About the company :

Tokyo-based start-up with category-defining technology in a very fast and challenging environment, (e-commerce / social platform) with very strong growth potential, currently closing the next round of financing, is looking for a back-end development lead to join their team. 


Main missions :

As a Full Stack Developer you’ll work on a product that has hundreds of millions of images and videos from millions of people for some of the highest profile brands in the world. You will have the opportunity to build high-profile new features that will reach both a huge audience and serve an impressive clientele like influencers. You will also work on web development projects from both high profile international brands and new ventures from different business partnerships. You’ll form an important part of our talented development team as we continue to iterate and improve our product.

You will be one of the first employees, your responsibilities will grow as the company will be growing. In a very short time you will need to be able to manage a team of cutting-edge back-end developers. You will work in a very creative environment (connected to artists, designers, creative industry people, DJs). 


Required profile :

Professional skills

  • 3 years of experience minimum in PHP (OOP/MVC-Frameworks, Phalcon/Codeigniter Frameworks, HipHop Virtual Machine) or Ruby on Rails

  • Experience or interest in development in LAMP, NGINX, PHP (Phalcon, HHVM, Codeigniter), Node.js, Angular, MongoDB, REDIS, Hadoop and API patterns. OO PHP, MVC, MySQL, JS 

  • Expert skills in PHP and MVC frameworks such as ExpressJS, Magento, Wordpress as well as an understanding of NodeJS 

  • Excellent knowledge of relational database systems such as MySQL, Postgres and experience with to NoSQL systems such as MongoDB, REDIS, Hadoop, Cassandra 

  • Strong skills in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and front end frameworks such as Knockout/Backbone/Node.js/Angular highly desirable 

  • Good understanding of server and cloud computing technologies from providers such as AWS, Rakuten or Rackspace 

  • Very good knowledge of Javascript, AJAX, jQuery, JSON, SOAP, XML, CSS, Elasticsearch, Lucene, Linux-Server administration and security knowledge, API, RESTful Web services, sosyal medya integrations, SVN/CVS/Git/Bitbucket version control, Web cluster (DB, Application Server), Amazon Cloud Services

  • Experience with Git/GitHub/Bitbucket/Tortoise or similar DVCS 

  • Experience in building very high traffic web assets 

  • Understanding of social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)

  • Experience on JAVA, Ruby on Rails experience is a plus 

  • Knowledge in Responsive Design Frameworks and knowledge in Go is a plus, but not needed

  • Excellent communications skills in both verbal and written English and drive to contribute ideas and share knowledge proactively


Personal Qualities

  • Result oriented

  • Creative thinking

  • Think out of the box

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Hard and efficient worker

  • Intellectual curiosity

  • Ability to challenge the team (including CTO and CEO)

We like eccentric people that have passion for development and are looking to participate in a project that will revolutionize content-sharing. We do not care if you are shy or outspoken but we care about your ideas and skills. We will work in a small team that will include other cutting edge developers that are among the top of their field. It will be challenging, and you should like that. 


Localisation of the position

This position is based in downtown Tokyo, in Aoyama. The office will be in part shared with one of Tokyo's top PR agencies for fashion brands.


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