Real-estate intelligence platform.
RESTAR is a Japanese startup providing a B2B information analysis/management platform for the real estate industry.
We are building the REMETIS platform, making it easier for real estate companies and financial institutions to access and understand data. We integrate publicly available information and client data to lower real estate transaction costs and simplify complex investment workflows.
Although we have proven a market need and obtained product-market-fit, we still believe we are in the beginning stages of building the REMETIS platform. We have many ideas for the future expansion of the platform.
We seek and embrace diverse viewpoints
To bring diversity to our team, we hire multinational members (and are open to people who aren’t based in Japan yet). Additionally, we encourage each individual to actively express their opinions and provide opportunities for communication about recruiting, products, and the direction of our business.
We pursue sustainable growth
Regarding sustainable growth, we have agreed with our investors to focus on long-term growth (and ignore short-term profit). Each individual on the team provides value beyond the client’s expectations by identifying and pursuing the client’s ideal vision based on an understanding of the industry’s overall business
We flexibly switch between English and Japanese
Basically all members understand both languages, but some prefer to speak in English and some prefer Japanese. Depending on who you talk with or what we talk about, we flexibly change languages.
We practice continuous improvement and learning
Our team is focused on technical excellence, and continually improving our technical ability. Our engineers support each other through discussions and code reviews, and collaborate to constantly refine our software engineering standards and guidelines.
Rather than proficiency with specific technologies, we look for people who are motivated to learn and possess broad engineering knowledge. For instance, our backend is built in Elixir, a language we think offers excellent productivity, reliability, simplicity, and performance without trade-offs (more details here), but we don’t expect candidates to have prior experience with it or functional programming more generally.
We practice continuous learning, be it about the domain of the real estate industry, or more technical things, like learning new technologies as the need arises.
Work remotely or in our office
We have a gorgeous shared office space near Shinagawa station that you’re welcome to work out of, but it is possible to work fully remotely as well. We provide relocation support and visa sponsorship if you are not already in Japan (we do not currently have any employees outside of Japan, but we are open to the possibility).
20 days of paid leave
In addition to National holidays including Golden Week and New Year, we offer you 20 days paid leave. This paid leave in granted in 5 day increments, on January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st every year.
- Backend: Elixir, Phoenix
- Front end: Vue.js, Typescript, Svelte/Sveltekit, TailwindCSS
- DB: PostgreSQL
- Search: Elasticsearch
- Infrastructure: AWS
- Others: Github, Discord, Height
Our tech stack is not set in stone and we are open to discussing changes based on our needs as a team, and we are currently migrating our legacy VueJS 2.7 application to Svelte (Sveltekit).