Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Product Manager(R&D Liaison) acting Enterprise Architect - Hybrid Role

Clevest Solutions

Clevest Solutions

IT, Product
Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 5000+ employees on all continents. We deliver award winning enterprise software solutions through the use of embedded digital innovation and a single cloud-based platform to help businesses be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™.

At IFS, we're flexible, we're innovative, and we're focused not only on how we can engage with our customers but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society's greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and accept that there are so many different perspectives in this world. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We're looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs.

If you want to change the status quo, we'll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS.

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced and visionary Product Manager who can blend the responsibilities of Product Management, Research and Development (R&D), and Enterprise Architecture. This unique role requires a strategic thinker with a strong technical background, capable of driving the development of innovative products while ensuring alignment with our enterprise architecture strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Product Management: 25% Role and Responsibility

  • Product Vision and Strategy: Develop and communicate a clear product vision and strategy that aligns with the company's goals and market needs.
  • Roadmap Development: Create and manage product roadmaps, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality products.
  • Market Analysis: Conduct market research and competitive analysis to identify trends, customer needs, and opportunities for new products or enhancements.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Work closely with stakeholders, including customers, sales, marketing, and engineering teams to gather requirements and prioritize features.

2. Research and Development (R&D): 25% Role and Responsibility

  • Innovation: Lead the R&D efforts to explore new technologies, frameworks, and methodologies to drive product innovation.
  • Prototyping: Oversee the development of prototypes and proof-of-concepts to validate new ideas and technologies.
  • Technology Scouting: Identify and assess emerging technologies that can be leveraged to improve existing products or create new ones.
  • Collaboration: Foster collaboration with academic institutions, industry experts, and technology partners to stay ahead of technological advancements.

3. Enterprise Architecture: 50% Role and Responsibility

  • Architecture Strategy: Define and implement an enterprise architecture strategy that supports the company’s product and business goals.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership and guidance to ensure products are scalable, secure, and aligned with architectural standards.
  • Integration: Ensure seamless integration of new products and features with existing systems and infrastructure.
  • Governance: Establish and enforce governance frameworks to ensure compliance with architectural standards and best practices.


  • Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in product management, with significant experience in R&D and enterprise architecture.
  • Technical Skills: Strong technical background with a deep understanding of software development, system architecture, and emerging technologies.
  • Leadership: Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams and manage complex projects from concept to launch.
  • Communication: Excellent communication and presentation skills in English, with the ability to articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Problem-Solving: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a strategic mindset.

Additional Information

  • Agile Methodologies: Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies and tools.
  • Enterprise Solutions: Background in enterprise software solutions, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.
  • DevOps Skills: Proficiency in DevOps practices, including continuous integration, continuous delivery, and infrastructure as code, with a preference for experience with Azure DevOps.
  • Certifications: Relevant certifications in product management, enterprise architecture (e.g., TOGAF), or R&D management.