from around the world solve social issues using AI. Social issues of super-aging society in which Japan is experiencing in advance will be the issues of all over the world in near future. ExaWizard's mission also includes globally deploying the results of R&D in Japan, a developed country with a challenge. The employees here are also very diverse, from AI researchers and engineers who are also university professors, to Mitou creators, to former CTOs of a venture company bought out by Google, to former owners of professional baseball teams. We have people from various backgrounds who enjoy working here. From Wizard class engineer to Wizard class care expert, let’s create a better future together. STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL | 2
About Engineering team at ExaWizards Software Engineer Mainly responsible for the development of the backend of our own services. Depending on the product phase, also define requirements, streamline algorithms, and develop front ends. Machine Learning Engineer Responsible for the implementation and improvement of learning models and algorithms. Depending on skill set, also be responsible for data analysis and product development. DevOps Engineer Responsible for building the development infrastructure, efficiency and automation for the company's products, which are continuously launched. Also covers cloud environment related areas. Designer Responsible for the experience, interface and visual design of the product. Depending on the situation of the team, also be responsible for the front-end development. Product Manager Responsible for various tasks in product launch and growth. Primarily envisioning the future of the product, prioritizing it for execution and assigning the right members. Product Team Cross-sectional team Six roles to create in-house products - Each definition in Exa Infrastructure Engineer In addition to the development environment, which is not covered by DevOps team, responsible for areas such as security, networking, and GPU environments, including hardware.
Engineering management Business Development Corporate Management AI Development Dept. (Machine Learning Engineer) Product Development Dept. (Software Engineer/ Product Manager) Product Infrastructure Dept. (Infrastructure Engineer/ DevOps Engineer) Vision Development Dept. Mission: Research and development of learning models, optimization algorithms, etc. Corporate Strategy Office etc. Mission: Software development of in-house service About Engineering team at ExaWizards Mission: In-house service / learning model environment construction and operation Mission: AI camera and its service development Engineers are assigned to one of the teams in the Engineering Management by title, or a combination of them as a dotted line.
involved in two business perspectives • Consulting (project) business • Product (in-house service) business Because of the characteristics of our products, machine learning engineers join the team of "product manager + software engineer + designer" that is generally required for product development. About Engineering team at ExaWizards
This is the stage of development with a specific client to see if it is possible to solve the problem discovered from the project with a service that incorporates a learning model. Develop with a minimum of engineers, PdM, business development and designer. This is the phase of exploring core values by selling to a few clients based on the products in the PoC phase and rolling out the PDCA cycle. Accelerate development by recruiting more engineers. Designers may be added as needed. Based on the product in the MVP phase, this phase moves on to improving core functions and developing new functions while confirming the market fit. Divide the team as needed while increasing each position. Software Engineer PdM business development Designer x 1 Machine Learning Engineer x 1 x 3-4 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 6~ x 2~ x 2~ x 2~ x 1~ 3 phases for product development and current team structure Product manager Business Development Software Engineer Machine learning engineer Designer About Engineering team at ExaWizards
Developing PoC DX & HR Tech Med Tech Fin Tech Vision Tech Robot Tech ??? Care Tech ??? etc DX-kun personal assistant HR-kun DIA HR-kun Haichi Qontextual Plot the current product group into three business phases
and former CTO of a venture company bought out by Google are here 35 % Software Engineers 49 % Machine Learning Engineers 9 % Designers Previous Firm 200+ ppl Other numbers Average age 34.9 y.o. 42% of SWEs are non-Japanese 90+% are Back-end Engineers 8 % Hardware Engineers Engineer/ Design 34.9% Business 30.1% Corporate/ Board members 19.7% Domain Expert 6.6% Other 8.7% About Engineering team at ExaWizards As of April 2020
internal program: Doctoral Course Support Program This program supports employees who wish to research at the doctoral program of the graduate school. Field of study: Research related to Exa’s mission. Support: Tuition and fees until graduation (up to 2 million yen) Working conditions: In addition to research as a doctoral student, one day a week on weekdays can be used for research at the university. Eligibility: 1.Full-time employees, contract employees and executive officers of the company with a master's degree. 2.Students who are to join Exa and currently enrolled in the doctoral program or who are planning to continue their studies even after joining the company.
