Job Description The candidate in this position will understand business issues; contribute to IT business projects and IT sponsored technology projects by translating business needs into understandable requirements. Systems analysts work with customers, development teams and outside services, and delivers business specifications for manual and automated solutions that are complete and easily understood. Analysis and design of technical solutions will be in compliance with corporate IT strategy, services, technology and products. The candidate will participate in the development and management of project plans related to application development initiatives, from project planning and design through testing, implementation and maintenance. He/she will support, enforce and contribute to the development of IT security and controls. Specific: The role that systems analysts play is one of project work and production support. There is a lot of interfacing with clients (Operations, Sales & Marketing, Product Management, Reporting) working through issues/questions, developing requirements documentation and monitoring system performance. As an SA, you will be on track to play a project lead role on small to medium size projects and/or work requests raised by the business partners in the future. At present, we use VB, Access, Oracle and UNIX based Cobol. We are currently have a major initiative to retool our technology platform for scalability - in addition to our main administration tool, we will be increasing our suite of web tools (utilizing Java and .NET), implementing an image and workflow system, building a Data Mart for reporting and data mining and we will be building a EDI engine for our output distribution. This individual will carry out duties including Process re-engineering, process design, problem analysis, systems engineering, project implementation. In addition, Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery.
Required Skills The candidate must have:
* Programming: Java, HTML, SQL technologies (UNIX, XML are desirable)
* some MVC-base Framework(Struts, SPRING are desirable)
* some Web Server Experience(Web Logic is desirable)
* Database: RDB (Oracle, SQL Server are desirable)
* Project management experience preferred if possible * Fluent Japanese (reading & writing) / English (if possible) Personal characteristics must include:
* Problem solving knowledge and experience
* High level of communication skills including writing, speaking and listening
* Teamwork orientation.
* Financial Services experience (preferable Insurance) as a Systems Analyst or Consultant of 3-5 years
The candidate should bring an understanding of business automation for financial services. For senior positions, financial services experience and vendor management are required. The ideal candidate knows new technology and speaks fluent Japanese. The ideal candidate is innovative and creative and able to multi-task. An understanding of structured analysis, workflows, technical design and system methodologies is preferred. Knowledge of the annuity business (Fixed and Variable) is preferred. Able to work in a fast-paced, high-growth, multi-cultural environment. College degree or equivalent work experience required.
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