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Here’s how Grab aims to strengthen Singapore’s tech ecosystem

Besides tech roles, Grab will be offering new workplaces in areas such as finance, operations, legal, public affairs, and business development

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Here’s how Grab aims to strengthen Singapore’s tech ecosystem. Source: grab.com

Grab has signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Digital Industry Singapore (DISG). They aim to support the development of Singapore’s tech ecosystem, through the development of its tech talent and R&D capabilities here.

The MOI will see Grab working with IMDA and DISG to grow its core product and engineering teams’ capabilities through the support of talent development programs such as the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA).

These programs aim to enhance the deep technical skills of experienced professionals and provide hands-on training opportunities to individuals keen to explore roles in the tech sector.

According to the report, Grab expects to create around 350 new jobs in Singapore this year, to support its growth plans. These include the expansion of products and services to support the digitalization of micro SMEs. The company also wants to enhance the delivery of digital financial services across Southeast Asia, as well as the development of the upcoming digibank which will be managed by a Grab-Singtel consortium.

Some of these hires will come from fields including AI, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Software Engineering, as well as Product Management and Design. They would be involved in projects to improve merchants’ abilities to offer better and tailored products to their customers.

Despite the challenges brought forth by COVID-19, the tech industry continues to hold promise for new and renewed opportunities for talent. Grab will work closely with IMDA and DISG to grow the talent pool in Singapore, as the country advances towards a future-ready digital economy. As a Singapore-based tech company, Grab fully supports the development of the tech ecosystem here. We are building products that positively impact millions across Southeast Asia, and we want to continue deepening our R&D capabilities and push the boundaries of innovation, right here at our strategic base. This is only possible with the support of Grabbers across different business functions, who are continually learning and adapting to new technologies and customers’ requirements
Tan Hooi-Ling, Co-founder, Grab

We’ve reported that Grab raised over $300 million in Series A funding.

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