Senior Backend Engineer

Shippio Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥8M ~ ¥12M annually
  • 🏡 Partially remote
  • 🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
  • 💬 No Japanese required
  • 🌏 Apply from abroad
  • 🧳 Relocate to Japan

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 are seeking a Senior Backend Engineer/Architect who is eager to challenge themselves in creating overwhelming value by leveraging the power of our product in the trade industry.

Your responsibility will be the design and development of platforms that solve the challenges faced by customers in their trade operations and support the operational aspects of the trade industry.

You will collaborate with product managers and business members who are industry experts in logistics and related fields to develop the backend of the Shippio product.


  • Overall architecture design and backend development of the product.
  • Making decisions regarding the construction and design machine learning capabilities in the future.
  • Collaborating with product managers and business members to enhance understanding of industry structures and business requirements.


  • Extensive experience as a backend engineer
  • Ability to quickly understand the essence of the industry and customers, and design the appropriate architecture
  • Strong communication skills and leadership to collaborate with various team members (engineers, business members)
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Alignment with and embodiment of our company values

Nice to haves

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

  • Communication skills in Japanese are highly appreciated
  • Experience in 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


8 to 12 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.

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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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