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EN: business
JP: fluent
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

Only applicants residing in Japan are eligible to apply.

Money Forward is developing a variety of services for individuals and corporations to realize our vision, “Becoming the financial platform for all”. In addition, we are working to promote the effective use of data. In order to further address our customers' needs in the future, we are actively strengthening our development system using AI/ML technology for the main services of each department.

We are looking for someone who can promote the implementation of AI/ML-based functions in cooperation with the product development organization to address the challenges of Money Forward's numerous services.

Attractive Points

The main attraction of this position is that you will be able to work on new value provision and function development using AI/ML, utilizing data from a variety of services, from accounting and back office services for corporations to services for individuals. In cooperation with the respective product teams and PdMs, you will be able to lead projects from the level of idea development and technical verification to the development of user-first functions.

You will have significant autonomy in collaborating with product development teams and initiating new development projects, and you will be able to develop your own career and experience along with the growth of the organization.
In addition to developing your expertise as a project lead, you can also realize a variety of career paths, such as taking on team management as the organization expands.


  • Propose and verify problem-solving solutions using AI/ML, and support development and operations for each of Money Forward's services
  • Manage requirements and schedules in collaboration with product managers and product development teams
  • Facilitate engineering teams across multiple organizations and resolve technical and organizational issues
  • Communicate and coordinate with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Create business value through the development of AI/ML technology


  • 5+ years of development experience in a software engineering team
  • At least 1 year of experience in implementing AI/ML algorithms, refining and improving models, and integrating them into production services
  • At least 1 year of experience managing development teams or projects


  • Experience designing and implementing effectiveness testing, performance evaluation, and A/B testing
  • Experience working to improve model performance, including AI/ML model refinement and fine tuning
  • Experience designing, developing and operating large-scale AI/ML systems
  • Experience coordinating development schedule priorities and roadmaps with product managers and related departments
  • Experience with development projects using Scrum and Agile methodologies
  • Domain knowledge of Money Forward's business areas, including accounting/back office and financial data
  • Knowledge of data security standards such as personal information, financial and accounting data handling, and PCI DSS, and experience in designing, developing, and operating systems in accordance with these requirements

Required language skills

  • Fluent level Japanese
  • Business level English

Those who fit

  • A shared belief in Money Forward's Mission/Vision/Values/Culture
  • Able to communicate proactively across organizational boundaries and resolve complex inter-organizational issues on their own initiative
  • Able to recognize and leverage the potential in Money Forward's data
  • Feel the joy and satisfaction of solving business problems with AI/ML technology

Tech Stack

  • AI/ML: SageMaker, TensorFlow, PyTorch, Kubeflow etc.
  • AWS: SageMaker, EKS, ECS, Lambda, Step Functions etc.
  • Middleware: Docker, Terraform, Kubernetes
  • Programming Language: Python, Go etc.


  • Groupware: Google Workspace
  • Repository Management: GitHub
  • CI/CD: CircleCI, GitHub Actions
  • Monitoring: Datadog, Grafana
  • Communication: Slack
  • Ticket Management: Jira

Salary Range

Min 7,500,000 - Max 12,000,000 Japanese yen / year (Gross)

*Including fixed overtime work allowance of 45 hours for regular, non-legal hours, legal holidays and 40 hours for late-night work.

About the Company

“Money Forward Cloud ERP” is a cloud-based composable ERP (modular ERP) that has our own SaaS applications for business back-office operations from Accounting, Finances, and Human Resources fields as its module applications.

Our team is developing Public APIs and API platforms for those products. Public APIs enable our ERP to offer a high degree of integration with other third-party applications. This allows our customers to build a more comprehensive view of their operations and data across different functional areas and systems. Also by designing commonly used API platforms, we aim to improve UX and development productivity.

Location, Hybrid Work

  • As a standard practice, a minimum of 2 days work from office attendance is mandatory, designated as team office days. Additionally, employees are encouraged to spend 3 or more days in the office.
  • The specific "team office days" may vary depending on the assigned team.
  • This policy may be subject to change based on the company's needs and work circumstances.

Working Hours

  • Flexible Working Hours (No core time)


  • Two days off per week (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Japanese national holidays
  • Paid holiday: 10 days (first year) *Number of paid holidays increases (+1 day) every year up to 20 days a year.
  • Summer vacation days: 3 days
  • Winter vacations days: 2 days


  • Health insurance
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Full transportation coverage
  • The latest computer (if considered necessary for work, limitless upgrade on specs and purchases of peripheral equipment are allowed.)
  • Seminar participation support
  • Book purchases
  • Copyright of OSS belongs to individuals

Selection Process

Casual interview/Document Screening

Coding assignment

First interview

Second interview

Final interview *Reference checks may be required before or after the interview.

Job offer and Meeting

*The selection process may change

â– Reference checks

Money Forward may ask you for the reference checks using an online service, called "back check".

Mutual understanding is limited in the selection process only. Therefore, we would like to refer to the information about you from your supervisor and colleagues working together at the current or previous company so that we can make a more reliable match and to lead to your early success after joining our company.

*No pass/fail decision will be made on the basis of the reference checks only.

*The fact that you are applying for us will not be disclosed to your references.