Associate Engineering Manager

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • March 21, 2024
7,500,000 - 10,000,000 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

Money Forward X?

Money Forward X is a virtual company organization that provides services of BtoBtoC / BtoBtoB for financial institutions and business companies, and is the predecessor of the Fintech Business Promotion Department launched in 2017. In order to realize Money Forward's vision of "Becoming the financial platform for all", we are currently working on providing money solutions for local users.

By combining the trust and data assets of financial institutions that have supported Japan for many years with Money Forward's technology, we will create a more convenient and money-free future.


Our product

We are creating "Mikatano Series" a group of softwares which provides various services for business companies. We support our customers (companies) and business partners to take the first step in digitizing their business operation and have more in-site into business and finance.

By providing "Mikatano Series", we are helping small and medium-sized enterprises to utilize the power of technology to digitalize the business needs. We provide services such as financial management, invoice management, workflow management, etc. that help businesses to realize DX objective and make work more enjoyable.



We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled Associate Engineering Manager to lead our dynamic and innovative engineering team. As an Associate Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing a team of 8-12 members, ensuring the successful delivery of projects, and fostering a collaborative and innovative work culture.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage and lead a team of 8-12 engineers, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to foster professional growth.
  • Develop and maintain a high-performing and motivated engineering team.
  • Establish and communicate clear team goals, expectations, and deliverables.
  • Maintain a ratio of 7:3 between team and technical management, ensuring a balance between leadership and hands-on technical contributions.
  • Utilize technical expertise to contribute to project development and problem-solving.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive technical initiatives and projects to successful completion.
  • Ensure the timely and successful delivery of engineering projects by managing resources, timelines, and priorities.
  • Collaborate with product managers and other stakeholders to align engineering efforts with business goals.


Required Skill-set

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Proven experience managing engineering teams, with a focus on team sizes ranging from 8-12 members.
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years of hands-on development experience in software engineering.
  • Strong background and hands-on experience in software development, system architecture, and design.
  • Proficiency in working with AWS, Kubernetes, and related technologies and tools.
    Self-motivated and eager to learn and stay updated with new technologies.


Good to have Skill-set

  • Conversational level in Japanese.


Technology stack

  • Kotlin/Java, Next.js, AWS, Kubernetes


Location, Hybrid Work

Kamiyacho Trust Tower 21F, 4-1-1 Toranomon, Minato City, Tokyo

  • 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 (No limit 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

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


Selection Process

Casual interview/Document Screening

First 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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