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IoT Platform Manager - Rakuten Mobile

Project Manager
Rakuten Mobile Network,Inc.
00010996 Requisition #

Rakuten is one of the leading Tech companies in the world. Our mission is to empower people and society through the internet while aiming at becoming the Global Innovation Company. Rakuten started its own MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) Service in 2014 and, since then, Rakuten Mobile has become the No.1 MVNO in Japan.


Our next target is to become 4th Mobile Network Operator in Japan. Which we are aiming for 15 million (which is ten times from current number) users in near future. Along with the huge goal, Rakuten will launch its own IoT Business with its own IoT Platform as a major business vertical preparing the future and 5G era. The global IoT market is growing rapidly and we will see everything is connected to each other in the near future. We believe IoT will change our life and the world dramatically. In the end, IoT is about solving problems of our life and businesses – from bringing perfectly personalized user experience to our customers, increasing revenue by using the data to create new digital services, increasing efficiency by using the data to streamline operations and removing costs from operations to creating disruptive products into our daily lives. Rakuten aim to be a major player to bring this change into our world! Do you want to join this exiting journey?


We are hiring our very first team members in Business Development & Partnerships, Community Evangelism, Marketing, Support and Development.


As a IoT Platform Manager, you will be responsible for supporting system hardware, platform databases, provide direct oversight with external technology partners and vendors. You also analyze and identify opportunities to improve business systems by bridging the needs of the business from both a technical and functional perspective. Oversee the maintenance of platform and existing applications and the development/installation of new applications and/or related projects.


Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

  • Serve as IoT Platform expert & support on core systems and tools
  • Liaise with external partners regarding all IT systems and software matters.
  • Act as technology partner to other leaders in the organization to assist with tracking and reporting goals & outcomes.
  • Assess business cases for new products, services and contracts.
  • Contribute to the planning process and represent Technology in performance and strategy reviews.
  • Run, validate and improve core systems processes (financial reporting, management reporting, activity reporting, project reporting).
  • Contribute to design, testing and implementation of IoT ecosystem extension projects and process improvements.
  • Ensure data quality and transparency.

Minimum Qualifications:


·       A can-do, get-things-done attitude!

·       Bachelor Degree in Technology  or related field

·       5+ years of experience in a technology environment – hardware and software

·       Proven working experience as an IT manager or relevant experience

·       Expertise in data center management and data governance

·       Project / Vendor / 3rd Party management experience

·       Strong analytical skills, excellent business acumen

·       Good team player attitude and ease in building business relationships with good negotiation and influencing skills

·       High level of curiosity and ease in working in a business environment

·       Excellent communication and presentation skills



Preferred Qualifications:


·       3+ working experience as an IT manager

·       Experience in IoT industry is a plus

·       Prior experience with Business Intelligence Analysis & Tools a plus




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