Manager of Product Sciences

Manager of Product Sciences

Rakuten India Enterprises Private Limited
Other - Japan
10 - 15 Years
Not Specified

Job Description

Rakuten’s Data Science group optimizes Rakuten Membership experiences in many ways. With hundreds of millions of members and trillions (yen) in spending Rakuten’s Membership enjoys unparalled eco-system of benefits and is amongst the largest in the world. Our talented and driven team of data scientists and engineers optimizes membership experiences using bigdata and advanced machine learning.
We are looking for a Manager of Product Sciences team to scale Rakuten Membership Services and Data Sciences engineering and technology. The Manager of Product Sciences will be responsible for both the technical direction and growth of community of engineers and data scientists.
Key Responsibilities

  • Drive technical vision, strategy, and architecture
  • Manage and grow team of software engineers, data engineers, and data scientists while growing and developing future leaders
  • Elevate Rakuten data sciences and engineering brand through published work and public speaking events
  • Improving development process, with a focus on regular high-quality releases that align with our business priorities. Developing a process for experimentation where engineers and data scientists are empowered to rapidly test and deploy their ideas
  • Advising the team on selection of open source and third-party tools and platforms to increase our development efficiency and improve our technology and product offerings
  • Planning and allocating resources appropriately between priorities, projects, and more
  • Championing a culture of measurement, accountability and quality
  • Optimizing organization productivity across multiple locations and time zones


  • Leadership and management of a large (at least 10, ideally 20+), growing team of data scientist and engineers through several evolutions of process and organization
  • Highly preferred: Master’s degree or higher in STEM discipline with focus on data sciences and algorithms. Good technical understanding of major algorithms used for classification, clustering, prediction. Experience with deep-learning is a major plus.
  • Outstanding people manager; ability to influence and engage direct, indirect reports and peers
  • Track record of mentorship at a distinguished engineering company and developed a set of engineering management best practices
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and an ability to interface with senior management
  • Must be able to get hands-on and operate strategically at the same time
  • Preferred but not required experience with e-commerce and or ad-tech businesses.
  • Highly preferred: Proficiency in English (verbal, written) and Japanese (verbal)

English Requirement: Fluent Level

Rakuten, Inc. is a Japanese electronic commerce and online retailing company based in Tokyo, founded in 1997 by Japanese businessman Hiroshi Mikitani. Its B2B2C E-Commerce platform Rakuten Ichiba is the largest e-commerce site in Japan and among the world's largest by sales. The company operates Japan's biggest Internet bank and number one credit card company by transaction value. It also offers e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications services to over one billion members around the world, and operates in 29 countries and regions. It is often referred to as 'the Amazon of Japan'

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