This is a feature article that involves PayPay employees giving their “honest opinion” on “why they joined” and the “surprises encountered after joining”. This time, we sat down with Dai Fujikawa from the Enterprise Engineering Department!
Dai is responsible for the system that manages the thousands of devices supplied to employees (MDM) as well as various cloud services, internal networks and IT controls in internal information systems.
I worked at a music distribution company before PayPay, in a corporate IT role just like now. I decided to come to PayPay because I wanted the excitement of working in an IT team at a start-up company, where the systems & operations are not yet set in stone.
Another reason I chose PayPay was because I don’t like to carry a lot of cash, so I was attracted to a company that’s pushing for a cashless society.
We’ve introduced internal system after internal system to support the rapid growth of the business, and what surprised me was how fast the management team made those decisions, despite the rather big expenditure. The culture also amazed me – even though it’s a large organization, I was allowed the freedom to go ahead and try out different things that I thought would work.
I must say though, it’s fun because I know what I want to do and actively go after it, but for people who are reactive and don’t have anything they want to actively pursue, PayPay may not be such a fit.
I’m glad I joined PayPay. I enjoy the countless discussions we have as a team about how to achieve our goals and flexibly accommodating changes to the system design & settings. (Although we are required to work with speed)
I’m allowed the freedom to do what I wish to do, instead of being told things like “do that” or “don’t do that.” Thanks to that, I can try out the latest technology and services, so I love working here!