Data Architect

Gran Manibus Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 No salary range given
  • 🏡 Partially remote
  • 🧪 7+ years experience required
  • 💬 Conversational Japanese
  • 🌏 Apply from abroad
  • 🧳 No relocation support

About Gran Manibus

Gran Manibus Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Gran Manibus is a boutique consulting firm under SCSK, one of Japan's premier IT services companies, and Sumitomo Group, one of the largest Japanese trading companies.

Key benefits

  • Internationally-minded executive team
  • Startup environment without the financial uncertainty
  • We already have a global network

About the position

As a Data Architect, you will be at the forefront of shaping our data infrastructure while also driving AI and machine learning initiatives within our engineering team. Your expertise will be pivotal in enabling agile development, seamless integration of DevOps practices, and innovative AI solutions. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, you will ensure efficient data management, security, scalability, and innovation.

How This Opportunity Will Help Grow Your Career

We are focused on bringing modern technology to traditional businesses such as manufacturing, energy, agriculture, and other areas which have not been using technology. In those areas, you will work on complex scenarios which you would often design and build solutions with combination of hardware and software. Unlike typical software service business, you will work on more interesting and advanced scenarios which could become one-of-a-kind services.

You will also have vast experience of leading agile transformation within a large-scale organization through building new services or products. Working with a multicultural team also gives you an opportunity to go out to the international market.


  • Designing Data Infrastructure and AI Pipelines:
    • Create and maintain data architecture, including conceptual, logical, and physical data models.
    • Envision, build, deploy, and operationalize end-to-end machine learning (ML) and AI pipelines.
    • Collaborate with data scientists and other AI professionals to identify and pilot AI use cases.
    • Translate business leaders’ vision into realistic technical implementations, considering feasibility and architectural design.
  • Agile and DevOps Integration for AI:
    • Align technical implementation with existing and future requirements by gathering inputs from multiple stakeholders.
    • Select appropriate technologies from a pool of open-source and commercial offerings.
    • Ensure seamless integration of AI tools with existing data management and analytics systems.
    • Audit AI practices across data, models, and software engineering for continuous improvement.
  • Data Governance, Security, and Ethical AI:
    • Audit databases regularly to maintain data quality and security.
    • Work closely with security and risk leaders to address risks related to AI model training and deployment.
    • Ensure ethical AI implementation and restore trust in AI systems.
    • Scalability, Performance, and Innovation:
    • Optimize data storage and retrieval processes for performance and scalability. Identify areas for improvement in current systems.
    • Stay abreast of AI advancements and propose innovative solutions.
  • Communication and Collaboration:
    • Explain complex technical concepts to non-technical staff.
    • Collaborate effectively within the information technology department.
    • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous learning.

In addition, the role is expected to support pre-sales through working with client leadership and client management team.


  • 7+ years professional experience
  • Proven experience as a Data Architect or similar role.
  • Proficiency in database design and data transformation, ETL/ELT.
  • Hands on experience in database applications, big data solutions such as SQL Server, Big Query, Apache Spark, Hadoop etc.
  • Familiarity with machine learning algorithms and tools.
  • Conversational Japanese ability
  • Either a current resident of Japan, or the ability to become one without us providing visa sponsorship
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills to work effectively in a cross-functional team
  • Overwhelming passion to technology and innovation
  • Excellent communication skills. Inspire and lead people toward the goal. Create and harvest culture to embrace success or failure to build a better tomorrow.
  • Proactively update knowledge around technology and design.
  • Extremely hands-on.
  • Comfortable to deal with ambiguity.
  • Self-directed and take ownership.

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    Casual interview

    We will provide further details of the employment conditions during this interview.

  2. 2

    Technical interview

  3. 3

    Manager interview

    Focused on soft skills

  4. 4

    CEO interview


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