Engineering Positions

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Recruitment of Engineering Positions for New Graduates at Rakuten Group

This is the recruitment page for engineering positions.

Rakuten provides diverse career opportunities, as we have a wide range of services and positions.
This site introduces a few examples of what those may look like, so please explore to find out!

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Rakuten TECH Forum 2023

Rakuten TECH Forum 2023

~A must-see event for all students interested in engineer careers! Rakuten is proud to show you our technology and talented engineers!~

Especially those aspiring engineer careers, do not miss out on this chance to explore Rakuten's
industry-leading technology and hear the enthusiasm of our engineers!

[Event Date] September 23 (Sat) 12:00~16:00

2025 Joiners

We are currently accepting pre-entry.
Notifications of open positions and recruiting events will be sent to those who have submitted the
pre-entry form.

*Applications for summer internships aimed at 2025 joiners are now closed

2024 Joiners

Applications are now closed.



Job title and assignment confirmed at the time of job offer*


Dependent on skill and experience

Start Date

Joining time can be flexible

Rakuten is hiring new graduate engineers by specific position, helping them make full use of the skills and experience they have gained during their studies and allowing them to immediately play an active part in their new roles.

Roles and assignments are determined* at the time of the job offer, providing prospective hires with a clear picture of the work they will perform at Rakuten. This enables prospective hires to hone their expertise until graduation.

Salaries are determined based on individual ability and experience. The timing of joining is also flexible, to account for circumstances such as graduation and study abroad.

The information on this page is intended for entry-level (new graduate and recent graduate) positions. Please check the requirements for each position before applying for the job of your choice.

*Does not apply to some positions. Details can be found in the job post or the position description.

If you have already entered, click here.

The jobs listed on this page are accepted via either “Workday Personal Page” or “Rakuten Personal Page”.

Selection Process

Selection method1


Apply for one of our recruitment events


Invited to and pass interview process


Receive an offer

Selection method2


Search by position and apply


Receive a selection notification


Receive an offer

For more information on available positions, please see the Recruitment Events and Positions sections of the website. The Internships section contains internship opportunities for those who wish to gain work experience with Rakuten.

Roles & Career

Roles & Organizations

Roles and organizations (companies, services, etc.) available to engineering new graduates are determined* in advance as specific positions.

Rakuten offers a wide variety of roles within many different organizations, so you can also manage your own career path after joining the company. For some examples of possible roles and organizations, please see the following.

*Does not apply to some positions. Details can be found in the job post or the position description.

*Please see the Our Organizations page for more details.

Below are the details for each position. You can see available positions and apply from "Recruitment Information".

Commerce & Marketing Company
Software Engineers will be responsible for software development and operation of more than 40 services offered by Commerce & Marketing Company. This is a position that will allow you to grow and empower society.
Investment & Incubation Company
Investment & Incubation Company is an organization that aims to create new businesses in Rakuten. We are taking on challenges to create innovative services, such as Rakuten Drone and Rakuten Farm that empower the society. We are looking for people with an entrepreneurial spirit to join our small and elite team.
Technology Divisions
Technology Divisions is responsible for developing Rakuten's internal IT environment and infrastructure that serves as the foundation for over 70 of our services. It is also responsible for developing the integrated platform for Rakuten ID, Rakuten Points, and other services within the Rakuten ecosystem. The organization also analyzes diverse large scale data, and proposes service improvements by utilizing the analyzed data.
Rakuten Payment (Fintech Group Company)
Rakuten Payment System Division operates Rakuten's payment services, focusing on the O2O (online to offline) field. In particular, our focus is to develop and maintain iOS/Android applications for Rakuten Group's innovative services such as e-money (including back-end APIs), mobile payments (Rakuten Pay), and Rakuten Point Card. In recent years, cashless payment is becoming more and more popular in Japan, and the market is growing by leaps and bounds, with tremendous market growth potential.
Rakuten Card (Fintech Group Company)
This is a development department within Rakuten Card that develops various services for Rakuten Group's financial services (Rakuten Card, Rakuten Pay, Rakuten Edy, Rakuten Point Card, etc.). You will be able to gain knowledge of Rakuten's various fintech businesses and their operations, as we do not specialize in one business.
Rakuten Bank (Fintech Group Company)
Rakuten Bank is one of the largest Internet banks in Japan with over 14 million accounts.
Rakuten Securities (Fintech Group Company)
Rakuten Securities, Inc. launched its service in 1999 as Japan's first online securities firm specializing in online trading. Since its launch, Rakuten Securities has continuously expanded and enhanced its service lineup, offering online trading services such as equity investment, exchange traded funds (ETFs), and options trading.

