Web Application Development Engineer for OSS Search Engine

Full stack engineer Server Side, Back End Engineer, Network Engineer

About the company
The company specialises in information retrieval and is currently developing an open source search engine to make information gathering more simple and to deliver a higher quality search experience for users.

Their search engine has been praised for its flexibility and functionality. Their product has received attention from and been adopted by leading technologies such as IBM's WebSphere commerce and Hybris' SAP. The people in this company are 'retrieval specialists' who provide clients with stable package subscriptions, consulting for installation, and educational services for their product.
Corporate Culture
The company is still small with less than 20 employees, but they have a clear vision and management structure. The company believes in the importance of team building and occasionally hosts international company vacations.
Global Aspects
  • Already foreign employee(s) working
PR Aspects
-The company is currently looking to expand internationally, providing a good chance for those who are looking for exciting challenges.

-Possibility to attend international conferences for professional development.

-The company does not encourage overtime work at all.
The company handles many projects like the ones that involve search engines and as they also develop products for clients. Hence, this role will involve focusing on the development of these new products.

As web application development engineer at this company, you will be responsible for developing search engine products/crawler products and services. Since the company is a startup, the role requires a great sense of accountability and sense of responsibility. You will mostly be working with foreign team members, Japanese language skills are not required.

Key responsibilities:
- Design and develop search engine products and services
- Fix bugs and maintain the application
- Work with other engineers to improve service and products

※Please note that the position is only for those who are currently residing in Japan only
・Basic knowledge of programming
・Experience of Java or Scala
Japanese Level
  • None
・Knowledge of Apache Lucene/Solr
・Experience of Web application development
・Experience of development using Javascript
Type of people (Personality)
-Those who are into learning new things
Annual Expected salary (Minimum)
Annual Expected salary (Maximum)
Salary promotion
Once a year
Transporation cost coverage
  • Covered based on Company's set policy
Work hours
9:00 - 18:00
  • Yes
  • End of Year and New Year Holiday
  • Other special 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)
*No core time, full flex time system
*The company does not encourage overtime work at all