Asia Wealth Platform - or StashAway - is a FinTech company that provides a robo-advisor product, StashAway, as the primary offering. I was on the team from 2020-present, assisting with the tech and organisational scaling from two to five regions. I also led the Communications Guild to define and standardise inter-service communication best-practices and was part of the architecture team that implemented organisation-wide codebase changes to support delivery agility as the organisation scaled. Also provided organisational coaching for the client experience team.
Role: Platform architect
Handled administration of multiple Kubernetes clusters, assisting in scaling the infrastructure from two to five regions
Led the initiative to create a runbook that reduced manual toil on the Platforms tribe by more than 50%
Led the evaluation of adopting a feature toggle service that enabled software engineers to deliver code in a safer manner
Delivered multiple educational sessions on containerisation technologies to improve awareness about writing code for Cloud-Native environments
Government Technology Agency - or GovTech - is a Government agency responsible for facilitating digital transformation across the Government of Singapore. I was on the team from 2016-2020, beginning as a software engineer and moving onto a DevOps engineer. I was part of the seed team in the MyCareersFuture product that brought the product from zero to one, and I also led the DevOps chapter at various levels of the organisation, contributing to the formation of the organisational DevOps competency framework.
Role: DevOps engineer (urgh)
Involved with the product from its conceptualisation to Day 2 at multiple stages including design research, development, launch, and finally operations.
Grew the engineering team from two people to about 25, involved in both hiring of new engineers and mentoring junior ones. Also contributed to the culture through tech sharings and being involved in Agile ceremonies.
Mentored and guided two student groups collaborating with GovTech to create POCs of services that would be useful for integration with the MCF product
Set up and maintained the production clusters, observability stack, and CI/CD pipelines
Contributed to feature delivery in the early stages of the product
Mooziq - Mooziq Pte Ltd - is a platform for local musicians to build communities and publish/sell their music. We eventually pivoted to providing live-music services for restaurants and bars.
Role: Co-founder, the tech one aka CTO
Project started in 2014, registered my first-ever company in 2015, left in 2016 due to over-pivotting until there was very little interesting tech remaining
Basically did everything from IT setup to infrastructure to platforms to software development
Software development: Angular, Node.js
Platforms: DigitalOcean, Zoho
NUS HCI Labs
NUS Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) labs does research on how people interact with and respond to various types of computer interfaces. I was involved from 2015-2016 in a project doing research on how opinions were formed and communicated online based on how information was presented to people.
Role: Lead developer
Handled the creation and maintenance of a Vanilla Forums instance for research purposes.
Software development: Angular.js, Vis.js, PHP
Lefty Group is an IT management company that serves as a middleman between software development houses in the region and clients in Singapore. I was here in 2014-2015.
Handled technical interfacing with an outsourced company to revamp a local company's web portal. This involved a database migration from MaxDB to MySQL and a Tomcat/JSP-based server upgrade.
Software development: Java
Platforms: Multiple local shared hosting providers in Singapore