Full-Stack JavaScript Developer

Join a Tokyo-based fast-growing international ecommerce team. Together we're building next generation solutions that fill a crucial missing piece between Japanese sellers and buyers around the world.

Work with the tools and technologies you love. Work on challenging projects with lots of learning opportunities. Join a fun-loving international team. Work with a tech-savvy manager dedicated to creating the opportunity for you to do your very best every day. 

Work Remotely. We’d like to work with you in Tokyo, Japan, but as long as the work gets done, we don’t mind where from. 

White Rabbit’s Engineering Team is building next-generation ecommerce applications which help tens of thousands of people, in over 100 countries, buy products from Japan via our White Rabbit Express and Blackship services. We are a highly customer-focused, tech-savvy, and innovative team.

Help us develop fresh new versions of our mission-critical ecommerce applications. Our stacks include VueJs, Prisma, GraphQL, Auth0, Google Cloud Platform (Vision API, Storage, Cloud Functions, Pub/Sub, StackDriver, etc.), Cloudinary, HelpScout, Shopify, Stripe, Segment.io, Diffbot, and other APIs. Hardware integrations include touch-screen monitors, barcodes readers, mobile cameras, digital scales, and thermal printers. 

Our CEO is an experienced product manager with a background in software development and business process consulting. Our CTO is our lead full-stack developer with a Masters in Computer Engineering and a background in frontend development.
About You

Culture fit is as important as technical skill. We want to enjoy working with you for the long-term.

Challenging projects excite you. You’re committed to continually developing your knowledge and technical skill set, and you enjoy sharing your knowledge with others. You have a strong interest in understanding and advancing the aims of the business. You’re a disciplined, focused and detail-oriented developer committed to quality code. You’re an outstanding communicator and enjoy debating with others to explore and discover great ideas.

As part of the Engineering Team, you will be responsible for building and scaling our mission-critical web applications. The team is small and fast moving, and you will be expected to iterate quickly and make software design decisions on product features.


Build next-generation web applications with a focus on clean architecture and well-separated parts.
Collaborate on product design with Engineering teammates, Customer Service members, and senior stakeholders.


Minimum qualifications:

BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
2-years experience developing web applications with a JavaScript framework.

Preferred qualifications:

Highly-experienced with JavaScript, NodeJs, and ES6.
Significant development experience in Vue, Meteor, React or similar.
Strong knowledge of web technologies including GraphQL, SQL, GitHub, HTML, and CSS.
Experience with Material Design or similar UI component framework.
Knowledge of web application security.
Experience building serverless applications.
Code-testing framework experience (Jest or similar).

About White Rabbit Japan

White Rabbit Japan is a fast-growing, pioneering eCommerce company. Our flagship products (White Rabbit Express and Blackship) serve a global market of customers in over 100 countries. We combine exceptional customer service and innovative technology to make buying from Japan as easy as possible.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, we are looking for smart, team-oriented people who can get things done. White Rabbit gives team members autonomy to make decisions and rethink business processes to keep things running smoothly, rather than merely operating like machines.

As a small, fast-growing company, you'll be part of a team where your contributions have a real impact. We believe in giving talented people the resources they need to do their very best every day. We work together to achieve tough but rewarding goals. At the same time, we're a fun-loving team, and the work environment is casual and friendly.


Growth Mindset - Constantly looking for ways to grow professionally and personally
Humility - Staying teachable, open-minded, and always looking out for the team
Ownership - Being accountable for the projects we take on and learning from mistakes


Transparency - Making decisions with openness and trust throughout the whole company
Velocity - Moving quickly in the right direction is more important than having a perfect plan
Painkilling - Choosing, first and foremost, to solve customer pain with everything we do

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Tokyo HQ (Shinagawa)

White Rabbit Express
141-0031 Shinagawa City Directions support@whiterabbitexpress.com 03-6450-7109 View page

Benefits and Perks

Since the majority of White Rabbit employees work in Japan, this section is written with that as the default. Some benefits don’t make sense in other countries. We will try our best to provide comparable benefits and perks outside Japan as it makes sense, though. In addition to your compensation, full-time regular employees also receive the following.

  • Pension and National Health Care

    Enrollment in Japan's Pension and National Healthcare program.

  • Employee Liquidity Pool

    If White Rabbit is ever sold or part of an IPO, tenured employees will be eligible to receive a portion of 5% of the value of the company.

  • Commuting Allowance

    Commuting Allowance shall be paid in the amount equivalent to the actual cost required for commuting to and from work up to the maximum amount of 25,000 yen per month., or 4,000 yen monthly for bicycle commuting.

  • Great Tools

    Each employee will be provided an Apple or Windows computer and dual-monitor setup. We’ll also purchase virtually additional software or hardware you need.

  • Personal Development Stipend

    Up to 72,000 yen per year to improve your craft. If you’re interested in classes or online courses.

  • Fitness Allowance

    White Rabbit will pay up to 5,000 yen per month toward your gym membership, yoga studio membership, or whatever activity you do to stay in shape.

  • Wellness Allowance

    Every month, you can expense up to 5,000 yen toward a service or experience that enhances your overall mental well-being.

Why work at White Rabbit?

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We're shaking up Japan's e-commerce industry, eliminating barriers and pain points, and filling a crucial missing piece between Japanese sellers and buyers around the world.


Global e-commerce is a big project; our operations are complex, and we have to deal with many challenges and constraints. But overcoming these challenges means we'll have built something of lasting value.

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Working on a lean, self-motivated team means autonomy, broad experience across projects, and seeing your contributions directly shape the product and impact users.


Lots of companies are competing with us (and copying us), so we try to think hard about how to build features and deliver a service that users love.

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