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Localize Solution Engineer

WOVN Minato-ku, Tokyo
    💴 No salary range given
    🏡 Partially remote
    🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
    💬 Basic Japanese
    🌏 Apply from abroad
    🧳 Relocate to Japan

About WOVN

WOVN Minato-ku, Tokyo is a website localization service. Our users want to provide their website in multiple languages. We strive to provide the simplest and most powerful solution to our users.

Key benefits

  • Friendly and supportive environment
  • Great mobility from within
  • No overtime

About the position

Our team is responsible for switching the language of our customers’ websites. has many methods to integrate with service like translation libraries, translation APIs and plugins. We are adding new features and developing new methods that make it easier and more secure to switch languages.

We are looking for a generalist who can flexibly develop in various environments and enjoy it, rather than engineers who want to specialize in a specific language. We are also looking for someone who can work with us to find solutions to problems on customers’ sites, just like solving a puzzle with limited information.

Technology Stack

  • JavaScript / TypeScript / Webpack / Vue.js
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Docker
  • Rust
  • PHP
  • Java (Servlet)
  • C# (.Net, IIS)


  • Experience with JavaScript, TypeScript, or Ruby
  • 3+ years working experience
  • Ability to adapt various technology stacks
  • Strong sense of project ownership and responsibility
  • Interest in languages/internationalization
  • English communication skills

Nice to haves

These aren’t required, but be sure to mention them in your application if you have them.

  • Docker or Webpack experience
  • Experience building SaaS products
  • Working knowledge of CDNs or similar caching technologies
  • Edge Computing familiarity
  • CMS plugin development familiarity
  • Vue.js familiarity
  • Rust, PHP, Java, or C# familiarity
  • Japanese communication skills
  • Web framework experience, such as Ruby on Rails or similar
  • Server/internet security experience

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    Online coding test

    We will contact successful applicants after their online test. Please be noted that we are not able to show the test score.

  2. 2


    By default, we have three interviews, but there might be more depending on the situation.

  3. 3

    Offer meeting

Meet WOVN's Developers

Jerome joined WOVN as a backend engineer. Keeping things performant was a big technical challenge, as they have hundreds of requests per second and billions of records in their database. To top it off, for a time it was just him and one other developer responsible for the backend.

Read his story...

Kseniya, a backend developer, was attracted to WOVN because it was a place where she could be herself, and wouldn’t be judged by her coloured hair, piercing, or tattoos. She found that flexibility extended to how they work, and people strived to create an emotionally supportive workplace too.

Read her story...

As a developer, Torkel liked making improvements to processes for things like documentation and meetings. So when he was asked to become a product owner, he seized the opportunity to improve how WOVN develops software.

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