Tokyo, JP

Engineering Manager [Merlogi]


Our Mission

Mercari is a Japan-based company with the mission of “create value in a global marketplace where anyone can buy & sell.” Having continuously worked toward this goal since our founding in 2013, we are now transforming from a startup into a global player. While this transformation brings its own specific set of challenges, we believe that solving them one after another will allow us to fully achieve our mission. Are you interested in working together to take on these exciting challenges?

Our Culture

Mercari’s culture has been central to the company since our founding, with the three core values of Go Bold, All for One, and Be a Pro. In addition, the “Trust & Openness” value was introduced to embody our culture of mutual trust, where information remains transparent and rules are kept to a minimum. Regardless of how big Mercari gets, our culture is essential to achieving our mission and will be promoted throughout our organization.

Position Overview

Work Responsibilities

  • Merlogi, Inc. is a Mercari Group company established on October 28, 2021, with the mission of “Relaying value far and wide for kinder living.” With our unique data and technology, we aim to provide logistics services kinder to all people involved and to society as a whole. We’re working to expand Mercari Posts and other Mercari touchpoints to more locations and build a package pickup distribution network, creating an even better experience for Mercari’s more than 20 million monthly users.

  • Engineering managers are committed to creating organizational structures and solving organizational issues, creating a place where engineers can play more active roles.

  • Mercari's engineering organization has members from a variety of backgrounds. By managing teams with diversified experiences, nationalities, cultures, etc., they are responsible for drawing out the potential of teams and individuals and producing greater results.

  • The main components of the role are as follows:

    • Recruiting, training, goal setting, evaluation, and providing feedback to engineers

    • Maximizing the results of engineer members and supporting career their growth

    • Assigning engineers to projects and supporting the communication needed to carry them out

    • Problem solving for the engineering organization as well as proposing and executing growth strategies

    • Planning and implementation of in-house events to deepen understanding of expertise and organization

  • Engineering Culture

  • Tech Stack

Bold Challenges

  • We are looking for people that are interested in our services, mission, and values, and want to work where engineers can go bold, use the latest technology, make autonomous decisions, and take on challenges at a rapid pace.

Required Experience

  • Shared understanding and belief in our company’s mission and values

  • Developing and operating large-scale products

  • Software development

  • Engineering management

  • Team and project management

  • Coordinating with multiple stakeholders

Preferred Experience

  • Making technical decisions for a team as a tech lead

  • Managing a multicultural team

  • Hiring engineers (application screening, interviewing, direct recruiting, event hosting, etc.

  • Development and operation using microservices architecture

  • Cloud development experience (preferably GCP or AWS)

  • Understanding of backend, frontend, mobile application development

  • OSS contribution experience / familiar with OSS community

Screening Criteria

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Technical Assessment Criteria

  • Github based project that will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Language Requirements

  • English: Independent (CEFR - B2) or Japanese: Independent (CEFR - B2)
    *Click here for more information about CEFR

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Working Conditions

Employment Status


  • Probationary period: First 3 months after joining the company. (During this period your contract conditions will be the same as that of a permanent employee.)



  • Smoking is prohibited within our offices

  • Mercari has introduced a work style policy called “Your Choice.” Each member is free to choose whether they want to work in the office or work fully remote. ?*Exceptions made for certain kinds of work.

Work Hours

  • Scheduled working hours: 10 AM – 7 PM

  • Currently, due to COVID-19 pandemic, we have introduced a full-flex system without core time to increase the choice of working hours and allow for more flexible working styles. (*does not apply to all positions)


  • Two days off per week (as well as national holidays, New Year's break, etc.)

  • Paid leave, congratulatory and bereavement leave, relax days, sick leave


  • Annual salary paid in 12 monthly installments (including fixed overtime allowance)

  • Based on skills, experience, and abilities

  • Reviewed twice a year


  • Complete health and social insurance

  • Incentive program

  • Support systems, including those that benefit employee family members

  • Language learning support

  • Translation/interpretation support
    *See this page for details.


  • Relocation Support

    *See this page for details.