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Indeed has launched the first technology hub in South East Asia. Located in Singapore, the new centre joins San Francisco, Seattle, Hyderabad and Tokyo as a key technology centre for the firm.
The new hub, Singapore Engineering Centre, is looking to create more than 50 roles over the next two years. Speaking to Human Resources, Andrew McGlinchey, senior director of product management reported that the roles will be predominantly software engineers, but will also include product managers, quality assurance managers, data scientists and UX designers – with a mix of both senior and junior roles.
The centre will be led McGlinchey, who joins from Indeed’s Tokyo office. He will be responsible in establishing Indeed’s technology capabilities in Singapore. Alongside, Jordan Dea-Mattson, site director of Singapore Engineering Centre will be part of the senior team of the hub.
Indeed is also committed to developing a local technology talent pipeline, working with universities in Singapore and establishing mentorship and talent rotation programmes with its global offices in order to upskill younger talent.
Andrew added: “I’m excited to build the technology team in Singapore. Many times, engineers on big projects only get to work on a small piece of a larger tool without being able to see the bigger picture or the impact of their work. At Indeed, we’re big enough to have the right resources and mentors to support the team. However, we’re also small enough to be able to offer everyone the opportunity to drive projects end-to-end and see how the software they build enables job seekers to find their dream role and employers to find the right talent for their organization.”
On the launch, McGlinchey commented: “Singapore is emerging as one of the big winners in the global technology talent race, with an ability to attract a diverse pool of talent. The country has built a thriving technology ecosystem led by the government’s Smart Nation vision, so it was a natural choice for us to establish a technology centre here. With Singapore also acting as a regional hub for many local and international companies, establishing a technology base here will enable us to gather local insights to create the best experience for our users.”
According to the release, the Singapore office will initially focus on new projects to bring greater transparency on salaries and compensation for both job-seekers and employers using Indeed.
McGlinchey said: “Jobs on Indeed cover more than 60 countries and 28 languages. More than 200 million people each month search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies on Indeed. Continuing to grow and diversify our tech capability is vital for keeping pace with the rapidly changing world of work, particularly when it comes to using artificial intelligence to match job seekers and employers. As a result, Indeed expects to grow and mature a significant tech centre in Singapore, hiring both new graduates and experienced industry talent already based here.
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