VP, Lead Cloud Architect, Technology Group


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Technology Group
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15394

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.
Technology Group
We experiment, design, and lead a 24×7 global business where we support core capabilities in asset management, trading, investment operations, and risk management. We deliver secure, reliable, and integrated solutions, and provide insights on new, and emerging technologies. 
Infrastructure & Platform Services Team
You will help to build and sustain strong technology foundations forming the bedrock of GIC’s digital solutions. 
What impact can you make in this role? 
You'll be empowered to be at the top of your game by providing strategic partnership, and innovative technology solutions that supports GIC’s vision of being a tech-driven, global, long-term investment firm.
What will you do as a VP, Lead Cloud Architect, Technology Group?

  • Lead product management, including research and proof-of-concept, for emerging cloud native services and platforms, for example, enterprise containerization, landing zones, Infrastructure-as-Code tools, AI/Generative AI cloud platforms and MLOps
  • Define cloud reference architecture, standards, and processes within the enterprise, for example, provide opinionated landing zones that comprise a set of policies or rules to enforce a security baseline and prevent non-compliant activities
  • Perform cloud governance role in disciplines like identity & access management, tenant/account management, security & compliance, and billing  
  • Provide common tooling, solutions, and patterns for cloud native adoption and developer enablement, productivity, and self-service; as part of platform development
  • Provide education and learning opportunities to enable teams to understand existing and emerging cloud computing technologies, as part of overall cloud capabilities building
  • Manage the implementation of opinionated set of technologies, on top of cloud service provider(s), to consolidate institutional knowledge, tooling, patterns and practices; and deployable artifacts to production
  • Manage the provisioning of cloud services to developer teams based on pre-stipulated service level agreements
  • Manage the maintenance of virtual appliances, for example, AMI, and base container images
  • Manage cloud operations disciplines like patch management, network configuration, certificate management, logging agents, and intrusion detection
  • Manage support vendor partnerships through regular vendor stewardship meetings and service level and escalation reporting
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to enterprise architects, application and infrastructure teams on cloud native architecture, philosophy, and practices

What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role?

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in delivering multi cloud strategies, operating models, and technology service management practices
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent
  • Extensive return-on-investment and business case development experience
  • Strong people leadership in directly and indirectly leading and managing technical resources, both internal (staff) and external (consultants, vendors)
  • Excellent communication abilities to influence key stakeholders ranging from C-level executives, MDs, CISO, application architects and subject matter experts
  • Proven track record of delivering cloud applications on Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and GCP using cloud-native design and patterns
  • Proven experience in designing microservices, event driven architecture using open source, .NET, NodeJS, Python, Java, message queues, streaming, databases, and cloud data services
  • Extensive experience in architecting applications and automation technologies to meet the expected standards of availability, agility, capacity, resiliency, and security
  • Hands-on experience with cloud technologies including, Docker, Kubernetes (particularly RedHat OpenShift), Infrastructure as Code, Service Mesh, Immutable Infrastructure, and declarative APIs
  • Hands-on experience automating full lifecycle management of application hosting platforms in the cloud using DevOps practices and CI/CD methodologies
  • Strong understanding of Infrastructure and Platform Automation technology products such as Amazon CloudFormation, VMware vRealize Suite, HashiCorp Suite, Puppet, Ansible, Chef, and DataDog
  • Strong understanding of AGILE, LEAN or SaFE methodology
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of industry technology standards, and security & compliance frameworks (e.g. NIST, CIS, CSM) and experience working with audit and regulatory bodies
  • One or more AWS/Azure/GCP Certifications at Professional and/or Specialty level


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.
GIC is 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.
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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.