IT Project Manager

  • Tokyo
  • Remote OK
  • Full-time
  • July 5, 2024
7,000,000 - 12,000,000 JPY /yr
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(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
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 someone who can communicate closely with internal stakeholders and talented engineers to propose business strategies and lead each project.


Position & Responsibilities

This position is responsible for planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects. This position ensures that projects are completed on time and within budget and meet the scope of project requirements and quality standards. The position facilitates clear communication with stakeholders and works to manage risk and resolve issues. This position is also expected to double as a Business Analyst and will be responsible for understanding customer and internal needs and executing system requirements recommendations and 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.


Specifically Responsible For:

1. Project Planning

  • Clarify project scope, goals, and deliverables and develop a comprehensive project plan
  • Recommend project timelines, budgets, and resources


2. Team Management

  • Lead project teams, assign responsibilities, and monitor processes
  • Ensure efficient use of resources to achieve project goals


3. Progress Monitoring and Reporting

  • Regularly report project progress and status to stakeholders
  • Evaluate project health using KPIs and other metrics


4.Business Analysis

  • Lead meetings with internal stakeholders to analyze business needs
  • Solution Proposal and Build


5. Risk Management

  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend plans to mitigate project risks
  • Respond promptly to risks as they arise and work toward resolution


6. Quality Management

  • Develop processes and procedures to assure the quality of deliverables to the project
  • Perform quality assurance activities to ensure standards are met


7. Communication Management

  • Establish effective communication with stakeholders
  • Share information in meetings, presentations, and reports


8. Change Management

  • Evaluate change requests and analyze impact on the project
  • Develop strategies to minimize negative impact on the project


9. Closing

  • Review deliverables at project completion and perform appropriate handover
  • Post-project review to identify areas for future improvement


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:

  • 3-5 years of project management experience
  • Experience in engineering management
  • Familiarity with cloud-based information systems
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Familiarity with project management tools (MS Project, JIRA, Asana)
  • Knowledge of risk management, change management, and quality management
  • Business level English and Japanese

*Remote work is possible, but access to Tokyo for client support is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) or equivalent certification
  • Knowledge of PMBOK is preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, 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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