Software Engineer, Microservices Architecture

Tokyo, Japan · Engineering · EN/JP


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.

株式会社メルカリでは「新たな価値を生みだす世界的なマーケットプレイスを創る」というミッションを掲げ、あらゆる挑戦をしています。「Go Bold - 大胆にやろう」「All for One - 全ては成功のために」「Be Professional - プロフェッショナルであれ」という3つのバリューのもと、ミッション達成を共に目指していける仲間を募集しています。

The Microservices Architecture team oversees the whole backend architecture and provides guidance and help to each backend team on the design and implementation of microservices. We are responsible for ensuring a scalable and robust architecture for the Mercari backend API by providing architecture design, implementing core middlewares and services and introducing microservice development guidelines to the whole engineering organization.

Microservices Architectureチームは、バックエンドアーキテクチャ全般を監督し、マイクロサービスの設計、実装において各バックエンドチームへアドバイスを提供し、支援します。 


▼Job Description

・Design the overall architecture and roadmap for Mercari’s backend systems

・Design and implement common middlewares and core microservices

・Work with the Platform and SRE team to provide a robust microservices platform, introduce new datastores and plan database migration

・Work across multiple backend teams to help design, build and evolve microservices

・Help form a healthy organization structure, define guidelines on service development, testing, deploy and monitoring to the whole engineering organization








▼Minimum Requirements

・Strong programming skills

・Experience building scalable and robust API

・Experience with SOA or microservices architecture design

・Good documentation and communication skill

▼Additional Qualifications

・Familiar with Golang

・Deep knowledge of SQL and NoSQL databases

・Experience with Docker and Kubernetes

・Good understanding of cloud-native applications and infrastructure, especially GCP

・Demonstrated skills in leading projects across multiple teams













▼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

・Custom PC

・Dual screen if needed

・Company smartphone

・Visa support

・New Employee Benefits at Mercari「mercibox












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