Who we are

HQ : Tokyo
Established : 2014
Employees : 253
https://andpad.co.jp/

After our founding in 2014, we launched ANDPAD in 2016, a cloud-based construction project management service that we see as the “construction industry version of Slack”.

After a first fund-raising in July 2020, we raised additional funding from Sequoia Capital China in October as a Series C extension round, with Minerva Growth Partners as the lead investor, the first of its kind in Japan.

Our vision

Making happy the people who build happiness

Building houses, creating buildings and facilities, designing cities.
The building and construction industry enriches people’s lives, thus can be compared to creating happiness.
We want to use the power of technology to support the people who create such happiness. We believe in that with all our heart.

The progress of construction sites is changing everyday.
Changes in design and specifications, resulting delays in documentation and construction kick-off, information sharing via phone and fax, commuting time back and forth to the site for verifications etc., it is always a race against time.

Andpad allows people working in those hectic construction sites to relax and have some leeway in their work.
It enables them to pursue further quality, refine their skills, accumulate knowledge, and deepen their bonds with family and friends. It allows different professions within the industry to celebrate each other’s achievements and be proud of their work.

No matter how much technology advances, architecture and construction will continue to be a creative work produced by human hands. It has always been this way and will never change.
We build happiness with our hands and make people happy.
That’s who we are, at ANDPAD.

Our services/products

ANDPAD is the No. 1 cloud-based construction project management service that allows centralized management from site efficiency to management improvement.
You can facilitate communication using ANDPAD Chat, which replaces various means of communication such as phone, fax, and email, that are analog and cumbersome.
Drawings, process sheets, and photos, which are often shared on paper, can be managed centrally with ANDPAD. Launch the app and you can check the latest data anytime, anywhere.

Since the release of the service in 2016, we have contracted over 2,000 companies and there are more than 50,000 companies using the service, thanks to our intuitive, easy-to-use development and our thorough support for installation and operation.

The service is registered with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport’s NETIS (New Technology Information System) and is used by more than 140,000 people in the construction and building industry.

Skills

Our engineering team

What projects/services is your engineering team working on?

The engineering team is in charge of developing SaaS products for the construction industry, in order to solve the challenges of housing, one of the three pillars of daily life (food, housing and clothing).

Through our client base all over Japan, our product has become a foundation supporting construction sites. To further improve the efficiency within the industry, we are going forward with development to allow for flexible API integration, and to turn the system into a platform.

What technologies are you using?

We use the following technologies

  • Mobile app development: IOS/android/flutter
  • Backend development: Go/Rails
  • Infrastructure: kubernetes
  • Cloud: AWS/GCP
  • Front end : Vue/React
    etc.

We are gradually introducing microservice architecture for the back-end part. We focus on creating complex systems by combining small and stable microservices.

The engineers who work with us are always on the lookout for the latest technology trends and are actively involved in the development of our products, therefore we are able to keep up with the global technology trends.

What type of engineers work at your company? What is their job content?

All of our engineers are software engineer. We require from our members to have a high degree of commitment to solving challenges regarding products they develop, using advanced software technologies and knowledge.

It is a challenging environment, but it allows one to gain knowledge and experience about many different software technologies.

The technical areas we are focusing on recently are microservices infrastructure development in Go language, building of security infrastructure, and Data Science/AI Technology Development.

Do you plan on using any new technologies in the future?

We plan to promote the development of microservices architecture, which is a current global development trend. Originally a monolithic configuration.

We have been developing many applications using monolithic configuration until now, but in the future we plan on releasing additional features and services, that is why we have steered towards a microservices architecture to facilitate more development.

We are using kubernetes for the infrastructure, and Go for application development as it is suitable for developing solid small features.

Career step up

1st year

Becoming an efficient developer, as part of the team

2nd year

Being involved in product design/development as a team leader

3rd year

Leading product development while keeping in mind the overall design / development of ANDPAD

We want you to build a career with us, as a software engineer who could work anywhere in the world in the future.

We adopt and develop various technologies, so you will have the opportunity to be exposed to a wide range of technologies, from mobile to Al development. There are many different ways to gain experience, depending on the expertise you decide to focus on.

Our corporate culture

Regardless of job title or position, all our employees believe in our mission “Making happy the people who build happiness” and strive to make it come true.

Because we are a mission-driven organization, we feel that it is important to collaborate and cooperate with other departments. We are also an organization that holds professionalism as an important value.

We are a group of people always thinking about what we can do at ANDPAD to seriously change the industry, and we believe that we have the ability to open up infinite possibilities for ourselves.
Because we are in a period of change, those who can be in phase and enjoy the company’s changes can flourish and take an active role in within the organization.

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