– Last updated / November 26 2021

Software developer jobs in Japan for English speakers.

πŸ‘ Little or no Japanese required. 🌍 Overseas applicants welcome.

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Insights from international developers working in Japan

  • Software development at TenTen

    with Laura Eck

    Laura tells her story of coming to Japan and joining TenTen as a developer. She talks about some of the technical challenges she faced, and how the company takes a collaborative approach to development.

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  • Growing a career in Japan

    with Matthew Bailey

    Starting as a server side engineer at LINE, Matt is now a software development manager. He shares his experiences of finding a job in Japan, and gives tips on how you can be successful at landing one too.

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  • Becoming CTO of Degica

    with Richard Ramsden

    After graduating from university, Richard came to Japan and found a job as a software developer. Eventually he joined Degica, where he rose to the role of CTO.

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  • Why Octopus Energy is an award winning workplace

    with Polly Sutcliffe

    Polly Sutcliffe came to Japan on the JET programme. After working as a translator, she pivoted her career through a coding bootcamp. Now she's a frontend developer at Octopus Energy, where she works on their consumer-facing portal.

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Discussions about working in tech in Japan

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Events & Networking

If you're already in Japan, networking is the best way to find a great job. Here are some great English-language developer events in Tokyo I recommend: