Software Engineer (Node.JS)

Rakuten Asia Pte Ltd
Rakuten Asia Pte Ltd
( IT / Development )  Remote (Asia | APAC Time Zone Permitted)

Job Type : Full-Time
Experience : 3 to 5 years
Education : Bachelor Degree

Job Detail

Rakuten Travel Xchange is a hotel distribution service providing travel retailers around the world with easy access to hotel rates and inventories through a single source. Travel businesses will be able to manage their entire hotel inventory needs from a single API connection, via a tailored web portal or template solutions, or its Travel Agent Portal, without spending valuable resources on integrating multiple supply partners.

The main tools we leverage within our Custom Sites team are JavaScript, SQL, Kubernetes, Docker, Git, and Jenkins. Our sites exist as Software as a Service solution for enterprise customers and require engineers with a keen eye for efficiency, consistency and simplicity in code, and ability able to collaborate with others to identify the best solution to complex problems are attributes of our team that allow us to stay ahead of our competition.

As a Software Engineer on our Custom Sites team, you will work on consumer-facing websites as well as administrative portals for a travel agent or other corporate bookers. An understanding of user behaviour when placing travel bookings with the ability to think through the user experience is a definite plus.


Remote. Compensation in line with local market conditions.


  • Work as part of a team developing applications and services that are accessed by our customers via responsive user-interfaces
  • Contribute to team and organizational improvements in process, infrastructure, reliability, and development speed.
  • Build customer-facing UI and back-end services for hotel reservations, payment processing, user administration, and analytics management
  • Code, test and operate node.js and vue.js based services
  • Effectively use tools and ingenuity to identify and fix defects before our customers experience any problems


  • 4+ years of relevant engineering work experience on large scale software projects
  • Experience developing web services or Software as a Service product with stateless horizontal scaling and event-driven architecture.
  • Good understanding of JavaScript programming language and database management.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD such as Jenkins, Bamboo, CircleCI, etc.
  • Knowledge of SQL and NoSQL is a plus.
  • Experience using various technologies like APIs, Microservices, Kubernetes, SQL, gRPC, MessagePack, Streaming.
  • Experience in Google Cloud Platform.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Rakuten is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.

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