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NLP Engineer

Yaraku Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥4.2M ~ ¥5.0M annually
  • 🏡 Fully remote (from Japan)
  • 🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
  • 💬 No Japanese required
  • 🌏 Apply from abroad
  • 🧳 Relocate to Japan

About Yaraku

Yaraku Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Yaraku is a small start-up located in Shibuya, Tokyo. Our focus is primarily on our web-based Translation Management System application.

Key benefits

  • Work deeply without interruptions
  • Freedom and responsibility
  • Craft quality code

About the position

We are seeking a talented NLP Engineer to join our team. As an NLP Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the language-related features of our application. Working closely with our development team, you will apply cutting-edge NLP research to create practical, production-ready implementations.


  • Develop and enhance language-related features in our application using Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques.
  • Collaborate with the development team to integrate NLP solutions into our software products.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in NLP research and apply them to improve our application’s functionality.
  • Extract actionable insights from research articles and academic journals, and translate them into practical applications.
  • Ensure the reliability, scalability, and performance of NLP components.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or a minimum of 10 years of work experience (for Visa purposes).
  • Strong expertise in Deep Learning (DL) techniques and algorithms.
  • Proficiency in Python, including expertise with relevant libraries and frameworks such as Fairseq, PyTorch, SentencePiece, and Transformers.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with a strong attention to detail.

Nice to haves

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

  • Previous experience working on NLP-driven applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply research articles and journals to create practical, production-ready implementations.
  • Knowledge of best practices and design patterns in software development.


4.2 to 5.04 million JPY annually.

Meet Yaraku's Developers

Photo of Mary Grygjeanne Grace Icay

Building up Yaraku's QA Process from scratch

with Mary Grygjeanne Grace Icay

Grace started her career as a software developer in the Philippines but discovered her passion for QA when she moved to Japan. As Yaraku's first QA Engineer, not only does she perform the QA herself, Grace also designed Yaraku’s official QA process.

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