Backend Lead Developer - Django

  • Remote OK - Worldwide
  • Full-time
  • April 22, 2024
4,000,000 - 6,000,000 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

Be part of a small but growing agile team of developers aiming to change the way recruitment is done, by developing ZooKeep's Talent Acquisition Platform.



  • Proactively work with the product team on designing and creating technical specifications
  • Lead and guide your team to deliver efficiently while unblocking their technical bottlenecks, and improve delivery every sprint
  • Collaborate to create excellent UI with great UX as the core principle
  • Implement features vertically, spanning front-end as well as back-end, designing & writing code that adheres to set coding standards
  • Performs code reviews
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend ideas to solve product and technical issues
  • Monitor technical processes against the project plan while safeguarding functionality, scalability, and performance
  • Share your knowledge with the team and teach others



  • 6+ years experience in software & web development, working on production code
  • Python/Django
  • Experience in leading a development team of developers
  • Experience in product development
  • Any DevOps experience (e.g. Linux, cloud infra, CI/CD pipelines)
  • Experience with Git version control system and Jira issue tracking system
  • Experience in Agile methodology
  • Experience working on product(s) in the 1-to-10 stage
  • Excellent communication in English
  • Proficient in crafting usable UI with well-documented backend API



  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience with React and/or other JS library and framework
  • Experience with networking architecture and setups
  • HR/Recruiting industry Knowledge
  • Japanese language ability
  • AWS tools experience
  • Docker or any other containerization tool
  • Knowledge of Security best practices and governance
  • Exposure to GDPR and private information management
  • Familiar with Slack for team communication
  • Familiar with Github or other repository for code review and communication

ZooKeep was designed from day one to simplify the execution of your talent acquisition operations and also guides your stakeholders to easily gain insights into the status and health of all talent acquisition pipelines in your business.

Backend Lead Developer - Django at ZooKeep