Silicon valley
501+ employees
251 - 500 engineers
$100m+ funding
Exited (ipo)

Mercari is the fast and easy way to sell or buy almost anything, from fashion to toys, sporting goods to electronics, jewelry to shoes. Launched in 2013, Mercari quickly became the #1 shopping app in Japan. Now we’re on a global mission to build a future where people everywhere feel empowered to sell the things they don’t use, a future where all useful things are used. With a fast-growing user base in the US of over 35 million downloads, we are on our way to doing just that.

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Why join us?

  • We have a deep connection to our parent company, which IPO'ed earlier this year in Japan, and we are able to leverage their considerable resources and talent to help us win in the US market. This being said, all key decision-makers are in the Palo Alto office and we are an autonomous team.

  • Our engineering team is growing rapidly and we have many opportunities for technical and organization leadership.

  • We invest in adopting new technologies and paying down technical debt. Our client codebases are modern and clean, which allows us to maintain a crash-free session rate of over 99.8% for both Android and iOS.

Engineering at Mercari

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering department is split into 7 teams: iOS, Android, Web, Backend, Machine Learnings, Data Engineering, and SRE.

Engineers work with Product Managers, Designers, and the QA team to deliver new features, and we adopt agile weekly-releases cycle.

Technical Challenges

As a fast-growing company, technical challenges are usually tied to scaling, discovery, and personalization.

Projects you might work on
  • Scaling our platform to accommodate millions of users through migrating a monolithic code into a microservices platform.

  • Leveraging billions of data points via machine learning to significantly improve search, discovery, and personalization.

  • Check out our engineering blog for more ideas:

Tech stack
React Native

Working at Mercari

Friendly. Open. Diverse.

Our engineering core values are: Get Moving. Get Results. Get Better.

We embrace a startup-like culture where we value moving fast to make a big impact. Our engineers are using the latest technology, and are never afraid to tinker with new possibilities. We view programming languages and tech stacks as tools that allow us to achieve our end goals and grow the business, hence we pick the best tool to do the job.

Check out our engineering blog for more ideas:

Perks & benefits
  • Free Food

    We have lunch catered daily from a variety of local restaurants.

  • Beautiful Office

    We have a spacious new office in Palo Alto with room to expand.

  • Health Insurance
  • Travel

    When there is a business need, engineers have the opportunity to travel to Tokyo, Japan where a significant portion of our US product engineering team is located.

  • Generous Vacation

    We embrace an Unlimited Paid Time Off policy.

  • Gym/Fitness

    We offer weekly on-campus Yoga sessions.

  • Pet Friendly
  • 401(k) Contribution
  • Flexible Hours
  • Workshops/Conferences

    Engineers get to attend conferences based on performance.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Team Activities
Our Team by the Numbers

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