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Associate/AVP, Engineer/Senior Engineer, Data Protection & Middleware Services


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Data & Technology
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  6307


The Technology Group (TG) is a key enabler to keep our business moving forward and is constantly exploiting state-of-the-art information technologies to enhance GIC’s ability to be the leading global long-term investment firm. We aim to provide users with empowering and transformational capabilities, and to create an inclusive, innovative and integrated work environment. 


We are looking for an Associate/AVP, Engineer/Senior Engineer, Data Protection & Middleware Services to join our team.




  • Provide technical support, advice and implementation of solutions to application development group
  • Ensure compliance with IT security standards, policies and procedures on implementation and operation
  • Periodically perform, plan, manage and administer strategies for servers, databases and file services etc. in an enterprise hybrid cloud environment to meet operational needs
  • Provide and design Data Backup and Middleware solutions with HA and DR capability that meet business SLA
  • Perform patching and upgrades
  • Monitor systems availability, performance and resource capacity and ensure that they are within the healthy range
  • Respond to issues and troubleshoot until resolution
  • Automate operational tasks to improve efficiency using tools or scripts
  • Work closely with Business groups in advising on appropriate architecture, setting up of infrastructure and right sizing if necessary to optimize resource utilization
  • Work closely with various IT operation teams to support and troubleshoot problems and issues
  • Proficient in best practices, new technologies and recommend enhancements and configuration changes for Data Backup and Middleware platform technologies in terms of optimization and improvement
  • Ability to work on weekends as required and provide rotational standby duties
  • Manage projects which include planning, scheduling, coordinating and providing solutions
  • Plan and participate in disaster recovery tests and exercises
  • Validate processes and ensure integrity of backup instances




  • A good degree in Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in backup data protection and middleware administration
  • Experience supporting multi-platforms (Windows, Unix/Linux etc.)
  • Experience in the configuration and administration of Backup solution (e.g. Netbackup, Azure/AWS IaaS and PaaS services, Networker, Data Domain, Tape Library, NDMP, ZDLRA etc.). Technical expertise in configuring and administering data restore, disaster recovery, data backup and recovery for clients and servers.
  • Experience in the configuration and administration of appliances like Oracle WebLogic, IBM MQ, SWIFT and associated components.
  • Experience in monitoring, configuration rollout and extraction scripting in korn shell for appliances stated.
  • Experience in storage analysis, capacity planning and performance planning of storage components
  • Experience in setting up cloud platforms and solutions will be an added advantage
  • Understand security solutions (e.g. SafeNet) integration
  • Good team player who thrives in a dynamic environment and is hungry for new technologies
  • Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Candidates who are eligible for Cat 1 clearence will be strongly preferred

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.