Senior Frontend Engineer (HR)

Money Forward Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥7.0M ~ ¥10.0M annually
  • 🏡 Partially remote
  • 🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
  • 💬 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 Frontend Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the team to use modern front-end technologies to develop fast, scalable, intuitive applications within our line of HR (Human Resources) services.

With more than 12 million users, Money Forward is one of Japan’s leading tech companies. Money Forward Cloud is our SaaS applicant, aimed at enabling businesses to automate and streamline their accounting and HR operations - and within this product, the our line of HR services has the most usage. As the number of companies implementing our solution continues to grow, a major focus for us is improving the user experience of our product.

We are currently recruiting a new team to re-architect our Money Forward Cloud Payroll software. You will be leading this team to create efficient frontend solutions. You will have the opportunity to provide input on the new team’s structure and organisation.

Tech stack

  • Backend: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, GraphQL, gRPC, Sidekiq Pro, RSpec
  • Frontend: TypeScript, Next.js, Vue.js, Nuxt.js, Bootstrap-vue, Vue apollo, Jest
  • Infrastructure: Amazon EKS, Aurora, ElastiCache, S3 etc
  • Infrastructure as Code: Terraform
  • Version Control: GitHub
  • Project management: JIRA
  • Monitoring: Datadog, Rollbar
  • CI/CD: CircleCI, ArgoCD, GitHub Actions
  • Communication Tools: Zoom, Slack, Figma, Miro
  • Development Machine: MacBook Pro


  • Lead the re-architecture of the “Money Forward Cloud Payroll” frontend system
  • Reduce tech debt and develop new features
  • Provide guidance and empower the team to enhance their frontend development capabilities
  • Improve legacy frontend systems and lead modernisation of the frontend
  • Stay informed on emerging trends and technologies in the frontend landscape
  • Share knowledge and technologies with team and across the wider product team


  • Experience with any of the following Javascript frameworks (React, Vue.js, Angular)
  • Experience with re-architecting and refactoring frontend solutions already in production

Nice to haves

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

  • Business-level Japanese
  • Frontend experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Development Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience writing and maintaining tests with Jest
  • Experience in UI/UX design
  • Knowledge of web accessibility
  • Experience working with webpack (or similar) to release new products
  • Experience in sharing knowledge with the wider community i.e. via conference talks, blogs, documentation, study groups etc


7.008 to 10.008 million JPY annually. Includes allowance for overtime.

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    CV Screening

  2. 2

    Technical Assignment

    We will provide a document with guidelines and the problem definition. There will be no time limit for the assignment. Once you finish it, you’ll send your assignment in a compressed file or share it via a file sharing service.

  3. 3

    Live Coding Interview

  4. 4

    Career Interview

  5. 5

    Culture Match Interview

  6. 6



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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