Rakuten, Inc.

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 Global Innovation 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, Ireland, Germany, Spain, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, India 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
Crimson House @ Tokyo, Japan
203,587million yen (as of Dec. 31, 2015)

Job Opportunities

Job Description
We would like to recruit software engineers for Open Service Platform Department (OSPD).

■Software Engineer
Planning, designing and developing of new Web services, Maintenance and operation of existing Web services, Mobile or Smartphone Development.

- Message from OSPD -

We have 2 big missions.
One is to provide a lot of various useful platform functions like review, bookmark, push notification used by Rakuten group services all over the world.
Another one is to create great services with each business like Gora (golf course reservation service), Coupon, Horse racing and other services related to various leisure of life.
At the same time our team has been trying to create totally new service as startup. OSPD provides a good environment to young engineers to build their own original career with various services, technology and competent members.

Let's make history together!
Career Path
Your first career is prepared as an engineering position at the entrance. On the basis of your acquired skills (coding skill, project management, design and development, requirements definition, communication, and so on) you can shape your career.

For example:
As a specialist of engineering, you can become Engineer Leader and determine the direction of technology. As a manager of service-produce, you can become Producer and Senior Service Producer. As a generalist with technological sight, you can collaborate with business unit to start up new services.

In addition, we have already about 40 services including e-commerce, travel, finance and so forth. Your chances in Rakuten have been widely opened to global.
Moreover we give you opportunity to participate in overseas conferences. Therefore, we hope you can enjoy Rakuten's life and design yourself in terms of not only job category but also working environment.
Crimson House (Tokyo), and branch offices within Japan
Decision based on experience, ability, and performance potential.
Your salary will be determined by interview result from the Model annual salary as follows:
4 million JPY- 6.5 million JPY /year (FY2015 Level *possibility of a change)
※Stock Option is available
【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 three meals free of charge.
A relaxation space which offers massage and other treatments.
A fully equipped fitness gym and spa, which also provides training support.
A power-nap space where employees can rest briefly to improve work efficiency.
A childcare center offering comprehensive children’s education programmes.
Other facilities include a language study room, prayer and meditation facilities, a hair salon, a launderette and a clinic.
BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or equivalent experience with skills shown below.

■Minimum skills
Programming experiences in Java or PHP (Either of them is necessary) Linux/Unix administration experience

■Preferred skills
Major of Distributed computing, Machine learning, NLP, Database/search
Strong knowledge of algorithms for working on large data
Development experience of applications for smart devices
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.
Those who can join between 2017 April~ 2018 March
Selection Process
1: Application
2: Programming test
3: Online interviews
4: Offer meeting

*Only those who pass each step will be informed of the result.
Additional Information
台灣校園說明會開跑! 日本總部人資親自抵台為各位介紹樂天本次招募!

3月13日 (一) 14:20,臺灣科技大學 綜合研究大樓 RB-102 國際會議廳
3月13日 (一) 18:30,臺灣大學 集思會議中心亞歷山大廳
3月14日 (二) 15:10,清華大學 名人堂
3月14日 (二) 18:50,交通大學 浩然會議廳



【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.


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