Developer Jobs in Japan

Web Developer

Shibuya, Tokyo

About Yaraku

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

We don't have much of a work hierarchy, with everyone interacting as peers and equals. The international nature of the team leads to English being used around the office.

We are open to developers who are not yet based in Japan but are looking to relocate here.

About the position

As a Web Developer in Yaraku, you'll be working with a small but experienced team of developers. An Agile-Scrum methodology gives us flexibility and adaptability, which gives our devs more freedom in design and implementation. Our devs work independently and are responsible for all stages of development; from design to implementation to testing to deployment.

Required Skills

  1. Good knowledge of PHP, JavaScript.
  2. Understanding of OOP design patterns.
  3. The habit of automatic testing as a natural part of the development flow.
  4. Work proficiency in English (Japanese is not required, but a plus).
  5. Bachelor's degree or 10-years Work Experience (for Visa purposes)

Skills that are a plus

None of these are required to apply, but we'd love to hear if you have any experience with the following.

  1. Other programming languages (Ruby, Python)
  2. Laravel 5, Backbone.js, or ReactJS
  3. Full-text search engines such as Elasticsearch or Solr
  4. Server management and infrastructure
  5. DevOps (Docker, Ansible etc)


  • Visa sponsorship
  • Full Employment under Japanese law (which includes National Health Insurance and Pension)
  • Commute Fee covered
  • No Overtime
  • Remote work possible

Application instructions

Send an email to with the subject "Web Developer", attaching your resume, and describing how you're match.