IT (Embedded Software, Control Systems) - Project Manager
IT (Other) - Project Manager
Ahead Consulting is seeking an IT Solution Delivery Manager for Individual Protection domain for a permanent role that we are looking to fill at an International Insurance Company in Tokyo.
The Solution Delivery Manager is responsible for playing a leading role in an IT delivery team in the Individual Protection domain (life, medical and illness protection) throughout the software development lifecycle.
This position provides direction and oversight to a solution delivery team consisting of analysts, software engineers, programmers, infrastructure engineers, deployment specialists and vendor-supplied resources.
Effectively collaborates and partners with business owners or subject matter experts to implement most value-added system solutions within the negotiated parameters of time, scope, and cost.
The successful candidate must not only be well-versed in formal project management processes and practices, but must possess proficiency in technology disciplines.
Playing Manager in a development team of 4-6 persons overseeing Policy Management System for Individual Protection business line;
Management of the triple constraint: Budget, Schedule and Scope;
System Design (creation or review & sign-off, depending on project composition);
System Development Quality Assurance (process + deliverables, including source code review);
Production Support (hands-on work is also expected);
Tracking changes in Life and Non-Life Individual Protection industry standards, evaluating impact and conducting appropriate planning and execution;
Vendor Relationship Management;
WBS management & prioritization in technologically sound manner, and based on clear understanding of business domain and its needs;
System Design (creation or review and sign-off, depending on project composition).
Skills and Knowledge Required:
5-7 years of hands-on IT experience – programming (any OOP language), QA, analysis, infrastructure (Windows Server, Oracle RDBMS), preferably in Individual Insurance domain;
Software design skills (using formal notation, such as UML, BPMN);
1-3 years of experience as a manager of IT application developers or business analysts;
IT Project Management – PMP, Prince certification or equivalent work experience;
Delivery methodologies – Waterfall, Iterative and/or Agile;
Thorough understanding of Enterprise Architecture principles;
Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills;
Successful completion of Individual Life or Non-Life certification (e.g. Seiho or Sonpo kouza) would be a plus;
Influencing and negotiating in highly matrixed environments;
Keen and sustained interest in technology trends and their application in financial domain;
Collaboration and ability to overcome geographic/cultural barriers to lead a globally dispersed workforce;
Positive, hungry for knowledge mindset;
Japanese – advanced or native, English – ability to write design documents and accurately communicate requirements to offshore team.
|English Level||Business Conversation Level (TOEIC 735-860)|
|Japanese Level||Fluent(JLPT Level 1 or N1)|
|Salary||Depends on experience|