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Updated 2024-02-21
Activated 2024-02-14

Network Architect - Financial Industry Specialist

  • Employer
  • Senior Level
Company Name

Ahead Group

Job Type
Ahead Group
IT (Hardware/Network) - Network Engineer
IT (Hardware/Network) - Project Manager
IT (Hardware/Network) - Communication Infrastructure (Including ISP and Career)
Industry IT Consulting
Location Asia Japan Tokyo

Job Description Responsibilities:

Network Architecture Design:
Work closely with the bank's IT teams to design and implement network architectures that meet the specific needs of the financial industry
Integrate Cisco MSO, EVPN, and ACI technologies into the network design

Data Center Migration:
Lead and execute data center migration projects, facilitating smooth transitions with minimal disruption to business operations
Evaluate existing data center infrastructure, identify optimization opportunities, and implement migration strategies

Technical Leadership:
Provide seasoned technical leadership and guidance to both Ahead Consulting and the bank's IT teams, ensuring adherence to best practices in network design, implementation, and maintenance
Stay informed about industry trends and emerging technologies, incorporating Cisco MSO, EVPN, and ACI into network strategies

Security and Compliance:
Implement and enforce network security measures to safeguard sensitive financial data
Ensure compliance with industry regulations and the bank's internal security policies

Collaboration and Communication:
Collaborate effectively with stakeholders, including IT teams, project managers, and business leaders within the bank
Communicate complex technical concepts in both business English and business Japanese to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and understandable manner


Educational Background:
Bachelor’s or higher degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field
CCIE certification is mandatory

Minimum of 10 years of experience as a Network Architect, with a focus on the financial industry
Proven experience in successfully leading data center migration projects

Technical Skills:
Proficient in network design, configuration, and troubleshooting
Experience with Cisco MSO, EVPN, and ACI technologies is required
Cloud experience is a nice-to-have
Expertise in routing, switching, and security protocols
Knowledge of virtualization technologies

Language Skills:
Proficiency in business English and business Japanese is required
-5 years of experience as a Network Engineer, with a focus on data center networking
-Extensive hands-on experience with Cisco Nexus switches, including Nexus 9000, 7000, or 5000 series.
-Hands-on experience with network devices from major vendors, such as Cisco, Fortinet, etc.
-Strong knowledge of data center networking concepts, protocols, and best practices.
-Strong understanding of network security principles and best practices.
-Proficiency in network virtualization, fabric extenders, and Virtual Port Channel (vPC)
-Proficiency in network protocols and technologies (TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, VLANs, MPLS, etc).
-Experience with network security principles, access controls, and Quality of Service (QoS)
-Experience with datacenter applications migration is desirable.
-Familiarity with load balancers, web proxy, and network virtualization technologies.
-Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
-Ability to work effectively in a team and independently, with a proactive and collaborative approach.
-Industry certifications such as CCNP Data Center or CCIE Data Center are higher desirable.
-English and Japanese bilingual for written and spoken are desirable.
English Level Business Conversation Level (TOEIC 735-860)
Japanese Level Business Level(JLPT Level 2 or N2)
Salary JPY - Japanese Yen JPY 14000K - JPY 16000K   
Other Salary
Social Insurance
Commuting/ Transportation Allowance
Holidays Five-Day Workweek

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