Company Information

Who we are

HQ : Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Established : 1969
Employees : 2,962 people (as of the end of March 2023)

JRI is a comprehensive information service company with three functions: think tank, consulting, and IT solutions.
We conduct research and analysis of the domestic and international economy, provide policy proposals, support the creation of new businesses with an eye toward the new era, and offer consulting services for management strategies and administrative reforms. We also plan and build strategic information systems for group companies, support the creation of digital services, and engage in a wide range of other corporate activities.

Our vision

Co-creating New Customer Value.

Together with our customers, we will move forward with our philosophy of “Co-creating New Customer Value.”.
JRI is a comprehensive information services company with three functions: think tank, consulting and IT solutions. Based on our philosophy of “Co-creating new customer value”, we identify issues, make specific proposals to solve them, and support their implementation.
In addition to planning and building strategic information systems based on IT and providing outsourcing services, we are engaged in a wide range of corporate activities, including consulting on management strategy and administrative reform, sending out research and analysis of domestic and foreign economies and policy recommendations, and incubating new businesses.

Our services/products

We have been supporting the state-of-the-art systems of the companies of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, one of the leading financial institutions in Japan.

A critical business system of a financial institution that is not allowed to stop 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In order to support a financial institution’s system, which functions as an important social infrastructure, it is essential that the system itself be highly reliable and resilient, as well as sophisticated functions to minimize the impact in the unlikely event of a failure, and a thorough support system. JRI’s system integration has long been responsible for the stable development and operation of core business systems at the companies of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, one of Japan’s leading financial institutions.

In addition, based on our vast expertise in financial operations and information technology accumulated over many years of experience, we are actively engaged in the development of systems using cutting-edge information technology, contributing to the creation of many advanced and new added values in the services of financial institutions.

JRI will continue to evolve and strengthen its capabilities as an IT partner to meet customers’ expectations of providing more advanced and stable financial services.

Job Description

Details of the job

Working in partnership with SMBC’s Digital Strategy Division, we will develop and verify new digital services and values (prototyping), support business decision making, and develop and operate cloud-native applications, all under our own leadership.
From system solution proposal and UX/UI design to downstream build coding, testing, release and system operation using agile development methods, we provide one-stop upstream and downstream support.
There are many different roles such as Business Analyst, UX/UI Designer, Scrum Master, Solution Lead, Software Engineer, QA Engineer and Ops Engineer.

< Example of the Cases>
・Digitization of the development of mobile apps and Web apps related to the SMBC Group’s DX
・Development of smartphone apps through Agile development
・New construction of application server on clouds, etc.


Mandatory skills

Preferred skills

Required skills details

・Have used at least one of the above essential skills
・WEB Application or Mobile Application Development Experience* Regardless of Development Language
・Interest in Agile development and DX.
・Those who are able to work hard on internships, including Japanese language education, to improve their skills

・Experience in Agile development
・Understanding and knowledge of the financial system
・Knowledge of public clouds (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, mBaaS)


  • Those who are interested in Japanese life and culture
  • Those who can continue to work hard to learn Japanese and those who can commit to achieving their Japanese language skill goals.
  • Those who can learn and apply independently
  • Those who are able to adapt to change
  • Those with high communication abilities
  • Those who are good at teamwork
  • Those who prefer to take on challenges
  • Honest and sincere person
  • Those who want to work at our company for a long time
  • Those who are able to constantly pursue new things with free thinking

Career path

At the Digital Transformation Systems Division, we offer eight career paths depending on your expertise, but first we will ask you to work as a SW engineer or UI/UX designer depending on your aptitude.

  • Product Owner
  • Business analyst
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Solution Lead
  • Scrum Master
  • SW Engineer
  • QA Engineer
  • OPS Engineer

After that, depending on your career and aspirations, your role will be on the field where you can make the most of the skills of each role.

Workplace Environment

Our team/corporate culture

Digital Transformation Systems Division

Expert Group & Diversity
It is an open, non-hierarchical organization with a lively, multinational team with diverse qualifications and experience in areas such as cloud, agile development methods (scrum), quality and UX design.

Typical daily work schedule

Sprint planning (Part 1):
Estimate work, ask questions, and consider improvements to requirements defined by the product owner

Sprint planning (Part 2):
Divide the work for the requirements determined in Part 1, make an estimate of the divided work, and refine the work time for the overall requirements

Develop requirements, unit test, and integration test. Also document know-how and share knowledge within the team

Morning meeting:
Share what you did the day before, what you do today, and what you are worried about, and if there is an issue, share it in the morning meeting and solve it as a team

Evening meeting:
The division of roles between what was done that day and what will be done tomorrow. Consider a recovery plan if there are work delays and consult with other members at a meeting the next morning

Sprint Review:
Share the deliverables from this sprint with stakeholders and celebrate the completion of the feature. Creating and discussing better ideas by looking at one app together

Reflect on the events, successes and improvements of that sprint to determine action for the next sprint

Post-employment and on-the-job training

After joining the company, you will learn company rules, business manners and business skills in a group training program. Senior employees will continue to support you as on-the-job training after you are assigned.
The company also provides an extensive in-house education and training system, and offers a learning platform as “JRI Business Skill-up PROGRAM” to promote self-education for employees. Each employee has an vision of growth, draws a path to improve his or her skills, chooses a means of learning to achieve this, and aims to continue to grow independently.

Are there any senior non-Japanese nationals, or English-speaking employees?

We have some senior employees who joined us from Indian universities just like you.

Message from our employees from abroad

“Konnichiwa, as your SENPAI, I extend a warm welcome to everyone who is about to embark on this remarkable journey of growth and discovery at JRI. As experienced seniors, we are familiar with the excitement and anticipation that comes with embarking on a new chapter of your professional journey in Japan.
Throughout our journey, JRI has been an unwavering pillar of support for us in every aspect. So rest assured, you are not alone in this venture. We are here to support and guide you every step of the way. Furthermore, Japan has so much to offer in terms of enjoyment and exploration. Let’s explore it and grow both professionally and personally on this journey. Remember that every successful story begins with a courageous step, and I look forward to meeting all of you and working together to make a positive impact at JRI. Ganbattekudasai! “

“JRI is a company that values its employees and provides them with all the support and resources they need to succeed. They are committed to helping you grow professionally and personally, and the opportunities for learning and growth are endless. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, make mistakes, and embrace the journey as a time of growth and discovery. I’m confident that you will find your place here as well. Japan has so much to offer in terms of enjoyment and exploration, and it’s a wonderful place to live and work. Let’s make the most of this journey together, and I’m excited to see what great things we’ll achieve as a team.”

Why you should work at our company

Benefits highlights

For details on benefits, see the job description. We are actively introducing a new system and are currently considering the development of a system to encourage employees to work freely, including the clarification of side jobs and the flexibility of work and leave systems.

Housing support

Our housing system includes a “bachelor dormitory” and a “contracted company housing system”.

■Dormitory for bachelors

  • Room: 20,000 yen to 25,000 yen per month *collected through payroll deductions
  • Utilities must be paid at actual cost.
  • The possibel period of stay in the dormitory is 3 years.

■Contracted company housing

  • A system in which rental properties are rented out as company housing under a company contract and provided to employees.
  • The company pays a portion of the rent. The amount of company subsidy is as follows:
    <Up to the 3rd year of employment> With spouse: 70,000 yen/month; Without spouse: 60,000 yen/month
    <4th year onwards> With spouse: 40,000 yen/month; Without spouse: 30,000 yen/month

*However, the amount for “up to the 3rd year of employment” applies only to those who are 29 years old or younger at the end of the fiscal year. From the fiscal year in which you turn 30 years old, you will receive the amount listed for “4th year onwards” even if you have been with the company for less than 3 years.
*The minimum co-payment is 5,000 yen for single employees and 10,000 yen for married employees.

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