Senior DevOps Engineer

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • May 18, 2023
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Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Senior or above


Joining a small team of platform-focused engineers, you would be expected to drive the following efforts to support our product and internal platforms:

  • Proper engineering practices for architecture, documentation, code review, and pair programming

  • Provisioning, performance, monitoring, and cost-optimization of our Cloud product platform

  • Installation, diagnostics, and performance of our On-premises product platform

  • Improvement of our CI/CD and related developer tooling used by all technical teams

  • Operation and improvement of existing BCP and disaster recovery procedures

  • Building some product features, especially those relating to delivery/update mechanisms, security, BCP, etc.

Required skills

  • 5+ years of experience in a DevOps, SRE, Platform Engineering, or similar position

  • Good communication skills in order to understand requirements from end users, technical team members or senior management. 

  • Experience operating and/or building production systems with most of the following technologies:

    • Linux (sysadmin, scripting, diagnostics)

    • Docker and/or containerd

    • Kubernetes

    • Infrastructure as Code (IaC), such as Terraform

    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    • CI/CD

    • Software and infrastructure security practices

    • On-premises/offline software systems or data-centers

    • Message-queue architectures and distributed systems

Preferred skills

  • Experience leading a DevOps, SRE, Platform Engineering, or similar team

  • Experience developing in Golang, Python, or NodeJS

  • Experience working with Enterprise customers or environments

  • 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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