Development Engineer (Server-side) - Working in Japan at LINE Fukuoka (Fukuoka, Japan)

Description: 

*Please apply to only one position at a time.


Both Japanese and Non-Japanese speakers welcomed; Whilst there are many English speakers at LINE successful applicants may be asked to attend a Japanese training course for at least 3 ~ 12 months after joining. The training is paid for by us, and is an excellent chance to pick up new language skills. We encourage employees to reach JLPT N2 within a few years of joining. 


LINE is a diverse company with some of the best engineers from around the world, approximately 30% of our developers come from outside of Japan. We are looking for experienced engineers with an interest in customer focused development who wish to make an impact on our tens of millions of daily users!


Job Description:


Projects will be assigned based on our assessment of your experience taking into account your interests and career preferences.


Server Development


You will be operating and performing API/web application development work for server-side features of LINE’s services.


Specific Responsibilities Include



  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve server-side software

  • Contribute to architectural designs which can improve the efficiency and flexibility of our services

  • Mentor and train team members on software design and coding standards

  • Work closely with other teams on the development of end-user facing web applications.

  • Support the development of high-quality code through active participation in code and design reviews


 Examples of Server Development Work 



  • Development and operation of services which support the sale and delivery of paid content such as Stickers, Emoji and Themes

  • Service development for LINE Family Apps (e.g. “LINE Creators Market”, “LINE Fortune”, “LINE Surveys”, “LINE Part Time Jobs”, etc.)


Tech Stack
Java, Kotlin, Perl, JavaScript, Thrift, Spring Framework, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Kafka, Elasticsearch, Prometheus, Grafana, etc…


Required Skills:



  • Professional knowledge of at least one programming language

  • 3+ years of experience in software development, including coding experience for web services

  • Basic knowledge in computer science (e.g. algorithm, data structure, asynchronous I/O, database, network)

  • Work experience using version control systems (VCS), dependency management systems, and continuous-integration systems (CI)

  • Communication ability in Japanese or English

  • Motivation to learn Japanese


Preferred Skills:



  • Experience in developing applications using Java 8+

  • System architecture and design experience

  • Basic knowledge of client-side technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript

  • Experience in using a Linux development environment

  • Experience in the coaching, management and/or leadership of a technical team

  • Open-source software development experience and/or participation in open source communities is also a plus

  • Strong interest and ability to learn any new technical topic


Working Hours: 
Discretionary and flexible according to ability and speed of work; if projects are completed on time there is no need to stay in the office for extended periods of time.

Salary: 


Minimum salary starting from 6 million Japanese yen per annum (salary based on experience and ability).


*Other details to be discussed during the interview process.