack

- Backend: Ruby on Rails - Frontend: React, webpack, TypeScript, JavaScript - Database: MySQL - Infrastructure and middleware: AWS (ALB, EC2, RDS, S3, SQS, ElastiCache, EKS...) , nginx, Puma, Unicorn, Docker, Redis, Sidekiq, - Repositories: GitHub - Project management: JIRA - Monitoring: Datadog, Rollbar - CI/CD: CircleCI, ArgoCD, GitHub Actions - Communication Tools: Zoom, Slack, Figma, Miro

Job Details

Employment type
Minimum and maximum annual income(JPY)
6,408,000 - 10,008,000 (JPY)
Salary details
- Software Engineer III
Min 6,408,000 - Max 7,908,000 Japanese yen / year (Gross)
- Senior Software Engineer
Min 6,900,000 - Max 10,008,000 Japanese yen / year (Gross)
Japan, Tokyo
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Remote work
Partial remote
Working hours
Flexible Working Hours (No core time)

Location, Hybrid Work
- As a standard practice, a minimum of 2 days work from office attendance is mandatory, designated as team office days.
- Additionally, employees are encouraged to spend 3 or more days in the office. The specific "team office days" may vary depending on the assigned team.
- This policy may be subject to change based on the company's needs and work circumstances.
- Two days off per week (Saturday and Sunday)
- Japanese national holidays
- Paid holiday: 10 days (first year) *Number of paid holidays increases (+1 day) every year up to 20 days a year.
- Summer vacation days: 3 days
- Winter vacations days: 2 days
Employee benefits
- Medical insurance
- Employee stock ownership plan
- Full transportation coverage
- The latest computer (Unlimited upgrade or purchase when needed for development is available upon approval.)
- Seminar participation support
- Book purchases
- Copyright of OSS belongs to individuals

Relocation Support for Overseas Candidates
- Communication Support
├ Japanese language study support
├ Online beginner courses
├ Terakoya (Japanese study buddy program)
├ In-house Translation & Interpretation team
├ Active English-speaking employee community within the company
└ Culture and Language exchange events
- Relocation Support
├ Working and dependent visa sponsorship and application assistance
├ Flight tickets (for employee and their dependent family)
├ Airport pick-up
└ Temporary fully furnished apartment
├ 1st month: free
└ 2nd and 3rd month - corporate discount available upon request
├ Relocation bonus for initial life setup
└ Settling-in support after arrival in Japan
├ City office and bank account opening tour
└ Information sharing about mobile plans, credit card applications, etc..

For further information about our relocation support and other benefits, please visit our careers page. We are committed to making your transition to Japan and our company as seamless as possible, and we look forward to welcoming you to our team.
Selection flow
・Coding test
・1st interview
・System design interview
・HR meeting
・Final interview *Reference checks may be required before or after the interview.

■Reference checks
Money Forward may ask you for the reference checks using an online service, called "back check".
Mutual understanding is limited in the selection process only. Therefore, we would like to refer to the information about you from your supervisor and colleagues working together at the current or previous company so that we can make a more reliable match and to lead to your early success after joining our company.
* No pass/fail decision will be made on the basis of the reference checks only.
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