Hui Qing is a Senior Data Engineer at the Data Strategy Group, where she manages GIC’s enterprise research data warehouse, ensuring that the system’s design and availability support our business needs. Her team also builds the data pipelines for various external vendors for internal reporting and research purposes.
Now in her third year with the firm, she enjoys travelling and plans at least one overseas trip a year, every year.
Why did you decide to join GIC?
I was looking for a data-centric role within the financial industry. Also, I wanted a role that would allow me to grow and sharpen my professional skills.
While technology is perceivably a male-dominated industry, I’ve never once felt discriminated against or penalised due to my gender, from the recruitment process to promotion opportunities. In fact, there are several female leaders in our department.
What does your typical workday look like?
I usually start my week by prioritising my to-do list and determining what needs to be done for the rest of the week. I’m usually having lunch at our pantry as we have a really nice view facing the sea.
What do you like most about working here?
Being able to actively contribute to the research data landscape within GIC and working closely with business units and stakeholders to address business problems has been extremely rewarding for me. When you look at the data, you can almost see the market come to life.
The Data Strategy Group, a newly formed department, focuses on overall data strategy, driving enterprise data strategy initiatives, as well as developing a roadmap for data engineering and data management.
We are embracing diversity by welcoming a wider perspective on issues and adopt meritocracy. This helps to build an environment for innovation to prosper and setting a fair competition ground. In addition, being a team player and having empathy helps to foster an inclusive environment. Things are just getting started and we have exciting projects and roadmaps in the works.
How would you describe the learning & development culture at GIC?
GIC School, our training and development team, curates many learning materials for employees. Furthermore, we have a training budget for courses that will help us excel in our careers and further develop our knowledge, skills, and gain professional certification. I believe this knowledge will be useful for me in the long run.
I think GIC is a generous employer that helps employees develop the right skills to be professionals in their fields.
What you should know before joining GIC
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