Our Story

Rakuten India Development Centre is a key technology hub of the Rakuten Group, championing some of the products and platforms that run our businesses. We believe that technology and business needs must challenge each other, for the true innovation to rise and make a telling business impact. With a team of 400+ (and growing) champions working on that mission, freedom, and transparency thrive in our work culture as much as trust, discipline, process and welcoming business challenges do.

With teams that represent Rakuten’s businesses such as e-Commerce, Digital, Marketing Platforms, Ecosystem Services and so on, we are only adding more teams in the quest of taking Rakuten’s businesses to the next level with not just existing products but also create some in the relevancy of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
We play as much as we work, we make each other smile as much as we zone into ourselves, we train and upgrade ourselves as much as we use our skills and we know exactly how to dance in joy after sailing thru critical missions with our head ducked down. We are Rakuten India and that is how we roll!

Technologies & Centers of Excellence

We enable our businesses with the depth of knowledge in multiple streams of technology for Mobile and Web Development, Web Analytics, Platform Development and Backend Engineering, Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Our unique 24/7 support center ensures reliability and sustenance of the Ecosystem. With dedicated centers of excellence for Mobile Application Development, Data Analytics and Engineering, DevOps and Information Security we ensure successes of multiple units of Rakuten Inc.

Rakuten India Leadership Team

We enable our businesses with the depth of knowledge in multiple streams of technology for Mobile and Web Development, Web Analytics, Platform Development and Backend Engineering, Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Our unique 24/7 support center ensures reliability and sustenance of the Ecosystem. With dedicated centers of excellence for Mobile Application Development, Data Analytics and Engineering, DevOps and Information Security we ensure successes of multiple units of Rakuten Inc.

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CEO Sunil Gopinath

With a rich history of championing products and
product teams on cutting edge technologies, in multiple domains and business around 20
years, Sunil spearheads the organization in driving innovation and new products
incubations.

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COO Narendra Narayana

Bringing over 20 years of experience working in
various domains, Naren heads the Operations and Digital division in India. He keeps the
organization’s spirits up with this highly energetic attitude, playing a vital role in
innovating new products.

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VP – Engineering Hari
Charan Rao

With over 20 years of varied experiences in the
industry, Hari heads the e-Commerce division in India. With a key focus on next
generation services and technology.

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VP – Engineering Shreedhar
Patwari

A hard core technology person at heart and bringing
20+ years of versatile experience in the industry, Shreedhar heads the Ecosystem
Services Division in India, driving products such as Global Membership, Payments
Platform.

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Senior Engineering Director Ranadheer Velamuri

With 20 years of experience in Advertising, e-commerce, FMCG, NLP etc, Ranadheer is a Senior Engineering Director who leads various Engineering groups.

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Senior Director- Research Dr. Madan Dabbeeru

With 15+ years of experience in research, Madan is the Director of Data Science & Machine Learning Labs. He leads a group of Data Scientists, ML Engineers and Software Engineers.