UI Designer – Rakuten


Job Description

Our group services (MNO, MVNO, Rakuten Sports, Rakuten TV, Rakuten Music, Rakuten Tickets, Rakuten Viber and many more) are being used by millions of users in Japan and overseas.

Undergoing rapid growth, we are looking for a talented and passionate designer who is ready to challenge himself / herself and help grow the Rakuten Sports products, contributing on defining and creating the product of the services as well as adding to the ecosystem of the company.

We need a specialized and experienced UI Designer with a great eye, solid UX knowledge and passion for Sports to define the next version of the product https://sports.rakuten.com/ (web and mobile apps) for the next big expansion of Rakuten Sports throughout Japan and South East Asia.


Delight users by providing excellent craftmanship, improving the User Experience and User Interfaces Create UI designs for the Web and Mobile platforms (iOS and Android).

Work closely with Product Managers and Development Besides UI design, you will be running occasionally usability studies, UI reviews and collaborate with User Testing Extend and enhance.

Design Systems Organize and prioritize your projects and tasks efficiently Work Environment You’ll join a horizontal team of 5 designers who are working in multiple products.

You’ll join a product team with another UX designer, a Product Manager and a team of developers, to create the iOS, Android, and Web version of the Rakuten Sports products.

Our team members consist of a mix of 1 UX researcher, UX designers and UI designers with a Team Lead. Mandatory Qualifications : 3+ Years of relevant UI experience.


Have knowledge (or passion) about sports Have worked with at least one suite of standard tools for wire-framing, prototyping, and graphic design.

Have demonstrable experience creating animated prototypes or interfaces Have deep knowledge of mobile (iOS and Android) and mobile web guidelines Know the true value of Brand.

You have demonstrable knowledge on implementing Branding Design to User Interfaces Have a great foundation on gestalt principles : typography, color theory, etc.

Organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks coming from multiple sources in an efficient and orderly manner English : Business Level (TOEIC 800+).

You’ll be working in English within the design team and the Rakuten Sports team

Desired Qualifications:

Experience designing sports platforms or websites

Excellent proficiency using Figma

Experience creating UI animations

Have a deep understanding of UI and UX for mobile and mobile developers’ needs from designers

Experience or solid knowledge of user testing

Japan working experience

Japanese : Business Level Languages : English (Overall – 3 – Advanced)

About Rakuten

Rakuten group has almost 100 million customers based in Japan and 1 billion globally as well, providing more than 70 services in a variety such as media, sports, telecommunication, e-commerce, payment services, financial services, etc.