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Lead Engineer

Zehitomo Tokyo
  • πŸ’΄ No salary range given
  • 🏒 No remote
  • πŸ§ͺ Minimum years of experience unspecified
  • πŸ’¬ Conversational Japanese
  • 🌏 Apply from abroad
  • 🧳 Relocate to Japan

About Zehitomo

About the position

As Lead Engineer, you are having the final technical responsibility of the engineering work. You are being considered as the most senior engineer in the organization and provide cutting-edge technological expertise in all engineering-related areas.


  • Responsibility for technological choices (stack, architecture)
  • Technical responsibility of the engineering team (release cycle, code review & quality, productivity of the team)
  • Software development
  • Hiring and training of senior engineers
  • Promotion of technologies (inside/outside of the company)


  • 7 years of experience in Web Application Development (Backend) in a modern object-oriented or functional programming language (eg. Java, Scala, Kotlin, Python, JavaScript)
  • 3 years of experience with the principal modern AWS technologies and their administration (eg. ECS, Lambda, S3, RDS)
  • 2 years of experience with modern Javascript stack (eg. NodeJS, serverless framework, Angular, React, TypeScript, etc.)
  • Experience with reporting technologies (eg. Redshift, Redash, Metabase, BigQuery)
  • Experience with infrastructure as code (eg. Terraform, cloud formation)
  • Experience working as senior developer in a team of 6 Backend Engineers or more
  • Experience with making technological choices (Stack, Programming language, Architecture)
  • Experience with relational and nonrelational databases
  • Experience with application/infrastructure monitoring (eg. DataDog, CloudWatch, Sentry)
  • Experience with QA & IT Security related aspects of software development
  • Experience with agile software development

It would be good if you have:

  • Experience in Deep/Machine Learning, AI algorithms
  • Experience in presenting/talking about your work at tech conferences
  • Experience with the Serverless Application Framework
  • Experience in building data pipelines on AWS (e.g Kinesis/Firehose, Glue, Athena)
  • Experience in growing a team and the codebase 2-3x
  • Experience in migration a tech stack
  • Knowledge in best practices regarding IT security (especially related to AWS)
  • Interest in working at a startup or small company (1-300 employees)

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