About MakeLeaps

Founded in 2014, MakeLeaps is SaaS vendor whose products streamline billing processes and other back office tasks for companies and freelancers. A Japanese startup success story, MakeLeaps was acquired by Ricoh Company, Ltd. in 2018 to bolster their burgeoning digital business.

Fully remote, or come to the office

We enabled full remote work in 2020 and never looked back. Work anywhere within Japan, with no minimum in-office days. If you do choose to come into our office, we’ll cover your commute costs.

A diverse team

We have approximately 40 employees currently, and our diverse team makes for an open and welcoming workplace. About half of our colleagues are women and half hail from outside Japan, representing 14 different nationalities. The primary working language for engineers is English.

Flexible working hours

At MakeLeaps we don’t believe in overtime for overtime’s sake–we value work-life balance and enjoy a flex-time system with core hours of 11:00 - 16:00.

Development environment

  • Tech stack: TypeScript, JavaScript (AngularJS, React), Python (Django)
  • Server OS: Ubuntu
  • Test frameworks: pytest, Selenium, Tape, Jest, Cypress
  • Database: PostgreSQL
  • Version control: Git

Application process

  1. Resume screening
  2. 1st Interview with recruiter
  3. 2nd (technical) interview with members of dev team
  4. Final interview with CTO

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.



Nice to haves

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


¥9 - 12 million annually.

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