- About the company
- In recent years, the food service industry has struggled to hire enough personnel to meet the demands of customers. This tech solutions company aims to utilize new technology to provide solutions for this sector, cutting the large costs that companies in the food industry face, not only for labor but for the cost of things like ingredients as well.
The technology the company produces automates certain processes in the kitchen in order to reduce the need for manual labor. For things like ingredients, the AI Automation Robot automates simple cooking-related tasks in the kitchen.
Currently, they are building a Cooking Robot together with a major restaurant chain in Japan. They are developing a robot that uses image recognition to automate certain processes that typically occur in a factory setting.
3 main focuses of the company:
1. Tech solutions that reduce the need for labor
By automating restaurant ordering, payment, and a multitude of other tasks, the company seeks to solve labor problems not only by reducing hours on a task but by freeing up the existing staff to do other things.
2. Easy implementation into existing establishments in the restaurant industry
The company is developing compact robots that will fit even in small spaces in inner-city locations.
3. Creating solutions that cover a wide variety of cooking methods
The tech company is an engineering team composed of highly skilled people in AI, IoT, robotics, and design. They intend to create a single solution that covers many different food preparation methods.
- Corporate Culture
- The company has a startup atmosphere which engineers may appreciate.
There is no dress code and employees can wear casual clothing in the office. Engineers can work freely and independently.
- Global Aspects
- Many employees speak English
- Actively pursuing diversity at the work place
- PR Aspects
- The company has a partnership with the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and other organizations.
- Other details
- With the mission of "creating a sustainable food infrastructure through technology", we develop and sell "cooking robots" and "business robots".
The labor shortage rate in the food service industry is over 80%, far higher than the Japanese average of 30%. While the restaurant industry has a high rate of business openings, it also has a higher rate of business closures than other industries, with 70% of businesses closing within 3 years. We are convinced that we can contribute to sustainable restaurant management by optimizing labor and raw material costs, which account for 70% of restaurant industry sales.
All of our businesses require engineers with the latest technology in their respective fields and sharp thinking to grasp the essence of the problem. We are trying to build a team with members who have strong motivation and high insight to solve problems.
Currently, we are developing products specifically for major restaurant chains, but we plan to expand to the restaurant industry around the world through the development of versatile products. Let's work together to create the next generation of the restaurant industry by digitally transforming the restaurant industry, which has not undergone any changes, and reforming the longstanding issues of labor shortage and cost structure.
The mission of this position
The goal of this position is to develop an efficient robot network that links cooking robots and labor-saving robots in the cloud, and to build an infrastructure system for robot IoT and AI analysis in the cloud. In collaboration with the robotics development team, you will be responsible for cloud, server-side, and front-end software development using Python and other languages.
Specific Job Description
Work with the team to realize a cloud system for cooking robots.
Backend implementation using Python3 + Django (REST API, WebSocket, etc.)
Development of an integrated management cloud system for a large number of robots
Robot cooking process database design and development
General system architecture design for cloud, on-premise, local servers, etc.
Development of web system for visualization of robot's cooking process
Statistical analysis of robot's cooking status, etc.
※Please note that the position is only for those who are currently residing in Japan only
Minimum of a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or related field. Or equivalent skills
5+ years of development experience using Python (Django/Flask), Java (JavaEE/Spring/Play, etc.), C# (ASP), or equivalent knowledge and development experience
Development experience on Linux (or similar OS)
Knowledge and development experience in database design such as PostgreSQL, MySQL/MariaDB
Knowledge and development experience with TCP/IP, HTTP, networking in general, Socket/WebSocket, etc.
Experience in web server-side and cloud development (AWS, etc.)
Knowledge and experience with virtualization technologies such as Docker/VMware/VirtualBox
- Japanese Level
Experience in development using Python, Django
Experience in front-end development using Vue.js
Experience working with AWS/Docker/Kubernetes and DevOps in general
Experience in mobile development such as iOS, Android, etc. Experience in Swift, Objective-C, Kotlin, Java, etc
- Ideal candidate
- -Team player
- Annual Expected salary (Minimum)
- Annual Expected salary (Maximum)
- Salary promotion
- Once a year
- Transporation cost coverage
- Work hours
- End of Year and New Year Holiday
- National Holiday
- Worker’s Accident Compensation Insurance （労災保険）
- Health Insurance （健康保険）
- Unemployment Insurance (雇用保険）
- Welfare Pension Insurance （厚生年金保険）
- Remote Work