About Ascender

We’re a growing foreign-owned company of about 80 people based in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, in the HR tech space. Our core business is providing managed payroll services to both foreign and Japanese clients in the mid-tier market (300-3,000 employee size), based on our own web-based HR/time/leave/payroll system called Workcloud. Our business has grown 30% year-on-year for the last 3 years.

Our product development team

Our product development team has 7 developers and 6 QA engineers. We are a test-driven team working on a 2 week sprint cycle, using JIRA / Confluence / CircleCI / Github. Our team is very diverse with a good composition of Japanese and English speakers.

Our tech stack and tools

  • Ruby on Rails (Monolithic)
  • MySQL (Using AWS RDS)
  • Plain JavaScript with jQuery
  • Docker based
  • AWS OpsWorks / Cloudfront / S3
  • Github / CircleCI / JIRA
  • TDD: Code coverage >= 80%

We welcome overseas candidates

We’ll sponsor your visa to come to Japan. While it is being processed, you’ll be able to work remotely from your own country.

Flex time and remote work

We offer flex time, with core hours of 11am-3pm, and a remote work culture.

Our response to COVID-19

Most developers are currently working fully remote. Once the border reopens, we’ll encourage all developers to come to the office once or twice per week.

About the position

We are looking for proactive, full-stack Rails developers (with heavy emphasis on the backend) who can architect and build large feature additions to our system, as well as continually upgrade our system as the regulatory and use-case environment evolves.

Requirements

Nice to haves

These aren’t required, but be sure to mention them in your application if you have them.

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