Software Engineer, Search Algorithm Development - Mercari, Incorporated
26 November, 2018
DESCRIPTION Utilize AI, machine learning, natural language processing, etc., in order to improve our search, image recognition, action prediction, and illegal item detection services. Work with Mercari’s backend engineers and data scientists to design/implement algorithms and A/B tests and then analyze their results. REQUIREMENTS ▼Minimum Requirements ・Experience optimizing product-related search algorithms for a C2C or EC site through analysis of customer actions ・Experience preprocessing data with natural language processing ・Experience using OSS search engines such as Solr and Elasticsearch at work. ▼Additional Qualifications ・Experience with LTR (learning to rank) ranking optimization ・Experience carrying out other specific improvements to search results through the use of machine learning ・Experience developing plugins for tools such as Solr and Elasticsearch (Java essential) ・Experience applying for and obtaining patents related to algorithms ・Proficient in English WORKING CONDITIONS ▼Contract Type ・Full-time Probationary Period: 3 months (salary same as above) ▼Location ・Roppongi/Tokyo ▼Work Hours ・Fixed working hours 10:00-19:00 Flex time (core hours 12:00-16:00, 60 minute lunch) ▼Salary ・Annual salary, paid monthly ・Based on your experience, skills and potential ・Reviewed twice a year ▼Holidays ・5-day work week (Sat/Sun off) ・National holidays, paid time off, summer/New Year's vacation, congratulatory leave, compassionate leave BENEFITS ・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」
The Mercari app was built upon the mission to “create value in a global marketplace where anyone can buy and sell.” In just over 5 years since its release in July of 2013, the app has grown to become a service known and used by many, boasting over 70 million downloads cumulatively in Japan and over 10 million users on a monthly basis. Through familiarizing people with the idea of a marketplace where individuals can use their smartphones to easily buy and sell items, we have been able to realize a world in which items that people no longer need are passed on to people who do need them, and have accumulated over 1 billion in-app listings to date.