Money Forward

Software Engineer (Backend Architecture)

Job Summary

  • Japan, Tokyo
  • Partial remote
  • Apply from Anywhere
Language Requirements
  • English: Business
  • 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-architecture, 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.

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.)

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
Salary details
-Software Engineer III
Min 5,700,000 - Max 7,600,000 Japanese yen/year (Gross)

-Senior Software Engineer
Min 6,300,000 - Max 9,000,000 Japanese yen/year (Gross)
Japan, Tokyo
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Remote work
Partial remote
Working hours
-Flexible Working Hours (No core time)
-Two days off per week (Saturday and Sunday)
-Japanese national holidays (16 national holidays in 2021)
-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 vacation 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
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..
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