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Project Manager ( Unix Production Support)

Project Manager ( Unix Production Support)

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US-NY-New York
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Information Technology
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The Project Manager is a part of the Treasury & HOMIS group within JRIA. This role plans and implements treasury applications in coordination with other technical teams in JRIA, business departments in SMBC and Tokyo application development/support teams. The role includes on-going application maintenance activities and production support.


The Project Manager supports the FOX, OBS and CREDIS applications that interface with various internal/external applications in NA/EMEA and the Tokyo Head Office. FOX is FX (Spot, Forward, Option and Swap) trading/booking system for internal bank staff. SMBC staff operates OBS to book Money, CD, CP, Time Deposit, Facility, Security Trade, Security Inventory, Derivative, Repo, Reverse Repo and Collateral.
While the servers are located in NJ/NY, each application is developed and maintained by the Tokyo application support teams. Daily deliverables include end-to-end project management, troubleshooting of user and production issues and on-going application maintenance activities. Acts as a technical expert who works cross-functionally on multi-disciplinary projects within area of expertise. Reports to the Head of JRIA Treasury & HOMIS.

As a project manager;

  • Understand overall system architectures of the applications, and work with network, middleware, production support teams in JRIA to complete projects as well as troubleshoot production issues.
  • Manages small-to-mid-sized projects by defining business and technical requirements, tracking schedule, estimate workload, obtain quotes from external vendors, budget approval process support, coordinate development effort with internal & external parties such as network team, storage team, and UNIX SA Team, mitigate issues and risks.
  • Meet with business users to gather requirements and translate them into functional requirements, then consult with SME to execute.

As a UNIX production support;

  • Assist UNIX (Solaris, HP-UX) system administrators and Tokyo Development Teams to troubleshoot production issues related to hardware, network, operating systems etc.
  • Assist System Test and User Test.


  • Wide variety of technical understanding on computing technology such as Server-client architecture, Networking, LDAP, AD, VMware, SAN, NAS, DNS, DHCP, Citrix, Cluster servers, System Monitoring, Job Scheduler, ODBC, SFTP, MQ.  The position does not require to be an expert of any one field, but need to have good knowledge in many different technologies to grasp project requirement and produce plan.
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience. Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or a related field preferred but not required.
  • Business fluency in English. Fluency in Japanese is highly desirable.
  • Experience with UNIX, Linux and Windows servers. Network and interface communication technologies including but not limited to MQ, SFTP, HTTP and ODBC.
  • Familiarity with UNIX based operating system is a plus.
  • Back office business analysis and design experience including payment, settlement, cash flow, accounting and reconciliation is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of financial products including but not limited to Money, CD, CP, Time Deposit, Facility, Security Trade, Security Inventory, Derivative, FX (Spot, Forward, Option and Swap), Repo, Reverse Repo and Collateral is a plus.


Required  Skills/Abilities·

  • Basic knowledge of UNIX based servers, network and interface communication technologies including but not limited to MQ, SFTP, HTTP and ODBC.
  • Knowledge of project management methodology/SDLC/PLC processes in IT financial services environments is a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • An analytical, problem-solving mindset and delivery focused with a client-centered orientation.
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams in a fast-paced development environment.
  • Basic experience working with Relational Databases, Enterprise Application Integration projects is a plus.


The role requires occasional long hour and weekend work. Must be able to provide occasional weekend and late night support for production support and implementation.