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Backend Developer

MakeLeaps Meguro-ku, Tokyo
    💴 ¥9M ~ ¥12M annually
    🏡 Fully remote
    🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
    💬 No Japanese required
    🌏 Apply from abroad
    🧳 Relocate to Japan

About MakeLeaps

MakeLeaps Meguro-ku, Tokyo

SaaS vendor whose products streamline billing processes and other back office tasks for companies and freelancers. Acquired by Ricoh Company, Ltd. in 2018 to bolster their burgeoning digital business.

Key benefits

  • Fully remote or work from our office
  • Diverse team
  • Flexible working hours

About the position

As a member of the Shared Tech team, you will contribute to the development of MakeLeaps’ products in myriad ways. In addition to writing backend code for our products, you will help boost the productivity and efficiency of dev teams’ workflows by planning development projects, defining and tracking performance metrics, and proposing best practices for our codebase. You will work closely with engineers on other teams to make an impact on development at MakeLeaps.


  • Set up metrics and targets for reliability and performance. Build plans on how to meet those targets and help us execute them
  • Review other teammates’ code; propose best practices and policies for improving our codebase
  • Increase observability of our services
  • Improve deployment and CI workflows
  • Design and implement new features in collaboration with others


  • Backend web development experience
  • Python/Django experience
  • Currently residing in Japan or have done so in the past

Nice to haves

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

  • JavaScript frameworks experience, especially React
  • Object-relational mapping experience
  • PostgreSQL experience
  • SaaS product experience
  • Infrastructure experience (configuring CI/CD pipelines, or debugging server-side performance issues)


¥9 - 12 million annually.


9 to 12 million JPY annually.

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    Resume screening

  2. 2

    1st Interview with recruiter

  3. 3

    2nd (technical) interview with members of dev team

  4. 4

    Final interview with CTO

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