Software Engineer, Search Platform Development - Mercari, Incorporated
26 November, 2018
DESCRIPTION At 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. Mercari is an online marketplace used by millions of users each day to buy and sell items in the hundreds of millions. We are currently looking for an individual to help lead the development of search/data platforms meeting the following criteria: • Scalable : Capable of carrying out distributed searches across several billion pieces of data to quickly identify illegal items • Realtime : Capable of adding and updating product/action data within a few seconds • Semantic : Capable of using AI, machine learning, and natural language processing in tandem with the massive data logs that Mercari accumulates in order to improve services such as search, image recognition, action prediction, and irregularity detection. REQUIREMENTS ▼Minimum Requirements ・Experience using OSS search engines such as Solr and Elasticsearch ・Experience with streaming processing and the collection of large-scale logs via Apache Spark and Kafka ▼Additional Qualifications ・Experience developing and operating search and data services for a C2C or EC site ・Experience with the container-type virtualization services that make microservices possible, such as Kubernetes. ・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.