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Rakuten, Inc. is the largest ecommerce company in Japan, and third largest ecommerce marketplace worldwide. We seek to empower merchants to deliver Omotenashi, a hospitality mindset, which helps sellers create lasting relationships with customers. Along with the global marketplaces, Rakuten supports an ever-expanding list of acquisitions and strategic investments in disruptive industries and growing markets.


At Rakuten, we offer competitive salaries, benefits, annual bonuses, a stocked kitchen (including catered lunch daily), and a dynamic office environment. We love investing in our people and when it comes down to it, we think our entire team is pretty awesome. As a technology focused company, we understand the importance of an energizing atmosphere that promotes collaboration and innovation.

 

Responsibilities:

 

RCP (Rakuten Catalog Platform) is an exciting project where our mission is to provide an accurate, compelling catalog with millions of products covering thousands of merchant partners – and build highly relevant search and other services to take our e-commerce offering to the next level. This platform supports global business units from many countries including USA, Japan, UK, Germany, Canada and others.

 

This platform uses Big Data technologies, Cloud infrastructure, open source scalable search platform and cutting-edge machine learning/statistical modeling and it will be highly leveraged within the company, becoming the foundation for our next-generation of applications.

 

Come join an awesome R&D team where you’ll be inspired by super talented team members, daily challenges and a clear mission to change the global e-commerce landscape!

 

We're looking for a hands-on Software Technical Lead, who will be based with our team in San Mateo, CA.  You'll be responsible for leading design and development of Product Catalog & Search components including storage, search, large data processing (stream & batch), APIs, analytics, tools and web services.


Qualifications:

  • 7 + years of solid Java back-end experience
  • Strong knowledge of design patterns, OOPS principles and data structures
  • Strong knowledge of at least some of the following frameworks/technologies – Hibernate, Spring, REST, XML, JSON, ActiveMQ, RebbitMQ.  
  • You have solid experience with any of these technologies a HUGE plus: Big Data (Cassandra / Hadoop), Spark, Flink, Kafka, machine learning, Cloud (AWS or Google Cloud)
  • Experience with tools and technologies like Gradle, Maven, Jenkins, git, IntelliJ, Eclipse, Docker to support end to end software development
  • Experience with Relational databases, queries and RDBMS best practices as a consumer
  • Strong troubleshooting and performance tuning skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced Agile development and rapid deployment in the Cloud/SaaS environment
  • Able to effectively communicate across teams and roles
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or a related field
  • Bonus if you have experience for leading /managing teams/projects

 

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our website or to personal email accounts of employees of Rakuten and any subsidiaries of Rakuten are considered property of Rakuten and any subsidiaries of Rakuten and are not subject to payment of agency fees.


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