Job Summary

$5,500 - $8,000 SGD / Monthly EST

Job Type


Years of Experience
At least 7 years

Tech Stacks

Job Description

The LINK Engineering Section is working on the Rakuten LINK application which is a communication app deeply integrated with the Rakuten ecosystem and other businesses. Our team consists of over 80 engineers working in multiple locations in Asia and Europe. The team is established from many different cultures from around the world, bringing a unique feel to the team and the way we work.

We are looking for a new team member who shares a passion for making high-quality native iOS / Android Applications. As a Mobile Architect for iOS / Android you will:
  • Work closely with product managers, engineering teams, other architects, and managers to deliver high-quality, end-to-end architecture
  • Translate technical concepts into plain, non-technical language in order to explain the impact on the product
  • Conversely, translate high-level product requirements into technical solutions
  • Drive technical improvement initiatives across multiple teams
  • Mentor others, share knowledge, and promote a collaborative team culture

Mandatory Requirements:
  • 7 + years of experience building iOS / Android applications or libraries as an engineer, tech lead, or architect.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical discipline.
  • Experience in design & integrations patterns (MVVM, MVC, …)
  • Experience leading technical teams to deliver solutions (no people management necessary)
  • Deep understanding of application-level standards (some, not all of them), e.g. HTTP, OpenID Connect, GRPC, mobile push notifications, JWT, CBOR, public-key cryptography, etc.
  • Strong passion for code quality, and not allergic to unit tests
  • Able & willing to do hands-on coding & code reviews.
  • Practical knowledge of development practices, techniques, and tools, such as unit testing, continuous delivery, code review, enforceable code quality standards, etc.
  • Strong written and spoken communication. Capable to explain complex topics in plain language.
  • Comfortable working across several teams in different geographies.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Master or PhD degree in computer science or related technical discipline.
  • Understanding of web services & different integration styles
  • Experience developing software libraries
  • Experience maintaining open source software
  • Experience with technical writing and/or public speaking
  • Experience with mobile DevOps

Rakuten is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.

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