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Software Engineer (BNPL Engineering)


Remote within Japan

Posted 4 months ago

Paidy is Japan's pioneer and leading BNPL service company.

Tech stack

  • Akka

About Paidy Inc.

Paidy is Japan's pioneer and leading BNPL service company. At Paidy we believe in creating simple, instant experiences to take the hassle out of shopping with a touch of magic.

Paidy offers instant, monthly-consolidated credit to consumers by removing hassles from payment and purchase experiences. Paidy uses proprietary models and machine learning to underwrite transactions in seconds and guarantee payments to merchants. Paidy increases revenue for merchants by reducing the number of incomplete transactions, increasing conversion rates, boosting average order values, and facilitating repeat purchases from consumers.

Paidy has reached an agreement to join PayPal, the global payments company. Paidy will continue to operate its existing business, maintain its brand and support a wide variety of consumer wallets and marketplaces by providing convenient and innovative services.

Paidy continues to innovate to make shopping easier and more fun both online and offline. For more information, please visit http://www.paidy.com.

About Position

Paidy is looking for an experienced Scala Engineer to join our Payments Engineering team.

The Payments Engineering team owns the existing payment systems and APIs that are core to Paidy’s business. Responsibilities include setting technical direction, working with other teams on identifying requirements, and delivering new functionality.

You will work on the API gateways and backend services that are used by Paidy’s users and merchants to create and manage payments. You will be involved in all stages of the development cycle. You will be able to share best practices and set standards for your team and other teams in Paidy's engineering organization. You will be able to leave your mark on the engineering culture as well.

“Full remote” is available for this position. For this, we require that you’re either based in Japan, or in a location close to Japan that allows for a lot of overlapping working hours (the time zone in Japan is UTC+09:00).

Key Role and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and deliver new features on our RESTful API gateways and backend services
  • Collaborate with distributed and multidisciplinary teams
  • Assist in requirements identification and in producing specifications
  • Contribute and adhere to coding standards, best practices, and procedures
  • Contribute and adhere to coding standards, best practices, and procedures

Skills and Requirements

Paidy is looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join our BNPL Engineering domain. By joining the team, you will take ownership of our services that enable BNPL for the Paidy platform, which is Paidy’s core product offering, used by millions of users and thousands of merchants in Japan every day. On a typical day, you will build new features (mainly in Scala), publish/consume events with Kafka in an event driven architecture, maintain best in class REST APIs and deploy services to AWS. You will take part in design sessions with your teammates and reach out to stakeholders within and outside the BNPL domain.

Required to have:

  • Understanding of software architecture and design with the ability to align the overall service architecture
  • Experience with building distributed systems, scalability and high throughput software
  • Experience with maintaining and further developing existing code bases
  • Comfortable with knowledge sharing, working on a team and building relationships
  • Shows interest in the organization’s engineering strategy, product development strategy and how that aligns to the overall business strategy
  • Ability to define task outlines and deliverables
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency when required
  • Ability to manage some ambiguity and exercises good judgment when needed
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback tactfully upstream and downstream
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to interact effectively with multidisciplinary teams

Good to have:

  • Experience with Scala, Akka Cluster, Cassandra, Redis, Elasticsearch, Kafka
  • Experience with Event Sourcing and CQRS
  • Understanding of JVM internals and performance optimization
  • Experience with CircleCI, AWS, Fargate, Terraform, Datadog
  • Experience working on a payment platform or other fintech field
  • Paidy team will ask about your user experiences with Paidy Apps during the interview. Please download Paidy App and try it out!
  • iOS: https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/paidy/id1220373112
  • Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paidy.paidy&hl=en&gl= US

For those who are not able to download Paidy App, due to the regional restrictions, please be advised that you download the similar App, such as Klarna, Afterpay, Affirm and so forth, and come up with your opinions on these applications and services.


¥9M - 13M

Contract type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Not provided

Benefits & perks

  • Pension Contributions

  • Diverse Management Team

  • Japanese Speaking Lessons

  • 2 months relocation/housing

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