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Lead Backend Developer

Tokyo, Japan


The Role

Do you have a passion for social impact? If yes, Socious Inc. is looking for somebody with your enthusiasm and skills to work as part of the team. We are looking for an experienced developer who is curious, driven, and passionate about social impact. If you are looking for a role where you can make a major impact in the world, we want to meet you.

Socious is a community app for social change, powered by AI and blockchain. Many people are interested in contributing to social impact projects, but few of them can do so. We leverage this untapped potential by helping them contribute to society in an easy, fun way through a purpose-driven community app, AI recommendations, and blockchain-based community currency. We are developing a decentralized application (Dapp) where users can take control of and monetize their content and data.

We started Socious in July 2021, so as an early employee you’ll be pivotal in shaping the direction of the company.

You’ll be able to work fully remotely, though we'll meet up in person several times per year, so we're looking for someone living in Japan. If you aren't here yet, that's fine: you’ll be able to work remotely until we help you secure a working visa.

We communicate in English, and so no Japanese ability is required, though there will be opportunities to use Japanese if you’d like to.

You will be working with a team of talented people (three full-time employees + a number of freelancers).


  • Compile and analyze data, processes, and codes to troubleshoot problems and identify areas for improvement
  • Planning and documenting technical specifications for features or system design
  • Designing, building and configuring applications to meet business process and application requirements
  • Collaborating with the front-end developers and other team members to establish objectives and design more functional, cohesive codes to enhance the user experience
  • Recording data and reporting it to proper parties, such as clients or leadership
  • Writing testable, scalable and efficient code and parcipate in code reviews

Skills & Experience

  • A strong passion for social impact (previous experience with social impact organizations is an asset)
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field is an asset
  • Minimum 7 years of experience (or equivalent skills) in software development, especially with PHP Laravel, MySQL, AWS
  • Strong knowledge of common algorithms and data structures
  • Strong knowledge of blockchains is an asset
  • Strong knowledge of concurrency and writing efficient and safe multithreaded code
  • You possess good communication skills

Language Skills

  • Business-level English skills are required. Japanese skills are desirable.

What’s on offer

  • Diverse, driven, and high-performing colleagues
  • A supportive, trusting and transparent working environment
  • Work-life balance with flexible hours and leave (unlimited paid leave)
  • Flexible work arrangements (full-time, part-time freelance, side-job, onsite, remote, etc.)
  • A competitive salary package: 8-16 million yen (USD 70k - 140k) per year + stock options
  • Japan work visa sponsorship

How to apply

To apply, please download the Socious app and apply directly through the 'Projects' tab

Please Note: This role is open to remote work outside Japan and also to remote work initially, with the aim of relocating to Japan post-Covid.