Engineering Manager (ID Platform), Tokyo

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • March 11, 2024
10,000,000 - 15,000,000 JPY /yr
Apply from Anywhere 👍
Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Senior or above


At Money Forward, we currently provide over 50 services spanning across B2C, B2B and we continue to grow by launching new services aimed at solving financial challenges for everyone.

The ID platform is indispensable for our over ten million users to use these services safely and conveniently.

Through the development of the ID platform, our team mission is:

  • Elevate product and business value through our innovative authentication infrastructure
  • Provide the pinnacle of authentication experience while ensuring supreme account security for all users
  • Persistently pursue technological advancement by actively exploring and integrating advanced ID technologies and standards


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead the design, development, and enhancement of our ID platform, playing a crucial role in scaling our business.
  • Improve user’s authentication experiences and elevate the security by leveraging advanced authentication and authorization technologies, including OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, and WebAuthn/FIDO2.
  • Manage and mentor a team of engineers, guiding them in the timely and quality delivery of projects.
  • Prioritize tasks and make strategic decisions based on changing business priorities, ensuring the team’s efforts align with company goals.
  • Structure and streamline the team’s workflow and development process to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand their needs and decide on the appropriate actions for our ID platform.
  • Actively explore and implement new or standard technologies in the digital identity domain to enhance our ID platform's capabilities, account security and user’s authentication experience.
  • Plan future resource needs and play an active role in the recruitment and onboarding of new team members, supporting our growth and the expansion of our technological capabilities.



  • Proven leadership and management experience with teams of 5+ members.
  • Solid foundation in web application technologies, security, and digital identity principles.
  • A passionate commitment to solving authentication, authorization, and digital identity challenges.
  • A mindset that finds joy in solving complex issues and systems.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to effectively communicate across diverse backgrounds (nations, cultures, professions).
  • Ability to make logical decisions and articulate those decisions convincingly.
  • Computer Science/Engineering Bachelor's degree or related technical field.
  • A shared belief in Money Forward's Mission/Vision/Values/Culture.


Nice to have

  • Specialized knowledge in the ID domain, including development and management experience.
  • Experience managing multicultural and multinational teams.
  • Familiarity with our current tech stack, particularly backend technologies (Ruby, Ruby on Rails), frontend (TypeScript, React.js), and others (AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform).
  • Conversational level of Japanese.


Technology stack

  • Backend Languages: Ruby (Ruby on Rails)
  • Frontend Languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript (TypeScript, React.js)
  • Infrastructure: MySQL, AWS (EKS, ElastiCache, SQS, DynamoDB, etc.)
  • Configuration management: Terraform
  • Monitoring: Datadog, Rollbar
  • CI/CD: CircleCI, GitHub Actions, ArgoCD


Location, Hybrid Work

  • As a standard practice, a minimum of 2 days work from office attendance is mandatory, designated as team office days. Additionally, employees are encouraged to spend 3 or more days in the office.
  • The specific "team office days" may vary depending on the assigned team.
  • This policy may be subject to change based on the company's needs and work circumstances.


Working hours

Flexible Working Hours (No core time)



  • Two days off per week (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Japanese national holidays
  • Paid holiday: 10 days (first year) *Number of paid holidays increases (+1 day) every year up to 20 days a year.
  • Summer vacation days: 3 days
  • Winter vacations days: 2 days



  • Health insurance
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Full transportation coverage
  • The latest computer (if considered necessary for work, limitless upgrade on specs and purchases of peripheral equipment are allowed.)
  • Seminar participation support
  • Book purchases
  • Copyright of OSS belongs to individuals


Relocation Support for Overseas Candidates

  • Working Visa
  • Flight ticket to Japan
  • Signing Bonus
  • Temporary fully furnished apartment for the first month


Selection Process

Casual interview/Document Screening

First interview *Some positions require a technical assignment before the interview.

Second interview

Final interview *Reference checks may be required before or after the interview.

Job offer and Meeting

*The selection process may change

■Reference checks
Money Forward may ask you for the reference checks using an online service, called "back check".
Mutual understanding is limited in the selection process only. Therefore, we would like to refer to the information about you from your supervisor and colleagues working together at the current or previous company so that we can make a more reliable match and to lead to your early success after joining our company.
*No pass/fail decision will be made on the basis of the reference checks only.
*The fact that you are applying for us will not be disclosed to your references.

Money Forward, founded in 2012, strives to deliver exceptional value to users in various business domains. As a leading FinTech company, we offer over 40 services, ranging from personal finance management to B2B SaaS products.

We have been growing rapidly, and we are expanding our global hiring to help further expand the company. That means that we are open to hiring those with limited or no Japanese language proficiency.

Money Forward is one of Japan's hottest FinTech companies and it is now a great opportunity to be a part of one of our continued growths!

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