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Application Engineer - Viber Japan

Software Engineer
Rakuten, Inc.
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We have a unique position within Viber Japan for a candidate who is keen on building businesses, teams, and products from the ground up.  You will work closely with the Viber Japan business team and the Viber Global development team to investigate, evaluate, refine, implement, and deliver solutions that will grow Viber in Japan.  As well, you will need to technically grow within Japan in order to leverage integration opportunities within Rakuten’s rich ecosystem and key external partners.  


You will need to have a deep technical background and an acute understanding of business in Japan in order to help drive business value through product, code base and technology. You should be experienced with successfully converting requirements into our code base, requirements into deliverables, deliverables into consumer oriented functions, and functions into revenue generating features. 



  • Work with the technical staff to build exciting new integrations with Viber's latest products.
  • Explore opportunities with Viber business team and provide technical advisory and direction
  • Develop ideas and initiatives into project proposals, roadmap, implementation plan, measurement strategy.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners in an engineering capacity in order to design, build, and launch features powered by Viber SDK and bots.  
  • Consult with partners and corporate customers to ensure maximize effectiveness of Viber SDK and bot solutions

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or similar technical degree or equivalent experience. 
  • 5-7+ years work experience as a software developer 
  • Strong technical background and application development experience, including proven app dev abilities on one or more of the following languages: Java,  PHP, HTML/JavaScript, Python
  • Strong background on Linux, SQL and other middle-wares/frameworks for web application development
  • Excellent English writing skills   
  • Very hands-on approach – willingness and ability to dig in to solve problems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mobile application development experiences, such as Android/iOS, is an asset
  • Japanese proficiency is an asset 
  • Media and Communication technology such as digital content rendition, social media, chat, audio and video communication experience strongly preferred

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