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Senior Backend Engineer

Drivemode Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥8M ~ ¥12M annually
  • 🏡 Partially remote
  • 🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
  • 💬 No Japanese required
  • 🗾 Japan residents only
  • 🧳 No relocation support

About Drivemode

Drivemode Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Drivemode has built a mobile-based connected vehicle platform which integrates directly with the vehicle to bring key communication and navigation features, while putting your vehicle’s data right at your fingertips. Our products are used by millions of riders and drivers in over 150 countries.

Key benefits

  • Small team that plays big
  • Language learning support
  • Brand new office

About the position

The Senior Backend Engineer is responsible for designing, delivering and operating services on cloud infrastructure that support drivers on day-to-day activities such as navigation, preferences, authentication and so on. You will work directly with product owners, mobile and embedded application engineers to understand the product needs for online services you will be in charge of. You might also engage directly with external teams to learn about existing corporate systems, experiment with them and participate in architecture and integration decisions.

What You Will Do

  • Design testable, scalable and observable backend services
  • Develop, in a team, end-to-end backend service solutions, including database design, cloud infrastructure services selection and setup, monitoring and alerting
  • Troubleshoot production issues, develop and release hotfixes
  • Contribute to CI/CD pipeline infrastructure


  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Experience architecting, building, and operating cloud native backend services in one or more programming languages such as Go, Kotlin, Java, Python, TypeScript, etc
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience working on large teams that follow software development best practices
  • A flexible attitude and entrepreneurial mindset. Be willing to engage outside of your usual responsibility area, learn new technologies and tackle challenges beyond backend development
  • Someone who thinks that cars and motorcycles can be 1000x better than they are today.
  • Able to collaborate in English and to understand technical documentation
  • Permission to work in Japan

Nice to haves

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

  • Experience with a major cloud provider such as GCP, AWS, or Azure
  • Experience with infrastructure as code (e.g. Terraform)
  • Japanese language ability always welcome


8 - 12 million JPY annually.


8 to 12 million JPY annually.

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    Resume screening and online screening test

  2. 2

    1st Technical interview with a hiring team

  3. 3

    2-3 more interviews with the management

Meet Drivemode's Developers

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Hacking Android at Drivemode

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