Senior Software Engineer, Frontend (New Project)

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • June 11, 2024
8,000,000 - 10,000,000 JPY /yr
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Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Senior or above

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 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 numerous 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. Also, we are looking for opportunities beyond the existing Autify services.
To expand our product lineup, we are looking for a senior frontend engineer to join our team that works for new services. You will mainly be responsible for developing a desktop app using Electron and frontend technologies for a new product utilizing machine learning techniques and generative AI.



  • Develop a multi-environment desktop app using Electron using frontend web technologies including TypeScript and React
  • Develop test execution workers using TypeScript and Playwright
  • Develop UI component base
  • Participate in on-call rotations for incident & alert handling


Required Qualifications

  • Over five years of development experience using frameworks such as React, Vue.js, Angular
  • Over one year of experience in developing desktop applications using Electron and/or other desktop application frameworks
  • Over one year of experience in developing backend using frameworks using any language
  • Experience with modern development processes incorporating Agile and Scrum
  • Ability to communicate and work in English
  • Until a Visa can be issued, being able to work from your own country with some overlap with Japanese business hours.



  • Experience in designing, managing and improving the release pipeline of desktop apps that are continuously updated
  • Experience in handling customer support communications and maintaining production desktop apps
  • Experience in E2E test automation with Selenium, Playwright, Appium, etc.
  • Experience with LLMs like OpenAI GPT-4 and Antholopic Claude, especially developing applications powered by those LLMs in addition to use for daily tasks


Selection Process

  1. Submission of online coding test (take-home)
  2. Submission of technical assignment (take-home)
  3. Technical interview HR interview: 60 mins
  4. Final interview (HR interview & manager's interview): 45 mins + 45 mins
  • We will request to provide references after the final interview.
  • The interview steps might change depending on the hiring status in our pipeline.
  • We can arrange casual interviews before the coding test upon the candidate's request. (Subject to availability of both parties)


About the Engineering Team

Our Team

Autify's engineering team is international, 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 about 30 front-end, back-end, and technical support engineers who work closely with engineering managers, product managers, QA managers, designers, and machine learning engineers. 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 fixes 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 about what kind of function we will develop. In some cases, the product owner creates it based on user feedback; 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. (If there is a 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. We also hold sprint ceremonies like Sprint planning, feature refinement and sprint retrospective sessions. The developer will demonstrate the developed function to all employees at the end of the Sprint in the Sprint Demo.


Tech Stack

  • Backend: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Go
  • Frontend: JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Redux, Styled Components
  • Machine learning: Python, PyTorch, Kubernetes, GPT-4
  • Database: PostgreSQL, Redis
  • Test: Appium, Selenium, WebdriverIO, Puppeteer
  • Infrastructure: AWS, Docker, Terraform, Packer, MacStadium, GoogleCloud
  • Monitoring: Datadog, New Relic, Sentry
  • CI/CD: CircleCI, GitHub Actions
  • Source code management: GitHub
  • Project management: Jira
  • 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

  • Tokyo office or Remote (Hybrid)


Work Hours

  • Full flextime system
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 a five-day workweek system (National holidays, year-end and New Year holidays, etc.)
  • Unlimited paid time off



  • Equipped with various social insurance
  • Regular health checkups
  • Stock option
  • A laptop PC will be rented when joining the company
  • Remote work allowance
  • English learning support
  • Skill-up support
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Relocation bonus
  • Relocation housing support

Autify, Inc.は、米国トップアクセラレーター「Alchemist Accelerator」を日本人チームとして初めて卒業した、サンフランシスコ創業のスタートアップです。私たちは「技術の力で人々の創造性を高める」をミッションとして掲げ、AIを用いたソフトウェアのテスト自動化プラットフォーム「Autify」を開発・提供しています。

市場の変化が激しい昨今、ソフトウェアを素早くリリースすることが求められており、アジャイル開発が主流となってきました。実際にグローバルでは92%がアジャイル開発を採用しており、そのうち71%が週一回以上のリリースを希望しています。そのようなサイクルでは、人手の検証作業は時間がかかりすぎるため、自動化への移行が急務となっています。私たちのサービスは、そのような重大課題を解決し、顧客のソフトウェア開発における競争力を高めることができます。 QAのグローバル予算は120兆円にも登ると言われており、私たちはこの巨大なグローバルマーケットを勝ち取るため、日本のみならず海外への早急な展開をしていきます。

Autify’s policies during COVID-19 are as follows:

  • They’ve adopted a policy of working fully remotely (previously they allowed one day a week of remote work)

  • They no longer have a physical Japan office (previously they had one in Tokyo)

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