Solution Owner

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

Solution Owner plays a key role to success product and solution delivery. You will start from creating product vision and roadmap, leading delivery team and agile release train to deliver solution on time and continue to iterate and improve products and services through acting as glue across key stakeholders such as business owner, ultimate customer, engineering team and executive sponsors. You will also play a significant role in evangelizing agile to help customers to get the most value out of agile. Agile is still in early stage especially in Japan and you will act as a change agent to drive massive transformation from waterfall to agile across various organizations.

In addition to leading delivery, you are expected to help pre-sales and planning discussion through working with key stakeholders in customers and several key roles in our team such as Solution Architect, Experience Architect, and executive team.

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.

Responsibilities

Solution Owner plays a key role to success product and solution delivery. You will start from creating product vision and roadmap, leading delivery team and agile release train to deliver solution on time and continue to iterate and improve products and services through acting as glue across key stakeholders such as business owner, ultimate customer, engineering team and executive sponsors. You will also play a significant role in evangelizing agile to help customers to get the most value out of agile. Agile is still in early stage especially in Japan and you will act as a change agent to drive massive transformation from waterfall to agile across various organizations.

In addition to leading delivery, you are expected to help pre-sales and planning discussion through working with key stakeholders in customers and several key roles in our team such as Solution Architect, Experience Architect, and executive team.

Requirements

  • 7+ years as program manager, product manager or project manager in agile software product delivery
  • Fluent Japanese ability
  • Either a current resident of Japan, or the ability to become one without us providing visa sponsorship
  • 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 advanced solutions and
  • Extremely hands-on.
  • Comfortable to deal with ambiguity and self-directed.

Nice to haves

While not specifically required, tell us if you have any of the following.

  • Certifications such as Certified Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Master, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, ICAgile Certified Professional, SAFe Product Owner etc.

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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