SINGAPORE - At least 50 software engineering, product management and design jobs are on offer in the public sector to plug immediate manpower needs.
The tech vacancies come under Tech for Public Good, a new Government initiative to fill roles in the public sector, said Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo in a LinkedIn post on Thursday.
She added that tech workers in the public sector have been behind products such as the ParkingSG system that reduced the need for paper coupons that can be difficult to find; ScamShield, an app that protects users from scam calls; and the digital registration system for Covid-19 vaccination.
Mrs Teo wrote: “People have always been core to the success of Singapore, and in the area of digitalisation, this is no exception... But there is room to do even more and do even better.”
The announcement comes amid a spate of retrenchments at big tech firms such as Meta, Twitter and Shopee.
Meta’s lay-offs are set to affect 11,000 workers internationally, or about 13 per cent of the Facebook parent firm’s 87,000-strong global workforce. It is believed that at least 50 employees here are affected.
In reply to queries from The Straits Times, a spokesman for the Tech for Public Good initiative said that other in-demand roles in the public sector cover a range of technical disciplines, including data engineering, data science...