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Engineering Manager, Backend [US App]

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

We are aggressively growing our backend engineering team to develop leading-edge microservices and enable the next stage of growth for our US marketplace. We are placing a heavy emphasis on hiring and training new members while also creating an environment that allows engineers to work to the best of their ability. To make this possible, we need highly skilled engineering managers to work with us.

You will be an employee of Mercari Japan and working in our Tokyo office, primarily for the US version of Mercari.


  • Minimum of 5 years of backend software development experience
  • Experience both managing and mentoring engineers
  • Experience with interdepartmental coordination
  • Experience hiring engineers. For example, screening applications, interviewing, direct recruiting, and hosting events.
  • Experience deploying systems to cloud platforms


  • Experience designing the architecture for a system with millions of users per day
  • Experience leading technical decisions for large engineering teams
  • Experience designing and maintaining backend systems with a microservice-based architecture
  • Experience programming in Go or PHP
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Business Level Japanese

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Can understand project priorities and apply them to team assignments
  • Possesses extensive technological expertise and a desire to learn new technologies
  • Can understand individual engineers’ motivations and encourage their personal and career growth along with the growth of the business
  • Possesses strong communication abilities for solving organizational problems
  • Can take responsibility for engineer hiring and training, and can establish a long-term vision for the team’s growth


Please provide your resume in English.

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