internal program: Self study support Study sessions: Once a week, a 60-minute study session is held. The presenters include machine learning engineers, software engineers, and other members from the legal and business sides, as well as lectures by university professors with advisory. Book purchase and conference support: Support for the purchase of work-related books and papers, as well as travel and accommodation expenses for academic meetings, events and conferences.
internal program: Employee Invention System Incentives will be granted at each stage of the "patent filing, application and registration", as well as internal awards. We have a dedicated in-house legal team, and we encourage both engineers and business side employees to obtain patents. In 2019, 50 patents were granted, and we won the Grand Prix in the startup category of "IP BASE AWARD" sponsored by the Japan Patent Office. The Japan Patent Office (JPO) is holding the first IP BASE AWARD to recognize startups, IP support professionals, and the best players in the ecosystem for their outstanding IP strategies. (Source: https://ipbase.go.jp/news/2020/03/news-0319.php)
internal program: Discretionary Labor System We have a discretionary labor system in place for our engineering and design positions and some business positions. Work hours are not set, and you are free to work at any time.
"Mathematics Club" and the "Quantum Computing Club". Mathematics Club Go & Shogi Club 3D Printing Club Quantum Computing Club Competitive Programming Club Soccer Club BabyTech Club Sauna Club Anime/Manga Club About Engineering team at ExaWizards ※For more details, please ask at interview!
University's doctoral program in Open Environmental Science. The research target is an AI camera. After that, he became CTO of Trial Inc. and engaged in retail AI development. His research area is to integrate hardware development such as AI cameras and software development such as AI and image processing to implement systems that enrich people's lives by recognizing real-world situations in society. He joined ExaWizards in 2019. Executive / Vision Tech Team Leader Nobuyuki MATSUSHITA Biography Graduated from the Keio University Graduate School of Policy and Media Studies. Certified as a Mitou super-creator for the development of a ubiquitous network browser. Co-founded BURSEC Corporation after working on LR-AKE protocol for two-factor authentication and cryptographic key exchange at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) during his school years. He joined ExaWizards in 2018 after working in general development of LR-AKE software, SDK, and product embedding, product implementation, security consulting, and CISO roles. Care & Med Tech Group Leader Masato SAITO Biography Graduated from Nankai University Computer Science, interned at Microsoft, worked at Google Beijing, Google Mountain view as a new graduate since 2013, and Indeed Japan since 2017. He joined ExaWizards in 2019 as a software engineer in the FinTech team. Fin Tech Group Leader Xuyang KANG Biography Graduated from Tsinghua University Master's Degree in Computer Science. He joined Works Applications in 2011 as a Software Engineer, then at Indeed Japan as a Software Engineer, SRE, and later as an Engineering Manager. He joined ExaWizards as a DevOps Engineer in 2019. Qontextual Group Leader Jingchen LIU Biography After graduating from Waseda University Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, he joined Goldman Sachs Japan Holdings, and was involved in the development and operation of FX systems as an engineer. Later, he was appointed CTO of TABLEALL, a web service for foreigners visiting Japan, and was responsible for all technical roles of the service launch and operation. He joined ExaWizards in August 2018 as a software engineer. DX & HR Tech Haichi Group Leader Ko SATO Biography Graduated from Tokyo University with a Master's degree in Systems Quantum Engineering. His research theme is "Real-time execution of fluid simulation. As a representative of the venture company, Physios, which was then one of the first two Japanese companies bought by Google, and he created many mysterious apps. He joined ExaWizards in 2018. Machine Learning Engineer Kentaro SUTO About Engineering team at ExaWizards
