Senior Backend Engineer (Accounting Report System Development)

  • Osaka
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • July 9, 2024
8,000,000 - 13,000,000 JPY /yr
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Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Business Level
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Senior or above

The intention to establish a development base in Kansai

At Money Forward, we have established multiple development bases

For those who wish to work in the Kansai area, we operate two development bases in Kyoto and Osaka to provide a comfortable working environment for everyone in the entire Kansai region. These two bases are considered as part of the same 'Kansai base' organizationally, with only the physical office locations being different. This allows you to choose the location that is most convenient for you to commute to.

At our Kansai base, we are engaged in the development and operation of 'Money Forward Accounting Plus,' which serves as the core product of 'Money Forward Cloud ERP,' as well as the development of new products.

We aim to achieve a team capable of maximizing user value by incorporating the principles of large-scale Scrum development.



You will be involved in the development of our business-oriented cloud service, 'Money Forward Accounting Plus.' Your role will focus on serving as the point of contact with users and striving to develop comfortable and user-friendly applications.


What we expect

We actively adopt effective technologies such as React to pursue usability that is on par with installed software. You will be responsible for promoting the repayment of technical debt and the deployment to modern front-end technologies to enhance the user experience as much as possible. Considering long-term operation as a premise, we prioritize maintainability during implementation.

Furthermore, we emphasize the review flow for sharing knowledge and establishing criteria for implementation decisions.



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field.
  • Proficiency in writing highly readable and maintainable code.
  • Ability to independently design, create, and execute development plans.
  • Experience in team development utilizing GitHub, continuous integration (CI), and linting tools.


Language Requirement

  • Japanese: Business Level (JLPT N2 or above)
  • English: Business Level


Nice to have

  • Experience in developing and operating web applications using Ruby on Rails and TypeScript.
  • Experience in developing GraphQL and REST APIs.
  • Experience in service operation utilizing monitoring tools.
  • Knowledge of design patterns (GoF), domain-driven design, and clean architecture design methodologies.
  • Practical experience in agile development methodologies such as Scrum.


We are looking for individuals who:

  • Value teamwork and strive to improve their work with enthusiasm.
  • Proactively communicate with team members.
  • Are proactive in proposing ideas and creating new tasks.
  • Are not averse to being conscious of business-related numbers on a daily basis, in addition to their technical skills.
  • Possess a strong technical curiosity and have the awareness to create services that benefit users through technology.


Tech Stack

  • Web Server Side:Ruby on Rails, Go, GraphQL
  • Web Frontend:React, webpack, TypeScript, Jest
  • Database:MySQL(Aurora)
  • Infrastructure, Middleware:AWS(ALB, EC2, RDS, S3, SQS, ElastiCache, EKS...), sendgrid,GCP (BigQuery),  Puma,  Docker, Redis



  • Business infrastructure: Marketo, Salesforce
  • Repository management: GitHub
  • CI/CD: CircleCI, Argo CD, GitHub Actions
  • Development environment: Docker, Terraform Enterprise
  • Observatory: Datadog, Rollbar
  • Communication: Slack, Discord, Zoom
  • Tickets management: Jira
  • Security, Automation: OWASP ZAP, Brakeman


Salary Range

  • Min 8,000,000 - Max 13,000,000 Japanese yen / year (Gross)


Location, Work Style Policy

  • Location: Osaka, Japan / Kyoto, Japan (You can choose)
  • 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 (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
    • Japanese language study support
      • Online beginner courses
      • 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
    • Working and dependent visa sponsorship and application assistance
    • 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..


Interview Process

Document Screening

Technical 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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