In its fourth edition, DBS Hack2Hire aims to fill positions across 14 developer and engineering roles as the bank scales up its use of AI/machine learning and blockchain technologies.

DBS has today announced plans to hire around 150 technology talent in Singapore, through its Hack2Hire programme.

Back after a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, DBS Hack2Hire will enable candidates to meet like-minded technologists and participate in exciting challenges during a virtual hackathon to assess their technical and problem-solving capabilities, the bank said in a press release.

Both fresh graduates and experienced professionals are invited to apply, and successful candidates will be invited for a final interview during the same event.

In its fourth edition, DBS Hack2Hire aims to fill positions across 14 developer and engineering roles as the bank scales up its use of artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning (ML) and blockchain technologies to reshape the future of banking. "This will also contribute towards Singapore’s effort to nurture a pipeline of talent in financial technology." 

Soh Siew Choo, Group Head of Big Data/AI and Consumer Banking Technology at DBS, said: "At DBS, we are deeply absorbed in leveraging emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain to deliver intelligent, intuitive and invisible banking services. We have made significant strides in the past year, but the journey is only beginning, and we are looking to uncover high quality talent to join us as we shape the digital finance landscape and make banking joyful for our customers."

Michael Burchell-Davies (pictured above), an engineering lead at DBS, joined the bank through the inaugural DBS Hack2Hire in 2017, and has since been involved in major projects to enhance DBS’ digital banking capabilities, including the building up of MLOps infrastructure to operationalise the deployment of AI models across the bank.

Davies shared: "As a Singaporean who has been following the local technology scene quite closely, I was intrigued by how a bank with decades of history was taking such a novel approach towards hiring.

"Having been with DBS for some time now, it’s gratifying to know that the innovation goes far beyond the hackathon. I see it every day at work, as my colleagues and I tackle new and exciting challenges to deliver the best possible digital banking services for our customers."

The bank is organising a virtual Hack2Hire Festival in October, hosting a series of talks covering topics such as the DBS innovation engine, emerging technologies and the future of work and workspaces. Those interested to apply for DBS Hack2Hire may register and complete the online technical challenge here before 17 October 2021.

Lead photo / Provided by DBS

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