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IT Manager & Generalist for global bank

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Job Description

Join a global finance corporation in Tokyo and take care of all of their IT systems!


  • This role handles all of the IT for the Japan office, so the responsibilities are quite broad:
  • Support and manage the IT assets for the Japan office, including all applications and local infrastructure (networks, servers, devices, and cyber security).
  • Collaborate with global teams to drive projects for renewals, updates and upgrades, office moves, and the like.
  • Coordinate projects for large upgrades in the office, as well as preparations for power outages or BCP related incidents.
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders inside the company, as well as with technology, software, and security vendors.
  • Execute IT Risk assessments together with global team.
  • Develop standards for IT related operations to ensure processes are followed in accordance with regulators' requirements and group policies.

Required skills

  • 5+ years of experience managing IT in a corporate environment
  • Experience managing infrastructure including servers, networks (Cisco), traders phones, voice, etc.
  • 3+ years of experience managing projects
  • 3+ years of experience working in finance industry
  • Understanding of internal and external audits
  • Experience working with Japan's financial regulators (FSA)
  • Understanding of risk management for IT
  • Native level of Japanese, with intermediate level of English or higher

*Please note that only those who are eligible to work in Japan at the time of application can be considered for this role

Preferred skills

  • Knowledge of BCP, ideally experience setting up plans
  • Experience working in a bank

Personal Attributes

  • Flexible mindset; as you will be the main point of contact for all things IT, you will need to jump in to solve problems when and if they arise.
  • Ability to work well with business users and gain their trust.

About our client
Our client is a global banking firm, offering personal banking, business solutions, institutional banking and more. They operate a small office in Japan, with under 50 business users. It's a very stable environment, and you will be able to get to know everybody well, in a friendly and familiar environment.

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