Web Application Engineer (PHP)

Job Type
4,800,000 JPY - 6,500,000 JPY per year
Japanese Level
High Intermediate (JLPT Level 2)
English Level
Advanced (TOEIC 860)
Start Date


The team is in charge of developing and operating a Bookmark Platform widely used by loyal Rakuten users. This is a chance to join a diverse team to develop a large scale web platform used by throughout Rakuten services as well as work on heavy traffic / high performance systems. Responsibility: -Create useful solutions to solve complex business problems by working across various teams, understanding the needs of our business counterparts and providing engineer driven solutions for such problems. -Work closely with product management team and quality management team to define and refine feature development specifications. -Design and develop back-end systems across a number of programming languages with focus on Java (Spring framework and Tomcat). - Analyze and improve the efficiency, scalability, stability and operations of business applications.

Required Skills

- Bachelor Degree (BS) in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field;Solid knowledge of service oriented architecture - Experience developing 3+ years as PHP engineer - Experience in RDBMS (e.g. MySQL or Oracle) and NoSQL(e.g Redis) - Experience in Web Server (e.g. Apache , nginx) - Experience in implementing large scale web services - Ability to articulate Architecture choices trade-offs - Strong understanding of Unix/Linux operating systems - English TOEIC 800+

Preferred Skills

- Masters or PhD degree in Computer Science or Engineering; - Experience setting up Web Server (e.g. Apache , nginx) or App Server (e.g. Tomcat,Unicorn) - Experience designing API: REST, etc - Experience using framework: Laravel and CakePHP - Experience of working with Design patterns. - Experience of Unit Testing - Experience working in Agile development teams - Experience of CI/CD (e.g Jenkins, TravisCI) - Experience with Frontend technologies - Open to learn other technologies