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Software Engineer in Test, Quality Assurance

SmartNews Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 No salary range given
  • 🏡 Fully remote
  • 🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
  • 💬 Fluent Japanese
  • 🌏 Apply from abroad
  • 🧳 Relocate to Japan

About SmartNews

SmartNews Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

SmartNews is a news app with 20 million monthly active users in the U.S. and Japan. We are a machine-learning company deeply committed to helping users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

Key benefits

  • Not too big, not too small
  • Highly collaborative environment
  • International team

About the position


  • Create and improve test automation framework
  • Write and maintain integration and E2E test cases in web and mobile application
  • Perform Shift-Left Testing by collaborating with engineers in improving continuous integration and delivery pipeline
  • Collaborate with Product Manager to understand how features should be tested based on user’s behavior
  • Closely co-work with vendor in integrating manual and automated tests
  • Build and maintain distributed systems for test parallelization and automation infrastructure to increase productivity


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Has experience in developing test automation solutions in Java, Python or Javascript
  • Has experience with machine learning systems and automation tools
  • Experience in release delivery and management of iOS/Android app
  • High level of proficiency in at least 1 programming language
  • Experience in web service and mobile app QA work

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in development for iOS and/or Android
  • Experience in improving development processes through automation
  • Knowledge of web development and server-side development

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    Application review

    When you submit your application to SmartNews, it will be reviewed by our recruitment team, to make sure it is relevant to the position.

  2. 2

    Online coding test

    When you pass this initial screening, you’ll then be sent out an online coding test. The results of this test and your resume will then be reviewed in more detail by one of our engineers.

  3. 3


    After you pass this secondary screening, you’ll be invited in for a round of interviews, covering both behavioral and technical topics.

  4. 4


    Once you’ve passed these interviews, we’ll make you an offer.

Meet SmartNews's Developers

When Robert joined SmartNews as a software engineer, most of his colleagues were Japanese. Since then, it’s grown into an international organization where English is predominantly used.

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YuCheng is a senior software engineer at SmartNews. He explains the freedom he enjoys at SmartNews: not only from a technical perspective, but also the influence he can have over the direction of the product.

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Cortland recently joined SmartNews as an engineering manager, where he leads a six person team. He talks about what drew him to the company, his role as a manager, and how they use matrix management to maximize their engineers’ success.

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