Engineering Technical Lead


About Paidy, Inc.

Paidy is Japan's pioneer and leading BNPL service company. At Paidy we believe in creating simple, instant experiences to take the hassle out of shopping with a touch of magic.

Paidy offers instant, monthly-consolidated credit to consumers by removing hassles from payment and purchase experiences. Paidy uses proprietary models and machine learning to underwrite transactions in seconds and guarantee payments to merchants. Paidy increases revenue for merchants by reducing the number of incomplete transactions, increasing conversion rates, boosting average order values, and facilitating repeat purchases from consumers.

Paidy was acquired in September 2021 by PayPal, the global payments company. Paidy continues to operate its existing business, maintain its brand and support a wide variety of consumer wallets and marketplaces by providing convenient and innovative services.

Paidy continues to innovate to make shopping easier and more fun both online and offline. For more information, please visit 


About Position

Paidy is looking for an experienced Software Engineer to lead our Shopping & Discovery team. By joining the team, you will take ownership of our backend services, keeping them versioned, consistent and secure. You will apply the latest standards with regard to Search engines, product data ingestion, segmentation and managing a growing base of millions of users. Within your role, you are also required to set the gold standard and guidelines for the internal team and contribute to the broader engineering team.


Key Role and Responsibilities

  • Own your services, from tech design to deployment and monitoring.
  • Work with modern languages and frameworks, cloud infrastructure and authentication layers, solving real problems impacting millions of users.
  • Get a chance to touch different aspects of Paidy's ecosystem: Shopping, Partner APIs and internal services.
  • Share your knowledge within the engineering domain and contribute to evolving best practices and culture.
  • Determining project requirements and developing work schedules for the team.
  • Delegating tasks and achieving daily, weekly, and monthly goals.
  • Liaising with team members, management, and stakeholders to ensure projects are completed to standard.
  • Identifying risks and forming contingency plans as soon as possible.
  • Keeping up-to-date with industry trends and developments.
  • Updating work schedules and performing troubleshooting as required.
  • Motivating staff and creating a workspace where everyone can ask questions and voice their concerns.
  • Being transparent with the team about challenges, failures, and successes.
  • Writing progress reports and delivering presentations to the relevant stakeholders.

Our tech stack: 

  • AWS architecture
  • Java, Scala (not required), Python, Typescript
  • Kafka
  • Cassandra
  • Elasticsearch
  • Docker
  • Terraform
  • CircleCI
  • DataDog 


Skills and Requirements

  • Broad software development experience with one or more modern general-purpose programming languages including, but not limited to, Java, Scala and Go.
  • 2+ years of experience working as a tech lead in an Agile environment and at least 5 years working as a backend engineer.
  • Willingness to build professional relationships with the team and stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Extensive experience with AWS cloud ecosystem.
  • Experience with TDD (nice to have). 
  • Experience with designing and building fast and reliable search components and data pipelines at scale (nice to have). 
  • Solid understanding of event sourcing in Kafka (nice to have). 
  • Confidence with Docker and Terraform development tools. 
  • Working proficiency in English. 
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and collaborate with distributed and multidisciplinary teams. 
  • Strong leadership and organizational abilities.
  • Passion and sense of ownership.
  • Please note that you must be eligible to work in Japan.
  • Paidy team will ask about your user experiences with Paidy Apps during the interview. 

Please download Paidy App and try it out!

- iOS:
- Android:

For those who are not able to download Paidy App, due to the regional restrictions, please
be advised that you download the similar App, such as Klarna, Afterpay, Affirm and so forth,
and come up with your opinions on these applications and services.


What We Offer You

  • The opportunity to make a significant impact on the vibrant Japanese market, building products affecting millions of users every month.
  • A diverse culture that accepts everyone's values and opinions, working with talented people coming from 20+ countries.
  • An attractive salary and the latest equipment of your choice (MacOS, Windows, Linux).
  • Remote working & Flexible working style.


Paidy Values

Be a winner / 勝ちにこだわる

  • Beat expectations / 常に期待値を超える
  • Display surprising speed / 人をスピードで驚かす
  • Embrace risk / リスクを恐れない

Own it and deliver / 結果を出す

  • Commit to what, when and how to deliver/ 目的・やり方・期限にコミットする。
  • Own the actions to deliver / 結果のためのアクションにこだわる
  • Embrace conflict when needed to deliver results / 必要なら対立・衝突も恐れない

Play an integral role / 大切なピースになる

  • Make an irreplaceable contribution to our business / 替えの効かない貢献をする
  • Embrace and bridge differences in language and culture / 皆が言語と文化の架
  • Raise the bar / スタンダードを上げ続ける