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Industry: Engineering

Company: Komodo Co., Ltd.


KOMODO works on products that shape the gaming and manga industries of the future. Our experience and talent enable us to bring revolutionary hardware like the Steam Deck to markets in Asia, develop and publish original games on Steam and consoles, and build a community of language learners around the globe with our upcoming manga platform.

We are a creative, passionate, and diverse team that loves introducing the world to something new with each of our products. We believe people are at their best when they play, and play is central to everything we do. If you have a passion for gaming and manga, we are the team to be on. If this sounds interesting, we are now hiring in our Tokyo and Honolulu studios and would love to hear from you!

The Opportunity

We are looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer to join our team, based in either our Akihabara or Honolulu studio. You will develop, maintain, and improve a rich set of interactive customer experiences on multiple platforms. You write clean, scalable, and well-maintained code, and enjoy brainstorming solutions with other engineers, designers, and artists. Developers at KOMODO have artisanal pride and take great care and attention to detail to create joyful customer experiences.

A successful candidate will love gaming and manga with a passion for creating incredible customer experiences. You will bring your accountability and creative problem solving skills to the team while motivating yourself and team members. As an early hire you will have opportunities to contribute during a uniquely influential time, helping shape a product that will be enjoyed by users of all ages across the globe.


  • Implement user-facing application features using TypeScript, Vue.js, GraphQL, PostgreSQL, and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Depending on your experience and interests, responsibilities may include: defining user-facing features, evaluating application architecture, optimizing multi-region server-less application and service deployments, and evaluating infrastructure efficacy.
  • Maintain stability, performance, and quality of the codebase while leveraging continuous integration, deployment, and team development standards.
  • Consistent and disciplined decision making, based on product impact, while assessing new features, feature enhancements, defects, and chores.
  • Collaborate with the team during code reviews, retrospectives, and individual meetings with internal stakeholders.


  • 3-5 years of professional software engineering experience
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, with fluency in Japanese or Korean a plus
  • Experience shipping a customer-facing product
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience collaborating with teams internationally
  • Advanced Javascript and TypeScript experience
  • Experience with GraphQL API design and implementation
  • Experience and interest with PostgreSQL, MySQL, or similar databases a plus
  • Experience with user-centric, data-driven, interactive application development using popular front-end technologies such as Vue, React, or Angular
  • Experience working with cloud infrastructure such as GCP, AWS, or Azure a plus


Here at KOMODO we are just as passionate about our team members as we are with shaping the gaming and manga industries. That’s why we offer private health insurance, profit sharing, paid time off, free games and manga, and free language classes to all of our full-time employees.

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