iOS Engineer for the No. 1 media for women in Japan *ENGLISH REQUIRED

iOS/Android Engineer

About the company
A company that develops and operates media and applications that distributes videos of cooking recipes, and provide information particularly for women, on topics such as fashion, beauty, and love.

Their cooking recipe video service provides more than 40,000 recipes that can be easily and deliciously prepared under the supervision of a registered dietitian. As of April 2021, the total number of downloads exceeded 29 million, it has established itself as the No.1 recipe video service in Japan.

Media for Women is a service for women that carefully selects and publishes only high-quality content from articles provided by more than 200 partners. It offers a wide variety of content including fashion, romance, marriage, money, lifestyle, etc. As of March 2021, the number of monthly users exceeded 45 million.

In January 2018, the company raised a total of 3.35 billion yen through a third-party allotment of new shares to Yahoo's YJ2 Investment Business Partnership, Akatsuki, United, and others. In addition to reinforcing human resources and marketing, the company also indicated its intention to develop new businesses and consider M&A. In July of the same year, Yahoo invested approximately 9.3 billion yen to purchase the shares held by existing shareholders, raising its voting rights to 45.6% and making the company a consolidated subsidiary.
Corporate Culture
- Flat corporate culture: Each employee is given discretion and opportunities regardless of nationality, age, or company history.
- No wasteful meetings: They set their meetings as "30 minutes in principle". They try to minimize the number of meetings and the time spent in them, but they do so with a sense of ownership that enables us to streamline operations and make decisions quickly.
- A love of products: They place importance on "being user-oriented" in all their businesses. In order to continue to create services that are useful and delightful to users, each employee is constantly in touch with the company's products and examines improvements and new features.
Global Aspects
  • Foreign employees already employed
PR Aspects
- Stable foundation: Since July 2018, the company has been a subsidiary of Yahoo (Z Holdings) and continues to prepare for a stock listing.
- Their recipe video service has the No. 1 market share in Japan.
- They provide No. 1 media for women in Japan, it continues to grow into a large-scale service with 40 million monthly users.
◆Recruitment background
The media for women continues to grow into a large-scale service with 40 million monthly users.
However, they feel that it is still in its development stage, and aim to create products that can generate even greater value with a medium- to long-term perspective.

◆Job description
・Design, development, testing, and delivery of iOS app for women's services
・Improvement of development environment for iOS app, automation, and improvement of test and release flow
・Coordination and negotiation with stakeholders regarding iOS app requirements and specifications
・High fidelity prototype development by design prototyping
・Operation of growth measures using tools such as Firebase
・Data acquisition and analysis using SQL
・Dissemination of technical information to the outside
・Solving other organizational and technical issues (If you're interested)

◆Technical Stack
・Language/Framework: Swift, RxSwift
・Architecture: Clean Architecture
・Library management: CocoaPods, Carthage
・Version control: Git, GitHub
・CI/CD: fastlane, CircleCI
・External tools: Google Analytics, Firebase, Repro
・Project management: Trello, GitHub issues
・Communication tools: Slack

※Please note that the position is only for those who are currently residing in Japan only
・Experience in iOS native app development using Swift
・Experience in using libraries with CocoaPods/Carthage etc.
・Knowledge and experience in UI development using Auto Layout
・Experience in team development using git and Github
Japanese Level
  • None
・Experience in developing and operating native applications with a large user base
・Experience in writing unit tests/UI tests for iOS
・Knowledge of iOS application architecture
・Knowledge and experience in performance optimization
Ideal candidate
・A person who is highly motivated to grow*/*
・A person who can develop products with a user-first attitude*/*
・A person who can work well in a team*/*
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)
Remote Work
  • Options for remote work