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Senior Software Engineer, IaaS Platform

LINE Corp. Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 No salary range given
  • 🏡 Partially remote
  • 🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
  • 💬 Fluent Japanese
  • 🌏 Apply from abroad
  • 🧳 Relocate to Japan

About LINE Corp.

LINE Corp. Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

At 83 million domestic users, or 65% of the population, LINE is Japan's most popular messaging application. It is also popular throughout Asia, boasting approximately 186 million users globally.

Key benefits

  • Build reliable systems at scale
  • Room to grow
  • Healthy work/life balance

About the position

In this position, you’ll be responsible for proposing, designing and developing a new Verda architecture to follow future LINE DC scale and be the technical lead in the team in addition to improvement of OpenStack and its middleware used by Verda. Your responsiblities will include

  • Design and development of Verda platform architecture
  • Technical lead in development project and team
  • Communication with stakeholders to provide new architectures
  • Customizing and fixing bugs OSS (mainly OpenStack) to meet our requirements in large scale clusters
  • Troubleshoot our private cloud related softwares (OpenStack, Libvirt, QEMU, Dnsmasq, Kubernetes)


  • 8+ years of work experiences in server-side software engineering, or equivalent experience (C, Go or Python)
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Experienced in being a technical lead with 3+ development teams
  • Fluent communication skill with stakeholders
  • Experience of software troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of cloud services (network, storage and virtualization).
  • Interest in learning new technologies

Nice to haves

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

  • 4+ years of work experiences in relevant technical area
  • Experience of designing a cloud service architecture
  • Experience of re-architecting a production system
  • Experience operating or integrating OpenStack or Kubernetes
  • Ability to troubleshoot open source with code-level
  • Experience customizing open source for company business requirements
  • Experience of launching new open source community or project
  • Experience operating or developing a distributed system
  • Experience making presentations in tech conferences

Meet LINE Corp.'s Developers

Photo of Swapnali Koli

Joining LINE as a QA Engineer

with Swapnali Koli

Swapnali had been working at a Japanese company as a QA Engineer. Looking for a new challenge, she joined LINE, where she’s led their private cloud API automation project.

Read her story...

Li was working in Toronto when he was recruited to join LINE as a principal engineer. He tells his story of relocating to Japan.

Read his story...
Photo of Matthew Bailey

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.

Read his story...

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