Developer Portal Engineer

Tokyo /
Product & Technology – Enterprise Technology /
/ Hybrid
Woven by Toyota is the mobility technology subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. Our mission is to deliver safe, intelligent, human-centered mobility for all. Through our Arene mobility software platform, safety-first automated driving technology and Toyota Woven City — our test course for advanced mobility — we’re bringing greater freedom, safety and happiness to people and society. 

Our unique global culture weaves modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese quality craftsmanship. We leverage these complementary strengths to amplify the capabilities of drivers, foster happiness, and elevate well-being.


Software development in the automotive industry comes with unique challenges. From deploying artifacts to cloud, mobile devices, and vehicles, to meeting vehicle security certifications and navigating different types of testing and simulation, it can be overwhelming for automotive software developers. That's why the Enterprise Technology Engineering Team (EnTec) builds solutions that enhance productivity, so developers can focus on their true passion – software development – without being bogged down by setup and customization tasks.

At EnTec, our mission is to make software development for Woven by Toyota and the greater Toyota organization as a whole more productive and efficient. We use the latest technologies to help engineering teams go faster, with safety as our top priority. Our modern, agile, and transparent services are designed to bring to life Woven by Toyota's vision of "Mobility to Love, Safety to Live."


The Developer Productivity Team under Platform Engineering was formed recently to focus on reducing cognitive overhead on developers with respect to infrastructure, platform and tool management. We are looking for front-end engineering talents who are passionate about developer productivity and toil reduction. We expect the developer portal engineer to automate and integrate platform management tasks such as CI/CD, observability, productivity tool management tasks etc. in the frontend portal which is based on popular developer portal frameworks such as and Port. The Developer Portal Engineer will be expected to work on customized and purpose built Single Page Applications targeted to solve unique developer productivity and reporting requirements.


    • Analyze problems, transforming business requirements into testable, maintainable, high-quality code with associated documentation
    • Understand developers needs and productivity blockers with empathy, devising and implementing solutions to make them more productive.
    • Integrate developer tools (agile tools, documentation tools, artifact and secret stores, code repositories etc.) and automate operations of the tools (resource creation, user/group management etc.) with developer productivity portal solutions such as Backstage, Port etc.
    • Develop intuitive, self discoverable, developer friendly UI/UX flows on developer productivity portal solutions.
    • Understand developer workflows and build systems to improve build times
    • Create test harnesses, tools to perform load testing and incremental release tooling
    • Proactively look for opportunities to improve developer productivity by toil reduction, creative automation and DevSecOps workflow simplification.
    • Automate application onboarding/offboarding, build/deployments activities, testing frameworks, security frameworks, monitoring etc. by integrating the solution with developer productivity portal solutions such as Backstage, Port etc.


    • Bachelor's degree in the relevant field such as computer science, math, or equivalent practical experience in software development
    • 5 years of professional experience dealing with modern software development
    • Experience delivering services to internal/external customers
    • Excellent skills in frontend javascript frameworks such as React.JS.
    • Good experience in UI/UX design and development. Good knowledge about CSR/SSR approaches.
    • Excellent programming skills in one of the widely used backend programming languages such as Node.js (preferable), Go, Rust, Java, Python.
    • Understanding of software architecture patterns such as cloud native, microservices
    • Passionate about automation, toil reduction, scalability and removing friction from software delivery
    • Business level English fluency


    • Experience in closely working with business software development team and improving the business teams work efficiency
    • Knowledge of micro-frontend architecture, single page web application design and development.
    • Experience in building CI/CD pipeline blueprints for multiple platforms, such as k8s, helm, docker, pypi, maven
If you are currently located outside of Japan we will set up an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.

・Competitive Salary - Based on experience
・Work Hours - Flexible working time with NO core-hours
・Paid Holiday - 20 days per year (prorated)
・Sick Leave - 6 days per year (prorated)
・Holiday - Sat & Sun, Japanese National Holidays, and other days defined by our company
・Japanese Social Security - all applicable (Health Insurance, Pension, Workers’ Comp, and Unemployment Insurance, Long-term care insurance)
・In-house Training Program (software study/language study)

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