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Senior Platform Engineer (Ad Technology Management Department): GATD

Rakuten, Inc.
00013364 Requisition #

On the Global Ad Tech team, you’ll be focusing on building great customer experiences and merchant success that help them discover, consider and adopt their best advertisements and campaigns. Currently we are challenging ourselves to expand our revenue from the Japanese and global advertising business by 2021. As one of the key strategic initiatives to achieve the challenging goal, our team is developing a radical marketing platform which enables our clients to fully utilize Rakuten data such as purchase behavior data and product, brand, genre data to accelerate customer’s marketing and branding activities.

In this position, the Senior Platform Engineer – Marketing Platform will play a key role in developing the digital marketing platform. We’ve got the perfect opportunity for you to create the next generation of digital marketing platform in the world. Work with amazing people on a marvelous product!



  • Work on improving our marketing platform to make it more powerful, scalable and easy to use for business people

  • Analyze and escalate the critical issues and troubles of our marketing platform from team members with monitoring tool

  • Improve advertisement promotion performance for campaigns and create personalized customer experiences by leveraging your development skills and knowledge

  • Work closely with data engineer to design and develop a scalable advertisement system and data piplines

  • Design and implement features evolving our online advertising and data management product offerings with metadata and user data

  • Scale up and tune our Ad server, RTB, DSP, SSP, DMP, Campaign Management system. Challenges come in the form of concurrency, data scale, and high availability

  • Conduct proof of concepts to prove new technologies in support of marketing platform vision

  • Strong ownership and communication skills and ability to work well in a team. Collaborate and share best practices and knowledge with other engineers

  • Work cross-functionally with various service teams including: product management, QA, Devops, and/or business units to drive forward results

  • Keep it running – Help troubleshoot system operational issues

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You love to learn, grow, and effectively bring new ideas into the group.
  • You have relevant professional experience or a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, (or another relevant field) with good working knowledge of basic computer science data structures and algorithms.
  • You can design and build data pipelines and data processors using in-house infrastructure and public cloud such as AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.
  • You have experience working in at least two different languages, ideally including Scala, Python, or Java.
  • Your knowledge about data analysis, database and related data storage paradigms, programming languages, and big data platform and frameworks would be helpful to build up an amazing marketing platform.
  • You understand scalable, highly available, and eventually consistent distributed systems like Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills to team members.
  • You value collaboration and interaction with your teammates and colleagues, defaulting to sharing early and looking for help when needed over-delivering perfect results.
  • You can review your peers’ technical designs, code, and tests, giving supportive feedback and important countermeasure.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Data Streaming tools/frameworks such as Kafka, Spark Streaming, etc
  • Experience with BI/DWH/ETL system development and BI tools – PowerBI, Tableau, MicroStrategy, etc
  • Experience with automating & deploying micro-services – docker, kubernates, etc


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