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Head of Technology

Job Seekers Japan IT Investment Banking

Job Description

Lead Technology team in core Tokyo office of foreign-based finance company


  • Design the IT roadmap for the coming years for the entire Tokyo office IT applications and infrastructure.
  • Drive change adoption and efficiency of working through the use of IT by the business side.
  • Support the trade floor by delivering strong and fast applications without losing uptime.
  • Provide L1 and L2 support with the team for business enquiries about IT.
  • Ensure strong IT Security and manage IT Risk.
  • Launch new applications and train business users on it.
  • Ensure operational stability of the Japan business, adhering to Japanese regulations (such as those from JFSA).

Required skills

  • 10+ years of experience in investment banking in Japan
  • 5+ years of Project Management experience
  • Hands-on programming experience (any language)
  • Strong knowledge and experience in database, data centre and cloud, networks, telecoms, storage, and desktops
  • Strong business knowledge of FX, Fixed Income, and Derivatives and experience of having supported relevant trading applications
  • Experience managing a team of junior members
  • Fluent or native level in Japanese and business level in English or higher
  • *Please note that this role can only accept applications from citizens or visa holders in Japan at this time.

Preferred skills

  • Project Management related certifications
  • Knowledge of ITIL, and/or ITIL certifications
  • Experience in hands-on programming within finance industry

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to communicate with both technical and business side stakeholders, with various level of technical understanding.
  • Interest in new technologies and how we can utilize them to boost business.

About our client
Our client is a Europe-based, globally operating bank. They are a market leader when it comes to capital markets and investments. They have a small/mid-sized office in Japan, and are looking for a new member to join their technical team.

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