In this sector, you'll find all of our Information Technology jobs, or IT jobs, in investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds, private equity funds, insurance companies and other financial services firms.
Good technology is often the important factor that puts one financial services company ahead of its competitors. Technology can also help the organization save money by speeding up processes and increasing efficiency. As a result, firms in the financial sector spend a very large amount of money on IT recruitment.
The biggest user of technology in an investment bank is the trading floor and everything related to it. Technology may be required to help with buying and selling financial products electronically, processing them through smart-order routing systems or communicating to help trades go through smoothly and quickly. These multimillion dollar technology projects are absolutely crucial to successful operations.
IT careers in financial services fall into five separate departments. These are usually development, business analysis, project management, infrastructure and technical support.
Developers are at the frontlines of the IT department. Some development jobs may require developing completely new systems in-house, which offers opportunities for developers using Java or other coding languages to use their knowledge. Often, however, banks buy software off the shelf from third-party companies. In these cases, the developer will need to modify the software to serve the institution's particular needs or integrate it into existing systems.
When creating systems for flow products like equities or FX, developers aim for "low latency" or to reduce the amount of time taken while executing and processing a trade.
Business analysts connect with both the IT department and the business side of the organization, investigating how technology can be used to improve the bank's competitive advantage.
Meanwhile, project managers will take the reins of the new venture once it's been given the go-ahead. Project management roles are strategic and involve planning, structuring and eventual completion of the projects. Project managers work with a team of developers, liaise with third-party vendors and are answerable to the business should plans go awry.
Those in technical support jobs solve problems when they arise on the trading floor. Infrastructure roles deal with the nuts and bolts of IT - everything from servers to operating systems to databases.
This section also includes IT jobs working for third-party vendors, which specialize in providing software for a particular sector.
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|High Frequency C++ Prop Desk Developer – Tokyo||GQR Global Markets 15 million – 20 million JPY + bonus||Japan-Tokyo||24 May 13|
We require a C++ high frequency connectivity developer to join the quant prop trading group within a tier one ...
|Manager - Fixed Income & Rates Front Office Support, Tokyo||McGregor Boyall Singapore Salary negotiable based on experience||Japan-Tokyo||23 May 13|
Our client is looking for a Manager/ Team lead to manage the Front-office Support team for its Fixed Income & ...
|Japanese Speaking Support Engineer based in Tokyo||Euro London Group Competitive||Japan-Tokyo||20 May 13|
Global company in the trading technology industry has an exciting new opportunity in its Tokyo office for Japa...
|Tech&Data TK, Enterprise Data&Services - Client Reference Data Analyst||Morgan Stanley Competitive||Japan-Tokyo||19 May 13|
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|Tech&Data Tokyo, Enterprise Infra - Data Operations Engineer||Morgan Stanley Competitive||Japan-Tokyo||14 May 13|
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|Legacy Systems Program Manager||JAC International 15-18m JPY/12 months||Japan-Tokyo||30 Apr 13|
To lead the update/renewal of financial operations and systems in accordance with global transformation progr...
|SA - Sales||Calypso Technology Competitive||Japan-Tokyo||29 Apr 13|
|Professional Services - Business Analyst||Calypso Technology Competitive||Japan-Tokyo||29 Apr 13|
The Calypso Professional Services Organization is the leading authority in successful Calypso system implement...
|[Tier one foreign securities firm] Equity Derivatives Production Support||Morgan McKinley - Tokyo Negotiable||Japan-Tokyo||17 Apr 13|
Global financial firm is seeking a bilingual talent with strong knowledge in equity derivatives to support fro...
|Technical Consultant||Murex Southeast Asia Pte Ltd Market rate||Japan-Tokyo||18 Mar 13|
Technical role with functional flavour
|C# .NET Interest Rates Developer||Hays Finance Technology very competitive||Japan-Tokyo||03 Feb 13|
One of the top global investment banks in Tokyo is looking for a front office C# developer for their flow rat...
|Project Manager - Associate to AVP||Hays Banking Compeititve Package - Base and above Mar...||Japan-Tokyo||03 Feb 13|
A key strategic Project Management role within an international Investment Bank covering all aspects of proje...
|experienced PM||Hays Finance Technology Depending on the candidate''s skills, ex...||Japan-Tokyo||03 Feb 13|
My client is looking for Project Manager to help the quality and timely completion of system projects undert...
|C#. .Net in fixed income||Hays Finance Technology depending on the candidates''s experienc...||Japan-Tokyo||03 Feb 13|
My client is urgently looking for developers ( Junior to Senior) in it''s Fixed Income Sales Technology team ...
|Project Manager, VP (Tokyo)||Hays Banking Competitive Package, Base and Bonus||Japan-Tokyo||03 Feb 13|
Project Manager VP - Project Management & Business Process Improvement
|multiple accounts: Unix SA (Linux, Sun, AIX)||Hays Finance Technology Japan 5,000,000 -9,000,000JPy per year||Japan-Kyushu||03 Feb 13|
My client tier 1 fiancial firm is urgently looking for multiple accounts to hire: Unix SA ( Linux, Sun, AIX)