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Engineering Manager, Backend

Mercari Minato-ku, Tokyo
    💴 No salary range given
    🏡 Fully remote
    🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
    💬 No Japanese required
    🌏 Apply from abroad
    🧳 Relocate to Japan

About Mercari

Mercari Minato-ku, Tokyo

Mercari is a marketplace app that makes it easy for people to safely sell and ship their things. Having been downloaded over 100 million times, it is now among the largest peer-to-peer selling platforms globally.

Key benefits

  • Full flextime
  • Outside work encouraged
  • Employee stock ownership program

About the position


Proposing and implementing strategies to solve problems and improve our engineering organization, such as:

  • Evaluating and leading bold organizational changes that will allow development/operation to change and grow
  • Evaluating and promoting projects for hiring, onboarding, and assigning that will help engineers regularly give their best performance within a rapidly growing team
  • Proposing and developing new tech projects (projects by the engineering teams) with team members
  • Planning and running internal events (EM Philosophy Talk, Lunch & Learn, etc.) with the aim of sharing knowledge and increasing understanding of the organization
  • Participating in hiring and PR activities to grow our engineering organization

Maximizing engineering output and encouraging career growth through tasks such as:

  • Handling goal setting and evaluations for engineer growth each quarter, in addition to holding 1-on-1 meetings for regular communication and feedback
  • Assigning projects and roles to engineers while considering their future career growth


  • Experience developing software with backend technologies
  • Management experience
  • Experience with interdepartmental coordination
  • Experience mentoring engineers
  • Experience hiring engineers (screening applications, interviewing, direct recruiting, hosting events, etc.)
  • Experience of scrum

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