Software Engineer - Frontend

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • December 23, 2023
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No relocation to Japan
(No visa sponsorship from overseas)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Conversational
English: Fluent
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above

Cogent Labs is looking for a Frontend Software Engineer with 4+ years of relevant experience to create our next generation frontend using React JS and other technologies. Successful candidates will join a highly skilled team, and should be able to define, clarify, develop, test, and deploy high-quality front-end solutions.


  • Design and implement new UI/UX features and front-end architecture in cooperation with senior team members.

  • Write clean, scalable, readable and testable code, and deploy to production often.

  • Participate in code reviews, making use of best practices and accepted standards.

  • Find bottlenecks and constantly improve performance of UI/UX.

  • Communicate effectively inside and outside the team.

Required Skills

  • Excellent skills in JavaScript (ReactJS ecosystem), HTML, CSS for front-end development.

  • ​​Experience with creating pages from a design shared on tools like Figma, Photoshop etc

  • Experience with Unit and Integration test frameworks and automation (e.g. Jest, Cypress)

  • Knowledge of front-end security concerns(e.g. authentication, authorization, Role-Based Access Control)

Preferred Skills

  • Japanese language ability.

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".

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