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Senior Software Engineer, Backend


2 years ago

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| Global Market for QA

Markets are changing rapidly, and there is a demand for quick software releases. Agile development has become mainstream; on a global scale, 92% of developer teams adopt agile development, 71% of which aim to release at least once a week. With such a rapid cycle, manual verification is too time-consuming, and there is an urgent need for automation. Our services can solve these critical challenges and make our clients a competitive advantage in software development. QA’s global budget is said to reach over $1 trillion. We are rapidly expanding our service reach internationally to win this vast global market.

| About Us

Autify, Inc. is a start-up company founded in San Francisco by a team of engineers who were the first Japanese team to graduate from the top US accelerator, Alchemist Accelerator. With the mission to increase creativity with the power of tech, we develop and provide Autify, an AI-powered software testing automation platform. 

In October 2019, we officially released Autify for Web, our test automation software that targets web applications. Also, in October 2021, Autify for Mobile for mobile app testing was officially launched and we have closed our $10M Series A. Although the product lineup is continuing to expand and we have been able to provide all basic functions needed in a test automation platform, we continue to receive requests for new features and improvements.

| About This Role

Job Purpose

Since its official release in October 2019, Autify has been implemented by over 300 clients, and our client base is continuing to grow. While we provide all the essential functions required in a test automation platform, we continue to receive requests for new functions and improvements. Autify is working on growing the product further by adding new features. For this reason, we are expanding our backend engineer team to further develop and improve Autify’s highly reliable test execution mechanism.


  • Work with other engineers, designers, and product leads to implement various features while considering performance, security, and reliability.

  • Proactively identify functions that can be improved.

  • Facilitate future development by improving the system on the existing server and infrastructure, code quality, CI/CD pipeline, etc.

  • Web application development using Ruby on Rails

  • Build an E2E test automation backend using Selenium, Webdriver, etc.

  • Infrastructure development using AWS, containers, Terraform, etc.

  • Participate in incident handling and be in on-call rotations

Required Qualifications

  • Being able to work in Japan standard time (Working partially in JST can be discussed)

  • Over 3 years of experience in web development including backend and infrastructure.

  • Over 1 year of experience in developing backends with Rails or Ruby.

  • Over 1 year of experience in building infrastructure using container management services such as Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Modern development experience with Agile or Scrum.

  • English skills (Business level or better) 

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Experience developing frontend applications using JavaScript frameworks such as React, Vue.js, Angular

  • Experience in technology selection such as AWS component selection, and system architecture design

  • Experience in E2E test automation with Selenium and Appium

  • ISTQB/JSTQB certification

Desired Personality Traits

  • A person who can face issues from the user's point of view and sympathizes

  • A person who has a high awareness of security, reliability, and performance

Salary Range

  • 8 million JPY - 12 million JPY

  • Reviewed twice a year

Selection Process

1. Coding test (take-home)

2. Technical assignment (take-home)

3. Technical interview: 60min

4. Final interview: 90min

Note: You will be asked to provide references after the final interview.

| About the Engineering Team

Our Team

Autify's engineering team is an international team, with more than half of the engineers being foreign nationals and all developers being English speakers. We have a good culture where members respect each other's backgrounds.

Since we have two products, Autify for Web and Autify for Mobile, our development engineers are divided into two teams corresponding to each product. We have over 15 front-end and back-end engineers who work closely with product managers, QA managers, designers, technical support engineers, and machine learning engineers who are responsible for resolving technical inquiries from customers. The product manager is in charge of the general roadmap. The product manager develops a rough roadmap and works with the engineers and designers on the details of each feature and bug fix before implementation. Depending on the size of the feature, we appoint a feature lead from among the engineers to be in charge of the project and give them the discretion to make technical decisions.

Our Development Process

We create a ticket in advance about what kind of function we will 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.

The development cycle consists of one Sprint, which takes two weeks. 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. (Due to the time difference, it is done at lunchtime).

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 several times a week as needed. The developed function will be demonstrated by the developer themselves to all employees at each Sprint.

Tech Culture/Support

- Tech is selected at each staff's discretion

- We actively adopt new tech

- We actively work on technical debt

- There is technical skill improvement support (learning support allowance)

- PC with the staff's desired specs, external monitors, etc. can be rented from the company

Tech Stack

- Backend: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Go

- Frontend: JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Redux, Styled Components

- Machine learning: Python, PyTorch, Kubernetes

- Database: PostgreSQL, Redis

- Test: Jest, Selenium, WebdriverIO, Puppeteer

- Infrastructure: AWS, Docker, Terraform, Packer, MacStadium

- Monitoring: New Relic, Sentry, Papertrail, Datadog

- CI/CD: CircleCI, GitHub Actions

- Source code management: GitHub

- Project management: ClickUp

- Misc.: G Suite, Slack, Notion, Gather, Zoom, Miro, 1Password, Mixmax, Calendly, etc.

| Employment Conditions

Employment Status

- Regular employees

- Probation period: 3 months after joining the company (conditions are the same as permanent employment)

Work Location

- This is a remote work position.

Work Hours

- Full flextime system (no core time or flexible time)

 Note: The determination of working hours (start and end times) must be made to the extent that one's own duties (including guidance and supervision of subordinates) are properly performed and that there are no obstacles to work in terms of coordination and communication with other employees.


- Twice a year


- Complete five-day workweek system (holidays, year-end and New Year holidays, etc.)

- Paid leave, sick leave, condolence leave, childcare leave, nursing leave (all paid)


- Equipped with various social insurance

- Regular health checkup

- Stock option system

- Laptop PC will be rented when joining the company

- Partial payment of remote work equipment costs

- English learning/skill improvement program support

- Visa support


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