Senior Backend Software Engineer, Accounting Report System Development

Money Forward Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥8M ~ ¥12M annually
  • 🏡 Partially remote
  • 🧪 5+ 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

As a Senior Backend Software Engineer, you will be responsible for building brand-new reporting features for our accounting cloud service, mainly using Go.

“Money Forward Cloud ERP” is a cloud-based composable ERP (modular ERP) that has our own SaaS applications for corporate back-office operations from Accounting, Finances, and Human Resources fields as its module applications. And the “Money Forward Cloud Accounting Plus” is an accounting module from the composable ERP modules.

Our team is developing new reporting features for the accounting module, which our users desire. The new reporting features allow users to check their company’s financial status easily and quickly. We have to handle large amounts of data to calculate figures for reporting, it is crucial to consider efficiency in processing to provide better UX.


  • Develop reporting functionalities on our cloud accounting product for over mid-sized companies with Go
  • Develop customizable reporting functionalities
  • Write scalable, robust, testable, efficient, and easily maintainable code
  • Lead team members from a technical perspective
  • Participate in discussions on product specifications or customer feedback with members from other functions
  • Create system requirements that include functional and non-functional requirements
  • Collaborate with team members, Engineering Manager, Product Manager, Designer, and any other stakeholders
  • Ship software to the production environment
  • Monitor the production environment and if any issues happen, fix and recover the system
  • Share your knowledge with team members and other engineers
  • Contribute to improvements in the development process, communication, team building, etc


  • Computer Science / Engineering Bachelor’s degree or related technical field
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Experience in leading product development with Go
  • Experience with RDBM
  • Experience with system design
  • Experience with working in an Agile/Scrum team
  • Team player
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Solution-oriented and result-driven
  • Be able to relocate to Japan and commute to the office in Tokyo one day per week

Nice to haves

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

  • Experience with accounting domain service development and operations (e.g. accounting, reporting) 
  • Experience with AWS or other public cloud services
  • Experience with infrastructure building
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Experience with React.js or other frontend technologies
  • Successful track record of developing quality software products and shipping production-ready software
  • Interest in learning Japanese


8 to 12 million JPY annually.


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.

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