Solutions Architect

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • March 7, 2024
Apply from Japan Only
No relocation to Japan
(No visa sponsorship from overseas)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Business Level
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Senior or above

Our Mission:

Driving technology always feels old. Not by a little bit. We believe vehicles can be a thousand times smarter, safer, and more connected to the world around us, and our mission is to see it happen. In 2019, we joined forces with Honda as their first startup acquisition, and now we’re expanding our vision into building the future of electric vehicles (BEV) for millions of people around the world.


Why Drivemode: 

Join Drivemode for an exciting startup environment and a vibrant culture that combines impactful work, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits. By becoming a part of our team, you'll contribute to a crucial mission that revolutionizes the way people engage with vehicles, addressing both business needs and the world's environmental challenges. This presents an exceptional opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation and drive Honda's success in the EV market.


About The Role:

The Solutions Architect works closely with stakeholders, including Product Managers, Project Managers, and engineers, to ensure that the proposed solutions are technically sound, scalable, and meet the needs of the business. They bridge the gap between requirements and implementation, considering factors such as security, performance, scalability, and business impact.


What You Will Do

  • Partner with the Product team to understand and document the solution outcomes and success metrics.
  • Communicate the solution’s structure, characteristics, behavior, and other aspects to stakeholders of various levels of technical prowess.
  • Negotiate and persuade stakeholders effectively without dictating or demanding.
  • Mediate and document architectural decisions, especially those with meaningful impact or affecting multiple system parts.
  • Raise awareness and foster discussions on relevant requirements that can be noticed only from a broader perspective, such as privacy, availability, performance, operational cost, etc..
  • Ensure the solution implementation complies with architectural goals, IT Governance, security standards, and sustainable operations, including the agreement and design of SLA, RTO, and RPO targets.
  • Bring engineering teams together and ensure their respective solution components work together as a whole.


What We Are Looking For

  • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent experience)
  • Extensive experience architecting complex software solutions.
  • 5+ years of experience building user-facing products, including mobile apps and backend services.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Business level English, Business level Japanese.
  • Strong sense of ownership of product features and quality.


Nice to Have

  • Experience working in the automotive industry.
  • Experience with IoT or integration with embedded systems.
  • Experience with Android development.
  • Being familiar with Agile practices.
  • Valid Driving License.


EEOC Statement

Drivemode is proud of a very diverse team with employees coming from 5 continents/11 countries as of today. Diversity in our workplace has played an important part in our success; we recognize each employee’s unique background, knowledge, experiences, ideas, and viewpoints which are all critical in developing a product that has the greatest impacts on drivers all over the world.
Drivemode provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity,  disability, or any other characteristics that make you unique.

Drivemode (ドライブモード) は、ZipcarとTesla Motorsの起業家によって2014年に米国シリコンバレーで設立されたスタートアップ企業です。ドライバー向けスマートフォンの安全運転アプリの開発を手がけ、すでに150か国以上で数百万人のドライバーに使用されています。どの車両であっても、よりスマートで安全な運転を可能にするという、ドライバーの運転体験を根本的に変えるイノベーションに挑戦しています。



Honda Smartphone Voice Control system


小さなチームですが世界を変えるテクノロジープロダクトの開発に挑戦することが大好きです。 DrivemodeのCEOは「チャンスさえあれば日本の技術力でシリコンバレーに勝負できる」と信じている経営者です。そんな思いを体現する会社を目指す、ベンチャー精神溢れるDrivemodeのカルチャーに共感いただける方に、ぜひジョインいただきたいと思っています!

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