Senior Development Manager (m/f/divers)

Founded in Tokyo in 1997 with the launch of the e-commerce marketplace Ichiba, Rakuten is now one of the world’s leading internet services companies, with a transformative presence in e-commerce, digital content and FinTech. With more than 14,000 employees, we are committed to realizing our mission of contributing to society by creating value through innovation and entrepreneurship. With the passion of a start-up and the influence of a global leader, we’re finding extraordinary new ways to disrupt markets and dazzle customers.

In Europe, Rakuten has been active for more than a decade and we have been constantly growing our footprint to more than 14 services and offices in London, Dublin, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and other major European cities. With a robust core in e-commerce and offices in Berlin and Bamberg, Rakuten Germany seeks to leverage this ecosystem of services to create a unique value proposition to both, consumers and merchants.

We think of ourselves as a new kind of family, one based not on chance but on determination to be the brightest and the best. If you want to be part of our journey and grow with us, let’s talk.

We are searching for our office in Bamberg or Berlin for a:

Senior Development Manager (m/f/divers)


  • Managing multiple existing development teams mastering several technology stacks with mainly Java and PHP as the foundation
  • plan and work for team growth considering the blend/level of skills required within team
  • Managing and developing a company development and architecture strategy and roadmap together with respective leaders from the business side
  • Coordinating and negotiating datacenter related contracts and terms along with budget planning to meet the scalability demands of a constantly growing eCommerce platform
  • drive the strategic direction of our products & services taking into account emerging and legacy Technologies
  • to oversee strategy for both product and bespoke code base platform definition and implementation
  • To devise a tactical plan which can be collaboratively carried out by the team – to implement improvements to our products, services, processes and knowledge sharing within the Team
  • facilitate the smooth delivery of all projects, enhancements and support delivered by the Team
  • facilitate technology and methodology decision making throughout team, including standardisation of system architecture, reusable code base development, versions of software tools, best practice, source control and deployment processes
  • instigate cross team ideas and initiatives – bringing products and services together


  • A senior level software developer with strong and successful technical lead experience
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related subject – or equal work experience
  • Experience of managing, directing and motivating staff to deliver projects with stretching scope and objectives
  • Highly numerate and literate, with the ability to produce top quality written specifications and strategy and implementation communication
  • experience in reviewing and auditing legacy code bases as well as making decisions on improving those technology bases
  • fundamental understanding of internet technologies and their applications
  • datacenter management, monitoring and cloud provider administration experience (OpenStack, AWS, Docker and alike)
  • experience in managing high-scalable, high-available websites under peak loads during releases and campaigns

  • Interesting and challenging fast paced environment
  • A chance to shape and build the business and inspiration to make a difference
  • Open and respectful multicultural environment
  • Professional, passionate, ambitious, but friendly team
  • Possibility for professional growth and international assignments
  • Active support in finding accommodation and moving from abroad
  • Your recruiter will answer your questions about benefits or working conditions  that are specific to different European locations


  • Innovative and flexible people full of energy
  • Friendly team player with a professional mindset
  • Those who can think for themselves and take action
  • Willing to work in a dynamic, multicultural and global environment where multilingual skills are a big asset
  • Ambitious to grow as an individual within the company
  • Passionate about working in a global company which wants to make a difference by empowering society.


If you are interested in this position, meet these requirements and wish to actively participate in developing our company and join our highly motivated team, please apply by sending an email to Marc Borgstedt at


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