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AI Data Engineer, Digital Hub

Job no: 2001563
Work type: Permanent
Location: DSTA Singapore
Categories: NA

The Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) brings you to the forefront of cybersecurity, digital transformation and engineering. From working on software development and systems integration to unmanned technologies and artificial intelligence, you can have an impact on Singapore’s defence.

Achieve your fullest potential with opportunities to build your technical expertise and hone your competencies in diverse domains. You can also expect an immersive learning experience, where you will work with bright minds and collaborate with global industry experts.

DSTA is recognised as one of the top 10 employers in the Engineering & IT sector, where our engineers and IT professionals work alongside procurement specialists to deliver state-of-the-art capabilities for Singapore’s peace and security.

Internship opportunities and a meaningful career await you.

Learn more about DSTA at https://www.dsta.gov.sg. You may also email us at hrjobs@dsta.gov.sif you have any enquiries pertaining to careers.


The AI Data Engineer will work on acquiring, storing, governing, and processing huge sets of structured/unstructured data. You will be working closely with both end-users, AI and Data teams to evaluate, assess, and build up the appropriate architectures to bring performance and business value to the end-users. You will also be working with industry and academic partners to stay at the forefront of emerging technologies and translate it to value for our defence and security mission. Examples of work include: 

  • Implementing solutions for data storage, discovery and pipelines to tackle challenges with increasingly complex datasets, real-time processing requirements and data quality
  • Enabling data management capabilities to govern and version enterprise data/metadata and provide fast, easy and secured access to them for downstream tasks such as Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics
  • Customising solutions and capabilities such as data scalability and security to meet required capabilities demanded by the large defence ecosystem
  • Supporting the definition and optimization of the underlying infrastructure. 


  • Tertiary qualification in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or related fields
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of Data in Machine Learning.
  • Demonstrated understanding in processing/transformation of structured and unstructured data (images, text, audio)
  • Demonstrated understanding of various storage and purpose (E.g. Relational Databases, File Storage, Object Storage etc.
  • Good knowledge of Python, MapReduce, SQL
  • Experience in containers, container orchestration and infrastructure provisioning would be advantageous
  • Team player with good communication skills
  • Passionate and self-motivated

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Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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