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Project Manager, Government Digital Services

Government Technology Agency (GovTech)
Keywords / Skills : Project Manager, Government Digital Services
7 - 15 years
Posted: 20th Mar 2017

Government / Public Sector/ Defence
Project Management
Posted On
20th Mar 2017
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Job Description

The Government Digital Services (GDS) Team aims to spearhead the digital transformation of government. Government Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is an initiative in that direction bringing a new approach to application designs, development and deployment. This Agile, Open and Cloud-enabled Application Infrastructure will provide the government with a modern IT platform that accelerates software development without compromising operations and security. Our objective is to catapult our government infrastructure into the new digital era with faster time to market, operational agility, automated deployment and scaling. The GovPaaS will consist of modern technologies like Containers, Microservices and xPaaS Service Catalogue in order to drive continuous delivery for government digital services securely and enhance citizens’ experience. At the centre of the GovPaaS is the API Gateway which will facilitate developer-friendly reusable data and microservices exchange. 

If you are looking for opportunities to collaborate with leading industry experts and be surrounded by highly motivated and talented peers, we welcome you to join GDS. Make a difference by managing and facilitating the development of large scale projects for the whole of government. 
What to Expect:
  • Work as a team with members of different disciplines (designers, programmers, product managers, etc.). Open to new ideas, comments and discussions.
  • Understand the different technical aspects of the project including the capabilities and limitations of the systems.
  • Communicate or share technical insights of a project to internal or external audiences.
  • Prepare and conduct presentations for different audiences.
  • Attend meetings to update project stakeholders on timeline and budgets
  • Manage project timelines for internal and external teams.
  • Manage decommission of old system and commissioning of new systems for the whole of government.
  • Procure different components and services to build the whole of government API gateway.
  • Ensure that the project can be delivered at its highest quality given the resources, timeline and limitations.
  • Use software development tools to scope, plan, organise, prioritise and manage task for the project.
  • Measure project development velocity and perform risk assessment. Identify and escalate any important risk.
  • Follow up and resolve technical issues faced by the team in their daily operation.
  • Bridge communication between multiple teams (business and technical). This includes creating documentation or presentations when necessary.
How to Succeed:
  • Degree or Diploma in Computer Science/Engineering, Information Technology, Communications or other related disciplines.
  • Eager to change and improve workflow and processes. Willing to assist team members. Strong ability in fostering teamwork and collaborations.
  • Self-driven and motivated to learn and follow topics related to the projects. (Example: PaaS, containers technologies, DevOps, API gateway, etc.)
  • Good understanding of end-to-end agile software development process. (Scrum and Kanban)
  • Understand the project from the business and technical point of view.
  • Excellent communication skills. Able to communicate with technical and non-technical users.
  • Min 2-5 years of relevant experience (in IT industry). Candidates with more than 10 years of experience will be considered for senior position.
  • Experience with using, maintaining and customizing software development tools such as confluence, SharePoint, wiki, Jira, etc.
  • Experience with project budgeting and assets procurement.
  • Delivered complex and large applications in a cross-functional team setup.
  • Able to use different diagrams to enhance effectiveness of the documentations or illustrations.
  • Experience with change management.

About Company
The Government Technology Agency (GovTech) aims to transform the delivery of Government digital services by taking an "outside-in" view, putting citizens and businesses at the heart of everything we do. We also develop the Smart Nation infrastructure and applications, and facilitate collaboration with citizens and businesses to co-develop technologies. Join us as we support Singapore's vision of building a Smart Nation - a nation of possibilities empowered through info-communications technology and related engineering.
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