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Rakuten Viki, 4. 7. 2018

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Platform Manager, Singapore

Dubbed “The Most Innovative Streaming Video Service” by Forbes, Rakuten Viki is the world’s leading platform for Asian entertainment and lifestyle, where tens of millions of people watch their favorite TV shows, movies, and influencer videos and engage with the content. With more than a billion words translated into 200+ languages by a community of avid fans, Viki brings global entertainment to fans everywhere.

Soompi, also part of Rakuten Viki, is one of the biggest global K-pop news sites and the longest-running fandom community. From innovative engagement features to original content and social shopping, Rakuten Viki and Soompi are pushing the boundaries of user engagement and social viewing.

At Rakuten Viki, our Engineering teams utilize leading-edge technologies to build a world-class product. You will join a diverse and talented team with great ambitions to change the digital entertainment landscape. The current team is responsible for the API and business logic modeling and is currently working on lots of exciting projects such as migrating to GCP, Intelligent recommendations and Smarter Notifications.

Currently, we are looking for top talent to join our Engineering team as a Platform Manager. Your primary responsibility will be to tactically and strategically manage the team that builds services that power our API and business intelligence. You will also work closely with the Web and Mobile teams to provide users with best experiences and CMS team for designing workflows.

Essential duties and responsibilities also include Strategic planning, Engineering Project management, managing operational workflow, mentoring juniors and empowering the team to take critical technical decisions. You need to be able to take ownership of features and systems and take them to the next level while working with stakeholders around you. If this excites and inspires you then take up the opportunity and come be a part of our Rakuten Viki team in Singapore.

This is a hands-on role. While you are not expected to be on critical live paths for the team, you should be capable of rolling up your sleeves and demonstrating how its done to junior team members if needed. You should have had experience making decisions by gaining insights through team members rather than doing it all by yourself.

As a manager, you should also love the people side of the role. Managing their expectations, having regular 1-1’s to discuss their progress with them, helping with project planning and tracking with external stakeholders is only one piece of the puzzle. You will have to be an advocate for your team and figuring out how to take them to the next level.

On the technical side, we do not require experience in any particular technology, but you should have the ability to chew through difficult technical problems and gain insights from them. A good foundation in the understanding of practical operating system concepts around linux/unix and grasp of basic networking are essential. We currently use Go/Golang, Node.js, Ruby, Python, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis and AWS/GCP and experience with them is desirable but you could also have worked on other technologies. We believe you should have the knack for understanding how to figure out technologies that come your way. Past experience in scaling systems or working with high scale systems is a must.

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Rakuten Viki, 4. 7. 2018

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Platform Architect, Singapore

Dubbed “The Most Innovative Streaming Video Service” by Forbes, Rakuten Viki is the world’s leading platform for Asian entertainment and lifestyle, where tens of millions of people watch their favorite TV shows, movies, and influencer videos and engage with the content. With more than a billion words translated into 200+ languages by a community of avid fans, Viki brings global entertainment to fans everywhere.

Soompi, also part of Rakuten Viki, is one of the biggest global K-pop news sites and the longest-running fandom community. From innovative engagement features to original content and social shopping, Rakuten Viki and Soompi are pushing the boundaries of user engagement and social viewing.

At Rakuten Viki, our Engineering teams utilize leading-edge technologies to build a world-class product. You will join a diverse and talented team with great ambitions to change the digital entertainment landscape. The current team is responsible for the API and business logic modeling and is currently working on lots of exciting projects such as migrating to GCP, Intelligent recommendations and Smarter Notifications.

Currently, we are looking for top talent to join our Engineering team as a Platform Architect. Your primary responsibility will be to tactically and strategically manage the services that power our API and business intelligence, as well as driving architecture changes to scale them. You will also work closely with the Web and Mobile teams to provide users with best experiences and CMS team for designing workflows.

Other essential duties and responsibilities also include managing operational workflow, mentoring juniors and empowering the team to take critical technical decisions. You need to be able to take ownership of features and systems and take them to the next level while working with stakeholders around you. If this excites and inspires you then take up the opportunity and come to be a part of our Rakuten Viki team in Singapore.

