Hire developers in Japan

Reach over 5,000 international developers looking for work in Japan.

Opportunities that are open to non-fluent Japanese speakers are pretty rare in Japan. There are some really talented developers out there who are either already in Japan and looking to change jobs, or are wanting an chance to come here, but they just can't find the right opportunity for them.

I know, because they keep coming to me. I've built a job board for international developers looking for work in Japan, and when companies have posted to it, they've had great success: about 50% of postings result in a job offer.

Want to try it out? Send me an email at paul@tokyodev.com for more details and pricing.

About the curator

Hi, I'm Paul! Tokyo Dev started as my personal blog about life as a developer in Japan. I frequently had developers ask me about finding a job here, so I started a mailing list where I'd post opportunities for them. What started as a small side project has now helped companies hire dozens of developers.

Success stories


Tokyo Dev has been our best source for finding English speaking engineering talent in or wanting to work in Japan. As a small startup, other recruiting services and platforms have been either too expensive, too time consuming to administer, or simply do not deliver the necessary recruiting results. Tokyo Dev delivers on all three. It’s affordable, takes no time, and delivers recruiting results. Highly recommended for any Japanese startup looking for English engineering talent.

Haley Koike, Engineering Manager, Crowd Cast

We have used Paul’s mailing list to successfully hire a great engineer who matched our company culture and technical requirements. I’m always impressed with how Paul helps us to create interesting and easy to understand job posting. His knowledge for “hiring foreign engineer as a startup” is amazing and I’m very keen to work with him over and over as we grow the engineering team.

Ryoma Machida, Representative Director, Zens
Hiroki kudo

Through Paul's email list, MerryBiz has found a great engineer. Someone who was not just very highly skilled but with the will to relocate to Tokyo. We are very thankful to Paul in providing this wonderful chance! We had originally got more than 20 candidates with a wide variety of backgrounds and nice diversity. It was very tough to figure who would be the best fit but we are quite happy with who we chose.

Hiroki Kudo, Representative Director, MerryBiz

Reaktor just found an amazing developer via this list. I’m really glad for this community Paul is building, keep it coming!

Aki Saarinen, Representative Director, Reaktor Japan

When we were in need of highly capable developers for a multinational client project with very specific technical criteria, Paul McMahon helped us to secure the talent we needed. Not only were we able to get the right people in place on a tight timeline, but Paul's formidable network of experienced developers made it a very straightforward and simple process to find good people. It was also a nice benefit having support from Paul in reviewing our business opportunity and in putting together a clear brief for developers to be able to quickly understand the appeal of the project.

Tyler Harder, Co-founder, Tsunago Consulting