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Senior Backend Engineer

Drivemode Tokyo | Hybrid

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EN: business
JP: none
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

The Senior Backend Engineer is responsible for designing, delivering and operating services on cloud infrastructure that support drivers on day-to-day activities such as navigation, preferences, authentication and so on. You will work directly with product owners, mobile and embedded application engineers to understand the product needs for online services you will be in charge of. You might also engage directly with external teams to learn about existing corporate systems, experiment with them and participate in architecture and integration decisions.


  • Design testable, scalable and observable backend services
  • Develop, in a team, end-to-end backend service solutions, including database design, cloud infrastructure services selection and setup, monitoring and alerting
  • Troubleshoot production issues, develop and release hotfixes
  • Contribute to CI/CD pipeline infrastructure


What We Are Looking For

  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Experience architecting, building, and operating cloud native backend services in one or more programming languages such as Go, Kotlin, Java, Python, TypeScript, etc
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience working on large teams that follow software development best practices
  • A flexible attitude and entrepreneurial mindset. Be willing to engage outside of your usual responsibility area, learn new technologies and tackle challenges beyond backend development
  • Someone who thinks that cars and motorcycles can be 1000x better than they are today.
  • Able to collaborate in English and to understand technical documentation
  • Permission to work in Japan

Nice to Have

  • Experience with a major cloud provider such as GCP, AWS, or Azure
  • Experience with infrastructure as code (e.g. Terraform)
  • Japanese language ability always welcome

About the Company 

Founded in 2013 by entrepreneurs from Zipcar and Tesla Motors, Drivemode is fundamentally changing vehicle technology for drivers – we enable smarter and safer connected driving in any vehicle.

Drivemode has built a mobile-based connected vehicle platform which integrates directly with the vehicle to bring key communication and navigation features, while putting your vehicle’s data right at your fingertips. Our products are used by millions of riders and drivers in over 150 countries. In 2019 we were acquired by Honda as an independent subsidiary to integrate our platform directly into Honda vehicles around the world.