Staff Software Engineer

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Dubbed “The Most Innovative Streaming Video Service” by Forbes, Rakuten Viki is the world’s leading platform for Asian entertainment and lifestyle, where tens of millions of people watch their favorite TV shows, movies, and influencer videos and engage with the content. With more than a billion words translated into 200+ languages by a community of avid fans, Viki brings global entertainment to fans everywhere.

Soompi, also part of Rakuten Viki, is one of the biggest global K-pop news sites and the longest-running fandom community. From innovative engagement features to original content and social shopping, Rakuten Viki and Soompi are pushing the boundaries of user engagement and social viewing.

At Rakuten Viki, our Engineering teams utilize leading-edge technologies to build a world class product. You will join a diverse and talented team with great ambitions to change the digital entertainment landscape. The current team is responsible for the API and business logic modeling and is currently working on lots of exciting stuff. Some current projects include Migrating to GCP, Intelligent recommendations and Smarter Notifications.

We are looking for top talent to join our Engineering team as a Platform Engineer. Your primary responsibility will be developing and managing the services that power our API and business intelligence. You will also work closely with the various teams to provide users with the best experience. You will also work with internal teams design workflows. You will also be responsible for the features in production and work closely with operations to manage their entire life-cycle. If this excites and inspires you then take up the opportunity and come be a part of our Rakuten Viki team in Singapore.


We don't require experience in any particular technology, but you should have the ability to chew through difficult technical problems and gain insights from them. A good foundation in data structures algorithms and understanding of practical operating system concepts around linux/unix and grasp of basic networking are essential. We are using Go/Golang, Ruby, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis in our development along with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Kubernetes on operations side. Experience with them is desirable but you could also have worked on other technologies. We believe you should have the knack for learning whatever languages and technologies come your way. Past experience in scaling systems or working with high scale systems is a must

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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