Job ID : 954862 Date Updated : November 18th, 2019
World Leading Insurance Company

Principal Architect - Insurance Industry

Hiring Company Ahead Consulting & Managed Services K.K.
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 10 million yen ~ 11 million yen

Job Description

Ahead Group is looking for a Principal Architect to join a Leading International Insurance Company.  The role is to lead architectural decisions and establish IT architecture to support business strategy and promote IT activities, by working collaboratively with architects from different layers such as application, infra, data, etc. This job is also responsible for communication to higher management. Although hands on is not its core mission, they put value on hands on programing skills.


Enterprise Architecture
・ Formalize IT architecture and present to C-level management
・ Create architecture roadmap for long term challenges
・ Communicate with AXA HQ for compliance with group initiatives
Application/Integration Architecture
・ Support Solution Owners to decide architecture for new applications and integrations
・ Review application development standard and process, and provide insight for improvement
・ Work with DevOps team to implement CI/CD process
Infrastructure Architecture
・ Work with Infrastructure Architect to define Data Center / Cloud strategy and Network design
Data Architecture
・ Work with Data Architect to understand overall Data Strategy and make sure smooth integration between Data Platform and other applications
・ Support CISO to make sure applications meet security standard
・ In case of any security issue, give direction to developers for quick fix


- 10+ years of experience as Developer, 5+ years of experience as Architect
- Proficient in Java, Object-Oriented Programming and Design Patterns
- Deep knowledge in Web application, RDBMS, Messaging, HTML and JavaScript
- Familiar with data management concepts of distributed systems such as ACID, BASE and CAP theorem
- Understand security practices for application development
- Experience on authentication/authorization mechanisms such as SAML2.0, OpenID Connect, OAuth2.0
- Hands on experience on REST and SOAP based applications for both client and server side
- Experience on Version Control systems such as Git, SVN, etc. with good understanding of branching/versioning strategy
- Expertise on development tools (Eclipse/IntelliJ), build system (Gradle/Maven) and library management (Maven Repository)
- Understanding on concepts of Containers (Docker, Container Orchestration), and its ecosystem (Kubernetes/OpenShift)
- Familiar with concept of Cloud solutions such as Region, Availability Zone, VPC, Subnet, Security Group, EC2, ECS, S3, API Gateway, Lambda, RDS, etc. (not necessarily AWS, but nice to have)
- Basic understanding on Network technologies such as Router, Firewall, NAT, WAF, IPS, etc.
- English: Business Level;  Japanese: Business Level

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 6 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level
Minimum Japanese Level Business Level
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards

Work conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 10 million yen ~ 11 million yen
Hiring Company Information

Ahead Consulting & Managed Services K.K.

Principal Architect - Insurance Industry - 954862

Company Details

Company Type Large Company (more than 300 employees) - International Company

Company Description

Ahead Group is a specialized technology consulting, managed services, and staffing organization providing services across the APAC region.

Ahead Group supports international clients with strategic positions in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore. As a long-term partner, Ahead Group provides flexible tailor-made technology solutions for every client. The specialists at Ahead Group have significant industry experience and deliver high quality, effective results.

Company History:
Ahead Consulting was founded in 2014 in Tokyo, Japan, to provide high quality IT services to the finance and insurance industries. Ahead Consulting has since expanded with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore to support regional clients.

Ahead Group Ltd. was established in 2017 as the regional holding company for all Ahead subsidiaries.

Ahead Staffing was established in 2017 as an affiliate of Ahead Consulting to address the need for permanent recruitment and dispatch hiring in Japan.

アヘッド グループは、APAC 地域にてコンサルティング、マネージド サービス、および人材派遣に特化したサービスをご提供し、東京、香港、シンガポールに戦略を担うチームが存在する国際企業をサポートします。長期にわたるパートナーシップを見据え、それぞれのニーズに合った柔軟なソリューションを、すべてのクライアントにご提供します。各分野での豊富な経験を有するアヘッド グループの従業員が、効率的かつ高品質な結果をお届けします。

アヘッド コンサルティングは、高品質な IT サービスを金融および保険業界に提供する企業として、2014年に東京で設立されました。その後、香港およびシンガポールにてそれぞれオフィスを開設し、現地の顧客のサポートを行っています。

2017年に設立されたアヘッド グループは、各アヘッド系列会社の持ち株会社です。

アヘッド スタッフィングは、日本での正社員および派遣社員採用のニーズに応えるため、アヘッド コンサルティングの系列会社として 2017 年に設立されました。