Senior Android QA Automation Engineer

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • June 26, 2023
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Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Conversational
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 Years and years out of date.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. We’ve started on this mission by building a mobile-based connected vehicle platform used by millions of drivers in over 150 countries. In 2019, we joined forces with Honda as their first startup acquisition, and now we’re expanding our vision by bringing together software and hardware to build new products that solve real needs for millions of drivers around the world.

About the Role

As an Android QA Automation Engineer 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 Will Do

  • Analyze product requirements which are defined in business or technical specifications as the basis for developing automation testing cases (Functional, Non-Functional, both)
  • Understand application architecture to identify bottlenecks and dependencies that could become the source of failures to develop tests targeting the identified risks
  • Research and propose tasks and technologies required to enable QA Automation
  • Design non-functional test cases to ensure the stability and reliability of Applications and Services running on an embedded Android System
  • Write and execute automated functional, non-functional and performance tests for Applications and Services running on an embedded Android System
  • Generate automation test result reports
  • Document automation solutions and share knowledge with other QA members
  • Support collaboration through participation in testing discussions/sessions
  • Automate pre-test preparations such as application build and publishing to test environments, setting predefined settings/configurations as required for tests and related activities that enables the QA team’s independence to execute tests

What We Are Looking For

  • At least 4 years of non-function and functional automation testing experience on embedded systems preferably running Android
  • Relevant experience in Android application development with Kotlin
  • At least 2 years of automation and performance testing experience on android mobile applications
  • Professional 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
  • Good understanding of how QA teams work and activities of test planning, design and execution
  • Intermediate level of English
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail, strong ownership, self-driven and proactive, team worker, open-minded, good communication style.
  • 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

  • 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
  • Experience operating and customizing CI/CD pipelines to support QA needs
  • 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.

Drivemode (ドライブモード) は、ZipcarとTesla Motorsの起業家によって2014年に米国シリコンバレーで設立されたスタートアップ企業です。ドライバー向けスマートフォンの安全運転アプリの開発を手がけ、すでに150か国以上で数百万人のドライバーに使用されています。どの車両であっても、よりスマートで安全な運転を可能にするという、ドライバーの運転体験を根本的に変えるイノベーションに挑戦しています。



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小さなチームですが世界を変えるテクノロジープロダクトの開発に挑戦することが大好きです。 DrivemodeのCEOは「チャンスさえあれば日本の技術力でシリコンバレーに勝負できる」と信じている経営者です。そんな思いを体現する会社を目指す、ベンチャー精神溢れるDrivemodeのカルチャーに共感いただける方に、ぜひジョインいただきたいと思っています!

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