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Project Manager
Rakuten, Inc.
00004012 Requisition #

Position Summary:

At the AI Promotion Department, we are leading the transformation of Rakuten through Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing.  We are now looking for a project manager to lead new AI initiatives across Rakuten Group Companies and services. You will be expected to initiate each project by identifying request, coordinate internal/external stakeholders, think of priorities and ROI of projects, create those schedule plan and execute managing risks and mitigation plans cooperating with.  If you want to be part of a team that is taking the whole Rakuten organization to the future, this is your opportunity.



  • Define counterpart requirements, initiate projects and scope, manage schedule and risks of projects, negotiate with stakeholders to accelerate the projects.
  • Define necessary activities for any issues or risks, and coordinate with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Make proposals to maximize AI technology application or utilizations in business units.
  • Accelerate service improvements done by AIPD and cooperate with internal/external stakeholders as the counter part of AIPD.
  • Conduct analysis, report and propose improvement to the stakeholders.
  • Manage budget of project if required.
  • Responsible for project release in timely manner with agreed quality.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent inter-personal skills, including ability to influence others
  • Strong project management core competencies
  • Understanding all aspects of the software life cycle, using Agile or Waterfall software development practices
  • Experience with modern project management tools, preferably JIRA/Confluence and Trello/Slack etc. with report automation approach.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Engineering background such as in Software Development or Software Quality Assurance
  • Ability to create effective metrics and illustrative charts (e.g. burn-down charts)
  • Experience of working in large corporations having many internal stakeholders.
  • Experience in business consulting
  • Experience in making proposals and defining requirements about systems
  • Experience or skill for software programing language for Java, Shell scripting, Python or Java Scripts.
  • Experience in software development process with Scrum and Kanban
  • Experience in defining requirements about IT in Japanese business environment
  • AI technology or data analysis knowledge or experience on cloud services.
  • Motivation and challenging spirits for new service and technology
  • Business level Japanese language skill.

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