VP, Technical Lead, Investment & Trading Technology, Technology & Operations

Job Title: VP, Technical Lead, Investment & Trading Technology, Technology & Operations
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Reference: WD17814
Contact Name: Chris Raj
Job Published: March 01, 2021 20:24

Job Description

Business Function

Group Technology and Operations (T&O) enables and empowers the bank with an efficient, nimble and resilient infrastructure through a strategic focus on productivity, quality & control, technology, people capability and innovation. In Group T&O, we manage the majority of the Bank's operational processes and inspire to delight our business partners through our multiple banking delivery channels.

Job Purpose

As part of the Bank’s digital transformation strategy, we’re looking for a senior Technical Lead to partner our Treasury & Markets (T&M) technology and business stakeholders in driving our e-FX (Foreign Exchange) digital strategy – namely, to:

  • Digitalise channels for customer fulfilment of FX and other T&M products
  • Connect T&M FX products & services to ecosystems through APIs
  • Provide the FX trading desk with real-time, low latency position and risk monitoring
  • Drive business decisions through data-driven insights
  • Enable Microservice Architectures, Agile, DevSecOps, Cloud and APIs

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure the quality delivery of software enhancements and projects related to the T&M e-FX trading Digital Channels platforms
  • Work with business stakeholders in defining the FX digital strategy and roadmap
  • Provide leadership in re-defining our development team processes, as well as recommending technologies fit for modern, scalable architectures to deliver business outcomes and customer value
  • Play a key role in defining the architecture and engineering guidelines for the development team, and driving engineering practices based on these guidelines
  • Evaluate and implement technologies fit for modern, low-latency, scalable, distributed architectures


  • Manage and lead Agile / Scrum development teams in design and development activities and guide them on technical direction
  • Design and articulate technical solutions to business stakeholders, while considering all functional as well as non-functional requirements (e.g. performance, availability, consistency, scalability, security)
  • Understand the system processes and data flows of FX trading and other T&M trading products; provide a clear picture of pricing and booking flows across trading, sales and digital channels
  • Understand the regulatory environment in which the Bank and T&M operates (e.g. MAS TRM, MiFID II, personal data protection, IT security)
  • Understand the emerging markets in payments and micropayments, and FX’s role in cross-border payments
  • Communicate effectively and succinctly with business users, technical teams, application vendors and business analysts
  • Communicate, manage and mitigate system issues and risks
  • Explore new technologies and drive innovation through experimentation


  • At least a Degree in Computing / Computer Science / Engineering from a reputed University
  • Minimum 10 years experience in IT and software development, with a good track record in a leadership role
  • Full-stack development background especially in HTML/CSS/JavaScript, React/Angular frameworks, Java/J2EE, C/C++, JBoss, MySQL, MariaDB
  • Familiarity with modern languages and NoSQL databases such as NodeJS, Golang, Python, Redis, MongoDB
  • Hands on working knowledge on DevOps tools for Source Control (Git, Bitbucket), Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Maven), Continuous Delivery (CA Release Automation)
  • Working knowledge of the general Mobile App development landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Understand API architectures; hands on experience with designing and deploying APIs through API gateways and portals, including API documentation using standards such as OpenAPI and RAML
  • Familiarity with modern Public Cloud services on AWS and Azure; relevant certifications preferred
  • Working knowledge on Test Driven Development and UI test automation
  • Working knowledge of the FX landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Demonstrated track record of leading a development team with a culture of collaboration and teamwork
  • Experience working in distributed Agile team setup
  • Proven experience of having solved complex analytical and technical problems
  • Must be comfortable working in an extremely fast paced environment, with an ability to prioritise accordingly to meet deadlines
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the professional advantages of a dynamic environment that supports your development and recognises your achievements.

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