Rakuten | DevOps/SRE


System Development Leader - Application Development Department, IT Division, Rakuten Securities, Inc.


Job Summary


Japan, Tokyo
Partial remote
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Language requirements

English: Business
Japanese: Not required

Key skills

  • TechLead

Job Description

Job role


Job description

Business Overview
Rakuten Securities is the second largest online broker in Japan, having reached over 8 million general securities accounts last year, and is striving to achieve the top spot in the industry. It has worked to continually to expand and enhance its service lineup since 1999 and provides online trading services that allow users to invest in and trade stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and options, among others.

Department Overview
The IT Division develops and maintains all systems that provide services, delivering top-level customer satisfaction. It manages hundreds of projects annually, and proactively utilizes the latest technology, as well as synergy within Rakuten Group's other services.
We offer a multi-cultural team environment and opportunities to learn from experts from diverse backgrounds.

Why We Hire
Due to our service expansion of new account holders and balance of assets under custody, we need to build up bigger organization and stronger system structure. Therefore, we want to hire this position.

Position Details
We are looking for an individual to join our team in order to expand our new business and, in-house production as well as development and maintenance using our existing systems.
You will be responsible for repairing and maintaining our existing systems, and you will be entrusted with the development of large-scale systems, or you will grasp the existing systems and lead the system replacement in the future.
In cooperation with the project manager, you will lead team members to drive development to meet quality, deadlines, budget, and scope.

Immediate Responsibilities
・Based on the proposed requirements, handle basic design, detailed design, manufacturing, unit testing, integration testing, and system testing
・Extract necessary information from design documents, source code, manuals, etc. And organize it into specifications, requirement definition documents, etc.
・Extracting problems in the application architecture of the existing system and examining ways to solve them
・Control of development team members, including offshore staff
・Review of design and manufacturing deliverables

Eventual Responsibilities
・As a manager in our Application Development Department (System Development Department), supervise the entire department and promote the objectives to realize the mission
・Leading the development organization for in-house production

Required skills and experiences

Basic qualifications

・About 5 years or more experience in development (design to testing) of systems for financial institutions (preferably securities-related)
・Experience in upstream (requirement definition and basic design) customer negotiation and requirement coordination
・Experience in leading a development team (tech lead)

Preferred qualifications

・Experience in Java, C, C++ development
・Experience participating in projects as a full-stack engineer
・Knowledge of securities business

Development environment



・Cloud environment such as AWS, Azure

Coding languages
・C language

Job Details

Employment typeFull-time
LocationRakuten Crimson House Aoyama
2-6-21 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

3 minutes on foot from Aoyama-itchome Station (Ginza Line)
4 minutes on foot from Gaienmae Station on the Ginza Line
Apply fromAnywhere
Remote workPartial remote
Working hours9:00am - 5:30pm (Every Monday, work hours are from 8:00am to 4:30pm due to morning meeting)
Holidays・2 days off per week (Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays are holidays)
・10-20 days of annual paid vacation (the minimum number of days is the number of days granted after six months of employment)
・120 days off per year
In addition, year-end and New Year vacations, paid vacation, congratulation or condolence leave, maternity and paternity leave, etc.
*Once a year, you can take 9 to 12 consecutive holidays by using the long vacation (Success Vacation) system.
Employee benefits・Commuting allowance
・Housing allowance
・Health insurance
・Employee pension insurance
・Unemployment insurance
・Workers' accident compensation insurance
・Retirement allowance system
Supplemental education and qualification support
・English learning support (in-house TOEIC(R) test IP test, English conversation, etc.)
・Career challenge system (challenge the department of your choice)
・Job return system (rehiring system for those who retired due to marriage, childbirth, nursing care, etc.), etc.
・Stock Option Plan
・Cafeteria system with three free meals
・LILO Club (preferential treatment at sports clubs, accommodations, leisure facilities, movie theaters, etc.)
・LILO Club (sports clubs, lodging, leisure facilities, movie theaters, etc.) (Running, mountain climbing, cooking, etc., part of the expenses paid by the company)
・Reward system
・Free English conversation lessons by native English speakers
・Support system for certification acquisition
・Qualification support system, etc.
OthersThis is a seconded position from Rakuten Group, Inc. to Rakuten Securities, Inc.
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