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Lead Engineer, Backend

Bjak Tokyo | Hybrid
EN: none
JP: none
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

Join us on this exciting journey as we expand our operations in Japan. We're looking for dynamic individuals who share our vision and want to contribute to the next chapter of Bjak's success.

Lead Engineer, Backend

We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Lead Engineer with a strong background in backend development to join our dynamic technology team. As a Lead Engineer, you will play a crucial role in shaping our backend architecture, driving technical excellence, and leading a team of talented engineers. Your expertise will contribute to the creation of robust and scalable solutions that power our applications and services.


  • Guide the design, development, and implementation of backend systems, ensuring they align with our architectural goals and industry best practices.
  • Provide mentorship and technical direction to a team of backend engineers, fostering a collaborative and growth-oriented environment.
  • Contribute to the evolution of our backend architecture, focusing on scalability, performance, and security.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration with frontend components and external services.
  • Drive the adoption of coding standards, code reviews, and best practices to ensure high-quality, maintainable code.
  • Implement testing strategies to validate backend functionality and reliability.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot complex technical issues within backend systems, implementing efficient and effective solutions.
  • Optimize backend performance, ensuring smooth user experiences and efficient data processing.
  • Collaborate closely with frontend engineers, product managers, and other stakeholders to deliver cohesive end-to-end solutions.
  • Communicate technical concepts effectively to both technical and non-technical team members.


  • MS/BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, or related fields, with a robust foundation in Computer Science fundamentals encompassing algorithms and data structures.
  • A track record of at least 5 years in full-time software engineering, ideally including mobile development. Additional strength is derived from proficiency in C++ and backend development.
  • At least 3 years of hands-on experience in professional engineering management, showcasing your leadership acumen.
  • Proficiency in programming and a profound comprehension of contemporary technologies, encompassing ReactJS/React Native, NodeJS, Kubernetes, GCP, MongoDB, and Docker.
  • Profound experience in managing cloud operations that prioritize reliability, scalability, and security, specifically within the realms of GCP and/or AWS.
  • Demonstrable ownership and commitment, evident in your ability to drive initiatives from their inception to successful completion.

About the Company

Bjak is focused on providing access to affordable and sustainable financial services for people in ASEAN. Headquartered in Malaysia, Bjak is the largest insurance portal in Southeast Asia. Our main portal,, helps millions find the insurance policy with the best value and highest coverage for them. Our investments in technology such as Custom API, blockchain, trading systems and data science is to enable easy access to financial services that were previously inaccessible or difficult to understand.

Our core strengths are in navigating the most complex regulations and environments, creating some of the most innovative products in the world. For instance, we are the first platform globally to simplify and offer investment-linked life and health insurance online, coupled with an instant talk-to-agent service.


  • Fast moving, challenging and unique business problems
  • Strong learning and development plans for your career growth
  • International work environment and flat organization
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours & arrangement, Casual work attire