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Product Manager / Project Manager (Data Platform) : DPD

Product & Project Management
Rakuten, Inc.
00012789 Requisition #

The Data Platform Section (DPS) is building out the next generation enterprise data platform that will change the way Rakuten users find, query and analyse data at massive scale and become the hub of analytical innovation. The next generation platform not only looks to automate the processes involved with ingesting, discovering, governing and querying data but also support Rakuten's drive to become completely data-driven across more than 70 services.

We are looking for a dedicated Product Manager / Product Owner to be the bridge between our developers and stakeholders. You will not only gather requirements and translate them into detailed user stories but you will also think about the overall product and data strategy within our entire section. In order to do this, we are looking for a technical Product Owner with a keen interest in the inner workings of a big data platform and proven experience managing products.




  • Gain a deep understanding of Rakuten's data environment, business strategy and customer experience to develop product strategy

  • Gather and analyze feedback from stakeholders

  • Write detailed and prioritized product requirements to create new features and improve existing ones

  • Understands of software development practices

  • Understands database schemas, data warehousing and business intelligence concepts

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of proven work experience in product management or equivalent job for web system
  • 2+ years of recent project experience using the SCRUM methodology
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills especially in the areas of stakeholder management, negotiations and conflict resolution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with Atlassian management tools (JIRA, Confluence, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence concepts
  • Knowledge of Data Governance principles
  • Experience as a Business Analyst
  • Business level Japanese

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