Junior Back-End Engineer

Shippio Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥4M ~ ¥6M annually
  • 🏡 Partially remote
  • 🧪 1+ 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


  • Shape the future of logistics with machine learning. Be at the forefront of incorporating Machine Learning capabilities by actively contributing towards architectural and design decisions.
  • Design and develop robust APIs. Engineer clean, efficient, scalable APIs that will be the backbone of our digital logistics solutions.
  • Architect and build for scalability and performance. Play a pivotal role in migrating our systems from a Ruby architecture to a modern, service-oriented platform, while reimagining and unlocking new business opportunities.
  • Own, Impact, and Grow. Take ownership of significant components within our service stack, driving both technical and business outcomes.


  • You have at least 1 year of experience with Back-End application development in Ruby and Ruby on Rails (or Go/Python/Rust).
  • Synthetic mind, you are able to quickly grasp the essence of our business and translate it into a model.
  • Strong communication skills to a variety of audiences, from technical to non-technical.

Nice to haves

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

  • Communication skills in Japanese is a big plus.
  • Experience in cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, etc.).
  • Experience with Front-End technologies (React, etc.) and GraphQL.
  • Experience in other programming languages (Go, Rust, Python, etc.).
  • Experience in mentoring and nurturing your fellow developers.
  • Experience in Open-Source Software (OSS) communities.
  • Intellectually curious and eager to take on new challenges.
  • Experience working within a fast-paced product company


4 to 6 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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