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Senior Software Engineer, API Platform Development (Kansai)

Money Forward Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥6.3M ~ ¥9M 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 Software Engineer, you will be responsible for building API Platform and Public APIs, mainly using Go.

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

Our team is developing Public APIs and API platforms for those products. Public APIs enable our ERP to offer a high degree of integration with other third-party applications. This allows our customers to build a more comprehensive view of their operations and data across different functional areas and systems. Also by designing commonly used API platforms, we aim to improve UX and development productivity.


  • Develop public APIs with Go
  • Develop commonly used API platforms such as Authentication, Webhooks, etc.
  • 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, and any other stakeholders
  • Ship software to the production environment
  • Monitor production environment. If any issues happen, fix and recover the system


  • Computer Science / Engineering Bachelor’s degree or related technical field
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Experience with Go
  • Experience with RDBM
  • 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 Kyoto or Osaka one day per week

Nice to haves

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

  • Experience with public cloud services such as AWS or GCP
  • Experience with platform service development and operations
  • Experience with system design and infrastructure building
  • Successful track record of developing quality software products and shipping production-ready software
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Interest in learning Japanese


6.3 to 9 million JPY annually.

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    Casual Interview (30 minutes)

    We’ll introduce the position to you, and answer any questions you might have.

  2. 2

    Coding Test

    You’ll take our online coding test from home.

  3. 3

    1st Technical Interview (60 minutes)

    We’ll focus on your technical expertise and career/position fit.

  4. 4

    2nd Technical Interview (60 minutes)

    You’ll use Miro to do system design in real time.

  5. 5

    Final Interview (60 minutes)

    We’ll make sure you fit the culture of our team.

  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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