Thinking about our mission, “Delivering the world’s quality information to the people who need it,” we only provide a small part of that “quality information” through SmartNews. While our app is already used by many people in Japan, we want it to be used by many more around the world. Our major challenge is to build a scalable architecture that enables global expansion. We are showing rapid growth in the United States, but we aim to expand our user base beyond the U.S. To do so, we have to think constantly about what value we can bring to our users.
By analyzing not only news in the narrow sense but also a wider range of information, we should be able to achieve a non-linear increase in the scale and variety of our data. With that expanded database, we will be able to further leverage machine learning, enabling us to understand deeply both the nature of information from around the world and the needs of our users. We must not only constantly think about how to create a scalable system and how to process big data, but also about the best design for displaying such a wide variety of information from around the world, while maintaining the simplicity of our user interface.
At SmartNews, earnest discussions are always encouraged in order to truly understand what we can do to make users happy and our society full of joy. What is quality information? How do we define diverse information? There are philosophical questions that we must challenge ourselves to answer.
If you are a person who can boldly forge a path even in the midst of uncertainty; if you can identify problems and solve them independently; if you respect others from diverse backgrounds while believing in the global impact of the work that you do: You are the type of talent we are looking for. We welcome you to our journey.