Development Engineer (Server-side) <English Only OK!>

Company is not publicly visible
Depends on experience
Osaka, Japan

Posted 2020-Jan-20  by Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan K.K./ヘイズ・スペシャリスト・リクルートメント・ジャパン株式会社 (Recruiter) Job Code:1064535 Company Code:212226216

Job Description

    We will assign the project to you after inquiring about your experience as an engineer and future career preferences.

    ■ Server Development
    You will be performing API/web application design and development work for server-side features that accompany the app's messaging and social graph services or related services (referred to as “Family Apps” below) running on the platform.

    - Systems include: much of the API, client-server/server-server coordination, databases, and parallel batch jobs.
    Responsibilities include:
    - Working to achieve scalability, stability, ease-of-use, and flexibility for continual improvements in the services.
    - Working to improve work product quality from an engineering standpoint through code reviews and teamwork.

    【Examples of Server Development Work】
    - Service development for paid content and sponsored content.
    - Service development for Family Apps

    【Main Technologies Utilized】
    Java, Kotlin, Swift, Objective-C, Perl, Python, JavaScript, MySQL, Redis, Kafka, Git, Spring, Thrift, Hadoop, HBase, Hive, etc.

    【No Japanese Skills Required】
    This position requires no Japanese language skills; There are many English speakers working with the company. Successful applicants without Japanese language skills may be asked to attend a Japanese training course for half of every working day for at least 3 months ~ 1 year after arriving. This training is paid for by the employer, and is an excellent chance to pick up new language skills.

Job Requirement

    【Required Skills】
    • At least 1 year related experience.
    • English language skills (business level or above),
    • Non-Japanese speaking applicants must be willing to learn the Japanese language after arriving Japan
    • Professional knowledge of at least one programming language
    • Understanding of computer science
    • Fundamental knowledge of memory, processes, threads, and their relation to programming
    • A fundamental understanding of network technology (e.g. TCP/UDP, HTTP, etc.), databases, and SQL

    【Preferred Skills】
    • Experience in developing native apps using Java/Kotlin, Swift/Objective-C
    • Experience in Web application development using languages such as Java, PHP, Perl, Ruby, Python, etc.
    • A history of active participation in the Open Source community
    • Experience with development/operation of systems with large quantities of data and traffic

Language Ability

  • English : Business Conversation Level (TOEIC 735-860)

Job Summary


Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan K.K./ヘイズ・スペシャリスト・リクルートメント・ジャパン株式会社

Employment Company

Company is not publicly visible

Job Type

IT (PC, Web, Unix) - Programmer

IT (PC, Web, Unix) - Database SE

IT (PC, Web, Unix) - Business Application SE


Internet Services/ISP (Internet Service Provider)


Depends on experience

Other Salary Description

Fixed annual salary + Incentive (twice/year)

【Salary Review】


Asia Japan Osaka

Asia Japan Kyoto

Asia Japan Tokyo


【Rest Days, Holidays and Leaves】
• Public holiday
• Year end and New Year holiday
• Bereavement leave, marriage leave, maternity leave, paternity leave
• Annual leave
• Refreshment leave (An employee is entitled to 10 days additional paid leave after having been employed under a continuous contract for every 5 years.

Job Contract Period

Full time permanent

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your latest resume to

西田 恵 / Kei Nishida
T: (0)6 6457 7219

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