Backend Engineering Manager - Travel Development Department (TDD)

Job Summary

  • Japan, Tokyo
  • Partial remote
  • Apply from Anywhere
Language Requirements
  • English: Business
  • Japanese: Not required
Key skills
  • Leadership and Management Skills
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Job Description

Job Role

Engineering Manager

Job Description

Department Overview Rakuten Travel is the No.1 Online Travel Agency in Japan. We provide services to leisure and also business travelers a variety of accommodation choices to meet all of their travel needs. Rakuten Travels mission is to provide quality experience to our travelers. Why We Hire Travel Development Department (TDD) works on 2 major projects to be competitive in the global market - Continuous improvements on existing platform to maximize revenue and provide stability to over 100 million users. - Renewal of existing platform to create a global scale platform We are looking for a Backend Engineering Manager that can drive either of these projects, working alongside other similar driven Engineering Managers in a diverse environment. If you enjoy working on high traffic and large-scale systems, we look forward to hearing from you. Position Details As an Engineering Manager for Backend, you’re expected to - Manage a group of multiple teams, upwards to 20 people in a group - Derive Group level KPIs from Department strategies, create action plans and execute - Mentoring and growing future leaders and engineers of the organization through 1 on 1s and other HR tools. - Be an Architect for the System in your group, recommending new technology stack, making tradeoffs in architectural decisions - Be a System Owner, ensuring frameworks and processes are in place to enable stable day to day operations of the system - Be a Project Manager, ensuring deliverables are completed on time by identifying and mitigating risks in advance.

Required skills & Experience

Basic qualifications

Culture - A shared belief of Rakuten Shugi Management Experience Have 3+ years of management experience including - Recruiting future engineers - Supporting career growth of engineers through training, goal settings and evaluation - Motivating and ensuring well-being of engineers to maximize results - Strong communication skills to work with multiple stakeholders like Product Managers and QA Technical Skills Experience Have the technical skills and experience on the following - In depth knowledge of different Architecture Design patterns like microservice architecture, event driven architecture - be accountable for maximizing quality/cost, achieving KPIs, production failures, and technical decisions of your team. - be accountable for task quality through review and process Development Environment Experience Have in depth knowledge of travel's technology stack including - Development: Java, Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Spring Data, Spring Cloud Config, Spring Cloud Sleuth, JUnit, Apache Maven, IntelliJ IDEA, Swagger - Middleware: Oracle, Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data, MongoDB, Kafka, Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat - Infrastructure: Private cloud (RIaaS, Kubernetes) - Monitoring: Jennifer, Zipkin, ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana), Grafana Project Management Experience Be accountable for assigning tasks to members by clarifying the following input: - Due date - Priorities between multiple tasks - Background and purposes (Why is this task necessary? Who will benefit from this?) - Expected quality (Minimum requirements to resolve tasks / Which steps require reviews?) Be accountable for task progress through asking the following questions - Estimation: e.g. Can you share us expected end date/time? - Possible impediment: e.g. What are problems, if any? - Possible support: e.g. What can managers/the other member support, if any? - Bottleneck: e.g. What do you wait for, if any?

Job Details

Employment type
Japan, Tokyo
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Remote work
Partial remote
Working hours
9:00am - 5:30pm (Every Monday, work hours are from 8:00am to 4:30pm due to morning meeting)
・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.
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