Software Engineer, Microservices Platform (US App)

Tokyo, Japan · Engineering · EN/JP


At Mercari, our mission is to create value in a global marketplace where anyone can buy & sell, and we pride ourselves in taking on a challenge. We are looking for new members to join us in achieving this goal under our values - Go Bold, All for One, and Be Professional.

You will be responsible for building the microservices platform for the US version of Mercari on top of Kubernetes, and helping developers to build their services on it. 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.

You will be an employee of Mercari Japan and working in our Tokyo office, primarily for the US version of Mercari. If you are looking for a job opportunity in the United States, please apply to careers of Mercari US.

▼Job Description

・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


▼Minimum Requirements

・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 programming skill

▼Additional Qualifications

・Understanding fundamental concept of cloud native application and infrastructure

・OSS contribution experience / familiar with OSS community

・Strong programming skill by Go

▼ Note:

Please provide your English resume when you apply.


▼Contract Type


 Probationary Period: 3 months (salary same as above)



▼Work Hours

・Fixed working hours 10:00-19:00

 Flex time (core hours 12:00-16:00, 60 minute lunch)


・Annual salary, paid monthly

・Based on your experience, skills and potential

・Reviewed twice a year


・5-day work week (Sat/Sun off)

・National holidays, paid time off, summer/New Year's vacation, congratulatory leave, compassionate leave


・Health insurance

・Incentive program

・Employee stock ownership plan

・Full transportation coverage

・Free drinks available at the office

・Custom PC

・Dual screen if needed

・Company smartphone

・Visa support

・New Employee Benefits at Mercari「mercibox



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