Software Engineer, Backend


  • Develop on serverside for news or ads feeds
  • Continuous improvement on the system operation, stability, efficiency and scalability




Required skill/experience

  • Advanced skill and experience in more than one programming language
  • Understanding of computer science
  • Possible to use Japanese or English as a fluent or native speaker.
  • Possible to work in Japan.

Preferred skill/experience

  • High programming skills in one of these languages: Java, Scala, Kotlin, Python, Ruby
  • Failure analysis and performance tuning in JVM operation
  • Development experience on AWS
  • Development and operation experience in high traffic web service
  • Configuration, development and operation of Microservice / Service Mesh architecture
  • Experience in SpringBoot, MySQL, PipelineDB, Elasticsearch, Hive, Hadoop, Spark, Docker, Kubernetes, Consul, Istio etc.


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Benefits and Perks

  • SmartKitchen – Healthy organic lunch at our cafeteria
  • ChikyuCoffee – Delicious coffee provided by our baristas every day
  • Foreign language skill development support
  • Various social insurance benefits included


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About SmartNews

Our mission News should be for everyone. But not when it’s buried under cat videos—or when your internet is spotty—or when it’s in a filter bubble. That’s why we created SmartNews. Our mission is "delivering the world's quality information to the people who need it". Our Values Three keywords below are SmartNews Core Values. All of our employees always believe in them. 1. For the Common Good 2. Be the Owner 3. Have Appreciation We believe in technology How do you deliver the world’s most important information to the people who need it automatically, in real-time? How do you determine what makes a quality story or what people want to read? This is a problem both on a planetary and individual scale, and requires many different disciplines to solve. SmartNews on YouTube: