About Givery

Shibuya, Tokyo

Givery aims to provide the missing link that our clients need to scout, hire, and train world-class engineers. We are profitable, privately owned, and our clients include some of the biggest names in the Japanese tech and gaming industry.

Key benefits

  • Awesome tech
  • Work-life balance
  • Work remotely or come to the office

About the position

We are looking for a backend engineer to help us expand track, a product suite that helps companies evaluate, train and hire engineers.

Responsibilities

  • Develop APIs and services in Scala with frameworks such as Play and Akka
  • Properly test and prepare new releases by writing automated tests, doing code reviews and helping introduce new processes that helps maintain a high quality code base.
  • Help evaluate and clarify product requirements and provide technical solutions that meet customers’ needs.
  • Monitoring and quick response to failures to ensure stable operation of services.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of professional experience driving the backend work of a commercial product using Scala, Java or a modern functional programming language
  • Experience building REST APIs running over distributed infrastructure
  • Strong interest and knowledge of functional programming concepts and familiar with non blocking, asynchronous programming (ex: Actors, Futures, etc)
  • Expert level knowledge and experience with RDBMS/ORDBMS such as PostgreSQL/MySQL
  • Understanding and experience in CI and writing unit tests
  • Experience with AWS and Docker

Nice to haves

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

  • Language skills in Japanese is a big plus, but not a requirement

Compensation

7.0 to 10.5 million JPY annually.

Hiring Process

  1. Call

    A 30 minute call with the team’s leader.

  2. Online coding exam

    A coding exam via our skill check platform “track”.

  3. Interview

    ‘Onsite Interview’ (now done over Google Meet or Zoom, etc)

  4. Offer!

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with Ryoko Kawashima

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About Givery

Shibuya, Tokyo

Givery aims to provide the missing link that our clients need to scout, hire, and train world-class engineers. We are profitable, privately owned, and our clients include some of the biggest names in the Japanese tech and gaming industry.

Key benefits

  • Awesome tech
  • Work-life balance
  • Work remotely or come to the office

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