Google is on a hiring spree in Singapore

2 months ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in Trends

In late February, Google ($NASDAQ:GOOG) launched "Developer Space @ Google Singapore", a 7,200 square foot workspace for technologists. And, just around the same time (and somewhat predictably), the company launched a hiring spree in the area.

On February 19, 2019 — just days before Google formally launched its new hub — jobs in Singapore jumped 15% in just a week. That marks the largest jump in Google Singapore openings in months, if not ever.

Previous to the launch of Developer Space, Google also announced that it would built a third data center in Singapore to supports its Southeast Asia expansions.

Singaporean openings for Google have run the gamut of various skillsets. However, in the past quarter, the number of positions in a financial capacity swelled, perhaps due to rising operating costs and auditing for the company's rapid expansion in the region.


 

Four "Financial Analyst" positions recently appeared, one each for various Google business units including Media Incentive, Customer Solutions, Platforms and Ecosystems, and Customer Solutions.

 

Title

Financial Analyst, Media Incentives

Financial Analyst, Google Customer Solutions

Financial Analyst, Platforms and Ecosystems

Financial Analyst, Google Customer Solutions (Mandarin)

But one thing is certain: outside of the new networking and learning Developer Space, Google's needs in Singapore remain data-focused, which the most-common job openings — especially among the new ones in February — focused on the new data center.

Title
Data Center EHS Specialist
Data Center Technician Internship, Summer 2019
Data Center Technician (English)
Data Center Supplier Quality Program Manager
Data Center Energy Strategic Negotiator
Data Center Electrical Engineer
Program Manager, Data Center Design
Data Center Strategic Negotiator, Site Acquisition
Program Manager, Data Center Construction Quality
Specialist Manager, Customer Engineering, Data Analytics and Machine Learning
Regional Director, Data Center Construction and Delivery
Data Scientist, Global Premium Services
Data Analyst, Trust and Safety
Data Science Lead, Large Customer Sales

 

Singapore is rapidly becoming a massive growth zone for data centers given the thriving local economy, talent pool, and ideal Southeast Asia location that's also a convergence point for submarine data cables. In 2018, Facebook announced it would build a massive $1 billion data center in the area.

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Joshua Fruhlinger

Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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