Server-side Engineer at a Leading Health and Nutrition Company

Server Side, Back End Engineer, Network Engineer

About the company
The company's app won one of the best app awards in Japan
The company is one of the fastest startups that runs an innovative service through which users can get personalised nutrition advice from nutritionists. Users can input their dietary intake and the app will show the number of calories and will additionally show them deficiencies or over consumption of 17 essential nutrients. They can also receive professional nutritionist advice on how to improve their eating habits. The aim is to improve societal fitness and health.

Some features of the app
・Auto searches more than 100,000 different menus
・Shows calories and nutritional information in a very clear way
・Provides daily nutritionist advice

Ranked one of the most popular apps both in App Store and Google Play
The app is used by all kinds of genders and age group of people. Now the number of users has reached more than 4.8 million people and it is ranked as one of the top health care apps in Japan. They have also launched the app in Canada and US.
The company has plans to expand its business to the medical field.

Fast grown company with great retention rate thanks to a great corporate culture and work-life balance
The company has been growing steadily every year.
Despite such rapid growth, there is only one person who left the company in the past two years.
The company has its parent company that is a large and stable company. Thus, you will be able to enjoy the dynamic nature of a fast growing startup without concerns for stability.
The company has a flex-time system and there are many employees with small children. The company has a great understanding of work life balance. You can also do remote work.

Focusing on a healthy and nutritious lifestyle, this company has developed an app to help consumers keep track of their eating habits by a simple snap of their camera. With backing from a large company providing lunch menus to offices and schools, the company seeks to create a program to better the healthy eating movement in Japan and abroad. They always keep the customer's nutritional well-being in mind in order to make the easiest, most user-friendly experience for a convenient and healthy lifestyle.
Corporate Culture
A group of experts in the field of nutrition and IT engineering
They saw the need to have a way to help people understand and improve their lifestyle through food. They are passionate about health and nutrition and want to provide a platform that is unique and has the functionality to make a healthy lifestyle cool and fun.

Strongly sharing the mission of solving social health issues through the app
As there are many who don't understand the pros and cons of a healthy and unhealthy diet. They actively find a way to make it understandable and enjoyable to help in solving the current social health issues.

Having a spirit of welcoming diversity
They welcome diversity and are open to learning new techniques and ideas that are used and implemented globally. They want to expand the team with a global mindset to better understand the differing needs of their consumers.
Global Aspects
  • Deal with global projects
  • Already foreign employee(s) working
  • International sales
PR Aspects
Even though the company is backed by a larger corporation, they still have the venture spirit and are always looking to innovate and expand their current design. They want people with the same or similar outlook on their products.
The company is looking to expand its reach to other major areas around the globe. They don’t want to just launch a global app, but also want to make sure that their app is catered specifically to a certain demographic within that area.

As the company is growing rapidly in Japan and North America, the company is looking for Server-side engineers to help lessen the load and improve on the efficiency of their servers and networks.

General server-side development (requirement organization, design, development, test, release)
-Development of new features for the global version of their mobile app and maintenance to improve usability
-Development for the Japanese domestic version of their mobile app

【Attractive points of this position】
You are able to join a global project that is on-going.
There are many aspects you can be involved in creating systems/features from scratch.

【Development Environment】
AWS (Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, S3, CloudFront, Aurora, CloudWatch, SES) , New Relic
Google BigQuery, GitHub, Redmine, Kibela, Slack
Apache, PHP7, CakePHP3.x

※Please note that the position is only for those who are currently residing in Japan only
・Development experience of web application using LAMP environment
・Experinece of requirement set, test, and deploy
・Basic knowledge of Server, DB, and network
Japanese Level
  • Advanced
・Web app development experience using Cake PHP CakePHP
・Experience in running as well as setting up the system in AWS
・Experience in mounting a test code
・Ability to involve others for requirements and structuring
Type of people (Personality)
-Interested in Food and Health
-Willing to work in a growing market.
-Interested in hearing users' voices at "to C" service level
-Motivated to get new knowledge as an engineer
-People who respect work-life balance (At the company, average overtime work monthly is only around 10 hours)

Feel passionate about the below values:
1) Client first
2) Staying healthy
3) Keep learning and improving

Annual Expected salary (Minimum)
Annual Expected salary (Maximum)
Salary promotion
Will be considered based on your performance
Transporation cost coverage
  • Covered based on Company's set policy
Work hours
10:00 - 19:00
  • Yes
  • End of Year and New Year Holiday
  • Saturday
  • National Holiday
  • Sunday
  • Worker’s Accident Compensation Insurance (労災保険)
  • Health Insurance (健康保険)
  • Unemployment Insurance (雇用保険)
  • Welfare Pension Insurance (厚生年金保険)
Other benefits
  • Family Allowances
The core time is from 10:00~

You can work from home 3~4 times a week. *In the time of COVID-19, you can do full remote work