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AVP/VP, Lead Data Engineer, Enterprise Data Management


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Data & Technology
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  10921

Data Strategy Group 

Data Strategy Group (DSG) harnesses and leverages on GIC’s most valuable asset – Data, to drive insights, results and solve real business challenges. We ingest, analyse, and combine data with context across all industries and asset classes to enable investment decisions and enhance investment process. Together, we strive to build a high-performance enterprise data infrastructure, create results-driven approach with data products and strive to be a data-driven organization. 


We are hiring an AVP/VP, Senior Data Engineer, Enterprise Data Management, this role will play a key role in expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as taking care of the operation and requests from cross functional teams. 


Join us if you have a passion for data and be part of a team of forward-looking data professionals in building and developing GIC’s data foundation and infrastructure. You can make a difference in our data journey to shape our world of investments. 




  • Work closely with data analysts and business end-users to implement and support data platforms using best-of-breed technology and methodology. 
  • Design robust and scalable solutions to meet business needs and take operational considerations into account. Demonstrate technical expertise in the assigned area.  
  • Analyse, tackle, and resolve day-to-day operational incidents and advisory to business users 
  • Analyse systems operations data (service level agreements (SLA), customer satisfaction, delivery quality and team efficiency) to identify actionable trends for continual improvements. 
  • Conduct requirement workshop with stakeholders and analyse requirements holistically.  
  • Coach junior members in the team with best practice and establish internal processes to enhance the data pipeline operations. 
  • Work closely with data governance team to build the data quality check framework and ensure the data issues are monitored, tracked, and fixed without breaching SLA. 
  • Design and implement scalable data pipeline frameworks with reusability in-mind to support the growing demands from business users. 
  • Play an active role in the project coordinating between internal resources and third parties/vendors for project execution. 




  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 8 years’ experience of working as a data engineer or backend developer in a big data field. 
  • Solid working knowledge of implementing the optimal data structures and algorithms to create efficient and scalable applications in Java or Python. 
  • Familiar with application integration with RDBMS such as Oracle, MS-SQL or MySQL. (Working knowledge of Oracle and MS-SQL will be a plus). 
  • Hands-on experience of using Linux (or Unix-like OS) as the development environment and familiar with shell scripts and command line tools in Linux/Unix environment. 
  • Exposure and knowledge in the following technologies is advantageous: 


                      - Big Data Platforms – Hadoop (Spark, Hive, Impala, HDFS), Snowflake 

                      - Programming and Scripting: Java, Python, Shell Script, REST API, Informatica, Node.js 

                      - AWS 

                      - Docker 

                      - Data Virtualisation – Denodo 

                      - Data Visualisation – Tableau 


  • Experienced with the Systems Development Life Cycle implementation methodology (SDLC) and/or agile methodologies like Scrum and Kanban. 
  • Understand and apply the good industry practice of code versioning, testing, CICD workflow and code documentation. 
  • Good team player, with strong analytical skills and enjoy complex problem solving with innovative ideas.
  • Strong communication/people skills required to interact with data analysts, business end-users and vendors to design and develop solutions.
  • Good at working with details and is meticulous for operations. 

Our PRIME Values

Our PRIME Values

GIC is a values driven organization. GIC’s PRIME Values act as our compass, enabling us to fulfil our fundamental purpose and objectives. It is the foundational bedrock which governs our behaviors, our decision making, and our focus. It informs both our long-term strategy as a firm, and the way we relate to our Client, business partners and employees. PRIME stands for Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence.