Developer Jobs in Japan

Fullstack Web Developer (Ruby on Rails or Phoenix)

Solaris Japan
Nishitokyo, Tokyo
This position is closed and is no longer accepting applications.

About the position

Solaris Japan is a global retailer of anime, games and electronics in Japan, run by young, international staff and focused on using newest technology to operate and grow their business efficiently.

They are currently looking for English speaking fullstack web developers, with experience in at least one common server side web application framework - preferably Ruby on Rails or Phoenix. While their main business is online retail using Shopify, they are also working on several other apps unrelated to their webshop.

For this position, if you're an exceptional match, they're willing to consider you even if you aren't based in Japan yet.

What they offer

  • Working in a small, international team
  • Ability to structure your own work day
  • Opportunity to influence and grow the business
  • Absolutely no overtime or weekend work
  • Actual Vacation days (flexible and weeks at a time)

Working Days/Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 40h/week
  • 10:00 to 19:00 (negotiable) incl. 1h Lunchbreak


  • Server, Database and Software Housekeeping
  • Offer general guidance and code reviews for their junior developers
  • Develop and maintain API backends in Ruby on Rails / Phoenix and React frontend apps
  • Manage their Shopify-Webshop and apps
  • Research and pitch new technologies and applications to improve their existing system
  • The inevitable bug hunt and fix
  • Contribute to keeping the office clean and organized

Their Tools

  • Mac OSX
  • git + Tower
  • Sketch to convey basic design ideas
  • Ruby on Rails / Phoenix
  • React
  • Shopify / Liquid
  • Heroku - mainly for staging and legacy apps
  • DigitalOcean Ubuntu Servers
  • edeliver

Required Skills

  • Fluent English ability
  • Proficiency in Ruby or Elixir
  • Familiarity with TDD, object oriented or functional programming, and database design
  • Good HTML, CSS, Javascript knowledge
  • Be well organized and focused
  • Ability to take responsibility and solve problems
  • Know how to balance your urge to refactor and respect for legacy code

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in React
  • Passion for UI/UX design
  • Ability to recognize patterns and utilize them in your own ideas

Bonus Points for involvement in open source projects!

Application instructions

This position is closed and is no longer accepting applications.

Send an email to Solaris Japan at attaching a resume and describing your experience with Ruby or Elixir, along with anything else that demonstrates you're a good match.