In order to provide number one services and to make our customers smile and inspire them, the GMO Internet Group utilizes its technological strength to create its own services from scratch.

As stated in the Venture Spirit Declaration, which embodies the spirit in which the company was founded, "to remain number one, it is essential to maintain an environment and systems that nurture our engineers and creative professionals in order to cultivate technological expertise."

As part of this effort, we created a series of support systems and programs under the "GMO Cool Engineer System," directed at motivating each engineer and creator to increase their technological strengths and develop excellent services.

Sharing outcomes and know-how

Share!

This scheme enables us to share internally or externally the information that was presented by our engineers and creators at lectures, seminars, or workshops, which will lead to an increase in our technological strength.

The purpose of this scheme is to increase our technological strength, and encourage engineers and creators to be confident and proud of themselves, broaden their mind, develop good services, and raise the juniors.

Details
  • Bear the costs (transportation, accommodation, etc.) depending on the details of activities, such as giving presentations at seminars or lectures.
  • Share internally or externally the details or outcomes of activities and know-how through dedicated blogs.
Activities Lectures given within or outside the GMO Internet Group, presentations given at seminars, contributions to the media, etc.
Conditions Sharing internally or externally the presentation materials through dedicated blogs (must register in advance).

Providing R&D environment

Server!

Our services are made available for free to engineers and creators who wish to use them for research and development. The purpose of this scheme is to allow engineers and creators to use our existing services to improve their technological development capabilities, and to level up our existing services.

Details
  1. Our services are made available for free to those who wish to use them for research and development.
  2. Benefits are granted through the evaluation of R&D outcomes or feedbacks posted on internal SNS after using the services.
Services Onamae.com common server SD / Onamae.com VPS / GMO App Cloud
Other group services will be provided in the future.
Benefits
  1. Right to use the top plan or options for the services being used.
  2. Right to use the services freely without an obligation to post feedbacks.

Supporting workshops and seminars

Seminars!

As part of the job, engineers and creators have the right to join workshops or seminars once a quarter.
In a questionnaire survey targeting the group’s engineers and creators, we have found out that there are lots of people who wish to join seminars when they have ongoing projects or workshops held during office hours but hesitate to do so.
GMO Internet has an environment to encourage engineers and creators to join workshops or seminars, which will allow them to be inquisitive and share internally the latest trends, with an aim to increase our technological strength.

Details
  1. As part of the job, all engineers and creators have the right to join workshops or seminars once a quarter.
  2. Benefits are granted through the evaluation of feedbacks posted on internal SNS after joining workshops or seminars.
Benefits
  1. The number of times a given engineer or creator can join workshops or seminars in next quarter will increase.
  2. Right to join paid seminars*1 in next quarter will be granted.
    *1 For the cost of joining paid seminars, there is a cap.

Providing comfortable R&D environment

Chairs!

This scheme enables engineers and creators working in the GMO Internet to choose their own chairs. The Group has prepared chairs that are gentle to the body (health-conscious), and pursue a design (inspire sensibility).
The company aims to produce good services by creating a more comfortable research environment for engineers and creators who work on computers for a long period of time.

Chairs Five types of chairs (63 chairs for each color) are available, which are the most popular ones chosen by engineers and creators. They can choose their own chairs based on colors or how comfortable they are.
Reference

Skills improvement

Learn!

This is a program that pays for the cost (up to JPY 100,000 each year) of buying technology-related books and the latest gadgets, and joining development camps, which have high potential for improving skills.
We encourage engineers and creators to work hard to improve their skills. In addition, we encourage them to share internally the outcomes of activities, skills, or know-how, with an aim to increase our technological strength.

Details Pays for the cost of up to JPY 100,000 each year per person regardless of the skills or titles.
Costs
  • Subscription fee for technical books or magazines
  • Latest gadgets
    • 50% of the cost of buying machines under one’s own name for personal use. * One must cover the communications cost.
    • Pays for the cost of buying a new smartphone (the one provided by the company).
  • Researching the competitors’ services
  • The cost of joining development camps
Conditions Submit feedbacks (sharing internally the effects or the outcomes of activities, skills or know-how that have been obtained, etc.)