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Who we want

Can you write a beautifully structured code? Can you design and plan games that moves people's hearts? Rakuten Games provides the best environment for people with passion and skillsets. We respect the individuality of our team members, putting them to the grind to polish their sense and skills, to shine like a diamond. As a business developer, you will start a new era and deliver game ideas derived from the exciting and unique technology to captivate people. In addition, to visually express these ideas, you as an artist need to have a great sense of creativity and of course, passion. If you're great at HTML5 and JavaScript, frontend engineering is the place for you. If Python is your thing, join our backend engineering team and bring our ideas to life! Not forgetting the perfect marketer who will bring our awesome creations to the world and keep up with the ever-changing needs of users.

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Our Values

Enrich people's lives with HTML5 technology.

Our philosophy is to enrich the lives of people and society through a variety of internet services with HTML5 technology. By providing high quality services and satisfaction to our users, we hope to change the society, bring joy to many people, and contribute to the happiness in lives of people.

Aim to be the leading HTML5 company

Rakuten Games brings you innovative services with a strong business model, and strength in areas of operations, business strategy, code of conduct and we are constantly improving our technology as we aim to be the world leader.

Following Rakuten's 5 principle's of success.

  1. 1. Always Improve, Always Advance
  2. 2. Passionately Professional
  3. 3. Hypothesize→Practice→Validate→Shikumika
  4. 4. Maximize Customer Satisfaction
  5. 5. Speed!! Speed!! Speed!!
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Service

Operation of portal site where users can build a community and enjoy HTML5 games

Following other users and checking out their replays, clearing daily missions and getting rewards in the portal are some of the unique features that is only available on our site. We provide an attractive playground where you can enjoy a variety of benefits as a Rakuten member by incorporating the Rakuten ecosystem, the user can use or accumulate Rakuten Super Points.

Development and operation of high-quality HTML5 games comparable with native apps

We develop and provide high quality social games accessible with one-click, without the need to download like a native app game. By partnering with a HTML5 technology company based in Silicon Valley, we are able to develop a variety of games with unbeatable capabilities and innovation.

Reaching out globally with HTML5 games by collaborating with global platforms

By cooperating with messenger apps and IT companies, we aim to enter the Europe and Asia market early with the HTML5 games we developed, which can be played by a wide range of users globally, and not only in Japan.

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Top message

Araki Shigenori

CEO, Rakuten Games, Inc.
Advisor, Blackstorm Labs, Inc.

Rakuten Games aims to be the HTML5 game industry leader in not only Japan, but also the global market.

CareerCareer

  • Take-two interactive
  • PopCap games
  • Electronic Arts
  • Q Entertainment
  •  

  • Walt Disney
  • Atari
  • Marvelous
  • Sega

Michael Carter

Board of Director, Rakuten Games, Inc.
CEO, Blackstorm Labs, Inc.

As a lifelong technologist, I've made it my business to know what makes a product great and Rakuten Games is raising the bar!

CareerCareer

  • Technologist and Serial Entrepreneur
  • Inventor, WebSocket Protocol
  • Contributor, node.js and open-source projects
  • Investor, Multiple Companies
  • Strategic Advisor, Stanford StartX

Ernestine Fu

Board of Director, Rakuten Games, Inc.
Co-founder, Blackstorm Labs, Inc.
Venture Capitalist

There are things happening today, happening right here at Rakuten Games, that I didn't even think could be possible. This is the future, and we have arrived.

CareerCareer

  • Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur
  • Angel Investor, Multiple Companies
  • Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
  • Lecturer, Stanford University
  • Strategic Advisor, DBS Bank
  • Author, Civic Work Civic Lessons
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Staff voice

Rakuten Games has full of people with diverse backgrounds and personalities.

Our team consists of people from France, Taiwan, Singapore, Chile, Norway, USA, Germany, China and many more, adding up to a total of more than 10 different countries.

We will be introducing some of our producers and engineers on this page.

Sean

Producer

Sean

Producer

Rakuten Games has a fun and flexible vibe of a start-up company mixed with the power and potential of a large company backing. We are setting out to create a new gaming platform that revolutionizes the way that people play. In order to achieve our goals, we are looking for passionate team members who have the vision and knowledge to make great games. We need people who excel at communication, collaboration and getting things done. As a team we are moving forward in establishing not only our platform, games, and processes, but also our team culture. Come and join us in pioneering an exciting and successful future of gaming.

Roy

Senior Frontend Engineer

Roy

Senior Frontend Engineer

Rakuten Games has great ambitions, backed up by great technology and engineering talent. We are currently leading the way in an area that is undoubtedly going to become more and more popular in the gaming industry. As an engineer this allows me to be at the cutting edge of these technologies. Adding to that the feeling of being an important member of the team and company as a whole, where you can really make a difference, makes working for Rakuten Games extremely rewarding.

