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Associate/AVP, kdb+ Developer, Technology Group


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Data & Technology
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  13307

Technology Group
Technology Group (TG) constantly leverages on data and the latest technologies to enable GIC 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.
Power our Growth
You will be part of an application team, supporting and maintaining platforms in the order and trade management space. Our teams are motivated and passionate about understanding business requirements and improving the status quo. They are familiar with the current technology landscape and work closely with business departments to build and support modern and scalable platforms and customize and integrate solutions into GIC’s technology ecosystem. In your new role, you will have the opportunity to lead wider initiatives to review and improve the current Order and Trade Management system architecture. You will also identify proactive and remedial strategies to prevent future software problems and to improve the quality of delivered software.
Build Meaningful Connections
Connect with our technology community of like-minded specialists, business analysts, developers, data engineers, solution architects, and work towards common goals. Collaborate with our business users to identify improvement areas in business workflows and propose strategic solutions and automations that drive our mission forward. Keep abreast of the wider projects within the technology space and where feasible, leverage these initiatives to improve issue resolution and client service.
Be Agile and Keep Learning
Besides experiencing challenging work and projects, you will gain access to a wide variety of inhouse developed and external programs curated by GIC School, and a generous training budget to keep your skills and knowledge updated. In addition, resources such as the Technology Career Pathway Framework and Technology Group Mentorship Program will empower you to chart your career and personal development path that is aligned with your aspirations and capabilities.
What you will be doing

We are hiring an Associate/AVP kdb+ developer who can work effectively with the project team continuously enhance GIC’s bespoke execution & trading analytics platforms, that enables front office users (portfolio managers, traders, researchers) to perform analysis, develop models and measure trading performance.


Be part of Scrum team that develops and maintains GIC’s strategic trading analytics platform.

  • Engage researchers, traders and portfolio managers in conducting business requirements, analyzing and designing solutions.
  • Actively contribute to Agile Scrum continuous delivery practice.
  • Develop solution for assigned tasks.
  • Conduct peer reviews.
  • Conduct System Integration Tests, coordinate with business users on User Acceptance Tests.
  • Publish documentation and guides for the use of new or enhanced systems.
  • Provide technical support on existing platform on a rotational basis.


Role involves close collaboration with

  • Peer teams in Portfolio Management Technology, Trading Technology and Treasury Technology, located in Singapore, London and New York.
  • Peer teams within GIC on multidiscipline projects and front-office and back-office initiatives.
  • Solution Providers, Data Vendors and Financial Institutions for new business requirements and day-to-day BAU correspondences.



  • Up to 3 years of relevant experience in financial markets, doing development, business and system analysis and/or implementation of front office trading applications and solutions. 
  • Possess a degree in Computer Science or equivalent. 
  • At least 1 year in developing in kdb+ or equivalent.
  • Knowledge in Execution Services or Transaction Cost Analysis in at least 1 of the following products: Equity / Futures and Options / FX / Bonds / Derivatives.
  • Experience in developing in 2 or more of the following
    • C and/or C++, 
    • Java and/or C#, 
    • UNIX/Linux shell scripting languages, 
    • React.js, Angular.js and/or other JavaScript framework/libraries, 
    • Python and/or R. 
  • Hands on experience in developing technology solutions, and software testing and production support. 
  • Experience in FIX messaging a plus.

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.