In terms of experience, we do not require you to have knowledge of any particular technology, but you should have the ability to chew through difficult technical problems and gain insights from them. A good foundation in the understanding of practical operating system concepts around linux/unix and grasp of basic networking are essential. We use Go/Golang, Node.js, Ruby, Python, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis and AWS/GCP and experience with them is desirable but you could also have worked on other technologies. We believe you should have the knack for learning whatever languages and technologies come your way. Past experience in scaling systems or working with high scale systems is a must.

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Rakuten Viki, 4. 7. 2018

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Senior UX Researcher, Singapore

Dubbed “The Most Innovative Streaming Video Service” by Forbes, Rakuten Viki is the world’s leading platform for Asian entertainment and culture, where tens of millions of people watch their favorite TV shows, movies, and influencer videos and engage with the content. With more than a billion words translated into 200+ languages by a community of avid fans, Viki brings global entertainment to fans everywhere.

Soompi, a subsidiary of Rakuten Viki, is one of the biggest global K-pop news sites and the longest-running fandom community. From innovative engagement features to original content and social shopping, Rakuten Viki and Soompi are pushing the boundaries of user engagement and social viewing.

We’re looking for a UX Researcher to join our UX & Design team. At Viki, we believe that empathy is key to creating meaningful products and experiences for our users. Hence, UX research is integral to our design process from start to end. This position is full-time and based in Singapore. Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • You will work closely with Design and Product Managers (PMs) to lead a portfolio of proactive, reactive, strategic, tactical, short and long-term research
  • Plan and execute research tailored to respective design challenges
  • Download and synthesize data to distill insights from research
  • Present insights and rally the team to co-create the solution
  • You will be the voice of the consumer across the organization

Requirements:

  • 4-7 or more years of experience as a UX researcher (or designer with research focus)
  • Familiarity with human-centered design methodologies
  • Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Ability to establish rapport with users during interviews
  • Ability to analyse data from various metrics and surveys
  • Storytelling chops, bringing user stories and insights to life
  • Collaborative attitude, keeping people in our multidisciplinary team involved
  • Keen interest in the latest developments in tech and design

Good to have:

  • Relevant experience with consumer Internet and media products
  • Ability to sketch wireframes and design information hierarchy
  • Degree in a field related to design, psychology or HCI is a bonus

We’re small but diverse, with more than 25 nationalities and 40 languages represented among our 100+ employees. Come to break down barriers that stand between great entertainment and its fans everywhere and help us make a difference as we grow.

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level

Industry

  • Internet
  • Information Technology and Services
  • Entertainment

Employment Type

Full-time

Job Functions

  • Engineering
  • Advertising
  • Information Technology
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Rakuten Viki, 4. 7. 2018

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Full Stack Engineering Intern, Singapore

Viki, a Rakuten Company (Japan Stock Exchange: 4755), is a global TV site with more than tens of millions of viewers a month watching the world’s primetime TV and movies, subtitled in over 200 languages by a community of fans. With billions of videos viewed and more than 1 billion words translated, Viki brings global entertainment to fans everywhere.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, we are in search of a Full Stack Engineering Intern who can work in a fast-paced, professional environment. We’re responsible for a variety of systems. Our API is built using a variety of technologies such as Go, Node, Redis, Ruby, RabbitMq, and PostgreSql. We are scaling and adding a number of interesting features such as search, social and advanced push notifications. We manage our own deployments (think Docker, Scout, Logstash, and StatsD) and are responsible for end-to-end delivery of the components. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Write complex JavaScript application using Ember.js
  • Write APIs using Ruby
  • Focus on code quality and testability
  • Improve application performance
  • Continually improve technical processes to get us operating more efficiently
  • Agile and Data-Driven mindset

Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or a related field
  • Proficient in JavaScript
  • Experience with any of the following: Ember.js, Backbone.js or AngularJS
  • Ruby on Rails is preferred, but know that any smart, experienced coder is going to be able to pick up Ruby on Rails quickly
  • Familiarity with Nginx, PostgreSQL, Redis, RabbitMQ and/or Unicon
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