Increments Inc., the software development arm of Nagoya-based Internet firm AteAm Inc., has launched beta-version of its site QiitaJobs, which focuses on programmers.

AteAm Inc. President Takao Hayashi

Tokyo-based Increments also operates a social media network for software engineers at Qiita.com. The new jobs site is for the platform’s users.

Founded in 1997, AteAm Inc. owns and operates a used-cars appraisal and trade-in site at NaviKuru.jp, a site for buying second-hand cars at RemoBii.jp, and a property information portal at SumaiUru.com.

Pre-registration on QiitaJobs has been open since Nov. last year. The site allows empathy-based recruitment with users identifying technical characteristics. Development teams can disclose products being developed on the site. Direct contact between team members and job-hunting engineers during hiring activities will enable them to achieve the optimal work environment for each job.

Qiita was used by more than 5.6 million unique users in January. They represent around 500 companies.

AteAm Inc. President Takao Hayashi said Qiita Jobs operates a success-based compensation model with a referral fee of 1 million yen ($8,974 U.S.) for every successful appointment.  “The market size is said to be about Y250 billion ($2.243 billion U.S.),” Hayashi said in a Q&A.

Japan has a score of jobs-matching sites for IT and web engineers. Adecco.co.jp, Interworks Inc. and Human Resocia Inc. are some of the famous job site operators in the IT and engineering field.

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