of mobile robots using gestures, and visualization of dynamic information by applying the developmental model of biological embryos. At beBit, he helped major domestic and international companies solve their digital business issues through UX research and prototyping. After working as a product manager and R&D at the company, he joined Exa in 2019. Translated the book "Storytelling for User Experience" (Maruzen Publishing) and others. Senior Manager of Product Development / Design Group Leader Toshiyuki MAEDA Biography Graduated from Kingston University, UK. He’s engaged in system engineering, web system development, infra security and engineering at DevOps field. He came to Japan in 2017 to fulfill his dream of working in Japan, managing as the Global Head of Development Operations. He then joined ExaWizards in 2018 to lead the team as DevOps. DevOps Group Leader Patrick KUTI Biography Graduated from Waseda University, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering. Postdoctoral Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1). Specializes in the automatic motion generation and operation methods of 3DCG animation. He researched as a Visiting Scholar at UCLA Graphics Lab in 2014 and UC Berkeley in 2017, as well as at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Walt Disney Company Japan, and OLM Digital. Winner of the Advances in Computer Entertainment Conference 2017 Best Paper Award, the Information Processing Society of Japan Best Paper Award, and seven other awards. He joined ExaWizards in 2019. Machine learning engineer Takuya KATO Biography He was born in Nepal and came to Japan in 2002. Ph.D. in 2007 from Ehime University, where he majored in numerical simulation. Later, he joined Tokyo University as a postdoctoral researcher in Biomedical Engineering. Interested in solving issues using deep learning while working in research and development in the private sector in areas related to GIS, remote sensing, large scale 3D data analytics, and automated object and feature detection from laser scan data, he joined ExaWizards in 2018. Published 9 peer-reviewed journals and 25 proceedings. Machine Learning Engineer Subas Chhatkuli Biography After working as an intern at Sony CSRI and earning his PhD in Intelligent Robotics, he joined RIKEN as a researcher. Developed a method for robots to learn by combining physical experience with language, successfully allowing the system to understand unknown sentences analogically. After transferring to the private sector, he worked on the development of indoor positioning systems. Achieved the world's highest level of accuracy in tracking the location of mobile devices at the time. At his previous position at ISPACE, he was the design and development lead for on-board software for the lunar module and coordinated with communications, electrical, control and ground systems. He is currently developing AI cameras in the Vision Dept. ExaWizards' Engineers About Engineering team at ExaWizards Software Engineer Yuya SUGITA Biography After graduating from Fukui University with a PhD in Engineering in 2014, he joined the Petroleum Institute in the United Arab Emirates in 2015 to study image classification using complex deep learning of reflected seismic waves. Since 2016, he worked as an R&D engineer at Universal Robotics on human palm spoof detection, before joining the University of Tokyo's Matsuo Laboratory (WEBLAB) as a project researcher. He joined Exawizards in 2018 as an AI engineer. Machine learning engineer Abdul Rahman Abdul Ghani
Product Team Cross-sectional team About Software Engineers - One of the "Six Roles" of Creating Our Own Products Software Engineers Mainly responsible for the development of the backend of our own services. Depending on the product phase, also define requirements, streamline algorithms, and develop front ends. Machine Learning Engineers Responsible for the implementation and improvement of learning models and algorithms. Depending on skill set, also be responsible for data analysis and product development. DevOps Engineers Responsible for building the development infrastructure, efficiency and automation for the company's products, which are continuously launched. Also covers cloud environment related areas. Designers Responsible for the experience, interface and visual design of the product. Depending on the situation of the team, also be responsible for the front-end development. Product Managers Responsible for various tasks in product launch and growth. Primarily envisioning the future of the product, prioritizing it for execution and assigning the right members. Infrastructure Engineers In addition to the development environment, which is not covered by DevOps team, responsible for areas such as security, networking, and GPU environments, including hardware.
