Innovation Lead (SG) - Innovation Lab

Our client equips the financial community with access to an open platform that uncovers opportunity and catalyzes change. Customers can access solutions for every challenge, including a breadth of applications, tools, content - all supported by human expertise. They facilitate the connections that propel people and organizations to find new possibilities to move forward.

As an Innovation Lead you will be the project lead that directly impact the creation of future products for our customers. You will manage an agile development process by facilitating relationships with customers and business stakeholders, and also create MVPs and prototypes in cross-functional teams. This will be a chance for you to enhance your skill set through mentoring and collaborating with our highly adept professionals.

Along with your teammates comprising of Data Scientist, Lead Engineer, and Head of UX,  your responsibility will be to:

  • Engage and manage senior stakeholder with the scope and delivery of proof-of-concept opportunities through discussions with customers and business leaders

  • Be an expert in agile project management. Carrying out scrum and sprints for building of proof-of-concepts and prototypes. This will require technical knowledge for planning and agreeing of sprint goals with team members.

  • Be a technical member of the project team, leading in technical direction towards emerging technologies for the projects you handle

  • Be a thought leader in sharing client’s work to external audiences

Required Skills:

  • Masters or higher Degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or other related fields (alternatively, industry experience may be considered)

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and driven by complex technical and business challenges

  • Experience with the dynamics and business processes of large organizations

  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset with a drive to identify opportunities

  • Results-driven spirit with the capacity to prioritize and highlight initiatives with a measurable impact, defined by your interaction with internal and external stakeholders

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; be able to explain complex concepts to a wide audience

  • Proven leadership skills with prior experience of managing and inspiring a cross functional team  

  • Excellent organizational skills showcasing ability to facilitate setting and meeting of project objectives and milestones

  • Demonstrate the capacity to work on multiple projects concurrently and independently.

  • Knowledge on a variety of technologies and techniques relevant for data science and full-stack development, including some/all of: Data science concepts (machine learning, NLP); Web and/or cloud based applications; Data file formats (XML, JSON) and database technologies; Data visualization; User-centric design methodologies

  • Open and keen to learn new technologies and tools mid-project

  • Hand-on experience in agile and user-centric project management and/or development - formal training in design thinking would be a plus

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with building business projects that connect technical and business opportunities

  • Proven familiarity with an innovation role

  • Hands-on experience with programming and scripting languages (Python, R, Java, C#, Scala)

  • Scrum master experience

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