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Analyst Programmer / Systems Analyst (Digital Solutions Department) [NIE]
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The National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, is Singapore's national teacher education institute and we are proud to be an integral part of the nation's education service. We play a key role in the preparation of teachers and in the provision of teacher professional and school leadership development programmes. We are committed to our vision of being An Institute of Distinction: Leading the Future of Education and our mission to Inspire Learning, Transform Teaching and Advance Research. Read more about NIE here.

NIE invites suitable candidates to join the Division of Academic Computing & Information Services (ACIS) as an Analyst Programmer/Systems Analyst (2-year contract).

The candidate should be a dynamic IT professional who is a good team player and a strong software developer.

Job Description

As a member of the Digital Solutions department responsible for data migration and systems integration initiatives, your responsibilities include:

1) Building integration solutions between various software systems to ensure seamless communication and data flow between systems to support business operations. Specifically, the activities include:
  • Architect and orchestrate robust data pipelines and integration points between systems.
  • Develop and implement integration interfaces, APIs and middleware to enable data exchange between different systems, e.g. core student systems, learning management platforms, payment gateway, etc.
  • Work with various technical teams and product vendors to understand integration requirements and ensure compatibility.
  • Monitor and maintain integration solutions, troubleshooting and resolving any reported issues.
  • Establish secure and compliant integration across the technology stack.

2) Performing data migration from legacy systems to new COTS to preserve data integrity, quality, and consistency. Specifically, the activities include:
  • Develop and execute data migration scripts and processes using appropriate tools and technologies.
  • Collaborate with business owners to establish data mapping rules.
  • Perform data mapping, cleansing, transformation, validation, and reconciliation to ensure data accuracy post-migration.
  • Ensure compliance with data security and privacy policies throughout the migration process.
  • Provide post-migration support and troubleshooting as required.

3) Project management and collaboration. Specifically, the activities include:
  • Track project progress to ensure timely delivery and alignment with project requirements.
  • Foster effective communication and collaboration with cross-functional teams involving technical and business stakeholders.

  • A University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or a related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience as a software developer or in a similar role, with specific exposure to data migration and systems integration with APIs.
  • Proven expertise in data mapping, transformation, and scripting/programming languages for data migration initiatives.
  • Strong knowledge of API design and development, web services (REST, SOAP) and middleware technologies.
  • Knowledge of database management systems and data modelling.
  • Familiarity working with COTS and SAAS integration and migration.
  • Proficiency in SQL and scripting languages (e.g., Python, Shell scripting) and integration frameworks.
  • Quick learner who is passionate and willing to learn new languages and technologies.
  • Experience in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) framework and Agile software development methodology.
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure) and microservices architecture is a plus.
  • Knowledge of IT security principles and data and system integration compliance.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good self-motivated team player with a positive attitude and flexibility in adapting to changes.
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and fluid requirements.

Closing Date
The closing date of the advertisement is 25 July 2024. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Other Information

NIE staff can take chartered buses at their own expense from or near their home to the NIE campus. This is subject to the availability of bus routes and seats.

Hiring Institution: NIE
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