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Frontend Engineer

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

We created our product 3 years ago and realised last year that it was not aligned with the business strategy anymore. Thus last summer, we took the decision to rebuild it from scratch. We used this opportunity to move our FE stack from Vue.js to React.js as the team was eager to learn. We currently have 2 web-apps and will soon have a 3rd one, each with different user stories and challenges.

  • Develop web applications using React.js
  • Product quality improvement through code review and teamwork
  • Critical analysis
  • Achieve service compliance, stability, ease of use, and flexibility for continuous improvement


  • Located in Japan
  • 2+ years of experience in web application development
  • Challenger, making small changes having huge impacts
  • Able to work smoothly in a multicultural environment
  • Good intra and inter-team communication skills
  • Valid work authorization or eligibility to obtain it

Preferred Skills

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

  • Communication skills in Japanese are highly appreciated
  • Intellectually curious and eager to take on new challenges
  • Interested in working on Business to Business development by leveraging your own development experience
  • Able to approach products from a user-first perspective
  • Understand the back-end constraints and be able to design an API call

Portrait of our Front-End Engineers

  • You don’t fall for the hype.
  • You are an HTML & CSS aficionado.
  • You don’t mind peer reviews, you love them.
  • You tend to solve your problems with code, not dependencies.
  • You love JavaScript ES2018 (ES2015, at least).
  • You are comfortable working in both a team and also independently to ensure goals are achieved.
  • Quality of code is your priority and you follow best practices.
  • You have an ability to foresee where your code may need to be altered to keep in line with the company strategy.

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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