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Rakuten, Inc. is the largest e-commerce company in Japan, and third largest e-commerce 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.


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 currently seeking a talented Senior Java Engineer to join the team in our San Mateo, CA office.  It’s a great opportunity and time to join a growing team and build/own the infrastructure.  You’ll be responsible for leading design and development of our Product Catalog & Search components including storage, search, large data processing (stream and batch), APIs, analytics, tools and web services.


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or a related field
  • Minimum 5+ 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
  • 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
  • Experience with any of these technologies a HUGE plus: Big Data (Cassandra / Hadoop), Spark, Flink, Kafka, machine learning, Cloud (AWS or Google Cloud)
  • Project lead experience is highly desired
  • Able to effectively communicate across teams and roles

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