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Senior Software Engineer (1007AR)

Job Category:
Engineering / Technical Services
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Company Name:
Rakuten Marketing
New York

Join our Tech Team at Rakuten Marketing -- the #1 Affiliate Marketing Network in the industry! We offer a great place to work, learn and grow professionally. Our company provides exciting opportunities to work in a flexible environment and participate in international exchange programs. We value continuous education and a culture of organizational learning!

The Senior Software Engineer will be responsible for building new products and features for Rakuten Marketing's industry-recognized affiliate networking and online marketing platform.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
- Follow direction from tech leads while providing estimates, communicating issues and helping to provide creative solutions to technical issues.
- Master new and emerging technologies
- Recognize and establish working design patterns

- Strong background in OOP with PHP5.3+, Python or Ruby
- Background in engineering end-to-end solutions that utilize distributed systems and network system architecture to accommodate 24/7 operation.
- Experience building highly scalable, highly available REST web services
- Experience caching HTTP responses with Varnish or similar
- Basic understanding of the HTTP Protocol
- Solid experience with MVC frameworks
- Experience working in an agile environment
- Experience with pair-programming and test-driven development.
- Good experience in high-traffic internet-facing environment; solid experience engineering robust web-based prototypes and production systems that can support millions of active users.


About Rakuten Marketing:

Rakuten Marketing is a leading provider of full service online marketing solutions, specializing in the areas of affiliate marketing, retargeting, display, search marketing, lead generation, and loyalty. Our clients include Fortune 500 Companies, as well as small to mid-size businesses. The company is headquartered in New York City and has additional offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Tampa, Salt Lake City, London, Sydney and Tokyo. As part of Rakuten, Inc., one of the world's leading Internet service companies, Rakuten Marketing includes: Rakuten LinkShare, Rakuten MediaForge, and Rakuten PopShops.

Rakuten, Inc. (JASDAQ: 4755), is highly ranked as one of the Most Innovative Companies in the World by Forbes Magazine. Rakuten provides a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, e-reading, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal & media, online marketing and professional sports.