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Senior Software Developer - Backend

Rakuten Kobo Inc.
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Senior Software Developer - Backend

Rakuten Intelligence - Toronto

We are currently assisting our sister company Rakuten Intelligence in the recruitment for this exciting new position! The role will be based within the Rakuten Kobo office in Toronto.

About Us:

Rakuten Intelligence was founded by proven entrepreneurs and, as a Rakuten group company, offers the best of both worlds: a start­up environment with the backing of an established global enterprise that is revolutionizing the internet services landscape.

Rakuten Intelligence is looking for a Senior Software Developer (Backend) to join our Engineering team.

The ideal candidate has strong software design and programming experience, expertise in machine learning, and Big Data technologies, and strong communication and management skills. You will be part of a diverse, flexible, and collaborative environment where you will be able to apply and develop your skills and knowledge working with unique data and exciting applications. As a Senior Software Developer you will be at the cutting edge of the alternative data space where you will help develop our data infrastructure to help our Data and Research Analysts glean valuable insights from a large set of diverse data sets.



      Design, develop and maintain backend services to store and process large datasets

      You will be coaching teammates on delivering high-quality software using modern software development practices (TDD, Pair programming, CI/CD)

      Conduct / participate in design and code reviews, identify potential problems and performance issues, provide feedback and corrections, evaluate code compliance to standards

      Analyzing complex functions, procedures, and problems to deliver creative, logical, and effective solutions that meets the specified requirements

      Work with Data Engineers to make sure the systems scale well on high volumes of data



     Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred

     10+ years of experience in the design and development of software with a minimum of 5 years experience in Java development building large scalable applications

      Expertise in Database Design/Architecture, and developing RESTful services

     Experience with data architecture and ETL processes and tools

      Strong CS fundamentals, such as algorithms and data structures

      Excellent skills and experience in some or all of the following tech stacks: Java, Spring, Hibernate, Groovy, relational databases (eg. PostgreSQL, MySQL) and non-relational data storage (eg. MongoDB, Redis)

      Experience with cloud computing stacks such as Amazon Web Services preferred

      Excellent written and verbal communication skills

      Enthusiasm for working hard and having fun in a dynamic environment


Nice to Have:

      Experience in Python/R

      Proficiency in statistics (multivariate statistics, predictive modeling, time-series modeling, machine learning) and modeling techniques

      Experience in Financial services


Our Mission: Empowering Rakuten’s global community of members and merchants through amazing apps and the most robust e-commerce data.


BOLD: When we go beyond what exists today or is accepted as possible, we create breakthrough products that deliver amazing benefits.

SIMPLE: Solving hard problems is in our DNA. Eliminating complexity paves the road to clean thinking and decisive action that can move mountains.

OPEN: Openness and transparency are critical for building trust. We are a community of curious people who are open to new ideas and fresh approaches to solving problems.

ALL IN: When we are empowered, show up, and dig deep, our work is powerful and rewarding.

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