Current Opportunities

We currently have the following opportunities available:

SVP Architecture

SMBC Aviation Capital business has undergone significant growth over the past number of years and is a global leader in Aviation Finance and Leasing. In parallel SMBC Aviation Capital has undergone a significant IT transformation project consisting re-engineering the infrastructure, backend processes, and supporting systems to provide an integrated management system across all of SMBC’s core business activities. This work included data and system consolidation and validation. The SMBC Aviation Capital Information & Technology Team of highly skilled and experienced IT and business professionals are responsible for the development of the new Information and Technology landscape in addition to supporting day to day business operations.Our core systems are based on a variety of Microsoft platforms.

We are now embarking on the next stage of our IT journey, taking our IT platforms to the cloud, with a target state architecture that leverages SaaS business application platforms with targeted custom development for bespoke needs, application extensions and integration, continuing our journey to a fully integrated application suite to support our end to end business processes.

Overview of Role

The successful candidate will be a leader within the SMBC Aviation Capital Information &Technology team and will have proven experience in designing and delivering technology strategies and architecture projects within Medium / Large organisations. The role will report directly to the Senior Vice President – Head of IT and will be part of the IT Leadership team. It will be responsible for the end to end management of the overall application architecture including roadmap definition.

The Architect will bring the vision, energy and ambition to develop and deliver the I&T Technology strategy. In a landscape where Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IoT and other emerging technologies are starting to come to the fore it is vital that SMBC Aviation Capital are building this into their future technology platform. As a leader, the Architect will need to ensure alignment with business and technical teams, and the culture of SMBC Aviation Capital, continuously seeking better ways of delivering growth and profitability in a fast-moving environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of the end to end application architecture to ensure it is fit for purpose for the organisation.
  • Research, design, and development of the architecture in accordance with specified business and architectural requirements and standards.
  • Overall systems analysis and design, including sign-off of integrated designs completed by other members of the team.
  • Applications technology roadmap management in conjunction with SVP Infrastructure, and members of the IT team as appropriate
  • Application infrastructure design and maintenance
  • Technical leadership across all applications including providing technical guidance and assistance to Application Managers
  • Design and implementation of Software Development processes and standards in conjunction with the SVP of Applications, in particular the implementation of Agile working methods
  • Definition and implementation of design standards and ‘best practice’ across all applications/data/infrastructure
  • Working with the SVP Head of IT in the definition and development of the overall Application Technology Strategy for the organisation, including ‘ways of working’
  • Researching external industry and competitor technology trends and evaluating current and emerging technologies

Document Manager

SMBC Aviation Capital is a leading global aircraft leasing company incorporating a highly skilled aircraft management and trading company. Our principal activity is leasing, trading and managing aircraft, with a focus on young commercial jet aircraft most popular with our airline and investor customers.

We are owned and supported by a consortium of leading Japanese institutions, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company Limited and Sumitomo Corporation. With their scale and heritage, these Japanese-headquartered international businesses bring financial strength and long-term commitment to the day-to-day operations of SMBC Aviation Capital.

Over 190 professionals work at our headquarters in Dublin and at locations in Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Miami, New York, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Toulouse. Consistent with our aim of being the world's best aircraft lessor, our return on equity is consistently in the top quartile of our industry.

Team & Role Overview

An opportunity exists at VP level within the Transaction Execution team for a Document Manager to join an experienced team responsible for a number of operational areas in the company, including Document Management activities.This is a key role in the business directly contributing to the successful execution of transactions, ensuring amongst other things efficient and smooth trading of our aircraft.

Reporting to the Head of Transaction Execution, you will be responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the physical and virtual filing infrastructure for all transaction documents, as well as training, support and guidance to relevant team members on document management.

You will also work on specific projects relating to the Document Management system, process changes and companywide-projects. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining a best in class document management system utilising latest technologies.

You will manage and oversee the work of one other team member.

Key Responsibilities

Transaction Documentation

  • Design, develop and maintain document management databases, tracking and processing original and softcopy documents for all existing and new transactions.
  • Following business activity closely to ensure all transactions are tracked through to execution and then to completion of documentation.
  • Liaising with external counsel, customers and internal teams to ensure a complete and correct set of documents is received within agreed timelines.
  • Tracking outstanding documents and escalating issues as appropriate.
  • Monitoring delivery times for external counsel, internal approval and completion of each case by Document Management.
  • Management of original chain of title documents for the portfolio.
  • Fielding queries on documentation status from internal teams.
  • Supporting internal teams in the process of novating/selling aircraft – review of lease documentation confidentiality provisions and release of copy and/or original documentation to relevant parties.

Project Management & Execution

  • Leading, managing and executing ongoing and future Document Management projects, together with supporting other projects both within the Transaction Execution team and the wider business.Examples of recent projects include development of a customised Document Management workflow and a project to create a new document management system for certain categories of deal documentation.

Audit

  • Responding to audit requests from internal and external auditors.
  • Supplying copies of documentation via data site.


Accounts Payable Manager

SMBC Aviation Capital is a leading global aircraft leasing company incorporating a highly skilled aircraft management and trading company. Our principal activity is leasing, trading and managing aircraft, with a focus on young commercial jet aircraft most popular with our airline and investor customers.

We are owned and supported by a consortium of leading Japanese institutions, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company Limited and Sumitomo Corporation. With their scale and heritage, these Japanese-headquartered international businesses bring financial strength and long-term commitment to the day-to-day operations of SMBC Aviation Capital.

Over 190 professionals work at our headquarters in Dublin and at locations in Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Miami, New York, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Toulouse. Consistent with our aim of being the world's best aircraft lessor, our return on equity is consistently in the top quartile of our industry.

Team & Role Overview

The Finance team is responsible for performing financial operations, providing information to the wider business and financial reporting to various stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the workflow across the accounts payable function and will assist with the supervision of the accounts payable team. This involves ensuring invoices are correctly paid in a timely manner and accurately recorded in the accounts payable system and general ledger. The role requires collaboration with other departments, e.g. the deliveries team during the aircraft purchase process.