Five engineering roles are up for grabs, namely Engineering Lead; Solution Architect; ReactJS Developer; Full Stack Developer; and Software Development Engineering in Test.

DBS is tripling the number of job opportunities available at this year’s edition of its ‘DBS Women in Tech’ virtual career fair for female technologists in Singapore, with more than 140 openings available. This includes focused outreach on five engineering roles, namely Engineering Lead; Solution Architect; ReactJS Developer; Full Stack Developer; and Software Development Engineering in Test.

Soh Siew Choo, Group Head of Big Data/AI and Consumer Banking Technology at DBS shared that the overwhelming response to the first edition of DBS Women in Tech has shattered the myth that there is a limited pipeline of women for technology roles. "The key to success lies in applying an unbiased lens and targeted effort in our outreach.

At DBS, we run curated hackathons and hiring events to reach out to top female technology talent. We are deeply encouraged by the positive outcomes of our efforts. This year, we are making a concerted push to improve female representation in engineering roles, a space which continues to see a dearth of women across the industry."

The development builds on the success of the event’s inaugural run in 2020, which saw more than 500 applicants for 50 job opportunities.

Lo Man Ling, Vice President of Consumer Banking Digital Platform at DBS (pictured above) joined the bank through last year’s run of DBS Women in Tech after more than nine years in the public sector. “I was sold on DBS’ unique and sincere effort to connect with female technologists such as myself. Not only did I meet with many talented ladies in the bank's technology and engineering teams, I also saw a community that truly believes in the importance and strength of diversity."

Applicants will go through an 80-minute online assessment tailored to the roles they are applying for to gauge their technical and planning capabilities. These online assessments must be submitted by 8 June 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online hiring day on 12 June 2021, when they will learn more about DBS’ approach to fostering diversity and inclusion in its workforce as well as the career development pathways available before attending a virtual interview.

DBS has been organising tailored events to bring more women technologists into its ranks. In 2019, the bank launched Hack2Hire-Her, a curated outreach programme targeting female technology talent to complement the bank’s annual Hack2Hire hackathon. As a result, the proportion of applications from women rose to over 30%, as compared to 5% in previous years, and the number of offers made to women also increased about five times.

Photo / Provided by DBS (Lo Man Ling, a DBS employee who joined the bank through the DBS Women in Tech event last year)

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