Engineering Manager, Mobile Architects Team – Mercari


Circulate all forms of value to unleash the potential in all people

“What can I do to help society thrive with the finite resources we have?” The Mercari marketplace app was born in 2013 out of this thought by our founder Shintaro Yamada as he traveled the world. We believe that by circulating all forms of value, not just physical things and money, we can create opportunities for anyone to realize their dreams and contribute to society and the people around them. Mercari aims to use technology to connect people all over the world and create a world where anyone can unleash their potential.For more information about Mercari Group’s mission, see Mercari’s Culture Doc.

Equal Opportunity Hiring

Here at Mercari, we work to realize a world in which no one’s potential is limited by their background and everyone has the opportunity to freely create value. We also firmly believe that a mindset of Inclusion & Diversity is essential for us to achieve our mission.This, of course, extends to our hiring practices as well.

Mercari is committed to eliminating discrimination based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, physical disability, and other such factors so that anyone who shares our mission and values can join us, regardless of their background. For more details, please read our I&D Statement.

Position Overview

Team’s Mission / Work Responsibilities

Team mission:

Lead mercari mobile vision by improving the developer experience, exploring, evaluating and experimenting new technologies,and being a role model for quality and knowledge.

Specific work responsibilities include the following:

  • Engineering managers are committed to creating organizational structures and solving organizational issues, creating a place where engineers can play more active roles.
  • Mercari’s engineering organization has members from a variety of backgrounds. By managing teams with diversified experiences, nationalities, cultures, etc., they are responsible for drawing out the potential of teams and individuals and producing greater results.The main components of the role are as follows:
  • Recruiting, training, goal setting, evaluation, and providing feedback to engineers
  • Maximizing the results of engineer members and supporting career their growth
  • Assigning engineers to projects and supporting the communication needed to carry them out
  • Problem solving for the engineering organization as well as proposing and executing growth strategies
  • Planning and implementation of in-house events to deepen understanding of expertise and organization

Unique and Bold Challenges

  • We are looking for people that are interested in our services, mission, and values, and want to work where engineers can go bold, use the latest technology, make autonomous decisions, and take on challenges at a rapid pace.Set the vision for mobile development in Mercari

Required Qualifications

  • Shared understanding and belief in our company’s mission and values
  • Professional development experience with Native apps (iOS or Android) as an individual contributor (At least 5 years). 
  • Professional experience in a technical management or leadership role.
  • Professional operations experience with Native apps (iOS or Android) in the AppStore or Google Play Store.
  • Have excellent oral, written, verbal and interpersonal English communication skills.
  • Have a technical mindset and understand complex systems design.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with architectural layers of Native apps.  
  • Experience collaborating and supporting multiple teams. 
  • Experience of making technical decisions. 
  • Designing the architecture of an entire system.
  • Professional experience working in large organizations and diverse teams. 
  • Knowledge of mobile CI/CD.
  • Experience developing and operating native apps with large user bases. 
  • Mobile: Development using Swift or Kotlin.
  • Understanding of UI development.

Screening Criteria

  • if met required qualifications

  *For details, please see this page

Language Requirements

  • English: Independent (CEFR- B2) required
  • Japanese: Independent (CEFR- B2) optional

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Working Conditions

Employment Status


  • Probationary period: First 3 months after joining the company. (During this period your contract conditions will be the same as that of a permanent employee.)



  • Smoking is prohibited within our offices
  • Mercari has introduced a work style policy called “Your Choice.” Each member is free to choose whether they want to work in the office or work fully remote. *Exceptions made for certain kinds of work.

Work Hours

  • Full flextime (no “core time” or “flex time”)
    *Does not apply to all positions


  • Two days off per week (as well as national holidays, New Year’s break, etc.)
  • Paid leave, congratulatory and bereavement leave, relax days, sick leave


  • Annual salary paid in 12 monthly installments (including fixed overtime allowance)
  • Based on skills, experience, and abilities
  • Reviewed twice a year


  • Complete health and social insurance
  • Incentive program
  • Support systems, including those that benefit the employee’s family members
    *See this page for details.



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