Software Engineer, City OS - Developer Relations



Software Engineering
Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2023
Woven by Toyota is building mobility for a safer, happier and more sustainable world. A subsidiary of Toyota, Woven by Toyota develops and invests in new technologies, software, and business models that transform how we live, work and move. With a focus on software-defined vehicles, automated driving, data-driven intelligence, security, mobility services, embedded platforms, AI, and more, we build on Toyota's legacy of trust and safety to deliver mobility solutions for all.
For nearly a century, Toyota has been delivering products and services that improve lives. Its earliest offerings, which automated the simple manual task of weaving, have evolved into the safe, reliable, connected automobiles we enjoy and depend on today. Woven by Toyota is an integral part of Toyota’s vision for the next 100 years—a world where mobility is easier, safer and more enjoyable for more people.
Our unique global culture weaves modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese quality craftsmanship and operational excellence. These complementary strengths enable us to develop and deliver cutting-edge technology at scale—optimizing for safety, advancing clean energy and elevating well-being. We envision a human-centered future where world-class technology solutions expand global access to mobility, amplify the capabilities of drivers, and empower humanity to thrive.
Woven City is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone is valued and respected. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Toyota's Woven City is a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells to be built at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. It is envisioned as a 'living laboratory' and 'ever evolving', incorporating a diversity of cutting edge technologies. It will be the world's most programmable city. At the same time, it is also 'human-centric', serving the needs of its citizens and keeping people safe, comfortable and happy.
Our mission is to create the digital heart of Woven City: a software platform called "CityOS". All digitally connected services in the city will be orchestrated and delivered on this platform. The technical challenge is huge, and includes creating state of the art systems for collaborating microservices, identity, authentication, privacy, security, data broking, IoT control, and much more. The platform will be open to third party inventors who will collaborate with us to unlock the potential of the world's smartest city.
In particular, the Developer Relations team is responsible for providing teams who are building digital services with the best developer experience on our platform.
For more information about Woven City, please visit: https://www.woven-city.global/
The CityOS team is growing fast! We are hiring Engineers, Senior Engineers and Staff Engineers for individual contributor and team lead roles based in Tokyo. These roles report to a City OS Team Lead or Manager.
Do you have what it takes to be a great engineer? Are you passionate about technology and how it can transform the world into a better place? Are you looking for a role where you can make an enormous impact on the future?


  • You will collaborate closely with other engineers in our platform developers to develop and document CityOS requirements, architecture, design, tutorial and sample code.
  • You will collaborate with teams who are building digital services, and help them get the most out of the CityOS platform. This includes proposing solutions and support for their technical challenges.
  • You will develop and improve the developer portal, a place to exchange information with teams who are building digital services.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 3+ years of software development experience.
  • Experience in writing technical documentation for software, including development tutorials and instructions.
  • Experience in at least one of the following:
  • Creating cloud based platforms.
  • Data modelling, collection and management.
  • Authentication and identity management.
  • Privacy and security.
  • IoT control and data collection.
  • Microservice architectures.
  • Container orchestration and service meshes.
  • API design with OpenAPI/gRPC technologies.
  • Agile software development.
  • Experience with multiple modern cloud ready programming languages, such as Go, Rust, Java, JavaScript, Python, and Scala. Experience with AWS is a plus.
  • Experience with major cloud technologies such as Kubernetes, Istio, Kafka, and Open ID Connect.
  • Good communication, a proactive mindset, and strong problem identification and solving skills.
  • Proficiency in business level English


  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 5+ years of software development experience.
  • Experience as a customer engineer, or technical support engineer.
  • 3+ years of experience leading a team of software engineers, including some or all of the following:
  • Setting the technical direction for major projects.
  • Defining software architecture and designing complex systems.
  • Delegating tasks and mentoring junior engineers.
  • Working effectively across organizational boundaries.
  • Proficiency in business level Japanese language
If you are currently located outside of Japan we will set up an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.
・Competitive Salary - Based on skills and 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 the 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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Our Commitment
・We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.
・We pledge that any information we receive from candidates will be used ONLY for the purpose of hiring assessment.