VP, Software Developer, Data Strategy Group


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Data Strategy Group
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15799

GIC is one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. With over 2,000 employees across 11 offices 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.


Data Strategy Group
We build our data architecture in a robust operational environment with scale and efficiency. Data is meaningful in a functional, discoverable, and accessible format to power GIC’s innovative investment strategies.


Data Engineering
You will help to engineer outstanding data solutions to deliver data services at scale. Using modern and innovative data technologies, the team enables GIC colleagues to securely, and seamlessly access data.


What impact can you make in this role?
You will strive to build a high-performance enterprise data infrastructure, and create a results-driven approach with data products.


What will you do as a Software Developer?
Be part of an ambitious team that provides investment data services for enterprise activities. You can make a difference in our forward-looking journey to shape our world of investments.

  • Play a pivotal role in building and supporting enterprise investment data & analytics systems consumed by investment professionals and platforms across the firm. You will also develop and maintain relationships with business leaders, product management and technical teams to understand priorities and expected business outcomes.
  • Develop business solutions using your strong analytical skills, and help the team bring technology value directly to the business. You will also be exposed to key investment processes across the firm, learning valuable business domain knowledge.
  • Lead solution architectures for fast-moving agile projects and hands-on with modern technologies, including as ReactJS, Python/Java, Docker. You will also work with external experts and solution architects on with cloud technologies.
  • Actively provide technical leadership, direction and mentorship to raise the quality bar for engineering talent – attracting, retaining, and improving the best developers in the industry.
  • Become an excellent team player with a collaborative mind-set, you will work directly with investment and technology professionals at different levels. You will also work alongside experienced professionals across our extended Technology team in GIC as well as have exchanges with other industry partners.


What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role?  
Join us if you have a passion for data and want to be part of a team in building and developing GIC’s data foundation and infrastructure. 

  • 8 or more years of relevant technology experience preferably in financial risk services or asset management industries, including 2-3 years of experience in leading and managing software development teams to deliver impactful outcomes.
  • Good engineering experience in the following: 
    • SQL, and/or relational database designs
    • Python/Pandas/DBT/PySpark
    • Java / (C# .NET Core), and/or similar OOP frameworks
    • Unix, Shell scripting
    • Docker / Kubernetes / Github workflow, and/or other devops capabilities 
    • AWS services such as Glue/Batch, EKS, MWAA, Snowflake
    • Federated query tools such as Denodo, Presto/Trino, Starburst
  • Willingness to learn with attention to detail, demonstrating a strong passion in technology and/or finance.
  • Good presentation skills, and communication skills across technical and non-technical audiences, effectively translating complex technical concepts into business terms.
  • Strong people leadership to engage with software engineers and guide hands-on development to demonstrate their mentorship and connectedness with the everyday needs of developers.
  • Strong business leadership to engage with our stakeholders in all functions and levels. Ability to collaborate and influence cross-department business and technical partners to contribute to the development of technical strategies.
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related discipline is advantageous


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.     


Flexibility at GIC
At GIC, our offices are vibrant hubs for ideation, professional growth, and interpersonal connection.  At the same time, we believe that flexibility allows us to do our best work and be our best selves.  Thus, our teams come into the office four days per week to harness the benefits of in-person collaboration, but have the flexibility to choose which days they work from home and adjust this arrangement as situational needs arise.


GIC is an equal opportunity employer 
GIC is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
Please email grphrodtaops@gic.com.sg at any point of the application or interview process if adjustments need to be made due to a disability.


Learn more about our Data Strategy 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.