Information Technology Architect

Job ID 18230
Job Type
Permanent
Salary
8,000,000 ~ 12,000,000 JPY per Year + Benefits + Pension + Flexible Work + Medical + Performance Bonus
Japanese Level
Intermediate (JLPT Level 3)
English Level
Advanced (TOEIC 860)
Start Date
ASAP
Location
Tokyo
Job Type
Permanent
Salary
8,000,000 ~ 12,000,000 JPY per Year + Benefits + Pension + Flexible Work + Medical + Performance Bonus
Japanese Level
Intermediate (JLPT Level 3)
English Level
Advanced (TOEIC 860)
Start Date
ASAP
Location
Tokyo

Description

 

One of our Fortune500, Global Insurance Clients is looking for two (2) talented IT Architect in the Technology Architecture Group.

IT ARCHITECT should be a:

- Subject matter expert in information technology architecture with focus on insurance industry

- Influences both business and IT leaders to ensure success of enterprise-level programs in the context of technology & solutions.

- Drives to maximize efficiency in both application development, security, and infrastructure.

- Assures that architecture solution is to deliver business values, aligned to their IT strategic roadmap and standards in order to maximize synergies and enterprise leverage 

 

If you have the right skillset, you are encouraged to apply for this role.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Identify gaps or deficiencies in the existing portfolio of IT solutions, management information systems and reporting, technology landscape and processes.

- Facilitate Japan key initiatives, including the coordination of an appropriately balanced pursuit of business objectives, IT strategic alignment, technical and solution per architecture viewpoints.

- Simplify the IT landscape by reducing complexity, diversity of solution and establishing consistency of approach within IT, covering IT applications, security, and Infrastructure architecture.

- Manage the identification and analysis of business drivers to business capabilities, information, technical and solution architecture requirements; including analyzing industry trends, technology to determine their potential impacts on their architecture landscape.

- Illustrate a deep understanding of how both current and future technology can be used to drive business transformation.

- Drive the development of enterprise standards and strategic target roadmaps and ensure alignment across their technology departments and business functions.

- Cultivate an environment of innovation, thought leadership, and partnership.

- Facilitate recurring their internal architecture, roadmap and standards meetings and assure action plans are fully developed and assigned to the appropriate departmental executives.

- Liaise with external vendors and technology partners in the context of architecture and solutions

 

 

 

Required Skills

- Must have minimum 5 years working experience in IT and 3 years in architecture solution design. Experience in the life insurance or financial services industries is a plus

- Must demonstrate experience and knowledge in information technology architecture practice, standards and plans in the financial industry.

- Possess wide technical knowledge and architecture design experience on SOA architecture, API/MicroServices, cloud service and so on.

- Having experience such as Kubernetes, OpenShift, AWS, or Azure will be PLUS.

- Possess Data architecture experience

- Must have a good understanding of the financial services business and be able to discuss the business implications of technology decisions, as well as the technology implications of business decisions, particularly in terms of costs and implementation roadmaps

- Must have minimum 3 years’ experience in IT Architecture Governance and demonstrate strong capability in communication and negotiation

- Must demonstrate expertise and implementation experience in Enterprise Architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman and other associated frameworks.

- Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of financial, non-financial, technical, and executive audiences.

- Must have the ability to develop strategic relationships with their client groups and vendor partners

- Strong leadership skills required to restructure and continually refine organizational goals and direction

- Ability to direct multiple teams' activities; ability to direct, motivate and develop project staff in an evolving environment.

- Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.

- Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of IT leaders and business audiences.