Senior Platform Engineer

  • Remote OK - Anywhere in Japan
  • Full-time
  • May 21, 2024
9,000,000 - 11,000,000 JPY /yr
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Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Fluent
Minimum Experience
Senior or above


We are seeking highly experienced platform engineers who are responsible for improving the deployment and delivery of applications and services for our products. We hope to enhance the value of our collaboration software with the new product and allow our customers to experience better teamwork.

To achieve very high availability and conform to various regulations, we use multiple regions of Google Cloud to host the products. Among other technologies, we heavily use Google's managed Kubernetes and load balancers.

As a senior platform engineer, you will work with our software development teams to design and implement a highly automated and continuous integration and delivery system for their deliverables. You will also be responsible for monitoring the service, responding to their incidents, and managing costs on cloud resources.


Position Description

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Design and implement automated and continuous integration and delivery systems for our product with good documents and tests.
  •  Review other engineers' designs and code.
  •  Collaborate with other engineers, product designers, and architects
  •  Create processes to monitor and respond to incidents
  •  Monitor and manage costs on cloud resources
  •  Analyze and reduce security risks in our systems and practices


Expected Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • 5+ years of experience working in development roles in software engineering
  • Hands-on experience in writing software in Go
  • Hands-on and professional experience using Kubernetes
  • Hands-on and professional experience using cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud
  • Knowledge and experience in building multi-stage, multi-regional, multi-environment (dev/staging/production) CI/CD pipelines with the GitOps and Infrastructure as a code.
  • Effective communication and proficient writing in English.


Additional Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience with Google Cloud services, including Cloud Spanner and Cloud Load Balancing
  • Experience with Istio and gRPC
  • Knowledge of OAuth2, OIDC
  • Understanding of modern web application architecture such as microservices.
  • Basic understanding of regional regulations such as GDPR or CCPA
  • Very good command of Japanese


  • You can choose the work location nationwide, whether at one of our offices* or from home.
  • *Office list
  • The Sapporo, Sendai, and Yokohama offices are designated for specific divisions only. (Ex: Sales Team)
  • Smoking will be prohibited in all office areas, except for designated smoking rooms in some areas.
  • Visa sponsorship and relocation support will be provided for those who do not reside in Japan.
     *Up to a certain amount.

Work Hours

  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Core collaboration time: Tue-Fri 9am-11am


Salary Range

  • 9,000,000 - 11,000,000 JPY (※1)
  • Estimated annual salary:  Base Salary (12 months) + Bonus (Base salary x 1 month x twice a year = 2 months)
  • Monthly salary system:  Base salary is determined based on your skill set, experience, and abilities, etc.
  • An allowance for additional overtime(※2)is included in the base salary.
    • However, work exceeding additional overtime agreed to between the employer and employee will be compensated separately.
  • Base monthly salary(※1):  JPY 640,000 – JPY 790,000
  • The base monthly salary breakdown is as follows:
    • Base salary:  JPY 487,600 – JPY 601,900
    • Allowance for additional overtime(※2):  JPY 152,400 to JPY 188,100

  1. Depending on your skill set and experience, the amount set may be outside the above range.
  2. Calculated based on 160 hours of scheduled working hours per month and 40 hours of additional overtime.



  • Commuter allowance
  • Remote work allowance
  • New tech gear
  • Skill development support
  • Book purchases
  • Language Learning Support
  • Interpretation support
  • Complete health and social insurance
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Parental Leave



  • Two days off per week (Saturday and Sunday), Japanese national holidays
  • New Year's vacation(December 29th - January 3rd)
  • Annual paid leave
  • 5 days of Proactive Personal Leave, 5 days of Family Care, and Personal Sick Leave


Selection Process 

  • Document screening
  • Interviews (2-3)

  *The 2nd interview is a technical interview

  • Offer meeting

Cybozu's purpose is to build a society brimming with teamwork. They offer the flexibility needed to work within a supportive, motivated, teamwork-driven environment.

Cybozu develops and delivers cloud-based collaboration services that enable diverse people to work together more easily and effectively. Today, they are one of Japan's most successful cloud-based companies, with four key products (Cybozu Office, Mailwise, Garoon, and Kintone) used every day by more than 160,000 businesses and nonprofit organizations worldwide.

Cybozu's Culture

To achieve their mission, Cybozu has four principles guiding:

  • Share a common vision
  • Be yourself and take responsibility
  • Be transparent
  • Embrace individuality

For more details about Cybozu's culture, please visit their site.

As Cybozu continues to expand globally, they are looking for individuals from all walks of life with unique and diverse life stories and life experiences.

They also offer comprehensive support, from visa acquisition assistance to English onboarding programs:

Global Recruitment

Cybozu's vision is to build a society brimming with teamwork.

To achieve their vision not only in Japan but across the world, they develop products for the global market. Their product development and sales teams are in the process of globalizing their operations. As part of this effort, Cybozu is seeking to hire more international members from Japan and abroad for the English-speaking team (*New Business Division) that is developing their new Identity and Access Management (IAM) product.

Work with Confidence

Cybozu provides support to ensure that everyone can perform and work confidently, regardless of the language they speak.


Cybozu offers an English onboarding program to help you understand Cybozu’s culture and ensure a seamless start. The onboarding sessions in English will help you familiarize yourself with Cybozu's culture and set up your IT equipment. You’ll also be given an office tour, and a consultation service will be at your disposal to discuss any language-related challenges.

Visa and Relocation Support

For those who need a Japanese work visa to enter Japan, Cybozu will sponsor and provide support throughout the visa acquisition process, including covering the associated costs. If relocation to Japan is necessary for your employment, Cybozu offers comprehensive support to ensure a stress-free relocation, from the physical move to settling into your new living arrangements. Additionally, they will cover the cost of airline tickets, moving expenses, and other related costs (up to a certain amount).

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