Senior DevOps Engineer

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • November 12, 2023
Apply from Japan Only
(You must live in Japan to apply)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Fluent
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above

Cogent Labs is looking for a mid-to-senior DevOps / Infrastructure professional to help automate, test, secure, and deploy services powered by AI algorithms. 


  • Creating and maintaining Dev, QA, and Production environments in the cloud (IaC)
  • Monitoring the health and optimizing the costs of Production and QA environments
  • Maintaining, improving, and documenting BCP and disaster recovery procedures
  • Automating and improving installation and monitoring of On-premises systems
  • Developing and improving CI/CD systems and automation for internal development
  • Contributing to backend code (features, development tools, etc.)
  • Working in cooperation with other team members, including our machine learning teams to improve developer workflows and tooling

Required Skills

  • Experience building and maintaining CI/CD and testing pipelines
  • Experience automating and maintaining production cloud infrastructure (IaC) in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or Microsoft Azure, with an emphasis on high availability, BCP, and security practices.
  • Strong experience with containerized applications (Docker, containerd) and kubernetes
  • Strong understanding of cloud networking concepts (VPC, public/private subnets, Security Groups, ACL)
  • Understanding of Linux/unix systems and proficiency in basic scripting / diagnostics
  • Proficiency in Node.js (TypeScript/JavaScript) or Python application code
  • Good communication skills in order to understand requirements from end users, technical team members or senior management. 

Preferred Skills

  • Japanese language ability.
  • On-premises/offline installation experience/knowledge
  • Advanced security experience/knowledge

Team Culture

The Cogent Labs engineering department is continuously working towards developing a culture improving and rewarding the following qualities:

  • Team effort: A cohesive team can be more effective than an isolated prodigy. Engineers are expected to work well in groups and look for opportunities to empower their colleagues.

  • Ownership: Take full responsibility for your own projects and tasks and if needed, cross over boundaries in order to successfully deliver your project.

  • Self-improvement: Create an environment where engineers can focus on their engineering tasks and self-improvement without excessive outside disturbances.

  • Experimentation: Engineers should have some freedom in experimenting with new ideas and technologies, as this ultimately could translate into building better products or the creation of valuable new IP.

  • Quality & Excellence: Maintaining a mindset of developing high quality features and code. We avoid cutting corners as much as possible.

  • Customer Service: Being customer focused, not only externally but internally as well.  This means developing services that not only improve the experience of our end customers, but also being ‘customer service’ oriented within your team and the company as a whole by helping out others and sharing knowledge.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • can empathize Cogent Labs’ VISION and MISSION

  • is a team player who aims for higher goals

  • has integrity and humility, and shows respect and gratitude to others

  • prefers open and transparent communication

  • has a strong growth mindset

  • can receive feedback positively and provide constructive feedback to others

Cogent Labs ("Cogent") is a technology-driven, fast-paced AI SaaS company, and its mission is ambitious: “Power Productivity with Artificial Intelligence. We Empower Knowledge Workers.”

Cogent Labs provides products that improve knowledge worker productivity by leveraging cutting-edge AI technology. Our main product is the Intelligent Document Processing service "Smart Read" and it is a part of the integrated DX platform "COGENT DX".

View Cogent Labs's company page

Search jobs from Cogent Labs in Japan
Senior DevOps Engineer at Cogent Labs
APPLY NOW  ➜🇯🇵 Residents Only