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Japan Data Office - Data Engineer

Manulife Tokyo | Hybrid
EN: business
JP: fluent
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

The Opportunity

The customer is the focus of everything we do, and millions of end users rely on our products daily. We believe in the value of empowering Data Engineer with the resources to solve critical problems for the future of our business, which is why we need you. 

Role Summary

This position will be data engineer working for the newly formed Japan Data Office team at Manulife Japan. Japan Data Office works closely with the region's ADO team to support and ensure stable operation of Datalake and other data platforms. The Japan Data Office will also assist the Advanced Analytics team and other business units in leveraging data. The team also leads the design of the data architecture and data flow for the development of IT systems for a variety of projects. In the long term, the position will work with business units to establish data governance processes and structures.


  • Work for Japan Data Office and collaborate regional ADO team to support our data platform and framework.
  • Make sure our data platform stability through proper monitoring.
  • Manage all data ingestion to ensure data correctness and completeness.
  • Incident management including timely incident resolution in corporate with ADO and application owners of source systems.
  • Monitor data platform performance and optimize it if necessary
  • Design data architecture and data flow around data platform.
  • Manager and support common data models like OCDM and other master and policy models.
  • Supply technical and developer support in various project s and trouble shooting.
  • Support and consult various data consumption requirements from business users.
  • Analyze data consumption needs based on discussion with business users, and design the method to extract necessary data.
  • Establish data governance model and structure.


Skills & Experience (Must Have)

  • Advanced communication skills (including presentation skills)
  • Flexibility and adaptability in challenging environment
  • Self-starter and able to have curiosity anything related to both technology and business
  • Overall knowledge/experience in IT / More than 10 years
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both in Japanese (Native level) and English (Business level)
  • Experience of data technology like relational & non-SQL database, SQL, ETL and BI tools.
  • Experience of data model and flow design and implementation.
  • Basic information/cyber security knowledge
  • Basic infra and network knowledge
  • Familiar with data architecture design patterns and models.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Azure technologies or other cloud technologies.
  • Familiar with concept of data warehouse, data mart, data lake and data fabric.
  • Self-explanatory documenting skill
  • People management skill.

Skills & Experience (Nice to Have)

  • Familiar with Microsoft Azure Data Factory
  • Experience of system developments in life insurance domain.

About the Company

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

Internal Guidelines about Work from Home:

Hybrid Model, following Manulife’s Working Better guidelines.

 Over time:

10-30 hours/month.


Based on our Work Rules, we will consider your experience, skills and knowledge when we decide the salary.

Commutation allowance and Variable Incentive Bonus are paid based on our Work Rules.

Working Hours:

Standard Working Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Include 1 hour break. Flex-time system available)


Social Insurance (Health Insurance, Employees' Pension, Unemployment Insurance, Worker's Accident Insurance), Benefit One, Training system (include Japanese lesson / English lesson), Childcare Leave/Family care Leave, Baby-sitter support program, wiwiw System (Support program for those who take Childcare Leave), Retirement Pension (only for Regular employee).


Saturdays and Sundays

National Holidays

Year-end and new year holidays (December 30, December 31, January 2 and January 3)

Annual Paid Holiday

For Regular employee, other special holidays are available (e.g. Anniversary Leave, etc.)


Hatsudai Head Office, Tokyo Opera City, 3-20-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan

What motivates you?

  • You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit 
  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile mindset and enable business outcomes 
  • You thrive in teams, and enjoy getting things done together
  • You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters 
  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up
  • You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone 

Our commitment to you

  • Our mission; to be a part of making Decisions Easier and Lives Better
  • A leadership team dedicated to your growth and success 
  • A bold ambition and set of goals to be a leader in driving transformation in our industry 
  • Our best. Every day. 

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law. 

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application processAll information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact