Solution Architect

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • March 1, 2024
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No relocation to Japan
(No visa sponsorship from overseas)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Conversational
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Senior or above

Solution Architect

Gran Manibus, a boutique consulting firm under SCSK and Sumitomo Corporation, is looking for an experienced solution architect expert to bring modern technology to reinvent business around Sumitomo which spans various industries. The engineering division in Gran Manibus is a new area of investment, and we are looking for a talent who is aiming to build new business from the ground up.


What You Will Do

As a Solution Architect, you will play a pivotal role in designing and overseeing the implementation of modern software products that leverage cutting-edge technologies such as cloud, data, AI, edge computing and others. Your primary responsibility will be to create scalable and robust software solutions that will grow together with business goals and help to maximize business outcomes. You’ll collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, guide technical direction, and ensure that the architecture adheres to best practices for scalability, reliability, and efficiency.

You will be primarily responsible for: 

  • Architectural Design:
    • Lead the end-to-end architectural design of complex systems, incorporating modern technologies.
    • Evaluate and analyze existing system architecture, identifying areas for improvement.
    • Ensure that the architecture meets scalability, performance, and maintainability requirements.
  • Technology Expertise:
    • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies (such as cloud services, data platforms, and mobile frameworks).
    • Provide strategic guidance on technology selection and integration.
  • Collaboration:
    • Work closely with IT professionals, engineers, and stakeholders to develop and integrate computer systems.
    • Foster collaboration across teams to achieve successful project outcomes.
  • Implementation Leadership:
    • Oversee the implementation process, ensuring alignment with architectural designs.
    • Collaborate with engineers during development, addressing technical challenges as they arise.
  • Proof of Concept (POC):
    • Design and conduct POCs to validate architectural decisions and explore innovative solutions.

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


What You Will Bring

As a Solution Architect, you bring expertise in designing architecture and lead technology implementation through working with engineering team and business stakeholders. You have fluent experience in agile and DevOps, building modern products which leverage the most up to date technologies.

 You are expected to have skills and experiences such as product planning and management, agile delivery management, and agile evangelist. Ideal candidate would have

  • More than 10 years as Software Engineer and/or Solution Architect in product engineering organization. 
  • Strong knowledge of software architecture principles, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Hands-on experience with modern technologies such as cloud (AWS, Microsoft, Google), data and edge computing (nVidia).
  • Unprecedent 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.
  • Native level Japanese (N1) and business or native level English.
  • Comfortable to deal with ambiguity.
  • Self-directed, take ownership and get it done. 
  • Passion to help people grow.  


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 great experience of leading agile transformation within a large-scale organization through building new services or products. Working with a multicultural team is also giving you an opportunity to go out to international market.


About Gran Manibus and Sumitomo Group

Gran Manibus, a boutique consulting firm under SCSK and Sumitomo Corporation. We are working with SCSK, Sumitomo and their customers to transform their business and its value. We offer business advisory services to IT consulting services. Gran Manibus is currently investing to build a modern product engineering team to help accelerate business value transformation.  


How We Hire 

Below is a typical journey when you apply for a position in Gran Manibus. 

  • Casual interview
  • Technical interview 
  • Manager interview focus on soft skills 
  • CEO interview 


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

Gran Manibus is a boutique consulting firm under SCSK and Sumitomo Group.

They help clients transform their business value through business and IT consulting services. Gran Manibus is currently working on reinventing its business and service models and making a significant investment in building a modern product engineering team.

Their dream is to build a modern product engineering team that will help any business around the world from Japan!

Solution Architect at Gran Manibus