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Senior Web Development Engineer - Team Lead

Engineering | Singapore, Singapore | Full Time

Job Description

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

We are in search of a Senior Web Development Engineer (Team Lead) for Ebates Inc. Like Viki, Ebates is part of the Rakuten family of companies. This is a full-time position located in Singapore. As a Senior Web Development Engineer on our team, your primary focus will be on the front end development of our core product and must have excellent HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript skills. You will be responsible for leading a small team of Web Development and QA Engineers, and working with various teams in different locality, and translating marketing and product requirements into functional apps and pages on both our mobile and desktop web sites.

This ideal candidate must be a highly motivated individual, self-starter with excellent communication and team collaboration skills. A passion for solving business problems and exceeding expectations through the development of leading edge, disruptive technologies are extremely desired. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


  • 5+ years of front end web development and programming experience
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • Expert in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Expert with JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as JQuery, RequireJS and Angular
  • Advanced OOP, DOM manipulation and AJAX experience
  • Experience working with REST APIs using JSON, XML, etc.
  • Experience with web API integration
  • Experience with Responsive Design using frameworks such as Bootstrap, etc.
  • Experience with designing and optimizing for mobile web and mobile devices
  • Strong competencies with design patterns such as MVC
  • Be able to work with product management and creative teams to create fully functionally pages and applications from design mockups
  • Strong attention to details, problem solving skills and extremely hands on
  • Be able to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

Desired Skills

  • Experience with Java Spring MVC framework and Java Velocity Templating Engine will be advantageous
  • Experience with server side languages such as Java, .NET, PHP, Ruby a plus
  • Experience with source code management tools such as SVN, GIT, etc.
  • Experience in a structured environment with increasing levels of responsibility and complexity
  • Experience mentoring junior employees
  • Previous experience with ecommerce, affiliate marketing or online advertising a plus

Rakuten Group of companies also includes Viber, Ebates, Kobo and more; reaching a global audience of nearly 1 billion users. This is an excellent opportunity to join a medium-sized team and make a difference as we scale.


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