Front-end Engineer

Type of employment Permanent
Job Description

Your duties would include, but are not limited to the following: development of web-based features embedded in various LINE apps; development of web application services pertaining to LINE Family Services; and development of JavaScript SDK.

Specifics of Job Description
You will be responsible for the front-end development in the following areas: LINE NEWS, LINE LIVE, LINE Fortune, LINE Manga, LINE Baito, LINE STORE, LINE Gift, LINE Point, LINE Schedule, and other Family Services
Development of JavaScript SDK for web applications embedded in LINE

Throughout the web app development process, you will closely work with your team members which will be comprised of planners, designers, and backend engineers. Furthermore, you will be expected to actively provide your input as an expert in web development to ensure optimal user experience. Specifically for globalized services, your tasks will consist of making performance or UX improvements while taking the mobile network environment of other countries into consideration. Finally, to achieve superior development environment, you will act as the tech lead in JavaScript SDK, which is interlinked with our chat app “LINE”, and will continue to make enhancements to the web app services in conjunction with the client-side developers. 

Technology we use
JavaScript, TypeScript, flow, HTML, CSS, react, vue, angular, redux, vuex, nuxtjs, etc.
No Language Skills Required
This position requires no prior Japanese language skills. We have a robust English support team and there are many English-speaking employees. Successful applicants without Japanese language skills will be required to attend a Japanese language course for at least the first three months to one year after joining LINE Fukuoka. The language course is sponsored by LINE and is an excellent opportunity to acquire the language.
Required Skills
Extensive experience in development with a focus on JavaScript
Expertise knowledge of HTML/CSS/JavaScript
At least 3 years of experience developing PC and smart device web applications
SPA (Single-page Application) implementation experience
Knowledge of accessibility / utility
Knowledge of CSS pre-processors
Experience with various development tools (e.g. build tools, task runners, etc.)
Preferred Skills
Experience developing native iOS applications (Swift/Objective-C)
Experience developing native Android applications (Java/Kotlin)
Experience developing with server side languages (e.g. Java, Perl, etc.)
Experience with CI (continuous integration)
Contributions to or active participation in the OSS community
Who We’re Looking For
Individuals with an eagerness to explore, willingness to learn new technologies, who are intellectually curious, and dares to take on new challenges;
Individuals with an understanding of consumer-oriented service development;
Individuals who can offer fresh value to user’s lifestyle;
Individuals interested in providing data-driven solutions for service/business issues;
Individuals with sophisticated communication skills who can break down and explain complex matters to anyone.
Working Location LINE Fukuoka Corporation
JRJP HAKATA Building, 12FL, 8-1 Hakataeki Chuogai, Hakata, Fukuoka, 812-0012, Japan
Working Hours Discretionary working time
Other Benefits
Working days
Monday to Friday
Rest Days, Holidays and Leaves
Public holiday
Year end and new year holiday
bereavement leave, marriage leave, maternity leave, paternity leave
Annual leave
Refreshment leave (An employee is entitled to 10 days paid leave)
※An employee is entitled to 10 days annual leave with pay after having been employed under a continuous contract for every 5 years.
Fixed annual salary + Incentive (twice/year)
Other details to be discussed during interviews.
Salary Review
Other Benefits
Transportation allowance, Medical&Social Insurance, LINE Pay Benefit plan