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Engineering Director / API Manager

Tokyo, Japan

03 August, 2020

Salary

¥15.0M - 19.7M

Contract type

Full time
Sponsorship offered

Technologies & frameworks

  • API Design
  • CI/CD
  • Microservices
  • Management
  • AWS
  • Data

Benefits & perks

  • Pension contributions
  • Diverse management team
  • Japanese speaking lessons
  • 2 months relocation/housing
Create & build core API servers and grow your own team at this leading payments fintech in Tokyo Japan -

Role overview

About the role

This position is responsible for managing the implementation of multiple API service offerings. This role will create a sustainable private/public API framework, bring existing APIs into that framework, and lead introduction of new APIs.

You will collaborate with Product, Engineering, Sales, and our Platform Engineering platform teams to enable effective use of the APIs in a Devops and CI/CD environment. The role will also perform project management and coordination activities, build and/or review customer-facing communications, and play an instrumental role in overall delivery of APIs.

There are currently over 3,000,000 Paidy accounts in use (Mar 2020). Paidy has proved a powerful means of persuading first time buyers to transact online. Its proprietary models and machine learning mean that transactions are underwritten in seconds, with guaranteed payment to merchants.

Responsibilities

  • Drive the strategy to move from an in-house built strategy to an AWS Cognito solution.
  • Be apart of Engineering & IT Leadership taking part in designing and building new Paidy products; making architecture decisions and raising the bar for our engineers.
  • Recruit and mentor a distributed team and drive them to adopt Paidy standards and best practices.
  • Help to develop a comprehensive API strategy for the Paidy platform.
  • Expected to lead the full lifecycle of API management (e.g. Business goals, consumption, access, interface, etc.). 2 of 2 page(s)
  • Expected to lead a team of distributed engineers directly and execute informal authority working with teams across engineering.

Qualifications

  • Clear and open communication - Ability to communicate with other stakeholders, users which in this case is each team in product engineering. Ability to explain what needs to be done and support the adoption of the service later.
  • Strong understanding and experience working with AWS platform and service offerings.
  • Experience implementing best practices in CI/CD.
  • Experience designing and operating high availability services including threat modeling and ensuring that all designs are compliant to common security and regulatory frameworks.
  • Hands on and firsthand experience managing private/public APIs, Microservices, API Management Gateways and or Data Platforms.
  • Expert knowledge of Identity and Access Management, Single Sign-On, and Federation.
  • Advanced knowledge of industry standards and technologies (LDAP, SML, OpenID, Oauth2, JWT), especially related to API authentication and access control.
  • 3+ years’ experience leading team of architects and/or senior software developers
  • Experience with Web Services, Microservices, and Asynchronous Messaging.
  • Knowledgeable and comfortable working in Agile SDLC/ DevOps/Scrum processes.
  • Must possess strong work ethic; team player with great verbal/written communication, and organization skills.
  • Multi-cultural perspective to manage diversities within the organizations of Paidy. 
  • 50-249

Paidy was founded with the mission to create a world of “We remove the barriers, embrace simplicity”, offering its real-time monthly consolidated credit service all across Japan. Paidy started Japan’s first instant post-pay credit service for ecommerce consumers in October 2014. Paidy requires no pre-registration or credit card to use; Paidy consumers purchase products online using only a mobile phone number and email address (verification is established though a four-digit code via SMS or voice pin-code) and settle a single monthly bill for all their purchases, either at a convenience store, by bank transfer or auto debit. Paidy also supports multi-pay installments and subscriptions. There are currently over 2,000,000 Paidy accounts in use (March 2019)!! Paidy has proved a powerful means of persuading first time buyers to transact online. Its proprietary models and machine learning mean that transactions are underwritten in seconds, with guaranteed payment to merchants. Paidy increases merchant revenues by reducing incomplete transactions, increasing conversion rates, boosting average order values, and facilitating easy repeat buying.

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Salary

¥15.0M - 19.7M

Contract type

Full time
Sponsorship offered

Technologies & frameworks

  • API Design
  • CI/CD
  • Microservices
  • Management
  • AWS
  • Data

Benefits & perks

  • Pension contributions
  • Diverse management team
  • Japanese speaking lessons
  • 2 months relocation/housing

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