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Front End Web Engineer

Engineering | Singapore, Singapore | Full Time

Job Description

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. We are looking for top talent to join our Engineering team as a Front End Web Engineer. If you are inspired to take up new challenges then come be a part of our Rakuten Viki team in Singapore.

As a Front End Web Developer you’ll be responsible for creating beautiful, responsive, and performant user interfaces while also working alongside our Backend Engineers. You will also design and develop new features by working with our Product, UX, and other engineering teams. Viki is working on a number of different projects including rewriting some of our most heavily used and well known UIs so it’s an exciting time to join the team!


  • Working closely with the design, product and engineering teams to define and develop the company’s next-generation mobile-optimized web applications

  • Use the latest web technologies, work closely with our UX designers to translate product specifications into fully functional user interfaces

  • Drive our HTML5-based cross-platform technology

  • Building and maintaining extensible cross-browser/cross-device front end code. Tens of millions of users will be impacted by what you have built


  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science with 3-5 years of relevant work experience

  • Expertise in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript

  • Experience with JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as React, JQuery, Angular, Ember  and Backbone

  • Experience with AJAX/JSON and web API integration

  • Experience in responsive design using frameworks such as Bootstrap

  • Ability to provide a short list of projects (e.g GitHub) that you’ve either contributed to or created

  • Passion for technology, tools, environments, languages and systems


  • Mobile web design experience

  • Experience with server side languages such as Ruby, PHP, Node.js, .NET or Java

  • Experience with source code management tools such as SVN, Git etc.

  • Experience in a structured environment with increasing levels of responsibility and complexity

  • Previous experience with e-commerce, affiliate marketing or online advertising

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