Platform Engineer (Remote)

  • Tokyo
  • Remote OK - Anywhere in Japan
  • Full-time
  • May 31, 2023
7,000,000 - 13,500,000 JPY /yr
Apply from Anywhere 👍
Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Business Level
(Skills in one of the two is sufficient)
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above

About PayPay

▼About PayPay
PayPay, a fintech company, that achieved more than 40M users within around 3 years since its launch in 2018 has hugely diversified employees who are from 40 different countries. The number of employees by now is more than 1,000 staff members, and yet the company is still incomplete and at a growing stage.

To build "PayPay", we allied with Paytm, the biggest payment service company in India. Based on their customer-first technologies , we created and expanded the smartphone payment service in Japan.

Our biggest competitor is "cash". We are seeking for people who can accept this challenge positively, brush up the product at a tremendous speed that other companies could never achieve, and who are passionate about promoting and spreading such a financial life platform in a short time along with professionalism.

About our working style, we had introduced a new personnel system called WFA (Working From Anywhere*). At PayPay, we work fully remotely in Japan. Therefore, the working place or your living place doesn't matter. Even if you are living in a local area, the salary and benefit package will be at an international level while you enjoy working with world class colleagues. You will find such a way of working at PayPay!
*This WFA policy is applicable only within Japan.

Job Description

PayPay is looking for a Platform Engineer to work on our payment system to deliver the best payment experience for our customers.

The mission of our SRE team (which we call "Platform team" at PayPay) is to build and architect stable infrastructure so that we can provide secure service to all the customers with our highest speed.
Our number of transactions as well as users have been increasing day by day since our first product release. The infrastructure/system must be capable of scale-out, and we need to always consider room for the growth. Since Paypay's system is highly mission-critical, handling payment solutions - our top priority for the system is to be able to provide stable service.

From risk-hedging perspective, it is important to assure our infrastructure is maintained properly with a high level of usability so that even if our resources fail instances get down, we can continue our service.
Our current phase is not yet a "maintenance" phase - as a platform engineer, you will be required to architect the whole system in a scalable manner while with employing a variety of technologies.

Main responsibilities

・ Architect, maintain and tune our PayPay infra system with the following tech domains:
- Kafka
- Kubernetes
※ We rotate roles and responsibilities among those tech stacks, and you will be able to experience a wide range of technologies.

【Tech Stack】We select the best combination of tech at times.
| Python, groovy, HCL(, yaml)
| MySQL/AuroraDB, TiDB, DynamoDB, ELK, Kafka, Redis, nginx, envoy, openresty
| Docker, Kubernetes, Argo CD, Argo rollouts, Prometheus, Artifactory, GCP
| GitHub, GitHub Actions, Jenkins, terraform, ansible, about microservices, about 12 factors app, grpc, gitops
| NRQL, PromQL, Kibana, Bigquery
| Slack, Zoom, Confluence, JIRA, F2F


- Minimum of 3 years of professional administration experience with at least one or few of the following:
- Kubernetes
- Security
- RDS (e.g. MySQL, Aurora)
- NoSQL (e.g. Redis, Elasticsearch, Cassandra)
- MQ (e.g. Kafka)
- Cloud Computing platforms (e.g. AWS, GCP)

- Experience with Linux
- Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages
- Experience with one or more configuration management tools, such as Terraform, Ansible
- Working knowledge of git and CI/CD tools
- Motivated to work with the platform and infrastructure for modern system using micro-service architecture
- Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field
- ビジネスレベルの日本語もしくは英語

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with Cloud Computing platforms (e.g. AWS, GCP)
- Contribution to open source projects


Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
(Basically we work fully remotely in Japan)

PayPay Careers

• Forms of employment: Permanent Staff
• Full-remote work (stay In Japan)
• Salary: Based on experience, skills, performance and contribution.
• Salary Increase: Reviewed based on performance evaluation and PayPay's business performance.
  NOTE: In principle, you will be reviewed for a raise once in a year.
• Special Incentive : Payment based on company performance and individual contribution and evaluation (once in a year)
• Various Allowances: Overtime allowance, late-night work allowance and Work from home allowance (100,000JPY/year)
• Working Hours: In principle, from 10:00am to 18:45pm (actual working hours: 7h45m+1 hour lunch break from 12pm to 13pm in principle) NOTE: We use super flextime system which do not set core hours.  
• Days Off: Saturdays and Sundays. National holidays. Year end holidays from December 29th to January 4th.
• Holidays: Annual paid leave, congratulatory or condolence leave, maternity leave, sick/injured child care leave, family care leave and etc.
• Benefits: Social insurance (health insurance, employee pension, employment insurance and compensation insurance,) defined contribution pension system (TBC) and etc.

Hiring Process

1. Application Review (1-2 weeks)
We review your profile based on your submitted materials.

2. Code challenge (online)
We send you a code challenge after reviewing resume.
Please be prepared to take code challenge after submitting your application! It takes about 1-1.5 hours max. to complete.

3. 1 - 3 Interviews (online)
You will have 1 to 3 interviews with our engineers.

4. Offer

Other Info./その他 関連情報

PayPayコーポレートブログ Corporate Blog

PayPayプロダクトブログ Product Blog



また、働き方に関してもWFA(Working From Anywhere)制度など、新しい人事制度を採り入れてます。当社は基本的にフルリモートでの勤務となる為、勤務場所や現在の居住地は問いません。 地方に暮らしながらも国際都市水準の給料・福利厚生を得ながら、世界レベルの仲間と仕事をする。 そんな働き方もPayPayでは実現できます。

【言語要件】日本語 / 英語どちらかが流暢(ビジネスレベル以上)であれば応募いただけます!


  • PayPayはパンデミック期間中、従業員の安全を確保するためにリモートワークへの移行を進めており、パンデミックが治まった後もこれを継続していきます。

  • 日本への移住を希望する方の応募は受け付けていますが、渡航規制の関係で移住の時期を明確にすることが難しい状況です。内定が出た場合は、在留資格認定証明書の申請を行いますので、国境が開通すればビザの取得が容易になりますし、遠隔地からの契約など、特別な配慮をすることも可能です。

  • COVID-19が落ち着き、ビザ発給の準備が整うまでは、海外からリモートで仕事を始めることができます。

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