CAREERS

We are looking for passionate members to join our R&D team.

We have highly motivated and talented researchers tackling challenging issues throughout the Rakuten Group.
Our activities are widely spread across multiple research domains, resulting in a positive impact on various business fields worldwide. We are looking for passionate members to join our R&D team.
We also offer internship opportunities as a part of the Rakuten Internship Program.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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TOKYO

Researcher

FULL-TIME
We are looking for R&D members who are passionate and motivated to develop new technology solutions for expanding Rakuten's services. Successful candidates also demonstrate enthusiasm and possess a commendable work ethic, team spirit, and communication skills.

Researcher (Entry Level)

FULL-TIME
We are looking for R&D members who are passionate and motivated to develop new technology solutions for expanding Rakuten's services. Successful candidates also demonstrate enthusiasm and possess a commendable work ethic, team spirit, and communication skills.

Researcher (Finance)

FULL-TIME
We are looking for talented researchers and data scientists with experience or strong interest in financial services to join our team and develop innovative solutions with practical and wide-ranging applications. We combine our research expertise with a deep understanding of the business needs to continually increase their profitability and enhance their customer experience.

Researcher (Health Data)

FULL-TIME
We are looking for talented researchers and data scientists with experience or strong interest in analytics of health data and transforming data into personalized services to join our team and develop innovative solutions with practical and wide-ranging applications. Our research topics include Data Mining, Machine Learning, Optimization and Health Data Analytics.

Researcher (Robotics)

FULL-TIME
We are looking for researchers who possesses a strong R&D background related to both hardware and software in the fields of robotics and embedded devices. In particular, we are looking for candidates who can envision and develop prototype solutions for future delivery, mobility, communications, and IoT applications.

Researcher Internship (Computer Vision)

INTERNSHIP
We are looking for interns to join us for a 3-month internship to work in computer vision and machine learning. This year we have a number of projects in the areas of visual SLAM, augmented reality, and recognition from images and videos. You will conduct original research, and work towards developing software prototypes. Publication of the research results will also be encouraged.

Researcher Internship (Platform, Data Science and Machine Learning)

INTERNSHIP
We are looking for interns for research and core technology development based on analysis of the big data of Rakuten generated everyday. You are expected to leverage your expertise on big data analysis to provide novel cutting edge solutions and develop core technologies for predictive modeling and recommendation systems across group businesses as diverse as E-Commerce, online booking, video streaming and financial services.

Researcher Internship (Machine Learning, Data Mining and Natural Language Processing)

INTERNSHIP
We are looking for interns to work on the data coming out of our large-scale services such as Rakuten ICHIBA, Card, Travel, Securities, Bank, etc., as we believe analyzing such big data and leverage them is essential for our businesses. In this position, you are expected to utilize your expertise to provide cutting edge solutions or core technologies for big data analytics.

Researcher Internship (Human-Computer Interaction)

INTERNSHIP
We are looking for passionate interns to develop new technology for improving and expanding Rakuten's business. Successful candidates will also demonstrate enthusiasm and possess a commendable work ethic, team spirit, and communication skills. In this position, you will work on projects, conduct research, design prototypes, test and deploy them as software solutions, and bridge academic research to core or emerging businesses.

Data Scientist

FULL-TIME
We are looking for members who are passionate and motivated to develop new technology solutions for expanding Rakuten's services. Successful candidates explore deep into their area of expertise and deliver output with value, have both long-term vision and the ability to respond to short-term goals, are capable of analyzing new types of data, self-motivated and collaborative.

Technologist

FULL-TIME
We are looking for a research-based service developer and operator. Both capabilities are mandatory since we're looking to apply the Devops model. You will be responsible for mainly developing systems, but you will be expected to promote the projects by communicating with various stakeholders as well.

Liaison Office R&D Project Manager

FULL-TIME
The R&D Project Manager will be in charge of leading and supporting research projects through the stage gate process from opportunity discovery and validation to project delivery and result evaluation. This challenging position will require the candidate to be able to successfully build bridges between 3 different worlds: Research, Engineering and Business.
* In some cases, the candidate could be asked to do a coding test during the interview process.

Liaison Office Coordinator

FULL-TIME
Rakuten Institute of Technology is the dedicated R&D organization within Rakuten Inc. The Institute is involved in research projects for services of the Rakuten Group. We are looking for a talented professional that can empower the research projects and accelerate innovation in the Group.
* In some cases, the candidate could be asked to do a coding test during the interview process.

PARIS

Applied Research Scientist (Machine Learning)

FULL-TIME
We are looking for an applied research scientist to expand our data science team, whose mission is to understand business needs and propose solutions based on state-of-the-art machine learning techniques leveraging large amounts of data. You are expected to develop prototypes, which will be evaluated according to scientific, and business criteria, and may participate in the deployment into production.

Applied Research Scientist (Immersive Interactions)

FULL-TIME
We are looking for an applied research scientist in immersive interactions to collaborate on several human-computer interfaces topics, including virtual reality applications, augmented reality application, interactive 360° videos, digital signage, interactive installations. You will be expected to develop prototypes which will be evaluated according to user experience, innovation and business criteria.

R&D Engineer (DevOps)

FULL-TIME
We are looking for a DevOps engineer to support our research team and work in liaison with global teams in Europe and in Japan. Primary responsibilities include fixing production software issues, developing monitoring and automation, performing software maintenance and configuration, database management.

SINGAPORE

Data Scientist

FULL-TIME
We are looking for researchers who are passionate about data and technology. As part of RIT, you will have an exciting opportunity to accelerate growth of existing Rakuten businesses, and to drive innovation with long-term benefits for the company; while collaborating closely with research, engineering, and business teams globally.

Research Scientist

FULL-TIME
We are looking for research engineers who will have an exciting opportunity to accelerate growth of existing Rakuten businesses, and to drive innovation with long-term benefits for the company; while collaborating closely with research, engineering, and business teams globally. In your role, you will pursue both engineering and research activities. You will work closely with RIT’s research scientists, understand their solutions, and convert prototypes into production-ready systems.

Full Stack Engineer

FULL-TIME
We are looking for full stack engineers who, among many other things, are able to design and develop interactive learning web applications and scalable data platform, contribute to product development, and work closely with RIT’s data scientists and stakeholders including business units within the Rakuten group.

BOSTON

PhD Intern Research Scientist (Machine Learning / Natural Language Processing)

INTERNSHIP
We are calling for Intern Research Scientists that will get to work on challenging projects with experts in ML and NLP. Some of the research projects can involve topic modeling, recommendation systems, deep learning, discriminative learning, structured predictions, belief propagation for dynamic networks, virtual assistants, parsing, machine translation etc.

Research Scientist

FULL-TIME
We are calling for machine learning research scientists that will lead research projects to conduct research in a small team, collaborating on global projects in a friendly work environment. Some of the research projects can involve topic modeling, recommendation systems, deep learning, discriminative learning, structured predictions, belief propagation for dynamic networks, virtual assistants, parsing, machine translation etc.

Software Deployment Engineer

FULL-TIME
We are looking for a software deployment engineer, whose main responsibility will be working with experienced machine learning scientists in taking state of the art algorithms in varied languages, enhancing them for production capability and deploying them for other business units. Our goal is to provide machine learning as a service through solid software engineering and DevOps principles.

SAN MATEO

Research Scientist

FULL-TIME
We are looking for a research scientists that will work closely with engineers and the business team to improve various Rakuten services with machine intelligence. You will utilize your experience in data mining, natural language understanding, and computer vision to maximize customer satisfaction by implementing prototype solutions for existing products or launching new products.