Revolutionizing cashless payments in Japan.

With over 55 million registered users (as of February 2023), PayPay is the country’s most popular mobile wallet. Half of all of Japan’s smartphone users are using it, and more than 2 billion payments made per year.

Our international origins make us diverse at the core

PayPay started as a collaboration between Paytm, SoftBank, and Yahoo Japan, bringing together teams in Canada, India, and Japan. As we’ve grown, we’ve continued to embrace this diversity, and about 50% of our engineers are non-Japanese.

Japanese NOT required

Despite having a product aimed at the Japanese market, we’ve built our company so that English-speaking engineers can contribute at all levels, and a lack of Japanese ability will not hold you back. About 80% of our product team speaks English, and we have interpreters who can provide simultaneous translation when necessary.

If you’re an international engineer, we’ll also assign you a dedicated HR person who can help you with any Japanese translation or bureaucracy that comes up in your day to day.

Free Japanese lessons on company time

Of course, living in Japan, having Japanese skills will help to make your personal life more fulfilling, and so we do offer free Japanese lessons that can be scheduled during normal working hours.

Incredible scale using the latest technologies

PayPay launched on October 5th, 2018, making us still quite a young service. Despite this, we have built a system that handles over 1000 transactions per second. This combination of both scale and modern technologies makes working with us a rather unique opportunity.

Make your own decisions

Despite our scale, our engineers still have a great deal of autonomy, both from the perspective of the choice of technologies you apply, and also your role within the company. If you see something that can be improved, you’re encouraged to take it on. There’s no need to be constrained by an overly restrictive job description, and you can easily change roles within the company.


Remote Work
  • The office is for team building and collaborative work; in principle, you can work from home
  • Allowed to work anywhere in Japan as long as there’s a sufficient environment for communication
  • Satellite offices in Japan are also available
  • ¥100,000 per year provided as a work-from-home allowance
  • A transportation allowance of up to ¥150,000 per month will be provided when attendance at the office is required
  • Every Sat/Sun/National holidays (In Japan)/New Year’s break/Company-designated Special days
  • Annual leave (up to 14 days in the first year, granted proportionally according to the month of employment. Can be used from the date of hire)
  • Personal leave (5 days each year, granted proportionally according to the month of employment). This is PayPay’s own special paid leave system, which can be used to attend to illnesses, injuries, hospital visits, etc., of the employee, family members, pets, etc.
Working Hours
  • Super Flex Time (No Core Time)
  • In principle, 10:00am-6:45pm (actual working hours: 7h45m + 1h break)
Relocation Support
  • VISA sponsorship
  • Temporary apartment for 1.5 month
  • One way flight ticket
  • Relocation allowance for both moving and housing cost
  • Translation/Interpretation support
  • Japanese boot camp

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