Front-end Engineer for Startup

  • Competitive
  • Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan Tokyo Tokyo-to JP
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan McKinley - Tokyo
  • 19 Sep 18 2018-09-19

Front-end Engineer for Startup

Build Web applications for an ambitious startup company developing an online payment service app.


  • Participate in all stages of the software development life cycle, from planning to deploying front-end applications / websites.
  • Coordinate with designers as well as project managers in order to work towards providing the optimal user experience, in terms of browser compatibility, accessibility, performance, etc.
  • Continuously seek and implement improvements in the standards, tools and processes of the company.
  • Act in a technical support capacity for clients on occasion.

Required skills
  • A strong command of JavaScript, HTML as well as CSS (SASS).
  • Have a good understanding of technologies such as ES6, Angular / React and Webpack, and be familiar with the techniques of responsive design.
  • Past experience working with HTTP, REST etc.
  • Either fluent in Mandarin Chinese, or fluent in both English and Japanese.

Preferred skills
  • Experience independently working on an open source project.
  • Have a good sense of design.
  • Work experience in a startup company.

Personal Attributes
  • Self-motivated, works effectively without direction from others.
  • Excels in a team environment.

About our client

This position is for a Japanese startup company developing an interesting and unique food recommendation / online payment service app. The company is international, with a mix of Japanese nationals and foreigners. They are dedicated in their mission to provide a secure, reliable and accessible service.

The current team consists of about twenty people, and is looking to increase this to thirty. As this relatively small startup company is looking to expand, this is a great opportunity for an engineer to let their individual talent shine through and make a truly meaningful impact.

The company prides itself on its casual and friendly atmosphere . No suits, or other formal wear are needed in the office. This is a company that values self-expression and efficiency more so than tradition, and the company's amazing growth shows that this innovation- focused approach has benefited it tremendously.

Morgan McKinley Asia Pac is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.