We build Rakuten LINK, a mobile communication app deeply integrated with Rakuten Mobile mobile network services and the Rakuten Group ecosystem. We are looking for a new team member who will work across departments & systems to deliver business solutions. As a Solution Architect focusing on integrations you will:
- Work closely with product managers, engineering teams, other architects, vendors and senior managers to create, refine and review end-to-end system architectures & design.
- Translate deeply technical concepts into plain, non-technical language in order to explain the impact on the product. Conversely, you will translate high-level product requirements into technical constraints, designs & solutions.
- Collaborate across multiple organization and with stakeholders with potentially conflicting incentives.
- 10 + years of experience building client-server / distributed systems as an engineer or architect.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical discipline.
- Able to do hands-on coding & code review.
- Experience in mobile application development.
- Deep understanding of application-level standards (some, not all of them), e.g. HTTP, OpenID Connect, mobile push notifications, JWT, CBOR, public-key cryptography etc.
- Practical knowledge of development practices, techniques and tools, such as unit testing, continuous delivery, code review, enforceable code quality standards etc.
- Excellent written and spoken communication. Capable to explain complex topics in simple terms.
- Excellent leadership and influencing skills.
- Comfortable working cross-functionally and across organizational levels in different geographies.
- Open to receiving constructive feedback and capable of giving constructive feedback.
- Master or PhD degree in computer science or related technical discipline.
- Experience with public & private cloud deployment & operations
- Experience with DevOps & SRE
- Experience with Kubernetes & service mesh
- Experience in working with software vendors
- Experience in telecommunications systems
Rakuten is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.