IT Director


Salary:

¥12M - ¥18M / annum

Location:

Tokyo 23 wards

Date posted:

October 21, 2019

Employment type:

Permanent

Job reference:

06940-0011221252-BT

Specialisation:

IT and technology


Description

Overview:

The ideal candidate for this role will have at least 5 years' experience managing information technologies, preferably in the banking or financial technology service areas. This person should be comfortable speaking and reading/writing Japanese and coordinating with our parent company in English. A strong bilingual is required.

Client details:

Our client is striving to be a market leader in providing gift cards to consumers in Japan. Already providing many well-known brands to the market with more are on the way, they believe that the customer comes first and that the high-quality requirements of Japan are a perfect match in providing great levels of customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage team of 2 people. (Infra Manager and Technical Program Manager).
  • Manage multiple partners that support our IT infrastructure.
  • Manage day to day technical and business support for Japan business partners.
  • Work with US teams for technology development, maintenance and support.
  • Assist with partner and retailer onboarding process
  • Responsible for addressing faults internal and external system and making sure those faults are fixed.
  • Assist with the management of new mobile solution development.
  • Continuous system improvements.

Success Criteria:

  • Demonstrated success managing an IT of 3-20 people
  • Strong management background
  • Financial technology services background
  • Digital or mobile application experience is helpful but not required.
  • Must be a good problem solver and able to juggle multiple projects.
  • Leadership through influence rather than organization structures. Proven ability to motivate, lead, and collaborate with cross-functional product development teams and manage interactions across product areas.
  • Solid understanding of relevant technology and tools including APIs, Amazon AWS cloud solutions and programming languages and how funds flow integrations work.
  • Strong product design skills, from both a technical API and user interface design perspective.
  • Strong Business Requirements and Product Requirements development skills, including but not limited to use-case, sequence diagrams, workflow and domain model development

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in technology related field.
  • 3+ years specific domain experience managing products built in any of the following: Financial Services Products, Digital Gift Cards, Digital Payments or Accounting & Settlement, etc.
  • Usage of Scrum/Agile methodologies.
  • Expert in eliciting and documenting requirements (business/product/technical)
  • Positive attitude, and a collaborative approach towards problem solving.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with strong technical abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mobile or Digital technology experience.
  • Understanding of the Prepaid/Gift Cards space


Tokyo

Ote Center Bldg, 22F
1-1-3 Otemachi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100-0004
jp
+813 5219 6633
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