Senior Backend Engineer (Go) for Banking App

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • September 19, 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
Mid-level or above

Money Forward X?

Money Forward X provides BtoBtoC / BtoBtoB services for financial institutions and business companies, and is the predecessor of the Fintech Business Promotion Department launched in 2017. In order to achieve Money Forward's vision of "Becoming the financial platform for all", we are currently working on providing money solutions for local users.
With the trust and data of financial institutions, who have been the foundation of Japan's economy for many years, combined with Money Forward's technology, we will create a future with more convenience and less worries for money.


Our product, "BANK APP"

“BANK APP" is a mobile application for customers of regional financial institutions, which allows users to access various services such as account opening, fund transfer, loan borrowing, repayment, and changing address, in addition to daily money management such as account balance, deposit, withdrawal details, mortgage balance, and mutual fund investment status. It is linked to the account system in collaboration with regional financial institutions and system vendors, so it can be used by anyone, including those who do not have an internet banking account.



We are looking for a Tech Lead Go Engineer in the senior level to join a BANK APP team.
This position will be responsible for the development and implementation using Go with Rest API, developing features, expanding test codes, and improving performance.
With in-depth knowledge of Go concepts, excellent backend coding skills, and familiar with database design, we expect you to improve application performance and lead the project.
We welcome, whether you have your own personal ideal of "focusing on technology", "getting involved in the upstream process", "managing", or whether you are just thinking about your career.


Responsibilities and Duties

API design and development using Go

  • Development of backend APIs to support back office and marketing operations for financial institutions
  • Development of backend APIs for a mobile application for end users of financial institutions


Required Skill-set

  • Management experience as a Tech Lead (Any number of people)
  • 2+ years of experience with Go
  • 0 to 1 product development experience
  • Familiar with AWS
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field


Good to have Skill-set

  • Experience developing Web services in a statically typed language
  • Experience in architectural design (knowledge of transaction control, asynchronous processing, monitoring, etc.)
  • Experience in building AWS environment with Terraform
  • Experience developing in container environment (Docker, etc.)
  • Experience in operating server management SaaS services such as CircleCI, Datadog, Rollbar, etc.
  • Experience developing and operating services under strict non-functional requirements
  • Conversational level in Japanese


Technology Stack

  • Programming language: Go
  • Environment: AWS, Terraform
  • CI/CD: CircleCI, GitHub Actions
  • Repository: Github
  • Others: Slack, Asana


Location, Remote Work

  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Remote work: Available up to 4 days a week.


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

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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