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Platform Frontend Engineer

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Rakuten Games, Inc.
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00011337 Requisition #
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Working at Rakuten Games
Based in Tokyo, Rakuten Games is a joint venture between e-commerce giant Rakuten, Inc. and one of America's most innovative gaming startups, Game Closure, Inc. We are making exciting, high-performance HTML5 mobile and desktop games for messenger tools, as well as sourcing and distributing games through our cooperation with Viber, one of the world's top messengers.
We are looking for people who are passionate about making fun social games and game distribution channels that are going to be enjoyed by millions of users!
 
Job description
We are looking for the frontend engineers for our Platform Service Team who are proficient with modern JavaScript stack, and especially with React and Redux.
As a dependable member of the production team, you will provide creative solutions to our product requirements and problems, create and write clean code to make impacts on our platform’s visuals and performance.
Collaborating with colleagues from a range of disciplines who depend on you for quickly getting specs, functions, effects that are clear and good looking up on screen. Working extremely closely with project managers, artists and transforming the requirements into efficient, working code is the key to a success platform frontend engineer within Rakuten Games. You will also work with other engineers to scale the systems to work on real-world hardware driven by the users.
 
Responsibilities
  • Understand and evaluate product requirements and provide logical and fact-based feedbacks.
  • Make sensible technical choices upon discussions.
  • Convert user story, wireframe, interactive prototype, design data (psd/sketch) into working frontend product.
  • Implement and also iterate on product features by writing and improving codes and components with consideration of robustness, performance, UX and maintainability.
  • Properly test deliverables on different devices with carefulness and thoughtfulness.
  • Document important instructions and provide necessary support for the consumer of the engineering products, which may include not only peer engineers but also partner developers.
 
Qualifications                            
Required Qualifications                                        
  • 3 years+ professional engineering experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript in creating and maintaining client-side applications
  • Good understanding of ES6+ and at least one of the most popular JavaScript frameworks(React, Vue.js, Angular), experience with React and Redux is especially preferred.
  • Good understanding of methods for client performance measurement and optimization.
  • Basic understanding client security practice, mobile browser testing, debugging, performance tuning.
  • Business level English.                                   
Preferred Qualifications                                        
  • BS degree in Computer Science or similar technical field.
  • Experience of setting up bundler, static generator, i18n/l10n, CI/CD.
  • Experience of server-side application written in Node.js/Python/Golang.
  • Understanding of gaming and entertainment industry.
  • Competence in Japanese.
                                       
The Ideal Candidate Should                                                        
  • Work closely with team members to create consistent, reusable, and maintainable code.
  • Able to build things from the ground up, from idea to code, all the way to a finished product in the hands of users.
  • Be flexible and pragmatic. The ability to choose the most suitable solution base on circumstances is vital to flourish in this ever-changing industry.
  • Familiarity with the latest technology trends and methodologies.
  • Not afraid to face challenges and be hands on and act spontaneously.
  • Demonstrate multicultural DNA, able to navigate and negotiate between the local culture and being part of a multicultural company.

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