IT Business Analyst

  • Tokyo
  • Remote OK
  • Full-time
  • July 5, 2024
7,000,000 - 12,000,000 JPY /yr
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Language Requirements
Japanese: Business Level
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above

About Us

AlpacaTech offers a wide range of technological solutions for asset management, trading, and market-making that leverage state-of-the-art AI to provide our clients a competitive edge in the industry.

AlpacaTech, formerly the AI Solutions division of AlpacaJapan, is Asia’s leading AI FinTech based in Tokyo and specializes in building AI technologies for financial markets. We are providing short-term and long-term forecasting signals for a wide range of assets, as well as asset allocation recommendations for investment managers.

Our groundbreaking technology has already attracted the attention of major banking and financial institutions within Japan and around the world and led to long-lasting partnerships.

We are looking for a Business Analyst who can communicate closely with internal stakeholders and talented engineers to proactively propose business strategies and lead projects.


Position & Responsibilities

The Business Analyst will be responsible for understanding business needs, proposing system requirements, and executing plans. This role will focus on improving business processes, optimizing requirements management, and working with technical teams to increase operational efficiency and maximize business value. This position will also serve as a project manager and will be responsible for planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects. Ensures that projects are completed on time and within budget and meet the scope of project requirements and quality standards.


Specifically Responsible For:

1. Information Gathering and Analysis

  • Lead stakeholder meetings and analyze business needs
  • Prepare requested documents and specifications
  • Obtain baseline requests and approvals from stakeholders


2. Propose and build solutions

  • Present proposed business process improvements
  • Plan and implement the solution
  • Work with technical team to implement development plan
  • Understand the scope of project requirements and provide and manage costs


3. Project Management

  • Plan, execute, monitor, control, and close projects
  • Monitoring the scope of project requirements and quality standards


4. Client Support

  • Assist clients with system specifications
  • Prepare and maintain internal documentation


Corporate Culture

Team Diversity

We are a collaborative team of engineers, data scientists, quants, architects, designers, bankers and project managers from diverse backgrounds.


Community Engagement

We benefit from the community and are happy to give back. We cherish connections from our external partners, investors and players from the start-up industry. We have recently open-sourced our high-performance time series database MarketStore written in Go.



Our main language is English while Japanese is also used depending on the business segment and job role involved. Internal communication tools include Slack, Google, Zoom.


Work-life Balance

We believe and honor the fact that beyond an employee’s working life, parenting, family and friends are all very important aspects of a person’s life. We allocate and encourage remote work time to allow for a fulfilling work-life balance.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience as a business analyst
  • Experience in defining business requirements and project management
  • Knowledge and understanding of IT systems
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Project process and understanding of Agile and Waterfall
  • Business level of English and Japanese
  • Remote work is possible, but access to Tokyo for client MTG is required


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of statistics, probability, machine learning and AI
  • Industry experience in finance or technology
  • Experience with data analysis and BI tools
  • Qualifications: PMP / CBAP
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science field, information systems, business administration or related field


Working Conditions


  • Tokyo, Japan, close to metro station Otemachi with a hybrid of remote working


Working Hours

  • 9:00-18:00 but can be flexible upon agreement with your manager
  • Overtime: Approximately 20 hours per month (may increase during peak season)
  • Flexible working hours: Yes



  • Allowance: Remote work allowance, commuting allowance based on the number of days worked in the office, etc.
  • Social insurance: Health insurance, employee pension, unemployment insurance, and workers' compensation insurance available
  • Benefits: Learning platform "Coursera", membership to welfare service, etc.



  • Annual holidays:120 days
  • Annual paid vacations:10 or 20 days for the first year and 20 days per year thereafter
  • Vacation form: 2 days off per week (Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays) and other days specified by the company such as December 31st ~ January 3rd.



  • Company official language: English, Japanese
  • Visa Sponsorship: Available

AlpacaTech is a technology company that develops investment management and trading solutions.

We combine cutting-edge technology and financial know-how to deliver sophisticated products that meet our clients' high standards.

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