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Server-side Engineer, LINE 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

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop server-side feature APIs for LINE’s messaging and social graph services, as well as other LINE Family services.
  • Design and develop scale and distributed processing-driven data structures for large-scale data storage.
  • Develop technology visions for a system that can flexibly address ongoing structural, performance, and scalability improvements for the LINE platform in addition to varying business needs

1. Lead/Senior Software Engineer - Line Server

Minimum Qualifications

  • Major in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Strong skills and experience in at least one of the following languages: Java, C, C++, Scala, Erlang
  • Experience with complexity analyses for algorithms and data structures as well as software design experience
  • Experience developing consumer services
  • Expertise in designing, analyzing, and problem solving for large-scale systems or distributed systems
  • Experience leading development projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science
  • Understanding of and experience tuning JVM internal architecture and garbage collection
  • Extensive knowledge of networks and experience designing and developing client/server protocols and APIs (REST and RPC) for mobile
  • Experience with using NoSQL in developing databases for big data processing or distributed storage
  • Experience designing and developing asynchronous and non-blocking IO systems
  • Ability to proactively approach and troubleshoot system issues
  • Experience developing and operating global-scale services
  • Open source committer and contributor

2. Software Engineer - Line Server

Minimum Qualifications

  • Major in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in at least one of the following languages: Java, C, C++, Scala, Erlang
  • Possesses problem-solving skills and understanding of algorithms and data structures
  • Experience developing in Linux and Unix environments

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science
  • Extensive experience in at least one of the following languages: Java, C, C++, Scala, Erlang
  • Experience operating or developing distributed systems
  • Broad grasp of networks and experience developing client/server protocols and APIs (REST and RPC) for mobile
  • Experience with using NoSQL in developing databases for big data processing or distributed storage
  • Strong grasp of Linux and Unix systems and networks
  • Experience developing consumer services

Ideal Candidate

  • Interested in the internet and optimistic about its possibilities
  • Eager to expand knowledge and learn about new technologies

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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