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Back-End Architect

Shippio Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 No salary range given
  • 🏡 Partially remote
  • 🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
  • 💬 No Japanese required
  • 🗾 Japan residents only
  • 🧳 No relocation support

About Shippio

Shippio Minato-ku, Tokyo

Japan's first digital freight forwarder, building a multi-faceted digital platform that allows both customers (importer/exporter) and operators to efficiently and fluidly process international trade workflows.

Key benefits

  • Passionate and human-sized team
  • Exciting challenges and rapid growth
  • World-class engineering team

About the position

Shippio is a simulation of our real world business, and we need to make this simulation as close to the reality as possible. Here comes in the architect! You will be tasked to create the different models (e.g. ERD, database) for our applications, based on our business requirements, and help us figure out the technologies best suited for the needs of our model and business.

You will also design and develop our applications service infrastructure (currently in Ruby) in collaboration with project managers, designers, and front-end engineers.


  • 2+ years of experience in Back-End application development, and interest in Ruby
  • Knowledge of UML or any other language to describe a model
  • Synthetic mind, able to quickly grasp the essence of our business and translate it into a model
  • Challenger, making small changes having huge impacts
  • Good intra and inter-team communication skills
  • Located in Japan
  • Valid work authorization or eligibility to obtain it

Preferred Skills

  • Communication skills in Japanese are highly appreciated
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • DevOps skills are more than welcomed
  • Intellectually curious and eager to take on new challenges
  • Interested in working on B2B development by leveraging your own development experience

Meet Shippio's Developers

Chris Ackermann started his career in logistics, where he pushed to improve conditions for operators. Rebooting his career as a software developer at Shippio, he once again pursues his passion of revolutionising the logistics industry.

Read his story...

Gloria recently joined Shippio, starting her engineering manager career after previously working as a security engineer. She talks about her role, how the transition went, the company culture, and how she’s helping to shape their security processes.

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