About Japan Computer Vision
Japan Computer Vision Corp. (JCV), a subsidiary company of SoftBank Corporation, is an AI startup that leverages SenseTime’s image recognition technology to provide cutting-edge solutions for the “smart building” and “smart retail” sectors.
Our products include SensePass, a facial recognition based access control system, and SenseThunder, an abnormal temperature detection and facial recognition system.
Tremendous growth in a short time
We’ve seen tremendous growth with a 10X increase in revenue and scaling up to 110 employees just by our second year of operation. As we’re still in our early stages, you’ll help shape the work environment, and as we grow, you’ll easily be able to step into more senior positions.
A Silicon Valley startup in Tokyo
We operate like a Silicon Valley startup that’s in the middle of Tokyo. We have leaders in the company who have lived and worked for several years at startups and large corporations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A diverse international team
Our team is also diverse from different parts of the world. Diversity and inclusiveness are critical to our culture. With diversity, we foster a better work environment that improves our decisions and products.
For our engineering positions, we don’t require any Japanese abilities, and if you live abroad, we can help you get your visa to come to Tokyo, Japan.
Dedicated to the ethical use of AI technology
There are no available standards yet for the commercial use of AI technology in offline environments including city public spaces, businesses and neighborhoods. Until international standards are developed, we have established our own policy, that warrants all products and technology sold is free from features or capabilities which enable the identification of human beings based on:
- Religious Affiliation
- Political Views
Our Response to COVID-19
With COVID-19, we’ve started to allow employees to work completely remotely, with the option to come into the office for those who way to. Even after the pandemic has subsided, you’ll continue to be able to work remotely from anywhere in Japan.
About the position
JCV’s Core Infrastructure team is responsible for core systems that support our customers that use thousands of our IoT devices connected to our SaaS cloud, ranging from our real-time facial recognition services to how we store billions of messages in our datastores. The team’s central mission is to ensure JCV’s services always work — delivering a reliable, scalable infrastructure capable of supporting our distributed yet massively concurrent IoT hardware and software.
JCV wants a super technical, hands-on, and mission-driven Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join our Core Infrastructure team to help us scale to the next level. As a critical senior member in the Core Infrastructure team, you will have significant leadership and impact on the evolution of JCV’s crucial core systems and architecture. If this sounds exciting, keep reading!
What You’ll Do
- Designing, developing, and deploying new highly available infrastructure components to meet the needs of our fast growing and evolving products.
- Scrutinizing and reasoning clearly on technology and architecture choices, identifying tradeoffs and challenges, and getting buy-in from the rest of the team.
- Deploying your own code and building your own tools to do so such as a new CI/CD pipeline.
- Joining a development team on a rotation to help them to reduce service latency and increase availability. You would participate in the 24/7 on-call rotation for that development team, triaging and addressing production issues.
- Designing a solution to build scoped permissions into the infrastructure for development teams and then roll out your implementation.
- Writing code to improve the most important services and applications which power our IoT devices and SaaS cloud platform, making them self-healing and easier to monitor.
Your Must Haves
- You have 3+ years of experience building scalable backend or real-time data systems.
- You have a proven record of building, deploying, and debugging high-scale distributed and containerized (Docker, Kubernetes) microservice systems in a modern cloud-first world (AWS, Azure, GCP), but still realize that the cloud is built on actual hardware and networks and what that entails.
- You’re a coder who knows Go, Java, Python, Rust or other similar languages.
- You’ve built production level CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins, TravisCI, Gitlab CI, CircleCI, Terraform, TeamCity, Bamboo, CodeShip, CodeFresh, etc.
- You’ve deployed production systems with datastores such Postgres, MySQL, Cassandra, and MongoDB on a cloud provider. If you’ve used AuroraDB, then that’s a huge plus.
- You know how to strike a balance between speed and quality of features to create durable technology. You follow a test-driven development methodology and thrive on building scalable systems that are robust, failure-resistant and easy to maintain.
- You’re passionate about coaching and leading other engineers.
- You’re a team player who has strong communication skills and the ability to work well cross-functionally with a can-do attitude.
- You thrive in ambiguous environments and get excited about figuring out solutions to complex problems, and then executing on them with your team.
- You’re a first principles thinker who works with others to come up with pragmatic solutions.
- You can think on your feet and context switch at a moment’s notice
- You keep up with the industry trends and continuously identify new technologies to leverage to solve technical problems.
Your Nice to Haves
- You have strong open-source leadership or contributions.
- You can make hard tradeoffs between important goals to get the right things built quickly without breaking things.
- You have experience with open source and managed big data services like Kafka, Spark, Flink, Cassandra/Scylla, Hadoop
- You have been a tech lead or hands-on manager at a growing startup and seen what could happen next.
- You have direct experience on a growth team.