Android Software Engineer on Test

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • December 15, 2023
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Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above

Our Mission:

Smarter, safer, connected driving in any vehicle
Driving technology always feels old. Not by a little bit. Years and years out of date. Is that really just “the way things are”? We don’t think so and we’re here to fix that. We believe vehicles can be 1000x smarter, safer, and more connected to the world around us. Together with Honda, we are building the future of EV vehicles for millions of people around the world.


Why Drivemode: 

Join Drivemode for an exciting startup environment and a vibrant culture that combines impactful work, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits. By becoming a part of our team, you'll contribute to a crucial mission that revolutionizes the way people engage with vehicles, addressing both business needs and the world's environmental challenges. This presents an exceptional opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation and drive Honda's success in the EV market.


About the Role

As an Android Software Engineer on Test you will be working as part of our QA team and partnering up with  Android Developers to guarantee the quality of the delivered software deployed to connected Vehicles. The software we deliver integrates with a diversity of vehicle hardware, so you will be interacting with different equipment, protocols and applications including the Android Operating System to validate the reliability and end to end functional and non-functional requirements.


What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Write automation code and execute automated functional, non-functional and performance tests for Applications and Services running on an embedded Android System
  • Generate automation test result reports
  • Maintain and improve testing environments and internal frameworks
  • Document automation solutions and share knowledge with other QA members
  • Enable QA Team and its independence to execute tests by developing test tools for simulating specific hardware and software behaviors
  • Support collaboration through participation in testing discussions/sessions


What We’re Looking For:

  • At least 3 years experience in Android application development with Kotlin
  • Experience in automation testing on android mobile applications
  • Experience in using relevant frameworks/tools for Android test automation and mocking of interfaces/APIs, such as Espresso, Robolectric, JUnit and other unit and instrumented testing tools
  • Proficiency on Linux OS, and scripting languages such as Python, Shell Script and Kotlin Script
  • Experience in Android automated testing
  • At least Intermediate level of English
  • Strong sense of ownership of product features and quality
  • A flexible attitude and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Be willing to do what it takes, even if it's outside of your usual responsibility area
  • Someone who thinks that cars and motorcycles can be 1000x better than they are today


Nice to Have

  • Testing experience on embedded systems
  • Performance testing experience on android mobile applications
  • Experience with Android CTS
  • Experience in delivering and testing Android Systems such as Android Automotive, Android TV or standard Android for phones and other devices
  • Experience testing applications that interact with hardware devices and bluetooth
  • Experience in testing Jetpack Compose
  • Proficiency on Git, Github, Github Actions


EEOC Statement

Drivemode is proud of a very diverse team with employees coming from 5 continents/11 countries as of today. Diversity in our workplace has played an important part in our success; we recognize each employee’s unique background, knowledge, experiences, ideas, and viewpoints which are all critical in developing a product that has the greatest impacts on drivers all over the world. Drivemode provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other characteristics that make you unique.

Smarter, Safer, Connected driving in any vehicle.

We were founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs from Zipcar and Tesla Motors and acquired by Honda in 2019. In 2020, we released Honda RoadSync with Honda motorcycle team. In 2023, our CEO Yo Koga was named as Global UX Officer and Drivemode is set to expand further to transform Honda and win in the growing Electric Vehicle market with our expertise in software and user experience.

Our Current Work

Honda motorcycles
We are building a modern software platform for Honda's new electric motorcycles. The platform, including mobile app and infotainment system, will be deployed in many countries. Not only working with Honda's motorcycle engineers as one team, we also do our own in-house hardware prototyping to enable us to learn and move quickly. The goal is to provide seamless motorcycle rider experiences with deeply integrated software and hardware.

Honda/Acura vehicles
We are working on a vehicle companion app & platform for Honda's next generation electric vehicles. The app will be a critical part of connected service offering for any future Honda & Acura vehicles globally. We are working closely with Honda's industry-leading hardware and vehicle experts to design the software and hardware as one experience for users.

Our Future Direction: This is just the beginning for us; we expect to expand our scope into other software driven areas for Automotive while continuing to grow and build on more capabilities

Working at Drivemode
We’re a diverse group of Silicon Valley and Tokyo entrepreneurs who want to make driving better. Our approach focuses on speed, learning, flexibility, and data-driven decision-making. We aren’t just “coders” or “designers;” we are problem solvers who understand that why you do something is just as important as what you do. We love challenges: the bigger, the better.

Our organizational structure is flat and everyone has an opportunity to share ideas, regardless of manager or job title. Openness, transparency, and communication are always priorities. We trust our employees’ abilities to make decisions in the best interest of Drivemode and give them the freedom to do what it takes to bring out the best in themselves and others. We provide support, mentorship, and growth across all positions to help employees identify and reach career and developmental goals.

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