Florian

Senior Backend Engineer

Florian

Senior Backend Engineer

Working in Japan has been a long time dream of mine - being fascinated by its culture and appreciation of craftsmanship. I never thought I would work closely with Japanese IP's I played during my childhood times. I recommend Rakuten Games to engineers because you get to experience working in Japan in an international team, and also work closely with the Silicon Valley tech team. This makes Rakuten Games a unique working place in Japan.

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Careers

Game Engineer

(Social Game) Senior Frontend Engineer

Job title (Social Game) Senior Frontend Engineer
Job description Usage of HTML5 and/ or Javascript for planning, producing and developing game contents
Skills
■Required skills/ experience
  • 4 years professional experience with JavaScript
  • 2 years professional experience making games
  • ※Scale of game does not matter.
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent experience
  • English: Business level (Liaising with our overseas partners is required)
■Desired skills/ experience
  • Management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A positive and constructive attitude
Employment type Full time (3 months probation)
Job location Rakuten Crimson House, 1-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
4 mins walk from nearest train station, Futagotamagawa Station
Work hours 9:00~17:30(7.5 hours)
Break time 60 mins
Salary Salary determined based on experience and current salary
Vacation Weekends, Public holidays
Paid vacation, Special vacation, Summer/ Winter vacation, congratulatory/ condolence vacation, others
More than 120 vacation days in a year
Welfare Social health insurance, pension, employment insurance, worker's accident insurance
Other benefits: Cafeteria (Free breakfast, lunch and dinner), paid transport expenses
Usage of Rakuten Crimson House facilities
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(Social Game) Senior Backend Engineer

Job title (Social Game) Senior Backend Engineer
Job description Operation and maintenance of portal site and browser games
Skills
■Required skills/ experience
  • 5+ years professional experience with Python or Javascript
  • Experience in developing game servers or APIs
  • Experience with any cloud technologies such as AWS, Google App Engine, etc.
  • Extensive experience with network troubleshooting and debugging tools such as Wireshark Chrome DevTools, etc
  • Experience with caching solutions such as Redis, Memcached, etc.
  • English: Business level (Liaising with our overseas partners is required)
  • Experience in Javascript, HTML5, CSS, SQL or NoSQL database in Linux is a plus
■Desirable skills/ experience
  • Linux system administration experience
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent experience
  • Management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A positive and constructive attitude
Minimum skills/ experience
  • 5+ years of experience developing application servers using PHP、Ruby、Perl、C/C++、Java
    ※The scale of server does not matter.
Employment type Full time (3 months probation)
Job location Rakuten Crimson House, 1-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
4 mins walk from nearest train station, Futagotamagawa Station
Work hours 9:00~17:30(7.5 hours)
Break time 60 mins
Salary Salary determined based on experience and current salary
Vacation Weekends, Public holidays
Paid vacation, Special vacation, Summer/ Winter vacation, congratulatory/ condolence vacation, others
More than 120 vacation days in a year
Welfare Social health insurance, pension, employment insurance, worker's accident insurance
Other benefits: Cafeteria (Free breakfast, lunch and dinner), paid transport expenses
Usage of Rakuten Crimson House facilities
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Portal Engineer

(Platform) Frontend Engineer

Job title (Platform) Frontend Engineer
Job description Operation and maintenance of portal site and browser games
Skills
■Required skills/ experience
  • 5+ years of experience on the front-end
  • Understands browser differences (IE/WebKit/Firefox), understand mobile vs desktop
  • Has a good understanding of JavaScript and knows or is willing to learn ES6, react, and redux
  • Basic understanding of front-end security, domain-based restrictions, xss attacks
  • Knows http, network requests, performance-related issues
  • Experience optimizing websites to minimize load/download time
  • Basic common sense regarding UI/UX design
  • No fear of diving into the server code when necessary to see what's going on
  • English: Business level (Liaising with our overseas partners is required)
■Desirable skills/ experience
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent experience
  • Management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A positive and constructive attitude
Employment type Full time (3 months probation)
Job location Rakuten Crimson House, 1-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
4 mins walk from nearest train station, Futagotamagawa Station
Work hours 9:00~17:30(7.5 hours)
Break time 60 mins
Salary Salary determined based on experience and current salary
Vacation Weekends, Public holidays
Paid vacation, Special vacation, Summer/ Winter vacation, congratulatory/ condolence vacation, others
More than 120 vacation days in a year
Welfare Social health insurance, pension, employment insurance, worker's accident insurance
Other benefits: Cafeteria (Free breakfast, lunch and dinner), paid transport expenses
Usage of Rakuten Crimson House facilities
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(Platform) Senior Backend Engineer

