Backend Engineer (Data Platform)

  • Tokyo
  • Remote OK
  • Full-time
  • July 21, 2022
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Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Conversational
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above


Our team develops and operates a platform (Data as a Service, Data Platform) for users to register observation requests on the StriX(the series of small SAR satellite constellations) and distribute observation data to users.

Such as artificial satellites and satellite data may sound like it requires industry-specific knowledge and experience. Data Platform also consists of general technologies using React and Next.js for Frontend and Go and RDB for Backend.

Since our team is still a small team, it is important for each member to take responsibility and voluntarily proceed with development in collaboration with related parties. Terminology and internal logic have industry-specific knowledge, so if you have the intellectual curiosity to learn them, you will enjoy your work even more!

In this position, you will develop and operate the Data Platform to improve the user experience, promote the automation of operations, and optimize the delivery time of observation data.

Backend development on Data Platform; 

  • Function repair. Based on feedback from the sales team, we define the requirements for functional refurbishment, design, implement, and test.

  • New function development. Work with the satellite operations team to define, design, implement, and test new feature requirements and constraints.

  • Operation automation. Discuss the tasks that can be automated in the operation with the parties concerned, and perform automation and optimization.

Job requirements

Minimum qualifications 

  • Independence to voluntarily communicate with other teams, set requirements and restrictions, and proceed with development

  • Intellectual curiosity that wants to know knowledge in unknown fields such as artificial satellite operation and satellite data

  • More than 3 years of software development experience

  • Web service backend development experience

  • RDB data schema design experience

  • Experience in system development of web services on the cloud (Google Cloud, AWS, Azure)

  • Motivation to communicate in Japanese

Preferred qualifications

  • Front-end development experience. Especially development experience using React, Next.js.

  • Experience in building and operating cloud infrastructure. Especially experience in building and operating kubernetes and terraform.

  • End-to-end test environment construction / operation experience

  • Programming experience with golang

  • Communication experience using English at work

  • Development experience in a project team consisting of 5 or more people

  • Web service production environment construction and operation experience

  • Development experience using GIS data

Synspective is a space start-up that provides business solutions based on data from satellites. Founded in 2018, they develop and operate their own synthetic aperture radar satellites.

While most start-ups in the Earth Observation sector are limited to one area such as data analytics or the development of satellite hardware, Synspective handles everything from developing satellites to data analytics to building solutions for clients based on this infrastructure.

With an emphasis on data, Synspective aims to become a true one-stop-shop player for solutions based on satellite data. With SAR satellites that apply the results of the Japanese Cabinet Office’s “ImPACT” program, Synspective’s goal is to create a platform capable of frequent data collection, and sell or use that data to offer solutions for government and business entities.

Synspective’s culture is defined by their concept of “Human Centered Design for Company”. They’re striving to build a strong organization that relies on the performance of each individual. To that end, they provide a flexible environment where specialists can work autonomously, empowering members to work whenever it enables them to do their best work.

Since the company is entering into a market that’s still developing, optimizing for the performance of each individual is essential for the success of the company’s business. They also want to support members in expressing their own ideas and hypothesis since they know that the satellite business still has many open questions.

Synspective is an organization full of highly-motivated specialists, so each full-time employee is on a 6-month contract. Members’ performance is evaluated every six months, and those who’ve made major contributions are rewarded for their effort. This also helps maintain an environment where everyone can work freely and independently among people focused on improvement and growth.

Synspective's policies during COVID-19 are as follows:

  • During COVID-19 all of their members are working from home. *They’ve opened up hiring for overseas candidates for a few positions.
  • Synspective was already working remotely before COVID-19 for most roles.
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