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Infrastructure Engineer

SpeakBUDDY Tokyo
    💴 ¥5.5M ~ ¥10M annually
    🏡 Fully remote
    🧪 2+ years experience required
    💬 No Japanese required
    🌏 Apply from abroad
    🧳 Relocate to Japan

About SpeakBUDDY

SpeakBuddy is an online service that helps users acquire language abilities.

Key benefits

  • Use AI technology
  • Work in a high traffic environment
  • Improve your Japanese skills

About the position

This is a backend systems and infrastructure development position that will assist in the development of our AI English conversation app, SpeakBuddy, that has about 3 million total downloads.


  • Design, creation, and operation of backend system infrastructure
  • Making suggestions, designing, and implementing new architecture that will support the services growth
  • Improvement and on call response to the incident monitoring system
  • Server side program design, development, and operation of new and existing features


  • Backend development experience (2+ years)
  • SRE experience (2+ years)
  • Deep knowledge of AWS
  • Experience thinking about and building highly scalable architecture

Nice to haves

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

  • Development Experience using JVM
  • Development Experience using Terraform, GitHub Actions


5.5 to 10 million JPY annually.

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    Casual Interview

  2. 2

    Coding Test

  3. 3

    Two Interviews

  4. 4

    Reference Check

  5. 5

    Final Interview

    If you’re already living in Japan, we would like to meet you in person for this final interview (everything up to this point is done online). If you’re living overseas, we’ll hold it online of course!

Meet SpeakBUDDY's Developers

Patrick Tyler started his career as a software engineer in Europe, before taking a sabbatical to explore Japan and teach English. Seven years later he’s still here, and now works as a backend software developer at SpeakBUDDY.

Read his story...

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