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Application Production Support for Trade

Japan    Others    Permanent   

Job description

Provide application support for Trade Processing Applications used by Global Markets Operations staff and other operation functions of the bank.

Job responsibilities


  • Support Trade Processing applications for Global Markets Operations users (Mainly Gloss)

  • Monitor scheduled jobs relating to supported applications and services 

  • Ensure quality and accuracy of outputs to downstream and external systems 

  • Investigate issues and report to vendors / regional & global support teams for stabilizing and improving the systems

  • Analyze the local business IT Reeds to provide tools and solution to comply with their requirements

  • Provide development and analysis for simple solutions that can be handled locally / internally

  • Manage incidents, problems and changes accordingly to the AP standards

  • Follow and understand the latest changes/issues on the regional and global systems 

  • Minimize failures and ensure adequate performance and operation of the systems by continuously monitoring the performance/ operation, quickly diagnose and address any problems 

  • Conduct system Quality Assurance Testing and assist in User Acceptance test perform deployment or upgrade of mission critical applications and systems 

  • Provide system and process documentation. 

  • Propose and participate to the constant effort to improve the systems 


  • Direct interaction with the users, mainly Operations (Back and Middle office) 

  • Understand users' needs and provide propose feasible and quick solutions to the users 

  • Build a good relationship with the users and provide regular updates to the users located in Japan

  • Working closely with regional and Global IT teams. 


  • Follow ITIL Application Support methodology to carry out incident and system change management procedures 

  • Manage and track daily production problems; 

  • Ensure effective and timely resolution and communications to the client 

  • Coordinate with developer teams to report and follow through bug fixing 

  • Direct contribution to operational permanent control framework 

  • Take care of knowledge sharing with the global team

  • Conduct system Quality Assurance Testing and assist In User Acceptance test

  • perform deployment or upgrade of mission critical applications and systems Adhere to document procedural standards

The employee must:
Behave appropriately and comply with the general ethical standards expected and relevant regulatory authorities.
Comply with all applicable legal regulatory, Code of Conduct's and internal compliance requirements including, especially, Financial Security and International Financial Sanctions,
Know Your Customer due diligence, Client Interest Protection, Market Integrity and Professional Ethics.
Has completed necessary compliance training to maintain appropriate business and compliance level of knowledge and understanding in order to be fully competent to undertake the role.

Contributing Responsibilities 

  • Early Support Shift - Perform ad hoc weekend work (DR dritt week end maintenance and releases), on a rotation basis 

  • Technical & Behavioral Competencies 

  • Highly recommended but not mandatory 

Technical & Functional 

. Applications: Gloss Settlements System, ISTAR platform (Core(CxMx Fund web, SmartBridge 

  • Financial product knowledge : Financial Products, Trade Life Cycle, Trade Types, Settlement process 

  • Development: Bash, Python, lava, SQU(Advanced), Excel VBA 

Platform: Windows and Linux Tools: Geneos, Autosys, ServiceNow Excel JIRA 

Functional concept: Japanese Settlement systems, payment chain life cycle . Technologies: Databases (Sybase, Oracle & MSSql), Network (basic knowledge) 


  • Highly motivated & comfortable in a high pressured environment 

  • Quick leaner, self-starter, and able to work independently & on larger tasks involving teamwork

  • Strong desire to investigate and resolve issues in the short term (workaround / setting up procedures) and longer term (participate to definition of permanent solutions)

  • Interest to work in Financial IT and learn related business.

  • Inquisitive and structured mind to follow up simultaneously a large number of support issues.

  • Understand users' need and convert them to IT requirements.

  • Accuracy in judgement and capability to make correct system diagnostic and resolve problems.

  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks while delivering high quality results

  • Collaboration skills/ team player 

Job requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher 

  • 5+ years of work experience in Application support in an Investment Bank

  • Experience in supporting Japan settlement related system (i.e. ISTARJSCC,Gloss)

  • Fluent in English (mandatory) 

  • Fluent in Japanese (highly recommended but not mandatory)

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