Big Data Software Engineer

$95k – $140k AngelList Est.
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Company Description

Rakuten, Inc. is the largest ecommerce company in Japan, and third largest ecommerce marketplace worldwide. We seek to empower merchants to deliver 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.

Job Description

Rakuten Catalog Platform is an exciting project at Rakuten. 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.

Be part of an awesome R&D team where you get inspired by talented people, challenges and mission to change the global e-commerce landscape!

Role

We are looking for Big Data Java engineer. The position is located in San Mateo.

You will be responsible for leading design & development of Product Catalog & Search components including storage, search, large data processing (stream & batch), APIs, analytics, tools and web services.

This is a great opportunity to join early in the team and build/own the infrastructure. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • 1-5 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, Kafka
  • Experience with any of these technologies a HUGE plus: Big Data (Cassandra / Hadoop), Spark, Beam, Kafka, 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.
  • Project lead experience a plus
  • Able to effectively communicate across teams and roles.
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or a related field

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.

You can view their website at https://www.rakuten.us/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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