MLOps Platform Engineer, Data Strategy Office, Tokyo

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • July 2, 2024
7,500,000 - 12,000,000 JPY /yr
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Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Conversational
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above


Money Forward is developing a variety of services for individuals and corporations to realize our vision, “Becoming the financial platform for all”. In addition, we are working to promote the effective use of data. In order to further address our customers' needs in the future, we are actively strengthening our development system using AI/ML technology for the main services of each department.

We are looking for a passionate MLOps Platform Engineer to drive the operation and implementation strategies of AI/ML projects alongside our ML engineering development team. As part of our team, you will aid with the integration and optimization of ML technologies to enhance user experiences and contribute to Money Forward's numerous services.


Attractive Points

In this role, you will be at the forefront of the latest technologies in container orchestration, cloud services, and CI/CD pipelines to enable efficient development, training and deployment of ML models.

You will have the autonomy to design and implement optimization strategies, operate and maintain a scalable robust infrastructure tailored for ML projects, and empower ML engineers throughout the MLOps cycle.

Alongside our technical team of talented experienced ML engineers, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to the MLOps cycle, gaining valuable insights in a diverse and dynamic environment.



  • As an MLOps Platform Engineer, you will play a critical role by enabling our team of ML engineers to develop, train and deploy ML projects efficiently using the latest technologies in container orchestration, cloud services, CI/CD pipelines for data collection, model training and monitoring in production
  • Build and maintain a scalable infrastructure to execute ML projects, while committed to results and user value
  • Design and implement strategies for prediction servers, data, and training pipelines while ensuring efficient usage.
  • Design and build inference platforms, ensuring reliability and high performance
  • Provision and monitor infrastructure resources
  • Build and maintain ML workflows and pipelines
  • Deploy and maintain monitoring services
  • Ensure compliance with security best practices



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, engineering or related field
  • Experience in deploying and operating AI/ML models
  • Experience in developing and operating data pipelines and jobs that process large volumes of data
  • Experience in designing and building AWS infrastructure
  • Effective communication skills for collaboration with both technical and non-technical team members



  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, engineering or related field
  • Experience in AI/ML model development
  • Contributions to open-source projects
  • Experience improving model performance, including refining and fine-tuning AI/ML models
  • Experience with AWS cloud services
  • Experience using Kubernetes for deploying and managing containerized applications with high availability and performance
  • Experience with CI/CD practices
  • Proficiency in programming (Python or Go)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work in a dynamic environment


Required language skills

  • Business-level English (TOEIC score of 700 or above)
  • JLPT N3-level Japanese proficiency


Those who fit

  • A shared belief in Money Forward's Mission/Vision/Values/Culture
  • Able to communicate proactively across organizational boundaries and resolve complex inter-organizational issues on their initiative
  • Able to recognize and leverage the potential in Money Forward's data
  • Feel the joy and satisfaction of solving business problems with AI/ML technology


Tech Stack

  • AI/ML: Bigquery, Vertex ai, AI Ops, Redshift, Databricks, Glue, SageMaker, TensorFlow, PyTorch, Kubeflow
  • AWS: SageMaker, EKS, ECS, Lambda, Step Functions
  • Middleware: Docker, Terraform, Kubernetes
  • Programming Language: Python, Go


  • Groupware: Google Workspace
  • Repository Management: GitHub
  • CI/CD: CircleCI, GitHub Actions
  • Monitoring: Datadog, Grafana
  • Communication: Slack
  • Ticket Management: Jira


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
  • Relocation Bonus
  • Temporary fully furnished apartment for the first month


Selection Process

Casual interview/Document Screening

Coding assignment

First 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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