Rakuten, Inc.
(Engineer / Mid-Career)

Type of business
E-commerce, Online travel agency, Online banking, Online securities, E-money, E-book, Credit card, Advertizing, Online Media & Portal, Professional sports, Telecommunications and so forth.
Work Country
Work Location
Crimson House (Tokyo), and branch offices within Japan

Corporate Data

Rakuten, Inc. is a world-class Internet Service Company located in Tokyo, Japan, with 3 overseas headquarters (Asia, EU, US). Our core service “Rakuten Ichiba” is Japan's largest Internet shopping mall, a unique B-B-C model E-commerce platform that is rarely seen around the world. We are a conglomerate Internet Service Company with a wide range of services such as E-commerce, Online travel agency, Online banking, Online securities, E-money, E-book, Credit card, Advertizing, Online Media & Portal, Professional sports and Telecommunications which aims to create an all-round service network for our everyday life. Most of our services are at the top position in their business areas, so you will always be expected to perform the best and work with the best members at Rakuten to provide the best service to the consumers.

Our ultimate goal is to become the world's best Internet Service Company. Having achieved top position in the Japanese Internet market, Rakuten Group is now embarking on a global expansion to become the world's top Internet Service Company. We are now operating businesses in the United States, Canada, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Spain, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia and Brazil. To achieve our ultimate goal, we need excellent members from all over the world.

If you are the kind of person who wants to savor the joy of creating new things, feel the dynamism of development, and experience growth by making the maximum effort in progressing toward a clearly defined vision, Rakuten is the place for you.

Feb. 7th. 1997
Stock Exchange Listings
Apr. 19, 2000
Tokyo, Japan
109,530 million yen (as of Dec. 31, 2013)

Job Opportunities

Job Category
Producer / Software Engineer / Product Manager / Project Manager / Application Engineer /
Network Engineer / Data Scientist / Data Engineer / Infrastructure Engineer / Testing Engineer
Crimson House (Tokyo), and branch offices within Japan
Paid monthly *
* A monthly salary means a fixed monthly payment.
Decided based on experience, ability, and performance.
Bonus: Offered biannually (June and December) based on the performance of the company and the individual employee.
Salary Review: Carried out annually (June) based on the performance of the company and the individual employee.
【Holidays and Leave】
Holidays: Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays (15 public holidays).
Leave: Summer/Winter Holidays, Annual Paid Holidays, and Special Leave.

【Insurance and sickness/injury support】
Various social insurance coverage (Employees' Pension Insurance, Health Insurance, Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance, and Employment Insurance), commuting fees, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and membership to sports gyms.

Orientation Training, mentor program, follow-up training, position-specific training, programming training, special management training, e-learning courses, division-specific OJT, language training, and other training.

Staff may help themselves to breakfast and lunch free of charge.
Dinner is offered at reduced prices at our company cafeteria.
We also provide a quiet library and fitness club for employees' use.
BS/MS/PhD degree in Computer Science, Information System or related disciplines, or those with equivalent experience

3-10 years of experience in relevant field
Language Skills
English: Business level
Japanese language is NOT required in the interviews, though we do prefer candidates with Japanese language ability. Since Japanese is also essential in your daily life, you will be provided with Japanese language study programs.
Selection Process
1: Application
2: Online programming test and video interview
3: Interviews (face to face or online)
4: Offer meeting
Additional Information
【Global Expansion】
Rakuten Group continues on the path toward the global implementation of our business to globally establish the Rakuten Eco-system, which is already gaining ground in Japan, create a mechanism to integrate various services on a global scale, and empower society through the Internet.

【Principles for Success】
Our commitment to executing Rakuten's Brand Concepts is unwavering. We have put in place the Principles for Success to enhance our commitment to "the Rakuten Objectives" and improve our execution. Rakuten employees all over the world are required to understand the Principles for Success and clearly reflect them in their daily activities.

■Always Improve, Always Advance
There are only two kinds of people in the world:
Best Effort people are satisfied with the status quo; when they fail, they console themselves by saying "I did my best." "Get Things Done" people are absolutely committed to reaching their goals.
With enough determination and effort -- by being a Get Things Done person -- you can achieve anything.

■Passionately Professional
Rakuten is an organization composed of true professionals. Real professionals in any field? Whether in sports, the arts, science, business or anything else? Only reach the top because they have the self-discipline to develop and improve themselves continuously. Only by consistently working many times harder than our competitors can we consistently win.

■Hypothesize - Practice - Validate - Shikumika
Success in business depends on making and executing concrete specific action plans.

■Maximize Customer Satisfaction
Rakuten is first and foremost a service company. We're proud to serve our customers and we ceaselessly seek to improve their experience.

■Speed!! Speed!! Speed!!
The Internet makes the window of opportunity for every small business. Accomplish in one month what it takes other companies a year to do, because we can only win by being many times faster than our competitors.


  • Rakuten Crimsonhouse


  • Rakuten Office

    Rakuten Office

  • Life in Rakuten

    Life in Rakuten

  • Rakuten lounge

    Rakuten lounge

  • Rakuten gym

    Rakuten gym


Application Deadline
Open until Filled
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