Backend Engineer (Fukuoka)

Money Forward Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥5.8M ~ ¥9M annually
  • 🏡 Partially remote
  • 🧪 3+ years experience required
  • 💬 No Japanese required
  • 🌏 Apply from abroad
  • 🧳 Relocate to Japan

About Money Forward

Money Forward Minato-ku, Tokyo

Money Forward is a fintech startup delivering tools to visualize and improve both individuals'​ and companies'​ financial health.

Key benefits

  • Small but diverse team
  • Great support for OSS
  • Relocation support

About the position

At the Fukuoka office, we are developing "MoneyForward Cloud Expense" and "MoneyForward Cloud Debt Payment". These are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for businesses,  which automate and streamline expense reimbursement and debt payment by integrating data from various back-office related platforms and applications.

As a Backend Engineer, you will be responsible for developing "MoneyForward Cloud Debt Payment" using Ruby on Rails. It is necessary to provide new functions quickly to meet user needs, while at the same time maintaining stable operations and high service quality.

We are looking for a backend engineer who can collaborate effectively with team members, addressing challenges and contributing to the continuous evolution of our products. 


  • Design and develop web applications with Ruby.
  • Improve team workflow and development processes.
  • Engage with internal stakeholders to understand and translate their requirements into the team's technical requirements.
  • Support team members through code reviews.
  • Plan for future resources requirements and collaborate with the hiring efforts
  • Other activities such as public relations, and participation in team/organizational development, depending on the individual's intentions
  • Promote globalization of the team.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field.
  • 3+ years of web application development experiences using Ruby
  • Successful track record of developing quality software products and shipping production-ready software.
  • Experience with working in an Agile/Scrum team.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills.

Nice to haves

While not specifically required, tell us if you have any of the following.

  • Experience with GraphQL and REST API development
  • Experience in MySQL development
  • Experience in team development using GitHub, CI, Lint, etc.
  • Experience with design patterns (GoF), domain-driven design, clean architecture, etc.


Depending on your experience and skills, you may be offered one of the following. 

  • Backend Engineer III : Min 580 - Max 700 Japanese Yen / Year (Gross)
  • Senior Backend Engineer : Min  700 - Max 900 Japanese Yen / Year (Gross)

Meet Money Forward's Developers

Kostas Mavrikis left the Netherlands to join Money Forward in October 2023. As the first non-Japanese speaker in the Fukuoka office, he's been taking the initiative on Money Forward's Englishnization program, as well as introducing Kotlin, Scrumban, and European-style coffee meetings to his team.

Read his story...

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