Backend, Software Engineer, Digital Twin Platform



Software Engineering
Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 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.
The Toyota 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 various types of cutting edge technologies. At the same time, it is also 'human-centric,' that is, it is expected to keep people safe and comfortable.
Woven City's R&D team will develop innovative products and services using technologies developed by Toyota Motor Corporation.
Our mission is to:
1. Develop services and products for Woven City
2. Expand capabilities through long-term R&D
Toyota Motor Corporation has been involved in a variety of technological development in the robotics, energy, and automotive domains for a long time. Our team will leverage Toyota's hardware expertise in these fields to create new value by developing software on top of this.
Our team will develop innovative services that are essential to the city. As a first-party developer, we will also build a foundation upon which third-party partners can participate. Therefore, we are responsible for not just the applications but also the core software and capabilities.
For more information about Woven City, please visit: https://www.woven-city.global/
We're looking for an engineer who is passionate about writing software that would enable a novel digital twin platform. The platform will accelerate their innovations by providing a city-scale simulation and testing environment for their ideas, services and products. The simulator has to reproduce various city activities such as residents daily life, traffic dynamics, energy consumption to name a few, which requires computation of complex interactions among agents and environment.
You will report to Head of Digital Twin and this role is hybrid work.


  • Design, develop, and maintain high-quality software
  • Design and optimize software/systems to meet performance needs
  • Define software interfaces and develop components
  • Contribute to documentation
  • Exercise technical collaboration in working with cross-functional teams


  • Bachelor's in Computer Science or related field and 5+ years of work experience
  • Experience in either the development of frameworks or APIs
  • Familiarity with issues surrounding compute and data intensive applications
  • Professional experience in one or more languages, such as C++, Java, C#, and Python
  • Proficiency in business level English


  • Experience and knowledge of parallel and distributed computing
  • Experience in any of the following languages a big plus: GoLang, Rust, Erlang/Elixer
  • Familiarity with Game Engines (e.g. Unity) or Multi-agent simulators
  • Familiarity with asynchronous messaging (e.g. Kafka, RabbitMQ) and SQL/NoSQL databases
  • Familiarity with basic frontend development
If you are 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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