AVP/VP, Software Developer, Investment Insights Group


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Investment Insights Group
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15386

GIC is one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. With over 2,000 employees across 11 locations around the world, we invest in more than 40 countries globally across asset classes and businesses. Working at GIC gives you exposure to an extraordinary network of the world’s industry leaders. As a leading global long-term investor, we Work at the Point of Impact for Singapore’s financial future, and the communities we invest in worldwide.


Investment Insights Group
We use advanced quantitative techniques and cutting-edge technological tools to generate insights that drive outstanding investment outcomes for GIC.  


Digital Products
You will be part of a team of alpha technologists developing platforms for investment teams and quantitative researchers, allowing GIC to harness our differentiated quantitative methods at scale.


What impact can you make in this role?
You will be part of a team that uses advanced quantitative methods, alternative data, and technology to generate superior investment performance.


What will you do as a Software Developer (Investment Insights Group)?

Our team of Software Developers, whom we call “Alpha Technologists”, develop platforms for investment teams and quantitative researchers, allowing GIC to harness our differentiated quantitative methods at scale. 

  • You will be involved in developing digital products across the investment value chain – research, due diligence, portfolio construction, optimization, order execution and portfolio management.
  • As a person with strong analytical skills, you will use your technology know-how to bring value directly to the business. You will also be exposed to end-to-end investment processes, learning valuable business domain knowledge
  • Participate in fast-paced agile projects and have the opportunity to work with modern technologies, such as ReactJS, Python, Docker and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • You will also have the chance to explore and apply emerging technologies (artificial intelligence, natural language processing, natural language generation) in these projects
  • You will perform hands-on analysis of the technical, data and business functions and workflows to evaluate current state systems and processes and recommend target state roadmap and operating model, devise implementation plan and ensure delivery
  • As an excellent team player with a collaborative mind-set, you will work directly with investment professionals at different levels. You will also work alongside experienced professionals across our extended Digital Products team to drive interoperability, build common capabilities and promote reusability across investment groups


What makes you a successful candidate?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent
  • At least 2 years of experience in front-end/back-end/full stack software development
  • Willingness to learn, demonstrating a strong passion in technology and/or finance
  • Programming skills or work experience in Python, Java or similar OOP languages
  • Development experience in modern JavaScript web frameworks (preferably ReactJS)
  • Comfortable with development tools/debugging across languages e.g. Python/Javascript and their intersection
  • Confident with self-help navigation and understanding of codebases. Prior contribution to Github projects would be a plus
  • Knowledge or experience using SQL, and relational databases
  • Knowledge or experience using Unix, Shell scripting, Docker will be added advantage
  • Good team player, possesses strong analytical, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills

Work at the Point of Impact
We need to be forward-looking to attract the right people to help us become the Leading Global Long-term Investor. Join our ambitious, agile, and diverse teams - be empowered to push boundaries and pursue innovative ideas, share your views, and be heard. Be anchored on our PRIME Values: Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence, which guides us in how we make our day-to-day decisions. We strive to inspire. To make an impact. 


GIC is a Great Place to Work 
At GIC, we believe sustainable high performance is driven by high expectations and a commitment to excellence, as well as empowerment and flexibility.  As such, we currently operate under a hybrid model in which most employees spend 3-4 days in office and 1-2 days working from home each week. This balance allows us to preserve the ‘office as a hub’ for ideation, professional growth, and interpersonal connection, while giving our employees the flexibility to do their best work and be their best selves.


We are an equal opportunity employer
As an employer, we passionately believe every individual brings with them unique diversity of thought and perspectives to meaningfully enrich perspectives of GIC teams to drive competitive performance. An inclusive environment yields exceptional contribution.


Learn more about our Investment Insights Group Department here: 

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.