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ASICS Apps – Senior API Engineer

  • Product: ASICS Runkeeper™ app
  • Job type: Development & engineering
  • Position: Full time

Kihachiro Onitsuka founded ASICS in 1949 to realize his desire to nurture the youth of Japan through sports and contribute to the development of society. Our founding philosophy, “Anima Sana In Corpore Sano (A Sound Mind in a Sound Body)”, represents our wish for people all over the world to live healthful and happy lives in both body and mind.

The ASICS brand is especially well known for its connection to running and for producing extremely high-quality running shoes. To strengthen our commitment to runners, we are expanding our investment in running-related digital services, i.e. running event technology (Race Roster™), AI run-coaching apps (the ASICS Runkeeper™ app), and other exciting platforms that will help us better serve the running industry. Combined, these projects and products makeup ASICS Apps.

Our mission―in the past, today, and into the future―is to contribute to a healthful and sustainable society and to bring joy to the people of the world through sports. Sports are an important element in living longer healthy lives, in feeling more fulfilled, and in crossing national and cultural boundaries to bring the world together. If you are looking to join a fun and innovative company focused on the booming digital health and fitness industry, this is the place for you!


Position Overview

As an Application Program Interface (API) Engineer you will be responsible for developing and optimizing new and existing APIs that power future features in personalized training, social interaction, commerce, and communications. A great candidate for this role enjoys technical problem solving with a great deal of autonomy and leeway to determine the right course of action. In this role, you will also teach others and engage with product and business partners to find innovative solutions for user needs.  You will get to touch a wide variety of topics from overseeing the design of algorithms for scalable features to assisting with database architecture.This position requires flexibility as we respond to new business and customer requirements, while being able to quickly adapt to new strategies and priorities as they evolve.

This position is open to internal and external candidates.


Product Line 

This role will be working on/with the Runkeeper product.


Work Location

The successful candidate for this role can be either a satellite employee (working 100% remotely from a designated location within Canada or US), a hybrid employee (flexibility to work in the office or from home at a location within 75km/75 miles from the London, ON/Boston, MA office), an in office employee at our London, ON/Boston, MA office.



  • Maintaining critical systems, including login, purchase path, and activity tracking
  • Identifying areas of technical debt and weigh user impact and level of effort to address
  • Propose and oversee architectural improvements
  • Support the Platforms team in reaching application health goals
  • Assist in application security design, monitoring, and response
  • Document internal APIs and consult with product teams on their usage
  • Mentor other engineers through code reviews and pair programming
  • Meaningfully participate in diversity and inclusion initiatives across the ASICS Apps teams

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Strong organization and data management skills
  • Experience with Apache Tomcat, as well as AWS services such as S3 and Cloudfront preferred
  • Experience or strong familiarity with functional programming concepts and Lambda architecture
  • Comfort with multiple languages/programming paradigms (our primary codebases are Java, Scala, and NodeJS)
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical issues to business leaders
  • Expertise in one or more of the following preferred: automated integration testing, performance testing, system monitoring and incident response, security and privacy

Performance Measures

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve
  • Effective completion of assigned tasks
  • Efficient use of time and resources
  • Continuously learning and improving in your role
  • Quality of work performed
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other employees at all levels of the organization

The successful candidate for this role will become an employee of Race Roster North America Corporation (RRNA), a subsidiary of ASICS Corporation – a Japanese multinational corporation. Race Roster was founded in London, Ontario in 2011.