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Job Description

Lead a young team of cybersecurity professionals in a dynamic fintech company and build long-term security roadmaps and policies


  • Create overview of the current state of affairs regarding cybersecurity for the different entities
  • Set up mid- to long-term security roadmaps, incorporating useful, new technologies that serve business purposes
  • Ensure users adhere to a high level of internal security by delivering trainings to the teams
  • Communicate with senior management and advise them on security related policies
  • Build a lean team of security engineers

Required skills

  • 8+ years of experience in cybersecurity management
  • Experience setting up a new security policy and IT Security planning in a startup environment
  • 5+ years of experience in a financial services company, or a technology vendor working with financial services companies
  • Strong knowledge of technologies available in the market when it comes to threats, breach investigations, vulnerability assessments, SOC, etc
  • Fluency in Japanese as well as English (business level or above)

Preferred skills

  • Background as hands-on engineer (infra or other)
  • People management experience
  • Ability to persuade and communicate with executive-level professionals

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to adjust to changes, as the company is currently going through a big growth and change period
  • Enjoys driving change and innovation

About our client
One of the leading technology vendors for finance in Japan. As they are backed by one of the largest finance companies in Japan, they are very stable, but as they are developing new products, there is more of a start-up mindset within the teams.

Morgan McKinley Asia Pac is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Mieke Aarsman
Mieke Aarsman
  • Manager | IT Recruitment