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iOS Engineer - Media and Data Solutions Development Department (MDSD)

Rakuten Tokyo
EN: business
JP: none
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

Department Overview

Life Media Service Development Section offers a wide variety of services. Infoseek, recipes, blogs, Minshu, real estate, fortune-telling, and other services that ensure contact with users and contribute to the Rakuten ecosystem.

We, Personal Finance Service Development Group, are planning the first release in 2024, and you will be able to create iOS applications from full scratch. We are looking for engineers who will work together to create new service value.


Why We Hire

We are implementing some new features aiming service launch. After initial release we are planning to add new features and feature improvements.


Position Details

You will be responsible for iOS app development using Swift, collaborating closely with the backend team based on specifications received from the producers.

In addition to coding, you will take responsibility for the overall quality of the application, including software-level design, and lead the team, which involves tasks such as code reviews of iOS engineers.

While there are many uncertain elements in the development of a new service, you will have the opportunity to build applications and services from scratch.

You will have close interaction with the business members, enabling you to receive quick feedback and drive the improvement cycle.

Work Environment

Our team is very diverse, with members from various backgrounds.

English is the primary language of communication within the team.

The iOS team consists of 3 members, the backend team comprises 4 members, and the producer team consists of 3 members, with effective collaboration among these teams being essential for project success.


Mandatory Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience developing native iOS applications (Swift)
  • Experience in releasing an iOS app to the App Store
  • Knowledge of iOS standard libraries and frameworks
  • Strong problem-solving skills to resolve complex and uncertain situations
  • Experience working in a multinational team using English

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in development and operation of web applications and native Android applications
  • Experience in designing mobile applications with security in mind
  • Experience in building and maintaining CI/CD environment

Other Information:

Additional information on Location

Futakotamagawa Rise Office

Additional information on English Qualification

Business level


English (Overall - 3 - Advanced)

About the Company

Rakuten Group, Inc. (TSE's first section: 4755) is the largest ecommerce company in Japan, and third largest ecommerce marketplace company worldwide. Rakuten provides a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, e-reading, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal and media, online marketing and professional sports. The company is expanding globally and currently has operations throughout Asia, Western Europe, and the Americas.

Founded in 1997, Rakuten is headquartered in Tokyo, with over 17,000 employees and partner staff worldwide. Rakuten's 2018 revenues were 1101.48 billions yen.  

In Japanese, Rakuten stands for ‘optimism.’ It means we believe in the future. It’s an understanding that, with the right mind-set, we can make the future better by what we do today.  

So we challenge ourselves to evolve, innovate and experiment, to create a better, happier future for everyone.  

Today, our 70+ businesses span e-commerce, digital content, communications and FinTech, bringing the joy of discovery to more than 1.5 billion members across the world.