Back-end Engineer

Shippio Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥5M ~ ¥7M annually
  • 🏡 Partially remote
  • 🧪 2+ years experience required
  • 💬 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


  • Join our development team to enhance our advanced logistics platform.
  • Collaborate with product managers and designers to implement new features.
  • Participate in Agile processes, including sprint planning and daily stand-ups.
  • Grow your skills through teamwork, brainstorming sessions, and code reviews.
  • Expand your knowledge in digital forwarding and logistics concepts.


  • 2+ years experience as a back-end engineer
  • Good understanding of Ruby, Ruby and Rails. You may substitute this experience with other languages such as Go, Python, etc., but as most of the back-end is written in Ruby, you must be comfortable with using Ruby
  • Good level of understanding systems architecture, data structures, and design patterns
  • Some experience in dealing SQL databases
  • Intellectually curious and eager to take on new challenges
  • Fast learning and being able to adapt to new technologies
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
  • Motivation to learn digital forwarding and logistics concepts
  • Good communication skills and ability to write technical documentation

Nice to haves

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

  • Communication skills in Japanese, or the willingness to take on that challenge
  • Experience in cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, etc.)
  • Experience with building platforms that incorporate cybersecurity requirements
  • Full-stack or front-end experience (Javascript, React, Node.js, etc.)


5 to 7 million JPY annually.


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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