DBS announced today that it 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 builds on the success of the event’s inaugural run in 2020, which saw more than 500 applicants for 50 job opportunities.
This year, DBS will be focusing its outreach efforts 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. We believe that by driving diversity in our engineering roles we will be able to incorporate a multiplicity of views and perspectives upstream so as to deliver outstanding digital experiences for our customers.”
Lo Man Ling, Vice President of Consumer Banking Digital Platform at DBS 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. Now that I’m part of Team DBS, I have been actively participating in the bank’s diversity initiatives to help inspire the next generation of young girls and women in Singapore to build a career in technology.”
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.
More information on DBS Women in Technology can be found at: https://www.dbs.com/hiring/2021/sg/DWIT/index.html
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.
In recognition for its efforts in driving gender equality, DBS was named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for four consecutive years, ever since the index was first launched in 2018. This year, DBS was the only ASEAN company to be listed in the index’s top global quartile, attesting to the bank’s achievements in building a respectful, diverse and inclusive culture.
DBS is also a pioneer signatory to the SG Women in Tech Corporate Pledge announced by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority in March this year. This reaffirms DBS’ commitment to champion women in technology through dedicated recruitment and development programmes, and to build and nurture a strong pipeline of female technology talent in Singapore.
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank’s “AA-” and “Aa1” credit ratings are among the highest in the world.
Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney, “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker and “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. In addition, DBS has been accorded the “Safest Bank in Asia” award by Global Finance for 12 consecutive years from 2009 to 2020.
DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, and positively impacting communities through supporting social enterprises, as it banks the Asian way. It has also established a SGD 50 million foundation to strengthen its corporate social responsibility efforts in Singapore and across Asia.
With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. For more information, please visit www.dbs.com.