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Market Data Support - Fixed Term Contractor

Req #: 180004399
Location: Tokyo, 13, JP
Job Category: Technology
Job Description:
We are looking for an experienced market data operations specialist to join the Tokyo Market Data Team. 
The successful candidate must be a team player with a flexible working approach, providing 2nd and 3rd level support to the location users for all market data services and work in partnership with the regional and global teams to deliver on a wide range of investment activities covering everything from datacenter moves to implementation of new services.
The individual needs to be well versed with working with the Japanese Exchanges and Regulators, with excellent communication skills to build strong client and vendor relationships.  A control mind-set, good Project, Expense, Change and Incident management skills and ability to perform in a dynamic and fluid environment are all other key competencies of this role.  Minimum business level Japanese written/verbal mandated given many location based services is local language.
Requirements & Key Responsibilities
  • Requirements gathering & technical planning
  • Requirement – learning and processing basic internal process/request tools – more admin type role
  • Business, client and vendor liaison
  • Coordination of plan, build and testing activities
  • Provide 3rd line Support for the Market Data ECN applications
  • Work as part of the MDS organization to meet overall objectives
  • Maintain documentation in-line with best practice to ensure knowledge accessibility and continuous learning within team
  • Self motivated, innovative and self starter
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and partner with business, development, operate and infrastructure  teams globally
  • Strong business focus and a clear understanding that technology is the means to achieving business goals.
  • Ability to learn and assimilate knowledge of proprietary and vendor systems quickly
  • Effective partnership skills to work with the business to ensure requirements are captured correctly
  • Ability to perform in a fast paced environment where time to delivery and/or resolution is critical to protect/increase revenue stream
  • Ability to multi-task and work on multiple tasks at the same time in a complex environment
  • Strong knowledge o f the project lifecycle.
  • Strong knowledge of the SDLC
Technical Requirements
  • Strong knowledge of Project Management concepts and tools
  • Strong analysis skills
  • Strong market data knowledge and experience dealing with the intricacies of vendors and exchanges
  • Strong knowledge of trading (buy/sell sides)
  • Experience with vendor software
  • Familiarity with networking concepts, e.g. Multicast, TCP/IP
 Desired Requirements
  • Experience of working in financial services company (5+ years)
  • Experience of business process improvement
  • Experience of infrastructure projects
  • Excellent Excel/ data mining skills
  • Mandarin speaking an added advantage



Japanese – Business level
English – Native
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