Lead Java Engineer - Commerce Company

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • February 7, 2024
8,000,000 - 12,000,000 JPY /yr
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Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Senior or above

Department Overview

The Leisure Product Department (LPD) is handling a lineup of lifestyle and leisure-related services, some of them being category leaders in the Japanese market. We aim to grow globally and become world leaders through innovation and technology. In order to achieve this, we are now looking for globally-minded engineers to contribute to the development of our services.

We are hiring for the service, Rakuten GORA, a Golf Course Reservation Service.


Why We Hire

  • Services in LPD are growing rapidly; hence, to support the business growth, we need to have a robust and scalable system.
  • Additionally, we are committed to giving the best user experience on our services.
  • Our goals require a bigger team with a high level of engineering skills.
  • With these goals, we are planning to increase the number of employees.


Position Details

We are looking for an experienced team lead who has a passion for working on complex/large systems and understands the importance of maintaining and supporting one. 

You will be joining our team of diversely skilled engineers who actively support the maintenance of the existing Rakuten system related to lifestyle and leisure-related services.

As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Design & Develop features on small to large scale systems
  • Handle operations like releases to Production environments
  • Learn about and perform load/performance tests on high access systems
  • Interact and work with members from other development teams, Product Managers, UX/UI designers and QA engineers
  • A commitment to team collaboration, good communication, and resilient system design and maintenance is important.


Work Environment

  • Members in their late 20s to early 30s, from various countries and different cultural backgrounds.
  • There is no barrier between job titles and services in charge, and the entire department has an open and flat atmosphere.
  • We are very active in exchange meetings with other groups, such as information-sharing meetings and problem-solving.
  • A very lively cross-cultural environment where we can work, learn, and have fun with each other and grow together.


Mandatory Qualifications:

  • API(or backend) team's leader experience more than 2 years, and has managed a team with 5+ members.
  • 5 years of experience with Restful API development with Java&Springboot
  • 3 years of experience with Kubernetes.


Desired Qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience with Microservice architecture
  • Kotlin coding experience for backend API
  • Other Spring library's experience, such as Spring Batch
  • Experience writing Jenkins pipeline, Helm chart
  • Monitor the system by using Prometheus, Grafana
  • Maintain logging function by using ELK stack
  • Knowledge about developing web applications in Azure, or Azure service
  • Experience working as an application architect
  • Experience working as DevOps/SRE

In Japanese, Rakuten stands for ‘optimism.’ It means we believe in the future. It’s an understanding that, with the right mind-set, we can make the future better by what we do today.

So we challenge ourselves to evolve, innovate and experiment, to create a better, brighter future for everyone.

Today, our 70+ businesses span e-commerce, digital content, communications and fintech, bringing the joy of discovery to almost 1.3 billion members across the world.

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