Solution Owner

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • March 25, 2024
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No relocation to Japan
(No visa sponsorship from overseas)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Business Level
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Senior or above

Solution Owner

Gran Manibus, a boutique consulting firm under SCSK and Sumitomo Corporation, is looking for a seasoned agile delivery 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

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.


What You Will Bring

As Solution Owner, you bring expertise in product development through agile and DevOps in product company or in engineering service firm. You are expected to have skills and experiences such as product planning and management, agile delivery management, and agile evangelist. Ideal candidate would have: 

  • 7+ years as program manager, product manager or project manager in agile software product delivery
  • Preferred to have certifications such as Certified Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Master, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, ICAgile Certified Professional, SAFe Product Owner etc. 
  • 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.
  • Extremely hands-on. 
  • Native level Japanese (N1) and business or native level English.
  • Comfortable to deal with ambiguity and self-directed. 


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.


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 interviews 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 Owner at Gran Manibus
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