Lead iOS Developer

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • February 21, 2023
8,000,000 - 12,000,000 JPY /yr
Apply from Anywhere 👍
Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Senior or above

About nanameue, Inc

At nanameue, Inc our focus is to connect people through social media. nanameue, Inc started in May of 2013 with roots in Japan and Thailand. With growing teams, nanameue, Inc. has built one of Japan’s top chat applications with over 5 Million users and over 40 Million downloads from all our applications combined.

Having a global mindset, nanameue, Inc is built with people from a variety of different cultures from Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Australia to name a few. To maintain the global culture, our company language is English and we continue to welcome new members from all over the world.

Our goal is to build a virtual space where everyone can have their presence as themselves and welcome to accept and forgive everyone as they are.


As a Lead developer, you will be proactive in working with the team to increase its efficiency and accountability in playing an essential role to create values to our users on our SNS Platform. Moreover, you will have a chance to help train young junior developers to grow and create even better products. Our team is growing and with high attention to details we can keep pushing out more products and values to our users.


  • Develop mobile applications (iOS: Objective-C and Swift)

  • Develop test specs and approach for the application

  • Involve with management and business guy in product development process

  • Work with the team to fix and track bugs by error management tools such as Firebase

  • Take lead in managing the team and working with cross functional stakeholders

  • Performance management mentoring of junior developer

  • Contribute in creating best practices for the team

  • Involve in the whole development cycle from concept to design, testing, release and support

  • Preparing tests, e.g., unit-test, UI test, automation test for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability.

  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance.

  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency.

  • Assist CEO and CTO on application implementation design


  • 3 years of object-oriented software development experience

  • 4+ years building applications for iOS devices (Able to use both Objective-C and Swift)

  • Willingness to mentor, educate and empower your fellow engineers.

  • One Mobile app you can share during the interview which you developed

  • Familiar with Agile Development

  • Experience designing clean and maintainable codebase

  • Experience with multithreading programming

  • Experience writing unit tests and testable code

  • Knowledge of iOS SDK performance tools and optimization techniques

  • Good knowledge of Git version control system

  • Good understanding of English, if you can make a joke in English, you will be fine

  • Japanese or Thai language will be a plus (but not required)

  • Priority if you can code in Android as well


  • Competitive salary and performance based bonus plus standard social security insurance

  • Hybrid Work Environment

  • Flextime: Core time 11:00 to 15:00

  • For overseas candidates: Visa Support, Re-location assistance to help you start your life in Tokyo, including first-time airfare to Tokyo, and hotel room for two weeks while we help you search for housing.

  • Holidays: Annual leave, Summer as well as Winter Holidays, Childcare and Family care leave

  • Support in buying the needed items to make your work easier: applications, large monitor even a good chair (unfortunately, pajamas not included; though, we are trying to get it approved soon)

  • Free snacks, cheeses, soups, and drinks, of course!

  • Transportation allowance OR if you live near the office, we will give you 20,000 JPY monthly towards your rent

  • We will subsidize books, language courses, conference tickets, and even paid apps.

  • Annual Company trip (as we overcome travel restrictions)

nanameue's story began in May, 2013. This start-up with roots in Tokyo and Thailand was founded to build connections between people through social networks. And now nanameue has over 40 people in Tokyo building one of Japan's top chat applications.

With around 6.5 million registered users in the first 3 years, their engineers have the opportunity to take on complex but rewarding technical challenges.

Being an international company, approximately half of their members come from overseas: they have members from places like Thailand, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, and Brazil. And nanameue use English as the official company language.

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