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Rakuten announces exciting Tokyo-based Cyber Security intern position

  • Are you wanting to leave Belfast and venture abroad? Rakuten have announced that they are offering a Tokyo based position as a Cyber Security intern position.

    Do you want to be exposed to various challenges in different aspects of security? The team at Rakuten is searching for an intern to use their knowledge to help with complex real-world scenarios within the Rakuten ecosystem. Prospective candidates must have the ability to work in a diverse team dealing with security experts from various corners of the world, and should additionally have experience working with all aspects of the SDLC and operation security for the services developed within Rakuten.

    Rakuten is also offering the opportunity to work with peer engineers, allowing the intern to be mentored, joining vulnerability assessments and penetration projects to enable candidates to learn how to secure all Rakuten group’s mobile applications and infrastructure. Rakuten promotes teamwork as a priority within the company, so being able to work alongside people and have strong communication skills is critical to the company. You must have the desire to push boundaries and challenge yourself, making yourself indispensible within the team.

    Strong ownership skills are similarly crucial to the company, and an ideal candidate should have experience in one or more scripting languages such as Python or Ruby or experience in mobile development. They additionally must have experience in CTF or related security events, and an understanding of the concept of OWASP top 10. This position is a year long placement based with the group security team in the company's global head-quarters in Tokyo, and the firm will pay for Flights and accommodation as well as arranging working visas.

    This exciting opportunity doesn't come in isolation, as the organisation is also seeking to employ a prospective Blockchain Lab intern who will be working in 2019/2020 academic year. Both positions are being advertised through QUB and Ulster University and you must apply by 30 November to be considered for the position. For more email your cv to

    Source: Rakuten Press Release

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