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Software Engineer, Microservices Platform

Mercari Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 No salary range given
  • 🏡 Fully remote (from Japan)
  • 🧪 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

Microservices Platform Engineers work on building a platform top on Kubernetes, helping developers to build microservices.

The main role is Kubernetes cluster administration and providing useful tools and services on it to boost up agility of service development. With SRE mind, helping development of scalable and reliable microservices on the platform is also important role of us. For more information about Mercari Microservices Platform Engineer, see our public presentation.


  • Design and develop microservices platform
  • Design and develop common component for microservices (API gateway, service mesh)
  • Improve security of the platform and microservices
  • Improve observability of microservices
  • Improve management of cloud resource by code
  • Improve platform management operation (kubernetes cluster management)
  • Help backend system engineer team to build new microservices


  • Passion in improving operational automation, service reliability and developer productivity
  • Experience using container management platforms (Kubernetes, Mesos and Swarm) and container runtimes (Docker and rkt).
  • Good documentation and communication skill
  • Basic programing skill

Meet Mercari's Developers

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