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Assistant Director (Projects)

Keywords / Skills : Assistant Director (Projects)

Posted: 2019-05-22

IT/Computers - Software
Project Management
Posted On
22nd May 2019
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Job Description
The Government Digital Services (GDS) Team aims to spearhead the digital transformation of government.  GDS was established to develop new capabilities focusing on strategic systems of engagement where ICT provides a differentiating factor to citizens. The team functions to deliver digital information and transactional services leveraging on Agile Application Development, Analytics, User Experience Design, Design Thinking and Web Application Performance Optimisation. If you are looking for opportunities to collaborate with leading industry experts and be surrounded by highly motivated peers, we welcome you to join GDS. These are newly created positions with many opportunities for ground breaking contributions.  As an Assistant Director of Projects, you will lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects and is responsible for ensuring products are delivered on time, as expected and at high quality.  Help the team to achieve their best potential in effectively delivering applications with pride.  You must be able to work with both technical and non-technical teams to steer the product organization through the entire product lifecycle.  This includes managing project schedules, driving the product processes & reviews and communicating status to various stakeholders, include c-level executives.    What to Expect:
  • Ensure all the products are aligned with product strategy, product roadmap and go-to-market plans
  • Perform project management tasks to make sure that Engineering, Product Management and User Experience (UX) are coordinated in the planning and delivery of roadmap schedule.
  • Partner with Product, UX and Engineering Leads to understand resource availability, development activities and milestones, and dependencies between teams and products.
  • Manage the creation, maintenance and dissemination of the product roadmap.
  • Participate in meetings with Stakeholders to keep them informed about product changes.
  • Solve problems related to product delivery, creatively navigating the many issues that arise from creating a concept to deploying a new feature. 
How to Succeed:
  • Min 10 years of relevant experience in IT Program Management having certification in PMP, CITPM or equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Implement complex and large applications in a cross-functional team setup.
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle.
  • Proven ability to develop product strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies.
  • Familiarity with Confluence and JIRA.
  • Good technical understanding in software development and web technologies.
  • Ability to understand both the business and technical aspects of the product i.e. PaaS, DevOps will be of added advantage.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical users.
  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • Proactive attitude in improving workflow and processes.
  • Skilled at working with effectively with cross functional teams and in fostering teamwork and collaborations.
  • Prior experience working with Ministry or Statutory Board and knowledge on Government policies would be advantageous.

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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