Front-End Engineer for an innovative investment company*ENGLISH REQUIRED

Front End Engineer

About the company
The company is a global IT company that aims to create a digital infrastructure for alternative assets, with operations in the US, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Alternative assets are new investment vehicles and instruments other than what are traditionally known as listed stocks and bonds. These include real estate, art, whisky and unlisted shares.

[Market issues behind the establishment of the business]
Alternative assets are more analogue than traditional assets due to the lack of a common data base and the need to physically manage them over time, making them accessible to a limited number of people. As a first step towards a digital infrastructure for alternative assets, the company is working on a BtoBtoC service for illiquid assets, one of which is in the real estate industry.

[The two businesses that support the company]
1) Services for investors: When overseas investors purchase real estate assets in Japan, they have to spend a lot of manpower and man-hours to deal with three barriers: language, contracts and communication with property management companies. This business understands this situation, and with the company's wealth of overseas experience and knowledge, and the ideas of its management team who are well versed in real estate and finance, reduces the complexity of the structure through technology.

2. SaaS business unit: A service for property management companies. Every month they need to mail the income and expenditure report to the property owner by paper, but these cost a lot of money, effort and time. Sometimes it is difficult to contact the property owner during the day, or to keep track of repairs and restoration, but it is not always possible to check and understand the situation as you wish. They understand that many property management companies are facing these problems, and they are providing a service that can digitalize and centrally manage all the necessary aspects of property management, such as the exchange of contracts, confirmation and reporting of income and expenditure, and communication between property management companies and property owners.

[Future plans]
In addition to domestic and overseas real estate, the company aims to create a world where individual investors can centrally manage and build assets in a variety of alternative assets such as art, whisky and unlisted stocks.
Global Aspects
  • Foreign employees already employed
  • Many employees speak English
  • Joint company/office overseas
  • Official Language is English
  • Actively pursuing diversity at the work place
  • Market research overseas
PR Aspects
・Members come from major IT companies such as Rakuten, Recruit and DeNA, foreign consulting firms such as Accenture, PwC and ABeam Consulting, and financial/real estate companies such as Morgan Stanley and Mitsubishi Estate.
・Global environment with 44% foreign nationals from 12 different countries, and 75% of engineers and product managers are foreign nationals, communicating mainly in English.
The company is looking for a Front-end engineer who can accelerate architecture replacement with high ownership. There are 3 major expectations about this position.

1. Person who can drive front-end development/front-end organization.

Someone who can drive the company's front-end development, either as a senior front-end engineer or as a leader of a front-end organization. They are also looking for someone who can lead a team and manage members and offshore organizations in an expanding organization.
The company expects its leaders to be involved in development as a member of the Cross-Functional Team, without being 100% dedicated to management.

2. Person who is motivated to collaborate with business/PdM/Designer

The company is a startup and communication is very important. While redesigning the architecture is a very important mission, the ideal candidate is someone who can drive the discussions with the Business/PdM/Designer and drive the project forward. The company is looking for people who are motivated to consider better UI/UX through communication with them and to implement them.

3. Continuously learn new technologies and find ways to solve issues and requirements

The company also focuses on pursuing front-end technologies to achieve better architecture, UI/UX, maintainable code base, and good performance.
In the front-end team, the company has frequent design and technology discussions to review the overall design, and they are examining various technologies. For example, recently they have been working on Next.js and GraphQL.

※Please note that the position is only for those who are currently residing in Japan only
Technical Skills / Experiences
・ 4+ years of building software development with React.
・ 6+ years of building software development with FrontEnd.
・ Deep understanding of React and TypeScript and Dom.
・ Experience with building Single page application with TypeScript.
・ Experience with CSS preprocessors like LESS or SASS.
・ Experience in interface design of web API.
・ Experience with CI/CD tooling such as Jenkins.
・ Accessibility, internationalization, or localization.
・ Strong UX and design sensibilities and an interest in sweating the small stuff.
・ Motivation to learn new techniques continuously.
Soft Skills
・ English(90% of engineers are non-Japanese.)
・ Highly organized person.
・ Have motivation for team development.
・ Be able to weigh several and often conflicting constraints and make decisions in a fast-moving and quickly-growing company.
・ Continuously learn new technologies and find ways to solve issues and requirements.
Japanese Level
  • Beginner
・ Experience in development GraphQL/BFF.
・ Experience in development with NestJS.
・ Experience in developing CI/CD, BFF, and other parts associated with FrontEnd.
・ Experience in managing engineers.
・ Offshore management experience.
・ Experience in the financial / prop-tech industry.
・Japanese skills
Annual Expected salary (Minimum)
Annual Expected salary (Maximum)
Salary promotion
negotiable 2 times a year
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
  • Golden Week
  • 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