TECH learning

TECH learning

At Rakuten, we want all members of product development and tech teams to feel empowered to reach their full potential and get the most out of their careers.

Working Environment and Support Systems for Rakuten’s Engineers

Working Environment and Support Systems for Rakuten’s Engineers

Rakuten offers a workplace environment and support systems that enable all members to perform to their fullest extent and develop their abilities and careers.

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Events

Rakuten TECH Forum 2023
~A must-see event for all students interested in engineer careers! Rakuten is proud to show you our technology and talented engineers!~

This will be one of the largest event for students interested in engineer careers hosted by Rakuten Group this semester! We will provide you, next generation engineers, with behind-the-scenes of the services you use every day and the challenges we will tackle in the future! Come and take a look at the industry-leading technology and the enthusiasm of Rakuten engineers.

[Event Date]
9/23 (Sat) 12:00~16:00 (*Enter and leave during the event are permitted)
[Event format]
Online (using virtual venue)
[Application Deadline]
9/20 (Wed) 9:00AM



There are currently no positions open for application.


There are currently no internship positions open for application.

Application Requirements

Start Date

It is possible to join the company at any time. (Note: Requires prior consultation.)


Examples of engineering positions

  • Applications Engineer
  • Product Manager
  • Software QA Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Database Engineer
  • System Infrastructure Engineer
  • Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Research Scientist


From 300,000 JPY per month
(Example breakdown of 300,000 JPY monthly salary: base salary 227,849 JPY + fixed overtime of 72,151 JPY for up to 40 hours of overtime per month).
Note: Salaries will be determined based on the individual’s expertise, experience and ability. For overtime work that exceeds 40 hours a month, a separate overtime allowance will be provided. However, the Planned Flexible Work System or the Specialized Flexible Work System may apply to some positions.
A commuting allowance will be provided (conditions and a maximum amount apply).

Office Locations

There are positions available at the Tokyo Head Office, satellite offices in Japan and overseas offices.
List of Japan and Global Office Locations

Working Hours

Working Hours: 7.5 hours per day (9:00 to 17:30)

*On the day of Asakai (Rakuten Groupwide Monday morning meeting): 7.5 hours (8:00 to 16:30)
*Break: One hour lunch break
*There is a possibility of overtime work hours, holiday work, time shift, etc.
*For some positions, flex time can be applied.
Core time: 11:00 to 15:00 (On Asakai days: 8:00 to 12:00)

Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays
Vacation: Summer vacation, year-end and New Year holidays, annual paid vacation, leave of absence before and after childbirth, maternity health management measures, menstrual leave, childcare leave of absence, special leave of absence (Family-care leave of absence, volunteer leave, etc.)


Cafeteria (breakfast, lunch and dinner are free), fitness gym (fee-based), employee stock ownership plan, etc.
Note: Some facilities have been suspended, or their operations have changed in response to COVID-19. This situation is subject to change at any time, so please contact us for the latest details.
See benefits

Job requirements:

A Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Doctoral degrees.
Preferred skills and abilities:

  • Web application experience (Java, PHP, Linux/Unix, etc.)
  • Experience in developing applications related to smart devices
  • Ability to communicate in English

Note: Details vary in accordance with respective job postings and positions.

Recruitment Process

  1. Application
  2. Online programming test (does not apply to all positions)
  3. Interviews: Multiple (via zoom and/or in-person)
  4. Offer


Please refer to the page below for frequently asked questions.


Please contact us if you have questions or would like to inquire about being hired as an engineering new graduate.

Engineer Entry Level Recruiting Group