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Entry level Researcher - Rakuten Institute of Technology

R&D Scientist
Rakuten, Inc.
00000757 Requisition #

Position Summary:

  • Apply for our R&D organization

We are looking for R&D members who are passionate and motivated to develop new technology solutions for expanding Rakuten's services.Successful candidates also demonstrate enthusiasm and possess a commendable work ethic, team spirit, and communication skills.

  • Introduction of R&D organization

Our R&D organization creates a vision anticipating trends of the world centering on the Internet in the near future, provides critical insights and develops exciting, new business services by focusing on technologies R&D members have strong interest in.



  • Activity

Visioning (Think Big)

Formulating a vision of the future about the development of internet services in the next 3 to 5 years

Prototyping (Small Start)

Inventing prototypes of new application (or system) to prove our vision

Developing (Scale Fast)

Building technologies for Rakuten's service in the next 1 to 3 years

  • Value

To Stores/Users

Providing services to create new value which any competitor/mall doesn’t

To Market

Promoting Rakuten’s brand showing our technology capabilities and making visibility.

To us (Rakuten)

Solving current issues, speeding up the development of new services, creating benefits and increases our competitiveness.

To R&D members

Making opportunities to demonstrate the great achievements of their study by applying it to actual service.

  • R&D area

Data Intensive Computing

- Recommender System

- Data Mining, Text Mining, Web Mining

- Natural Language Processing

- Semantic Web

- Social Graph

- User Interface

- Multimedia Processing

- Computer Vision

- Large-scale Data Processing

- Virtualization

- Key-Value Store, Column-Oriented Database

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have solid computer programming such as C++, Java, Ruby and so on and research capabilities
  • Have Master’s, or Doctoral degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, or a related field


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