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Job Description

Global company looking for a hands-on but strategic Security Professional to join a growing team


  • Understanding the market of existing and emerging IT security measures and solutions, and proposing which ones will be needed in the company to keep the data secure and prevent attacks from harming the systems.
  • Handle day-to-day security operations including email security, web security, endpoint security, web application firewalls, SIEM etc.
  • Conduct cyber security analyses and execute penetration tests .
  • Handle incoming security incidents and triage them in order to solve them within the team.

Required skills

  • 3+ years of experience with web system design, development, and operation, OR;
  • 3+ years of experience with cloud platform (AWS, GCP, etc.), design, building, operation.
  • 3+ years of experience in a hands-on cyber security related position.
  • Either fluent Japanese and intermediate English, or fluent English and intermediate Japanese, or higher.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to explain complex problems in layman's terms to the business side.

*Please note you can only apply for this job if you are legally allowed to work fulltime in Japan at the time of application.

Preferred skills

  • Related certifications such as CISA, CISM, CISSP, SANS GIAC will be very welcome.
  • Understanding of risk analysis for cyber threats and attacks

Personal Attributes

  • Curiosity to find the root cause of an issue
  • Ability to work with people with different backgrounds, from different walks of life
  • Can thrive in a fairly flat organization

About our client
This company is a market leader in the retail space, and their big competitive advantage in the market is their technical innovation. In production processes as well as in-store and online sales experience, they provide customers with a seamless, quick, and exciting experience.
As the company is globally active, you will have a chance to speak English internally and with colleagues abroad, as well as Japanese with your direct colleagues and the business users in Japan.
The company style is flat and energetic; and they have strong ambitions to have a global standard for their IT systems and IT security, driven from Japan.

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