iOS Engineer (Money Forward Cloud Tax Return)

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • June 19, 2024
7,000,000 - 12,000,000 JPY /yr
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Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Senior or above


Since our founding in 2012, Money Forward has rapidly ascended to become one of Japan's leading financial technology companies. With diverse portfoloi of products, our B2B SaaS alone serves over 200,000 paying users.

Our Sole Proprietor Development Department is dedecated to the mission of "Moving work and life forward for individual workers." We envision a world where individual workers are liberated from the challengies of business operations and financial concerns, enpowering them to work with passion and efficiency.

We work closely with product managers and designers to deliver a user-friendly product, reducing the burden on users. Our commitment often extends beyond product development as we engage in innovative projects to fulfill our mission.

Money Forward ME, Japan's largest household accounting service, is a wonderful example to realize a service that allows users to complete their tax filings without hassle or confusion. 

In response to the evolving landscape of the "increase in Sole Proprietor 2.0" and "increase in the population with side jobs," we plan to develop features in collaboration with Money Forward ME for sole proprietors and those with side jobs, as well as develop mobile apps that can handle tax filing processes.



You will be responsible for the overall development and operation of an iOS app, "Money Forward Cloud Tax Return".

We are seeking a professional who can develop integration features with Money Forward ME to enhance its utility for sole proprietors. This role involves reviewing and optimizing the app's architecture and implementing workflow improvements.While accounting knowledge is beneficial, our team includes many domain experts, such as tax accountants and certified public accountants, ensuring you have ample support to get up to speed.


Daily Responsibilities

  • Proposing and implementing iOS apps to make Money Forward Cloud more accessible from smartphones
  • Maximizing team performance through development process improvements
  • Proposing and implementing improvement measures based on data utilization, and hypothesis verification through log analysis
  • Appropriate technology selection and architecture design in response to constantly changing situations



  • Daily progress checks and mutual support using Kanban
  • Regular team retrospectives and KPT (Keep, Problem, Try)
  • Continuous improvement of products that do not directly contribute to KPIs


What You Can Gain from This Position

  1. The ability to propose improvement measures using qualitative and quantitative information such as data analysis and user interview results
  2. Experience in team building
    1. You will gain insights into systematization and team building in the growing organization.
  3. Opportunities for challenges in different fields
    1. Depending on your wishes, we encourage challenges in Android, Rails, TypeScript, etc.



  • Over 3 years of practical experience as an iOS app engineer
  • Knowledge of Swift
  • Knowledge of SwiftUI, UIKit
  • Knowledge of Combine or Swift Concurrency
  • Development experience using some GUI architecture like MVVM
  • Practical experience in code reviews


Language Requirement

  • English: Fluent in both written and spoken
  • Japanese: None (Interests in learning is a plus)



Any of the following would be a plus:

  • Development experience with Android apps or web applications
  • Experience in developing Web APIs
  • Knowledge of GraphQL
  • Knowledge of Human Interface Guidelines
  • Knowledge of design tools such as Figma
  • Knowledge of unit testing / UI testing
  • Practical experience in team development such as Scrum or other agile development methodologies


Salary Range

  • Min 7,000,000 - Max  12,000,000 Japanese yen / year (Gross)


Tech Stack & Tools

  • Editor: Xcode
  • Language: Swift
  • UI: SwiftUI with UIKit
  • Architecture: Unidirectional data flow using TCA
  • Project Management: Asana
  • Communication Tools: GitHub
  • CI/CD: Firebase App Distribution, TestFlight, Bitrise, GitHub Actions
  • Development Environment: Xcode
  • Communication Tools: Slack, Zoom, Kibela


Location, Work Style Policy

  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Hybrid Work
    • As a standard practice, a minimum of 2 days work from office attendance is mandatory, designated as team office days. All 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 (16 national holidays in 2021)
  • 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



  • Medical insurance
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Full transportation coverage
  • The latest computer (Unlimited upgrade or purchase when needed for development is available upon approval.)
  • Seminar participation support
  • Book purchases
  • Copyright of OSS belongs to individuals


Relocation Support for Overseas Candidates

  • Communication Support
    • Online Japanese learning sessions are available for Japanese begginers
      • Terakoya (Japanese study buddy program)
      • In-house Translation & Interpretation team
    • Active English-speaking employee community within the company
    • Culture and Language exchange events
  • Relocation Support
    • Visa sponsorship and assistance are available for all eligible person
    • Flight tickets (for employee and their dependent family)
    • Airport pick-up
    • Temporary fully furnished apartment
      • 1st month: free
      • 2nd and 3rd month - corporate discount available upon request
    • Relocation bonus for initial life setup
    • Settling-in support after arrival in Japan
      • City office and bank account opening tour
      • Information sharing about mobile plans, credit card applications, etc..

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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