Android Engineer

  • Fukuoka
  • Remote OK
  • Full-time
  • December 23, 2023
Apply from Anywhere 👍
Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Not Required
(Skills in one of the two is sufficient)

Job Description

You will be involved with the development of, and operational work for, the LINE client and LINE Family App clients. We will assign the project to you after inquiring about your experience as an engineer and future career preferences.

Examples of Work

  • Development of sticker/theme/emoji features in the LINE app.
  • Development of LINE Family Apps (e.g. “LINE Sticker Maker”).

Specifics of Job Description

  • Collaborating with the Planning and Design teams to bring ideas to life (e.g. through coding, creating unit tests, etc.).
  • Performing app profiling and improving performance.
  • Improving and maintaining a CI environment that supports stable development.
  • Improving code quality through code reviews.
  • UI/UX improvement.

Technology we use

  • Kotlin, Java, Gradle, Kotlin coroutine, RxJava2, Thrift, etc.

No Language Skills Required

  • This position requires no prior Japanese language skills. We have a robust English support team and there are many English-speaking employees. Successful applicants without Japanese language skills will be required to attend a Japanese language course for at least the first three months to one year after joining LINE Fukuoka. The language course is sponsored by LINE and is an excellent opportunity to acquire the language.


Required Skills

  • 3 years of experience in Android native app development or equivalent experience in developing large scale B-to-C services
  • Professional knowledge of at least one programming language.
  • Basic knowledge in computer science (e.g. algorithm, data structure, asynchronous I/O, network).
  • Work experience using version control systems (VCS), dependency management systems, and continuous-integration systems (CI).
  • Communication ability in Japanese or English.
  • Motivation to learn Japanese.

Preferred Skills

  • Web/Native hybrid applications.
  • UI/UX design and implementation (e.g. custom views and interactions).
  • Experience in the coaching, management and/or leadership of a technical team.
  • Open-source software development experience and/or participation in open source communities is also a plus.
  • Strong interest and ability to learn any new technical topic.

Working Location

  • LINE Fukuoka Corporation JRJP HAKATA Building, 12FL, 8-1 Hakataeki Chuogai, Hakata, Fukuoka, 812-0012, Japan


  • Fixed annual salary + Incentive (twice/year)
  • Other details to be discussed during interviews.

Salary Review

  • Twice/Year

※Skill test will be available only in Kotlin.

LINE Fukuoka株式会社は、LINEの国内第二拠点として、福岡県でサービスを開発しています。 多様性、仕事とプライベートのバランスを重視した社風であり、全体の13%が外国籍スタッフ(国籍数21カ国)であるグローバルIT企業です。 社内には語学サポートチームがあり、日本人エンジニアは英語レッスン、外国人エンジニアは日本語レッスンを無料で受けることができます。 オフィスは福岡市にあります。LINE Fukuoka株式会社と福岡市は共に、LINEの技術を使ったスマートシティの実現を目指しており、暮らしのあらゆるシーンのReDesignに取り組んでいます。革新的でクリエイティブな魅力あふれる街で、のびのびと開発に集中できる環境です。

By creating new values from Fukuoka, we aim to be a company with the imaginative powers to generate new paradigm shifts on a global scale that can help both individuals and organization grow at the same time.

LINE Fukuoka Engineering Department

LINE Fukuoka Engineering Department develops a wide variety of LINE family services such as LINE STORE, LINE Creators Market, LINE Sticker Maker, LINE Securities, and LINE part-time job.

An organization of about 100 people has 8 development teams dedicated to service development and 6 specialized teams with specific professional skills. There are engineers in various positions such as application development, infrastructure, SRE, and SET.

LINE Fukuoka has many programs that support employees grow, providing an environment where they can take on new challenges. We have an environment where the employees can work with peace of mind.

※ LINE Fukuoka Corporation (“LINE Fukuoka”) changed its trade name to LY Communications as of October 1, 2023.

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