Senior Software Developer

  • Competitive
  • Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan Tokyo Tokyo-to JP
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan McKinley - Tokyo
  • 16 Aug 18 2018-08-16

Senior Software Developer

A dynamic and independent software developer position for a logistics-focused R&D company.


  • Build an ideal development environment and workflow from the ground up.
  • Provide assistance to various departments in order to ensure profitable use of technology.
  • Assess key performance indicators as well as the budgeting, so that technological processes are efficient.
  • Optimize and improve technology based on feedback from stakeholders.
  • Take part in the full software development life cycle.
  • Conduct research to plan new potential products, applications and protocols, and communicate these to management.

Required skills
  • A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
  • At least five years of work experience in Mobile / Web development.
  • Strong research skills, as well as an understanding of the agile development methodology.
  • Experience in either developing a pattern recognition system in Python, developing a mobile or web application, managing an IT project involving Japanese clients or UX design through prototyping.

Preferred skills
  • Ability to stay updated to the newest trends in technology.
  • Experience having founded or co-founded a business, with a good understanding of startup culture.

Personal Attributes
  • Excellent communication, leadership and organizational skills.

About our client

You will be working as part of a R&D solutions team for a major Japanese logistics company. The company is ambitious in its approach to IT, seeking to incorporate cutting edge technologies such as AI and robotics into logistics processes.

The R&D team that you will be working for is highly international and diverse. Internal discussions and documents are done in English with people from varying backgrounds across the world. The work environment is also highly flexible and dynamic - since there are no managers in this team, it is up to you to decide what needs to be done.

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