EXA You can feel that the products you develop are “solving social issues” and “contributing to the world”. You can develop products that can be used on site by using not only learning models and optimization algorithm APIs, but also by incorporating applied technologies. An environment where we can create unprecedented products and market. Now we have Care/HR/Fin/Med/Robot/VisionTech finished as products and released into the world. There is potential for domain expansion in the future. As there are many products in PoC and MVP phase, you can be involved in product policy and technology selection. There's a lot of personal discretion. Solving Social Issues In-house Products 0 → 1 Wide Variety of Domains Great Discretion
currently launched / in-development products into 6 perspectives 1. Social issues to be solved 2. Current initiatives 3. Main tasks 4. Development method 5. Team structure 6. Key Qualifications Product development team DX & HR Care & Med Fin Robot Design Vision
technical problem of how to turn mathematically difficult NP problems into value for users (improvement of optimization algorithms) • Development of staffing optimization services - Front-end (NuxtJS, TypeScript) - Backend(Node, TypeScript, MongoDB) • Engage in all areas of business related to service development (requirements definition to operation) • Kanban board/Ticket-driven -Members can be involved in creating & prioritizing tickets if a member wants to - All members share the Why/ToBe of the ticket we're working on - A team-wide reflection on Friday. • 4 Engineers - 3 software engineers - 1 machine learning engineer • 1 PdM • 1 Customer success • 1 Designer • eager to contribute to improving people's work motivation and productivity by realizing the right person in the right place • Maximizing productivity by realizing the right person in the right place - In today's society, where the decline in the working population is an urgent issue, we aim to maximize the performance engagement of each employee by using the power of technology to realize optimal human resource allocation. • System and UX design and implementation to enable smooth data preparation and setting of various personnel allocation conditions • Clean software design that does not slow down service evolution while supporting complex staffing operations • able to think about things from both technical and user perspectives and can act independently •passionate about maintaining code quality and establishing a development process 1. Social issues to be solved 2. Current initiatives 3. Main tasks 4. Development method 5. Team structure 6. Key Qualifications Product development team DX & HR Care & Med Fin Robot Design Vision
Rebuilding to a multi-tenant server system - node + mongodb - vue.js - GCP • 3 Engineers - 1 Lead engineer (Product Owner and Scrum Master) - 2 full-stack engineers • 1 PdM • 1 Project Manager For those who • Want to write, "I truly popularized AI" in their career. • Want to value not only the engineer's perspective but also the customer's perspective. • Has a specialty in engineering. - Those who have an area where they can be proud of. • Scrum style/task based - Add a product backlog-like what/acceptance condition to JIRA ticket - Each engineer takes the above on Friday and develops it the following week. - A team-wide reflection on Friday. 【DX&HR Tech - HR-kun Analytics】 1. Social issues to be solved 2. Current initiatives 3. Main tasks 4. Development method 5. Team structure 6. Key Qualifications • The level of ease of use required by users is not yet achieved. • Shift from a system built on the assumption of single tenancy to multi-tenancy in order to reduce user usage costs • The true democratization of AI - Create a reasoning system that can be used by people without specialized knowledge, such as data scientists. - Realizing a world where everyone can easily perform reasoning and make use of it in their work. Product development team DX & HR Care & Med Fin Robot Design Vision
search for a promising scale with fewer items. • Proposing a calculation logic to make skill judgments more accurate. • Ensure the ease of updating items to visualize the skills of each examinee • Proposals for overall system improvement / implementation - Additional development of the survey function - Improve the support system for adding items - Elixir / Phoenix - Kotlin - React / Redux / Typescript - Docker - RDS - storybook • Scrum style/task based - Add a product backlog-like what/acceptance condition to JIRA ticket - Each engineer takes the above on Friday and develops it the following week. - A team-wide reflection on Friday. • 4 Engineers - 1 Lead engineer (Product Owner and Scrum Master) - 1 Server-side engineer - 2 full-stack engineers • 2 Assessment development • 1 PdM • 1 Project Manager For those who •Can make a sincere effort to improve the productivity of Japanese companies - Realize that the children's generation also needs to remain competitive - Ffeel strange about the current seniority-based system • Has a specialty in engineering. - Has an area where they can be proud of. • Improve productivity by visualizing skills related to DX - Make the best use of internal and external human resources (visualization, optimal placement, development, and fulfillment) to help companies achieve a successful DX - Even if a company does not yet possess the skills, it can help determine if a potential hire actually possesses the skills 【DX&HR Tech - HR-kun DIA】 1. Social issues to be solved 2. Current initiatives 3. Main tasks 4. Development method 5. Team structure 6. Key Qualifications Product development team DX & HR Care & Med Fin Robot Design Vision
