Software Engineer (Boston)

$80k – $130k AngelList Est.
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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.

BDD (Big Data Department) is a global team, with offices in Tokyo, Paris and Boston, focusing on deploying large scale search and recommendations technologies to Rakuten Business Units world-wide. We operate with open source technologies and analyze data to innovate and build new cutting-edge machine learning/statistical modelling platform and applications.

We are looking for a talented Software Engineer to come join the Boston team in developing large scale big data platform and solutions. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

* Be part of the implementation/deployment team in creating experiments and deploying to production
* Build new algorithms or models to improve our big data solutions
* Analyze, develop & recommend metrics to drive business decisions
* Create business solutions through a combination of data science and software development
* Collaborate with project managers, developers and business units to develop products & services
* Participate in managing and maintaining the applications on an on-going basis
* Work with a global team across several locations and time zones. 


* BS in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or other quantitative science
* Solid understanding of algorithms and data structures
* Strong software development ability in either Java, C, C++, Python or similar
Experience with UI development using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and front end web frameworks such as React JS is preferred
Effective communication and collaboration skill
Knowledge of Information retrieval and NoSQL databases such as Cassandra
Experience with full text search engines like Lucene/Solr/ElasticSearch
Experience with distributed systems and data processing framework Hadoop
Deep understanding of mathematics and its business applications
Experience with Linux Administration and scripting languages

Rakuten Americas at a glance

Rakuten Americas focuses on E-Commerce, Curated Web, Canada, and United States. Their company has offices in San Francisco Bay Area and San Mateo. They have a very large team that's 5000+ employees.

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