What we're about

This is a group for global developers around the world, to hangout, share knowledge and make connections. Our events are free (unless stated otherwise) and open to all levels, languages, and backgrounds. Our main communication is in English, but most of us also speak Japanese (and other languages!).

Mercari Inc. is a Japanese tech company creating a global marketplace where anyone can buy & sell.

We believe the world needs a place where people can exchange their loved goods. That’s why we built Mercari—to connect people who want to buy and sell things of emotional value through their mobile phones. Mercari has grown to become a leading community-powered marketplace that brings together millions of people every day.

About us: https://about.mercari.com/en/

Careers at Mercari: https://careers.mercari.com/en/

Upcoming events (1)

Work at Mercari, Japan’s First Unicorn - Vol. 2

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⭐You can sign up for the event from this Google Form
https://merc.li/26XHzBqDa
*Appllcation deadline: Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 6:00 PM (JST)

📌What we'll do
Mercari is the largest C2C marketplace in Japan and with a presence in the United States. With the mission of creating value in a global marketplace where anyone can buy and sell, Mercari employs innovative technology solutions that enable anyone to buy and sell items from their smartphone or computer. In this event, we will introduce aspects of Mercari's unique and diverse engineering organization. We will also explain in detail about our relocation support that makes it possible for hires from abroad to easily move and smoothly integrate into daily life in Japan. After the presentation, you will be able to ask questions to our panelists and take a closer look at what it is like working at Mercari and relocating to Japan.

📌How to join
The event will be held online.
We will inform you of the details of how to participate by e-mail at a later date.
Those who cannot participate in real time can see the archive after the event.

📌 EVENT SCHEDULE [JST] *English
19:00-19:10 Introduction
19:10-19:40 Panel discussion
●Relocation experience
●Mercari working culture
●Engineering organization
19:40-19:55 Q&A
19:55-20:00 Closing
*Contents and timetable may be subject to change

📌 Speaker biographies
Stephan Donin
Joined Mercari in November 2019 as Tech Lead of a backend team and became Engineering Manager in the middle of 2021. The team he currently manages is named Personalization Core, with the mission to develop and maintain core systems and features related to bringing personalization to Mercari. The team includes backend, iOS, and Android engineers. Stephan was born in France and lived there until 2013. He then moved to Japan right after graduating college. He loves music, playing the guitar, martial arts, leveraging technology to build useful things, Japanese culture and language, video games, movies, TV shows, anime, manga, learning new things, and sharing knowledge.

Margaux Flores
Margaux joined Mercari in June 2021 and is currently a Frontend Engineer for the Mercari NFT Team. On the side, she is helping a friend with a game startup and is a software engineering consultant for the Japan Agency for Marine Science and Technology. She loves watching movies and TV shows, reading books, and trying new tech - currently obsessed with VR (Synth Riders!).

Marco Ganci
Dad, Surfer, Pizza Expert, and sometimes Engineering Manager. Born and grew up in Italy, but lived and worked in Switzerland for the last seven years. Joined Mercari remotely in June 2020 and recently moved to Tokyo. He currently manages the Metadata Ecosystem Team and his mission is to facilitate platforms, services, tools, and different stakeholders to work effectively together with metadata. His professional background includes Mainframe, Backend, Frontend, Mobile, and Cloud expertise built during previous experiences in global companies such as IBM, Autodesk, and Georg Fischer.

📌 Hashtags
#techcompany #engineeringculture #Japan #relocation #Mercari #Mercariyourchoice

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