• Japanese Used Cars

Junior PHP Developer

CAR FROM JAPAN seeks an innovative and highly motivated PHP Developer with WordPress skill to revolutionize E-Commerce experiences. CAR FROM JAPAN is the leading car exporting platform in Japan with 500,000+ buyers visiting from 40+ countries every month with 60% mobile users. We are a fast-growing internet company, designing tomorrow’s e-commerce across borders.

With us you will find an exciting blend of a vibrant startup environment and professional operations from experienced executives. There will be real and meaningful challenges, as you will be leading your own initiatives and get things done within a wide range of areas, where team effort is pivotal and solutions rarely obvious.

There will be perks of working in a fast-growing business, such as: a fast track to become manager given early employment status, flexible time and working space. You will have 12 days of paid leave a year on top of the public holidays.

What you will do

Your day to day tasks will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Designing and implementing new features and functionality for WordPress Multisite
  • Establishing and guiding the website’s architecture
  • Ensuring high-performance and availability, and managing all technical aspects of the CMS
  • Helping formulate an effective, responsive design and turning it into a working theme and plugin.
  • Brainstorm, design, and develop our online products – including our main web sites, mobile web apps, online management, and everything tech-based.
  • Optimise our front-end code to achieve our ambitious growth targets on mobile and desktop space. This will require both imagination and data-driven thinking – it’s an unique job that is at the crossroad of art and science.
  • Be pro-actively involved in the full Agile/Lean product development life-cycle – that includes carrying out experiments, analysing data and collecting valuable learnings along the way. It will be a different experience from working in outsource projects, and you will love it.


What you are good at

  • You must be very good at Javascript. Just knowing how to install some jQuery plugins won’t be enough. You should be are able to code efficiently and structurally in the Javascript language, and you understand its good parts.
  • Experience with a cloud platform (AWS) and ability to design architecture is not required but will be an advantage.
  • You should be an HTML expert – writing in semantic HTML is like writing in your mother tongue.
  • You should be good at CSS.
  • Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers
  • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages
  • Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
  • Proficient understanding of Git
  • Strong understanding of PHP back-end and WordPress development.


To apply for this job email your details to jobs@carfromjapan.com

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