Associate Director, Data Engineering

Date: 25 May 2023

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel Group

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Be a Part of Something BIG!


We are seeking a Associate Director, Data Engineering who will be responsible to lead the data engineering solutions, deliveries, and operations. Ensure the efficient and sustainable operation of Singtel Unified Data Platform and Event Streaming Platform, and to build and maintain large-scale, highly available, high-performance distributed systems based on system availability and performance. You will be part of Group IT Data & Platform Management team. In this position you will work with business, IT, and data professionals.


Make an Impact by


  • Lead a team of data engineers and be a mentor to the team on development best practices
  • Take ownership of the team deliverables, delegate the development tasks efficiently to the team and ensure timely delivery
  • Provide solution oversight to delivery architects and data engineers
  • Additional to being the lead of the development team, contribute as a senior individual contributor on complex modules of the platform architecture, design, and development
  • Drive, lead and align new capabilities in data engineering and data integration across Singtel Group
  • Develop new data solutions and accelerators that help to deploy our data platform and engineering services at scale
  • Lead, manage and run data platform operations and application support
  • Setup and operate site reliable engineering (SRE) for data engineering to achieve efficient, stable, and sustainable operations
  • Plan and manage annual budget for both capital expenditures and operating expenses 
  • Define standards and guidelines for development and operations
  • Contribute technical and thought leadership to Singtel data platform and engineering initiatives, programs, and roadmap
  • Build and maintain strong relationship with business leaders, Group IT domains (departments) and IT service providers to deliver value via data
  • Present and pitch at relevant senior leadership levels and /or executive steering committees
  • Promote an engineering-centric and devops culture through building relationships with development & operations and driving enhancements to the end-to-end release process\
  • Build, hire and retain a high-performance data engineering team


Skills for Success

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, IT, Computer Science or equivalent.
  • At least 12 years of experience in big data and / or data warehouse, including at least 8 years of experience in leading data engineering and operations
  • Expert in building and optimizing data pipelines using Scala, Spark
  • Experience in managing large scale data warehouse / data lake in both on-prem and cloud with high availability and scalability
  • Experience in data management, data architecture and design
  • Experience in event streaming with Kafka
  • Strong technical knowledge of data integrations including a data engineering framework
  • Strong knowledge of SQL, Scala, Spark, Hadoop
  • Hands-on experience in handling incident, problem, configuration, capacity, and availability management
  • Experience with DevOps tools and environment
  • Experience with Cloud environment – AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Experience with monitoring and load balancing tools
  • Experience with SRE
  • Experience in managing and driving outsourced vendors to delivery and operations objectives
  • Experience in leading complex and major change initiatives and programs
  • Strong background in operational and capital finances, and IT budget development


Rewards that Go Beyond

  • Hybrid work arrangements
  • Full suite of health and wellness benefits 
  • Ongoing training and development programs 
  • Internal mobility opportunities



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