| About This Role Job Purpose With the growth of our market share comes the growth of our product feature set. We seek a leader to help drive our platform and test management teams. Those 2 teams comprise 8 engineers, and each team is accountable for their product’s infrastructure, backend, front end, and quality. This position is open to oversee the engagement, growth, and success of those 2 teams. Responsibilities - Create succession strategies and recruit the team members required to fulfill each team's mission. - Share the business vision as well as the team missions with the teams - Facilitate the team’s ceremonies and remove blockers and impediments to support your team's day-to-day operations. - Provide visibility on your team and their progress through reporting on the different metrics, evaluating the team's performance, and engaging with stakeholders through refinements and demos. - Support the product team in delivering fast and high-quality business value. - Be flexible and capable of altering the team roadmap when faced with new information, communicate, and engage the team in delivering new directions. - Identify the different architectural and technical debt challenges and plan their improvement accordingly. - Support cross-team initiatives and facilitate collaboration within the teams. - Build relationships with your reports, support their career development, and motivate members to achieve the team goals. - Empower the engineers and maximize the team's productivity by setting goals, performing evaluations, and utilizing data to improve operational workflow. | 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.
- Being able to work during day hours, 9 am - 5pm JST - Strong motivation and passion to learn and challenge in a new work environment - 2 years of Engineering management experience or more - 5 years of experience developing software (backend experience is a plus.) - Fluency in English at a business level
- Experience in working within a SaaS - Understanding of QA practices, especially test automation