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Head of Information Security for fintech venture

Job Seekers Japan IT Fintech

Job Description

Exciting role setting up new strategies, roadmaps and planing for all information security and cybersecurity for a growing fintech company in Japan


  • Align the product's security standards with high standards, and keep a continuous improvement on the different cybersecurity features of the applications and site.
  • Ensure strong defense mechanisms to prevent and protect against attacks, as well as programs to restore and secure data in the event of an attack.
  • Set up Incident Management policies.
  • Set up overall roadmap for the information security of the company.

Required skills

  • Experience building a strategy for product or internal information security in a company
  • 6+ years of experience in a leadership role in the cybersecurity space
  • Experience leading a team of junior members
  • Experience with IT Governance (policy design and operation)
  • Strong knowledge or active experience with Incident Response, Vulnerability Management & Forensics
  • Fluent Japanese communication skills (including written and spoken) as well as business level of English

*Please note that you must be allowed to work in Japan at the time of application, as new visas cannot be sponsored at this time.

Preferred skills

  • Experience in scaling an infosec structure
  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISA, etc
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity guidelines such as FFIEC CAT and Cyber Security Framework

Personal Attributes

  • Interest in cashless/payments/fintech
  • Likes varied position where you can challenge a lot of different things

About our client
Our client is an important player in the Japanese fintech market. They are pushing the development and adoption of cashless and peer-to-peer payments in Japan, and have been continuously developing new products.
They have a young and energetic team, and are for the moment mostly focused on the Japan market. Once they grow more, they are looking to expand further as well.

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
  • 813 4550 6487