About Autify

Autify, Inc. is a start-up company founded in San Francisco by a team of Japanese engineers. We develop and provide Autify, an AI-based software test automation platform. Since its official release in October 2019, Autify has been implemented by more than 300 clients.

Internationally minded engineers

Almost half of our engineering team is non-Japanese, and we’re all fluent English speakers, so we don’t require any Japanese ability. We currently have ten engineers, including the CTO and a designer.

We’re open to people living abroad looking to relocate to Japan to join us, so long as you’re a Japanese citizen or eligible for a visa to work as a software engineer. You may work as a subcontractor until you obtain a visa. We’re also open to people who don’t want to relocate to Japan, provided you’re willing to work during Japanese business hours.

Two week sprints and lots of automated testing

Our development process kicks off by creating a ticket describing what kind of feature we’ll develop. In some cases, the product owner creates it based on user feedback, and in other cases, each team creates bugs and investigation requests directly.

We’re rooted in Scrum, and our development cycle consists of a two-week sprint. Development tasks are assigned during the planning stage on the first day of the sprint, and we hold a daily standup meeting to check the overall progress and any problems.

We review code on GitHub. After the review, the merged branches are automatically deployed to the staging environment, and E2E tests are performed (which Autify does itself).

After testing on the integrated branch, it’s deployed to the production environment. Deployment is done as needed, usually several times a week. Developers themselves will demo what they’ve worked on.

Engineering-centric culture

As you can imagine, having a technical product aimed as developers means engineering drives our company. Some ways this manifests itself are:

  • Tech is selected at each member’s discretion
  • We’re active adopting new tech
  • We actively work to pay off technical debt we create
  • There is a learning support allowance for technical skill improvement
  • We’ll lend you a PC with your desired specs, external monitors, etc.

Remote-first

We’re working completely remotely. We do have face-to-face all-hands meetings once per quarter, where we rent a space in Tokyo for everyone to get together. Because of this, there’s no need for you to live in Tokyo, though we would prefer you live somewhere in Japan (once a visa can be arranged).

Ruby on Rails and Go on the backend, TypeScript and React on the frontend

  • Backend: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Go
  • Frontend: JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Redux, Styled Components
  • Machine learning: Python
  • Database: PostgreSQL, Redis
  • Test: Jest, Selenium, WebdriverIO, Puppeteer
  • Infrastructure: AWS, Docker, Terraform, Packer
  • Monitoring: New Relic, Sentry, Papertrail
  • CI/CD: CircleCI
  • Source code management: GitHub
  • Project management: ClickUp
  • Misc.: G Suite, Slack, Notion, Discord, Zoom, 1Password, Mixmax, Calendly, etc.

Our hiring process

  1. Online Coding Test. You will take a coding test on Hacker Rank to showcase your basic technical skills.
  2. Engineer Interview. We will check other skills such as your thought process during problem-solving. We will review how you can immediately start contributing to the team. In addition, we will consider whether you will realize your career aspirations at Autify to prevent any mismatch of expectations.
  3. HR Interview. We will consider whether your personality, motivation, vision/culture matches ours to determine if you’re the type of person who can work with us towards the same goal.
  4. Interview with the CEO. Based on the initial interviews, the CEO will make a final confirmation whether you are compatible with our company.
  5. Offer Meeting. We hold a face-to-face interview to confirm that you are happy with the offer.

Our response to COVID-19

With COVID-19, we moved from working remotely one day per week to working completly remotely. We used to have an office, but cancelled it in June 2020, to completely shift our work style to remote work. Once COVID-19 subsides, we plan to host monthly meetups, but otherwise continue to completely work remotely.

Learn more

See our company deck for more background on our business, culture, and hiring process.

About the position

You will oversee Autify’s backend development and build the infrastructure, the AI-based software test automation platform.

Main responsibilities

Required skills

Preferred skills

Desired personality traits

Compensation

¥7 to 12 million annually.

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