Job Openings

pixiv was launched September 2007 and first started as an artist social networking community based in Tokyo, Japan.
Focusing on supporting creativity, pixiv’s service started from the idea of “a place where creating is fun!” Members can upload their illustrations, comics, short stories, and share them with fellow members and fans alike.
pixiv extends benefits for members by also holding exhibitions, printing publications, and attending events outside of the web. pixiv has grown to over 11 million members, with over 43 million submissions, and over 3.7 billion monthly pageviews.

Our office is in Shibuya, Tokyo; the center of Japanese pop culture. Join our team and see where pixiv’s culture arises. Please also read the important things about relocation to Japan.

We are currently seeking talented individuals for the following positions:

All of our engineers are expected to be flexible; you may be required to adopt additional roles.


Web Infrastructure Engineer

pixiv is an online illustration community with over 11 million members with a count of over 3.8 billion page views each month. To support and optimize pixiv’s services, we need staff to maintain hundreds of large scale servers to keep our services running. We’ll need someone who can design, implement, manage, troubleshoot, and performance tune our existing infrastructure as well as introduce or learn new technologies to keep pixiv stable for our members to enjoy illustrations.
A Web Infrastructure Engineer’s roles may include server/database optimization, network maintenance, and developing/utilizing server middleware.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Design, construct, maintain, and optimize hundreds of servers and network configurations.
  • Manage and inspect server and network hardware configurations.
  • Automate and create methods to easily manage server and network configurations.
  • Optimize and fine tune applications, databases, etc.
  • Investigate, introduce, and stay-up-to date on the latest server technologies for possible implementation.
  • Design, develop, maintain, and use proprietary middleware.
  • Offer and implement technical ideas when solutions are required.

Job Requirements:
  • Experience in designing, constructing, and maintaining server and network configurations.
  • Some experience with system development.

  • Experience with scripting languages such as shell scripting, PHP, Ruby, Perl, Python, etc.
  • Deep knowledge and experience with MySQL or related RDBMS.
  • Experience with constructing and managing large-scale web servers, development of advertising platforms.



Web Application Engineer

We need staff to design and develop pixiv and pixiv’s related services. This position allows you to work on functions that pixiv members use first-hand, making this kind of work serious and worthwhile.
Since our platform is completely developed in-house, you’ll acquire knowledge from planning to technical design and gain the know-how on how large-scale websites work.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Design, maintain, and develop new services.
  • Design, maintain, and develop various kinds of community-related functions or projects
  • Design, maintain, and improve software that handles a large volume of data.
  • Develop and research functions that analyze images, image data, or search systems.
  • Develop the mobile version of pixiv.
  • Develop and maintain our advertising platform.

Job Requirements:
  • Experience with programming languages used in web application development such as PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Scala, Go, etc.
  • Experience with using Git, Subversion, etc.
  • Web development experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Knowledge about Linux, RDBMS, etc.
  • Deep knowledge and experience with MySQL or related RDBMS.
  • Knowledge and experience with C, C++, and Java.



Smartphone App Engineer (iOS App Engineer/Android App Engineer)

In this position you’ll be designing and developing mobile apps through API, especially iPhone and Android apps.
You’ll gain experience and knowledge about mobile platforms along with keeping up on information about latest mobile devices.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Designing, planning, and development of iPhone, iPad, and/or Android apps.
  • Design and develop a smartphone oriented website using HTML5 and JavaScript.
  • Plan and develop with PHP through API on the server-side projects.

Job Requirements – one or more of the following:
  • Usage and development of web applications using PHP, Ruby, Perl, or Python.
  • iPhone, iPad, or Android app direction, development, and creation experience.
  • UI application development experience with Objective-C or Java.

  • Fundamental knowledge about server-side web engineering.



UX/UI Engineer

From planning a service to UI design, markup, optimization, and feedback analysis, what our members use on our service require a huge range of skills.
To create a place where creating is fun, we’re offering you this chance to do what matters to pixiv members. Not only will you’ll use your UX/UI design experience, but you’ll also work on interface development involving HTML, CSS, and Javascript. We’re looking for someone who can work on pixiv with an awesome design sense and have the problem solving skills to handle a large-scale service like pixiv.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Software user interface design.
  • Design services and UX.
  • Design and system development project management and execution.

Job Requirements:
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, etc design experience for web applications and websites.
  • Fundamental knowledge about scripting languages such as PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, etc.
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS.



Web Designer

We need a website creator who understands visual design as well as coding that can be at the center of pixiv and our related services/websites.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Work on design and code for our related sites.
  • Create banners, icons, logos, etc.

Job Requirements:
  • Design experience with software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
  • Fundamental knowledge about various web services.
  • Experience in creating websites using HTML and CSS.

  • Actual work experience in building web design using Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
  • Actual markup experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.
  • Experience in building/using WordPress or similar CMS.
  • Art direction experience with web services, apps, etc.



Graphic Designer

We’re looking for someone with desktop publishing and graphic design knowledge who can work on pixiv published books/merchandise such as artbooks, pamphlets, and promotional goods. You may also be asked to create and design new projects.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Ability to design and create printed matter such as books, pamphlets, and merchandise.
  • Able to direct the creation process of the items above.
  • Create new ideas and designs for future promotional items.

Job Requirements:
  • Design experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

  • Design experience with InDesign, etc.
  • Experience in creating graphic and package design.
  • Art direction experience.


We look forward to speaking with individuals who possess an undying passion to make pixiv a place where drawing becomes even more enjoyable!