Cloud Engineer
 Lorton, VA

Since antiquity, when sea routes and land routes were perilous for people and goods, having up to date and highly accurate maps have been a requirement for safe travel. These maps were patchworks of military sketches, captain logs and merchant updates, and over the centuries became more and more detailed. In an era of increasing vehicle automation, having up-to-date and highly accurate maps is equally critical to ensuring safe vehicle operation both on the highway and on surface roads. Yet map building remains an exhaustive and highly manual process, meaning real-time high definition map updates often propagate through to the user with a delay of months or years from the date when they were collected, rendering them useless beyond limited driver assist functions. It is time for a new paradigm.

The Automated Mapping Platform team is responsible for developing a new high definition mapping cloud platform by integrating sensor data from vehicles and global imagery from satellites. It is an open software platform based on a contribution model: participating developers accept that vehicles deploying their application or software contribute anonymized sensor data to the platform. In return, every developer has easy, safe, open and sustainable access to high definition maps from across industries, fleets and car makers. One-stop-shop open APIs that allow developers to focus on building software. No need to worry about specific map implementations and maintenance, just pull down the data needed whenever it is needed. Updated maps will use mainstream camera data, the map update and building process will be increasingly automated, and satellite imagery will help build out a global road network where vehicles are not present in sufficient numbers to support a data pipeline.

As a Cloud Engineer in the Automated Mapping Platform team, you will play a vital role in developing system, which updates the map automatically for automated driving cars. Real-time map update requires integration of both satellite image (2D) and vehicle sensor data (3D), and to collect and manage massive data and deploy necessary updates in a timely manner. You are a well-experienced cloud development engineer who has knowledge of both cloud platform and large-scale operations. You are also enthusiastic to learn new technology and contribute to building a global ecosystem for the auto industry through the new technology of HD mapping.  


  • Develop automated system to manage massive data in cloud environment using distributed system
  • Work closely with engineers in cross-functional team to determine quality, responsibility and associated timeline
  • Educate those around you to the ways of good coding practices


  • Minimum 6-7 years work experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
  • Coding skills (C++ or Python)
  • Experience in developing massive data collection & management system with cloud infrastructure.
  • Experience in large-scale operation and developing real-time processing platform
  • Experience in developing distributed systems and their operation
  • Excellent communication and people engagement skills
  • Business-level English (No Japanese required)
  • Working knowledge of typical agile tools (Git, Jenkins, Docker, JIRA, Confluence etc)
  • Understanding of Agile/Scrum methodology. Experience of agile a plus.


  • Experience developing real-time streaming pipelines using Kafka, Storm, Cassandra, or equivalent tools.
  • Expert in Linux kernel operating system
  • Open source project contribution experience
  • Agile/Scrum Experience
  • AWS associate / professional certificates
  • Programming Contest or CTF competition winning record


  • Salary - Depends on skills and experience
  • Work Hours - Flextime with NO core-time
  • Paid Holiday (Vacation) - 14 days (Prorated)
  • Sick Leave - 6 days (prorated)
  • Holiday - Sat & Sun, Japanese National Holiday, and other days defined by the company
  • Probationary Period - 3 months with NO benefit Restriction
  • Japanese Social Security - all applicable (Health Insurance, Pension, Workers' Comp and Unemployment Insurance 
  • Benefit Package - Very good package with lots of selections provided
If you are currently located at outside of Japan, don't worry, we'll set an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.

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