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Software Engineer, Full Stack

SmartNews Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 No salary range given
  • 🏡 Fully remote
  • 🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
  • 💬 No Japanese required
  • 🌏 Apply from abroad
  • 🧳 Relocate to Japan

About SmartNews

SmartNews Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

SmartNews is a news app with 20 million monthly active users in the U.S. and Japan. We are a machine-learning company deeply committed to helping users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

Key benefits

  • Not too big, not too small
  • Highly collaborative environment
  • International team

About the position


  • Develop in-app web content
  • Develop web applications for internal use and external partners
  • Develop on server side for user-facing features
  • Continuously improve our system’s operations, stability, efficiency and scalability

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced experience in Full Stack/Front-End development
  • Understanding of computer science (algorithms and data structures) and effective API design

Preferred Requirements

  • Advanced programming skills in one or more of the following languages: JavaScript/TypeScript, Java, Kotlin, Python, Swift
  • Understanding of web technologies and HTML5 features
  • Experience working with frontend frameworks (React, Vue.js, Svelte)
  • Development experience on AWS
  • Experience with SQL, Spring Boot, Quarkus, Docker, Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, etc.

Meet SmartNews's Developers

When Robert joined SmartNews as a software engineer, most of his colleagues were Japanese. Since then, it’s grown into an international organization where English is predominantly used.

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YuCheng is a senior software engineer at SmartNews. He explains the freedom he enjoys at SmartNews: not only from a technical perspective, but also the influence he can have over the direction of the product.

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Cortland recently joined SmartNews as an engineering manager, where he leads a six person team. He talks about what drew him to the company, his role as a manager, and how they use matrix management to maximize their engineers’ success.

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