Software Engineer (Artificial Intelligence Platforms)

GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
  • Job Category
    Public / Civil Service
  • Contract type
    Permanent

Job Description

The Government Technology Agency (GovTech) aims to transform the delivery of Government digital services by taking an outside-in" view, putting citizens and businesses at the heart of everything we do. We also develop the Smart Nation infrastructure and applications, and facilitate collaboration with citizens and businesses to co-develop technologies.

Join us as we support Singapore’s vision of building a Smart Nation - a nation of possibilities empowered through info-communications technology and related engineering.

 

 

Who we are
GovTech's Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DSAI) division uses technology and data to help deliver high-quality digital services to citizens and businesses in Singapore. We build software products for government agencies to better understand and use their data to improve operations and decision making.

 

What the role is
As a software engineer, you will:

  • Build prototypes to demonstrate technology opportunities
  • Design system architectures
  • Write production quality code, and
  • Manage deployments to cloud and (occasionally) on-premise infrastructure
  • Learn and share knowledge in a multi-disciplinary team.

 

Additionally, more senior engineers will be expected to:

  • Establish best practices
  • Share your expertise and mentor other engineers
  • Help with recruiting.

 

You are not just here to write code, but also to figure out what we should be building and how we should build it.

 

Your job will be to bring expertise and capability to the public sector. Sometimes this means coding new systems from scratch. Other times this means using the best solutions the community has to offer. We use cloud services, open source software, and commodity hardware as far as possible. Knowing what to build and what to reuse lets us avoid wasting time on solved problems and focus on delivering actual value.

 

What it is like working here
We build products that serve a variety of agency users, who use them to solve highly meaningful problems pertinent to our society, from transportation, to education, to healthcare. The public sector is full of opportunities where even the simplest software can have a big impact on people’s lives. We are here to improve how we live as a society through what we can offer as a government.

  • Rapid Prototyping - Instead of spending too much time debating ideas we prefer testing them. This identifies potential problems quickly, and more importantly, conveys what is possible to others easily.
  • Reliable Productization - To scale an idea, a prototype or a Minimum Viable Product to a software product, we scrutinize and commit to its usability, reliability, scalability and maintainability.
  • Ownership - In addition to technical responsibilities, this means having ideas on how things should be done and taking responsibility for seeing them through. Building something that you believe in is the best way to build something good.
  • Continuous Learning - Working on new ideas often means not fully understanding what you are working on. Taking time to learn new architectures, frameworks, technologies, and even languages is not just encouraged but essential.

 

What we are looking for
We work mostly in Python, JavaScript and Scala. We are looking for proficiency in at least one language and the ability to learn. Strong passion in software engineering is what matters to us.

We look for people who:

  • Have a demonstrated ability to build software
  • Can write code to solve abstract problems
  • Can think critically on how to get the code correct and cover the edge cases
  • Can talk and reason about code with other engineers
  • Have a demonstrated ability in writing efficient code
  • Adequate exposure to cloud or on-prem production environment, and experience in deployment would be an advantage
  • Understanding of devops, CI/CD would be an advantage
  • Have an interest in data science and machine learning
  • Take the initiative to make things happen
  • Want to work for the public good

 

 

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Closing on 20 Jan 2022