myGengo, Inc.: Lead Developer (PHP)

Posted by | August 23, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Tokyo, Japan


Become a core member of a funded, growing startup in Tokyo!
You will be the lead developer responsible for building upon our existing PHP (CodeIgniter) architecture and ensuring high standards as our development team grows.
As team lead you will nurture a group of 2-3 core developers, making an indelible footprint on the product and those working under your leadership. We’re very collaborative, so you will also work closely with members from other teams building on the service.
This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for an exciting & demanding role at a revenue-generating startup in an interesting location.
  • Design and implement core components of our translation ordering pipeline, and our translation tools like String and the API
  • Work with our SQL guru to create fast, scalable database integration
  • Work with our front-end devs collaboratively
  • Identify and eliminate performance bottlenecks
  • 4+ years experience developing in PHP and / or C++
  • Experience leading a tight team of high-potential developers
  • Great experience working efficiently with relational databases; PostgreSQL a plus
  • In-depth knowledge about l10n and i18n best practices
  • Great inter-personal skills
Bonus skills:
It’s a bonus, but not required, to have experience in the following:
  • GIT
  • Human job UIs or crowd-sourcing
  • Translation or language-related coding, Natural Language Processing
Salary: Negotiable upon experience
  • Stock options negotiable upon joining date and experience
  • Relocation package (see below)
  • State-assisted health insurance as standard (Japan has one of the world’s best healthcare systems)

To apply: Check out our hiring page to apply:

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