is appropriate for the text in a specialized area (medical, legal, etc.) • Extracts and recognizes information from files such as PDF and PowerPoint. • Implementation of functions and UI appropriate for the business domain • Development of an information retrieval system - Elasticsearch - RDS PostgreSQL - Python, Tensorflow (USE model) - Vue.js • Scrum - Register tasks on JIRA - Sprint implementation weekly. - Team looks back and decides on the next Sprint every week. • 3 Engineers - 1 Lead engineer (Product Owner and Scrum Master) - 2 full-stack engineers • 1 AI Engineer • 1 PdM For those who • has deep knowledge of NLP and information retrieval. • Is able to understand and operate the Scrum development process. • Wants to be in a global environment (5/7 of the team are foreign nationals). • Boosting corporate productivity with information retrieval - Improve information sharing within the company - Reduce duplicate work, such as handling inquiries - Improvement of working conditions for workers in call centers, etc. 【DX&HR Tech - Qontextual】 1. Social issues to be solved 2. Current initiatives 3. Main tasks 4. Development method 5. Team structure 6. Key Qualifications Product development team DX & HR Care & Med Fin Robot Design Vision
image analysis, such as behavioral analysis • Improvements from software engineering to better usability based on the constraints of edge computing with understanding/utilizing deep learning-based skeletal extraction • Achieving personalization of rehabilitation By supporting social participation and self-actualization of patients who are rehabilitating themselves to recover from stroke and other diseases, it prevents the worsening of the nursing care requirements and improves the QOL of patients and their families. • Development of mobile apps for patients (iOS, Android) • Web service development for medical professionals - Front-end(Vue.js, Nuxt.js, etc.) - Backend(Java, Kotlin, Spring-Boot, PostgreSQL, Docker, etc.) • Technology selection and implementation for adding other services and functions • Dual track agile - Test solution hypotheses and clarify functional requirements with Discovery Sprint - Implementation in Delivery Sprint - Implementation of Delivery Sprint Planning, Retrospective across the team - hold twice a week internal team stand-ups • 7 Engineers - 3 mobile engineers - 1 front-end engineer - 1 Server-side engineer - 1 machine learning engineer - 1 DevOps engineer For those who • Are interested in developing applications that incorporate deep learning. • Be willing to travel to medical sites as there is a lot of collaboration with medical institutions and patients. • Interested in rehabilitation and development of products for use by the elderly. • have a wide range of technical interests not limited to a particular area. • 1 PdM • 1 Designer • 1 Business Development • 1 Scrum Master 【Med Tech - Remote Rehabilitation Beta】 1. Social issues to be solved 2. Current initiatives 3. Main tasks 4. Development method 5. Team structure 6. Key Qualifications Product development team DX & HR Care & Med Fin Robot Design Vision
own AI cameras and related algorithms progresses, we are moving into the phase of turning it into a Web/App service that can be used by business or consumer users. • Utilizing our own high-performance AI cameras, we will create a decentralized smart city that proposes human-centered values, rather than the smart city reminiscent of a conventional surveillance society. • Collaborate with AI engineers and camera engineers to develop AI core platforms that ensure usability, site performance and scalability, or solutions for users that utilize them. •Scrum You will be the first member of the AI Vision Division as a Web/App Engineer. Other teams under the division as follows. - AI Camera (Hardware) - AI Camera (Edge) - AI algorithm (Development) - AI algorithm (Research) For those who •Are interested in creating a web service that works with hardware or AI algorithms from scratch. • Have a proven track record of releasing and continuously improving products for business or consumer web or app services and contributing to services that have grown significantly. 【AI Vision】 1. Social issues to be solved 2. Current initiatives 3. Main tasks 4. Development method 5. Team structure 6. Key Qualifications - Python, Flask, - TypeScript/React+CSS+HTML - SQLAlchemy, PostgreSQL, Redis, - AWS ( EC2, S3, Fargate, Lambda, etc.), - CD/CI tool Product development team DX & HR Care & Med Fin Robot Design Vision
families against fraud and dementia as they age and allow them to spend their money the way they want to spend it until the end. Coming soon…. Delivering balance management, goal management, and life planning information to free the rural masses from money worries. 【Product A】 【Product B】 Examples of products under development【Fin Tech】 Product development team DX & HR Care & Med Fin Robot Design Vision
to reduce social losses due to poor mental health and to improve resilience performance through mental health. 【Product A】 Coming soon…. Examples of products under development【Med Tech】 Product development team DX & HR Care & Med Fin Robot Design Vision 【Product B】
are developing products that make care less burdensome for both caregivers and patients and improve the QOL of both parties. Coming soon…. We are developing a product that overwhelmingly improves patient outcomes by providing remote, primarily uninsured, rehabilitation services to all those in need of rehabilitation. 【Product A】 【Product B】 Examples of products under development【Care Tech】 Product development team DX & HR Care & Med Fin Robot Design Vision