Software Engineer (Digital Marketing Messaging Platform)

Rakuten | Setagaya City

Date listed

7 months ago

Employment Type

Full time



Total Funding

$42.4 million

Glassdoor Rating

3/5 (701 reviews)


We provide Messaging Campaign System and Message Delivery System to entire Rakuten services as an internal platform.  Over 50 Rakuten businesses/services use our platform to send any type of messages (Transactional/Promotional messages and Notifications) by Email, Push Notification and other push/pull channels.

In this position, you will be involved designing, developing and operating our system that has cross-channel campaign management, contents management, segmentation, personalization, marketing automation, message delivery and measurement/analysis features.

Our Platform makes use of advanced distributed computing, data analytics, and visualization techniques to empower Rakuten's marketing platforms.  We are looking for a candidate with experience in distributed systems, and practical applications in Platform services and Digital Marketing Tech.


  • Design, develop, test and operate the Messaging Campaign System and Message Delivery System.
  • Implement innovative features to improve our current systems.
  • Create elegant architectures for performance, scalability and high availability.
  • Troubleshoot production issues and use automation for resolution.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree (BS) in Computer Science, Engineering or other technical discipline.
  • 3+ years of Software Development and Operations experience.
  • Proficiency in two or more of the following programming languages: Java, Python, C++, JavaScript.
  • Strong understanding of Linux, Shell Script and TCP/IP networking.
  • Strong communication skills in multiple contexts, in order to build good relationships with team members and stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience of Cross-Channel Marketing, Email Marketing or Marketing Automation.
  • Knowledge and experience of middlewares/frameworks such as Docker, Hadoop, Hive, Presto, Spring Framework, React and Angular.
  • Experience in distributed systems or microservices architecture.