Technical Team Lead

Info-communications Media Development Authority| Date Posted: 7-Feb-2020
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Job Nature:
Contract
Position Level:
Senior Manager
Qualification:
Bachelor's / Honours, Masters / PhD

Job Description

Technical Team Lead

 

The candidate should be familiar with the emerging technologies in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud, IoT and 5G. He will be responsible for the project solution architect, technology innovation, development and deployment and, landscape mapping of emerging technologies in RI and iHLs. He will build in-house strategic technology capabilities, and, identify & build projects of larger industry or national interest, with an eventual goal to translate, deploy and propagate. He will have a strategic foresight on key emerging technologies and industry trends, assessment of their implications, recommendation of strategic direction in order to ensure IMDA stay abreast of emerging technology trends and capitalize on opportunities

 

Key Responsibilities

•       Industry engagement - engage stakeholders of specific sectors to understand issues faced, why these issues cannot be suitably addressed with existing offerings (e.g. lacks functions, too expensive)

•       Technology gap - convince management that the technology gap(s) affects a critical mass of stakeholders, that there is a role for Government to play to spur the required technology development

•       Applied research, engineering and development of key emerging technologies such as AI, cloud, IoT and 5G via POC/pilot to bridge the gap and demonstrate technology feasibility leading to business value

•       Transfer of the developed technology to industry receptacle

•       Technical engagement and collaboration with research institutes and institutes of higher learnings and assess the maturity, viability and suitability of different research and technologies

•     AI expertise - build hands-on technology experiences in the team through advanced experimentation/engineering and recruit highly competent data scientists, engineers and software developers

•     Business outcome – mentor the team to design and build technology that leads to a business purpose and operational/end-user value

•     Technology partners - engage technology partners from the industry to co-develop emerging technologies

•     Awareness - organise or speak in conference, forum or focus group discussion to create awareness and educate on different aspects of emerging technologies (trends, benefits, technology, limitations, applications, etc). Be known as the centre of engineering excellence

•     Strategic foresight - identify key emerging technologies & industry trends, perform assessment of their implications (both opportunities and threats) to IMDA, Infocomm & Media industry and Singapore, as well as recommend a strategic direction in order to ensure IMDA stay abreast of emerging trends and capitalise on technology opportunities. 

 

Requirements

·        Postgraduate or PhD background in engineering, computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics or equivalent

·        At least 15 years of relevant working experience in applied research, systems engineering/architecture and/or product development, and/or have led teams of solution architects/engineers of at least 5

·        Strong technical knowledge and experience in at least 2 of the emerging technologies (AI, Cloud, IoT and 5G)

·        Good understanding of the latest research and technologies

·        Strong software development experience and agile project management methodology

·        Experience in large and complex project and vendor management

·        Team player with the ability to work in a cross functional team

·        Excellent interpersonal skills

·        Able to communicate technical concepts effectively to non-technical audience

·        Able to lead and manage by example

·        Passionate and driven

·        Stakeholder management skills

·        Technically curious

·        Strategic thinker

 

 

Position will commensurate with experience.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

 

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