What is Mercari?
The Mercari Group operates Mercari, Japan’s largest marketplace app where anyone can exchange their loved goods from their smartphones, and Merpay, the easy-to-use mobile payment service within the Mercari app. With our mission to create value in a global marketplace where anyone can buy & sell, we have released the Mercari app in Japan and the US. Established in 2013, Mercari has grown in size to over 1,800 employees. Our diverse team members are from around 40 countries and regions, with each possessing different skills and backgrounds. Together, we are aiming to create a service from Japan which can be used anywhere in the world.
Corporate Engineering at Mercari
At Mercari, we take challenges every day in order to fulfill our mission to create value in a global marketplace where anyone can buy & sell. The Corporate Engineering Team focuses on our colleagues working at Mercari, who deliver the service to our users, and provides them with the ultimate employee experience. Through engineering, we contribute to improving our customer experience by creating an environment where all Mercari members can perform to their fullest.
Creating world-class services, organizations, and mechanisms
The Mercari app has grown into a service used by more than 15 million people every month, but our goal is to create value in a global marketplace. At Mercari, we believe that in order for our service to evolve beyond Japan and be used worldwide, we need to not just choose the best technology and system environments, but to create and provide them from scratch.
Taking ownership, making decisions, and taking action in an evolving organization
Mercari’s Corporate Engineering Team needs to adapt to change, and allow everyone to take ownership in order to make decisions autonomously. Everyone is able to put their ideas into practice and test them, so that we can deliver the best experience to both our users and the people working with us. This is what we call “micro-decisions”. We believe that trying things many times increases our chances of success and, in turn, promotes the growth of our teams and their members.
Diversity & Inclusion
Working to achieve our mission in a strong team leveraging each individual’s skills and diversity
Mercari aims to create value in a global marketplace, and we place a strong emphasis on diversity in our organization and team members. It’s not an easy task for members of different backgrounds, including languages, cultures, and values, to come together as one, but we believe that treating these differences as strengths helps us create a strong engineering organization ready to compete on a global scale.
Mercari has people with diverse experiences and backgrounds working together to achieve our mission.