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Server-side Engineer

LINE Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
  • 💴 No salary range given
  • 🏡 Partially remote
  • 🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
  • 💬 No Japanese required
  • 🌏 Apply from abroad
  • 🧳 Relocate to Japan

About LINE Fukuoka

LINE Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

A subsidiary of LINE Corp that was established in order to take advantage of Fukuoka's unique initiatives.

Key benefits

  • Highly international
  • We'll teach you Japanese
  • A young city and workforce

About the position

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

Examples of 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 Surveys”, “LINE Part Time Jobs”, “LINE Financial” etc.).


  • 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.

Technology we use

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


  • Professional 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).
  • 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.
  • Motivation to learn Japanese.

Nice to haves

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

  • Experience developing applications using Java 8+.
  • System architecture and design experience.
  • Basic knowledge of client side technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Experience 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.

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    Document screening

  2. 2

    Skill test

    We’ll test your programming abilities using your choice of Java, Python, Kotlin, or Perl.

  3. 3


    We’ll typically conduct 2-3 online interviews.

  4. 4


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