Job title (Platform) Senior Backend Engineer
Job description Operation and maintenance of portal site and browser games.
Skills
■Required skills/ experience
  • 5+ years of experience with Python and Javascript, or experience on the server in another language (ideally java or node.js)
  • Experience in Javascript, HTML5, CSS, SQL or NoSQL database in Linux
  • Experience with any cloud technologies such as AWS, Google App Engine, etc.
  • Extensive experience with network troubleshooting and debugging tools such as Wireshark Chrome DevTools, etc
  • Significant ownership over a server project including making design and architectural decisions, developing APIs, and/or
  • Understands networks, latency, http requests, caching
  • Understands basics of databases, ideally some experience with object-based or key-based (non-relational) dbs
  • Has a good understanding of JavaScript and knows or is willing to learn ES6, react, redux and app engine.
  • English: Business level (Liaising with our overseas partners is required)
■Desirable skills/ experience
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent experience
  • Management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A positive and constructive attitude
Minimum skills/ experience
  • 5+ years of experience developing application servers using PHP、Ruby、Perl、C/C++、Java ※The scale of server does not matter.
Employment type Full time (3 months probation)
Job location Rakuten Crimson House, 1-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
4 mins walk from nearest train station, Futagotamagawa Station
Work hours 9:00~17:30(7.5 hours)
Break time 60 mins
Salary Salary determined based on experience and current salary
Vacation Weekends, Public holidays
Paid vacation, Special vacation, Summer/ Winter vacation, congratulatory/ condolence vacation, others
More than 120 vacation days in a year
Welfare Social health insurance, pension, employment insurance, worker's accident insurance
Other benefits: Cafeteria (Free breakfast, lunch and dinner), paid transport expenses
Usage of Rakuten Crimson House facilities
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Support Engineer

(Social Game/Platform) Support/Field Engineer

Job title (Social Game/Platform) Support/Field Engineer
Job description We are looking for an engineer who will support the development companies for our second and third party games.
Skills
■Required skills/ experience
  • 2+ years experience in Javascript (ES6, react/redux), HTML5
  • Experience with frontend debugging tools such as Chrome DevTools, etc
  • Good documentation skill
  • Japanese: High Business Level. Must support Japanese external partners, need a good understanding of Japanese business manner.
■Desirable skills/ experience
  • Experience in developing HTML5 mobile games (can be personal projects)
  • Experience in automated testing
  • Experience with Google App Engine and Python API development
  • Excellent verbal and written commnication skills
  • A positive and constructive attitude
  • English: Business level (Liaising with our overseas partners)"
Employment type Full time (3 months probation)
Job location Rakuten Crimson House, 1-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
4 mins walk from nearest train station, Futagotamagawa Station
Work hours 9:00~17:30(7.5 hours)
Break time 60 mins
Salary Salary determined based on experience and current salary
Vacation Weekends, Public holidays
Paid vacation, Special vacation, Summer/ Winter vacation, congratulatory/ condolence vacation, others
More than 120 vacation days in a year
Welfare Social health insurance, pension, employment insurance, worker's accident insurance
Other benefits: Cafeteria (Free breakfast, lunch and dinner), paid transport expenses
Usage of Rakuten Crimson House facilities
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Game Producer

(Social Game) Producer

Job title (Social Game) Producer
Job description We are looking for a producer who can bring new games to the world.
  • Production of HTML5 games (PC/ smartphone)
  • Creating and production of new titles, operations and sales management
  • KPI analysis, formulating roadmaps
  • Lead the in-house and outsourced team as a producer
Skills
■Required skills/ experience
  • Producer/ Director experience for mobile games
  • Director experience, operation for contents
  • Experience in planning and analysis of KPI's
  • Experience in outsourcing and project management
  • University graduate
■Desirable skills/ experience
  • English communication skills/ Experience working in English
  • Experience in Web Marketing
■The ideal candidate should be
  • interested in releasing games worldwide
  • interested in working with overseas partners on a global scale
  • a problem solver, with initiative and leadership
  • interested in creating a service from scratch and expanding
  • Extensive knowledge of games and entertainment and a gamer themselves"
Employment type Full time (3 months probation)
Job location Rakuten Crimson House, 1-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
4 mins walk from nearest train station, Futagotamagawa Station
Work hours 9:00~17:30(7.5 hours)
Break time 60 mins
Salary Salary determined based on experience and current salary
Vacation Weekends, Public holidays
Paid vacation, Special vacation, Summer/ Winter vacation, congratulatory/ condolence vacation, others
More than 120 vacation days in a year
Welfare Social health insurance, pension, employment insurance, worker's accident insurance
Other benefits: Cafeteria (Free breakfast, lunch and dinner), paid transport expenses
Usage of Rakuten Crimson House facilities
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Compnay

Company Name Rakuten Games, Inc.
Location Rakuten Crimson House, 1-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Capital JPY 100 Million
Representative Shigenori Araki
Services Development and operation of game portal and HTML5 games
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