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VP of Product

Autify Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    💴 ¥15M ~ ¥22M annually
    🏡 Fully remote
    🧪 10+ years experience required
    💬 No Japanese required
    🌏 Apply from abroad
    🧳 Relocate to Japan

About Autify

Autify Chuo-ku, Tokyo

A test automation platform founded in San Francisco by a team of engineers who were the first Japanese team to graduate from the top US accelerator Alchemist Accelerator. Over 300 companies have implemented our platform.

Key benefits

  • Engineering-centric culture
  • Remote-first
  • Internationally minded engineers

About the position

We are seeking an experienced and visionary Vice President, Product to lead our product management team and drive the development of our AI-driven software test automation platform. We expect this person to bring a deep understanding of product strategy, a proven track record of successfully launching and scaling innovative products, and a passion for leveraging AI to transform the software testing landscape. This position is an addition to the board.

Responsibilities

  • Define, communicate and share the product direction and articulate a compelling vision followed by product roadmaps by deeply understanding the market and the company’s business objectives.
  • Make sure all the product development contributes to the company’s revenue growth by assessing the impact of each new investment and evaluating the result of the delivery.
  • Communicate with customers to understand the burning needs in the market.
  • Understand all the competitors and build a competitive landscape where we win.
  • Emphasize a commitment to results by introducing performance-based compensation and evaluation metrics customized to the product team to promote individual growth opportunities.
  • Form the product team’s organizational strategy, hiring plan, and budget based on the product strategy and vision.
  • Lead the team by motivating them with an articulated vision.
  • Coach team members on customer interviews, feature prioritization, and any other product management skills.
  • Oversee the entire product development lifecycle from concept to launch, ensuring high-quality deliverables.
  • Work closely with engineering, design, and QA teams to prioritize features and enhancements.

Requirements

  • Over 10 years of industry expertise, including 5 years in leadership, skilled in defining product vision and strategy and a successful history of launching new products and contributing to business growth.
  • Technical understanding of E2E test automation and software testing in general.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing high-level documentation, text-based collaboration, and conducting in-depth verbal communication with internal teams and customers.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills.

Nice to haves

While not specifically required, tell us if you have any of the following.

  • Experience in managing products targeting both Japanese and global markets.
  • Business-level Japanese.

Compensation

15 to 22 million JPY annually.

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    HR interview (45 mins)

  2. 2

    Board interview (60 mins)

  3. 3

    Work sample test interview with CEO (60 mins)

  4. 4

    Final interview with investors (60 mins)

Meet Autify's Developers

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