April 9, 2021 Tokyo, Japan Financial Technology   Full-time  
Stepfirst

Solution Architect

Tokyo

Our Company:

We combine deep industry expertise with an intelligent data management platform to deliver regulatory, liquidity, capital & credit, operations and trade & transaction reporting.

We are the industry leader in providing enterprise-wide data and risk management solutions for our clients all around the world.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities of the position will include:

·       Design, Configure and Deploy Risk and Finance Regulatory solutions.

·       Work with client representatives to understand the needs of the implementation, to integrate, design, configure and implement solutions

·       Lead Design Workshops

·       Maintain Ownership/Accountability for the client’s project delivery including overall solution design

·       Informing, engaging, seeking endorsement and responding to the client’s team on all facets of implementing solution

·       Overseeing, reviewing and mentoring project team member’s deliverables to ensure best-practice design

·       Liaise with other professionals to design solution architecture for clients

·       Ensure compliance to solution architectural design in the implementation of projects

·       Provide architectural guidance to the project team

·       Perform build and configuration activities for our client’s

·       Explain technical issues and IT solution strategies to stakeholders and other IT professionals

·       Keep an accurate record of materials used, expected deliverables, and milestones achieved

·       Ensure that solution milestones are accomplished at the right time

·       Ensure that solution architecture designed are in sync with business needs and hardware

·       Identify and mitigate existing business risk or risks associated with solution architecture

Skills

Requirements:

·       Ability to navigate into complex architecture topics, articulate decision drivers, solutions’ benefits and drawbacks

·       Must have strong expertise in Data Warehouse, Data Management and related performance/optimisation initiatives

·       Should have good knowledge of BI principles, Data Warehouse concepts, Master Data and ETL methodology

·       Must have strong experience in analysing business requirements and driving Data warehouse/Data integration design workshops

·       Experience in Technical Solution Designs, reporting Solution Designs, Requirements Analysis, Source System Analysis, Data Analysis, Source to Target Mappings Designs and Transformation Rules

·       Experience in delivering logical/physical data model (Dimensional and Relational) concepts like Star-Schema Modelling, Snowflake Schema Modelling, Fact and Dimension tables modelling

·       Experience and/or strong understanding of solutions such as Hadoop, HANA, Informatica, Datastage, Teradata, Business Objects

·       Experience in Regulatory Reporting (e.g.: Financial Prudential, FATCA, CRS, IRFS, MIFID, AML among others) and/or other relevant compliance topics

·       Strong knowledge of financial instruments and products from a banking and accounting perspective

·       Experience in managing relationships with Japanese clients preferred

·       Native Japanese and English language skills

About You:

•       You are a senior lead, but also a team player and a mentor

•       Your working style is to empower others and impart your knowledge/expertise

•       You have a genuine passion for learning and demonstrated a willingness to become an expert on our core platform and related solutions

•       Self-motivated with a high sense of urgency, resourcefulness, and adaptability

•       Superior organisational and time management skills

•       Strong troubleshooting skills

•       Demonstrated customer-facing experience (Business and IT)

•       A self-starter.  You can demonstrate your ownership and drive to deliver the best outcomes for clients

•       You can articulate, present and draw logical conclusions

•       Excellent English verbal/listening and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with various levels of management

•       Flexibility to adapt to new and ever-changing situations and environments

•       You expect results and the very best from your team

•       Candidate also needs to have a willingness to travel

Qualifications

None

Educational Requirements

Bachelors Degree or higher

Experience Requirements

·       At least 5 years experience in Solution Architecture on large programs involving Data warehouse, Data Integration and Reporting/Analytics

·       At least 5 years of Financial Services industry knowledge

·       At least 3 years of project management experience

·       1-2 years of experience driving architecture decisions with senior IT stakeholder management (C-level) in major banking transformation programs (or equivalent)

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