Client Engineer for an InsurTech Venture

About the company
When it comes to saving or making investment decisions, different companies usually provide advice focusing on specific (different) items for the same individual. This is like having a silo mentality, and individuals rarely receive comprehensive solutions.
This company’s vision, taking advantage of the growing FinTech sector, is to provide the best saving-investment solutions for individuals considering their entire lifespan. They are working on providing comprehensive solutions than can really maximize value for individuals, making use of automation that can suggest the best possible choices. Currently, they are still serving financial institutions as main clients, but their goal is to provide these services and help to as many people as possible.
The company is looking for innovative engineers to join their team and grow the business with them.
Those who can bring creative solutions, technical expertise and an innovative mindset are very welcome.
Given their platform's stage of development, there is plenty of room for you to develop and implement your great ideas, as the company welcomes those with startup mindsets.

Compared to other FinTech companies, one of the great strengths of this company is that they combine financial expertise with AI. Other companies focus merely on AI, lacking sufficient financial background. The CEO himself is an expert in finance and a proven successful entrepreneur who already created two companies before.

The company has a partner in Taiwan and is currently working on expanding their business overseas, to countries such as China and in other parts of Asia. China is especially an important target as there is a big wealth gap, and this company is committed to providing tools for everybody to have access to opportunities regardless of societal status.
They already have a number of talented foreigners in the team: engineers from China, Russia, Korea, and the U.S. Considering the high level of the team members' expertise, this company is a great environment for someone aspiring to polish more of his/her technical skills. The team leader, who is from China, has world-class tech skills, completed his engineering PhD degree, and also did research at Tokyo University.
Corporate Culture
Although English is not the official work language, there is no language barrier problem as there are also English speaking engineers.
Board members can speak English as well. Their mindset is set to innovation and globalization.
There is no dress code at all and the company values efficiency and time management. Therefore, meetings are held only when it is really necessary.
Global Aspects
  • Already foreign employee(s) working
  • Many employees speak English
PR Aspects
Depending on individual situations, the company can offer different working arrangements. Also, you can choose your starting work time between 9:00/10:00/11:00.
This company is an InsurTech venture that is revolutionizing the 32 trillion yen black box market.
Their mission is to "eliminate the asymmetry of insurance information and empower individuals", and they develop and operate an insurance management application—an InsurTech solution.

Japan is the world's second largest insurance market: four out of five people have life insurance.
The market size is about 32 trillion yen—the second largest market after the automobile, construction and medical markets.
Despite the large market, there is an asymmetry of information between buyers and sellers, and there are many pain points for end users.

To solve this problem, this company's insurance management application encourages "visualization of users' insurance" with its policy management and second opinion functions. Various updates are planned for the future.
In terms of technology, the company envisions introducing blockchain and further image analysis.
Their goal is to help individuals build their assets by allowing them to entrust their information with peace of mind and to cut back where possible.

As a client engineer, you will be working on client development for a mobile app.
Your responsibilities will include:
・ While focusing on client development (Flutter), lead the implementation and design of technical aspects, including other areas and infrastructure.
・ Technology selection and feedback to other engineers

Attractive points:
・ You will be able to think, design, propose, and implement from zero base with your own discretion and appropriate thinking and judgment without being bound by existing technologies.
・ You will be involved from the very first planning and design stage, and will be able to extract issues based on various quantitative and qualitative evaluations, propose measures, verify the effects, design, and implement.
・ You will be able to work on all aspects of the project.

Tools used:
Github/CircleCI/AWS/Firebase/redash/Sketch(or Figma)/Abstract/Prott/InVision/JIRA/Slack/Kibela, etc.

※Please note that the position is only for those who are currently residing in Japan only
・1+ year of experience in native client development for internet-based services (Swift/Kotlin or Flutter)
・ 2+ years of experience in product operation as an engineer
・ 2+ years of experience in team development using Github
・ Basic knowledge of CICD
Japanese Level
  • Intermediate
・ Awareness of the balance between technical feasibility and usability
・ Experience implementing APIs in Go
Type of people (Personality)
・ Behavior style that achieve goals by involving others
・ Ability to accept a certain amount of technical debt and move forward. (This does not mean that you will not return the debt.)
・ People who can take the initiative to identify and improve issues.
・ People who can express their opinions openly and listen to the opinions of others.
・ People who like online services and are sensitive to the latest trends.
・ If you like online services and are sensitive to the latest trends
・ People who feel more motivated by providing real benefits to consumers than shining in the entertainment field.
・ Experience in purchasing (or considering) life insurance
・ Someone who has experienced the hassle and difficulty of understanding insurance.
Annual Expected salary (Minimum)
Annual Expected salary (Maximum)
Transporation cost coverage
  • Covered based on Company's set policy
  • 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)
The company currently has 7 team members: 4 engineers (2 regular employees/2 external), 1 designer (external), 1 planning person, and 1 marketing person.

The company does not have a complete division of labor.
They are a "cross-functional team," where each person has their own area of expertise and is also involved in other areas.
There is a main person in charge of the API, client, and front-end, but everyone is responsible for implementing all areas.

Since the company is a small group, they haven't fully established a company culture yet, and you will be able to contribute to building it. At the moment, the company is emphasizing is that "we don't take orders from the top, but give feedback to each other regardless of company history or age."
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