Senior Front End Engineer (React) / New Project at CTO Office

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • December 18, 2023
5,500,000 - 9,000,000 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


At Money Forward Inc., we are at the forefront of financial innovation. With over 50 services spanning the B2C, B2B, and B2B2C sectors, we are committed to addressing and alleviating financial challenges for everyone. One of our key success factors is the speed at which we deliver our services. Powered primarily by Ruby on Rails as our technology backbone, we have been able to roll out new products and improve user experiences quickly.

As we set our sights on future growth, there is a strategic shift toward adopting the latest technologies that promise robustness and scalability. This is where you come in. We are in the process of building a dedicated team to support this transformative journey. The new team will join a specific product team, and you will lead front-end development for the product as a Senior Front End Engineer. Join us as we build the future today!


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead the front-end development of the target product using the transforming framework. The development work will include:
    • Development of new features using the framework.
    • Migration of the existing features on Rails to the framework.
  • Ensure collaboration between front-end and back-end teams of the joint team works effectively.
  • Play a key role in making technical decisions for the product from a front-end perspective.



  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field. Alternatively, equivalent work experience.
  • Proven track record of complex web applications development as a Senior Front End Engineer.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, its quirks, and related workarounds.
  • Strong sense of good user experience and design principles.
  • Team player with a penchant for mentoring and developing junior engineers.
  • A shared belief in Money Forward's Mission/Vision/Values/Culture.


Required Skill-set

  • At least 3 years of React development experience.
  • Strong understanding of web markup fundamentals, especially HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Hands-on experience with modern JavaScript / TypeScript frameworks and libraries.
  • Proven ability to interface with backend services and APIs.
  • Familiarity with code versioning tools, especially Git.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, strategic, and critical thinking skills.


Good to have Skill-set

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails or a strong interest in understanding backend dynamics.
  • Previous involvement in a technology transformation initiative.
  • Experience with cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud. AWS experience is a plus.
  • Experience with container technologies such as Docker or Kubernetes.
  • Conversational level of Japanese.


Technology stack

  • Kotlin, Ruby on Rails
  • React, JavaScript, TypeScript
  • AWS, EKS
  • MySQL
  • Datadog, Rollbar
  • CircleCI, GitHub Actions, ArgoCD
  • GitHub


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 (16 national holidays in 2023)
  • 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

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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