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Backend Engineer

Shippio Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 No salary range given
  • 🏡 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

You will be involved in the design and development of Ruby applications service infrastructure in collaboration with project managers, designers, and front-end engineers.


  • Design and develop Ruby on Rails applications
  • Product quality improvement through code review and teamwork
  • Critical analysis
  • Achieve service compliance, stability, ease of use, and flexibility for continuous improvement


  • 2+ years of experience in Back-End application development (preferably in Ruby on Rails)
  • Synthetic mind, able to quickly grasp the essence of our business and translate it into a model
  • Navigator, negotiate challenges to find optimal solutions
  • Good intra and inter-team communication skills
  • Located in Japan
  • Valid work authorization or eligibility to obtain it

Nice to haves

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

  • Communication skills in Japanese are highly appreciated
  • Experience on cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, etc.)
  • 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.

Read her story...

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