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Careers

Join our team

We’re fun to be around

 

Our team comprises people of all shapes, colours, nationalities and backgrounds – adding energy and vibrancy to the office, and making this a great place to work and learn.

Everyone matters

 

As a still-growing, innovative business, every person’s contribution matters in propelling us towards success.

Your future is part of our plans

Your growth is important to the success of our company. That’s why our leaders chart clear progression paths for every person in the team.

Hear from our team

What makes a Handshaker?

1

Honourable

The spirit of integrity grounds our work ethic and our business mission, which is to connect clients with reliable and sound insights.

2

High-Performing

Handshakers are self-driven innovators who take pride in their work and love a challenge – whether it’s improving processes or trying new tools.

3

Happy

At Handshakes, we think of ourselves as one big happy family – sharing knowledge, learning from one another and supporting each other to the best of our abilities.


Available openings

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Technology
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The role

Handshakes is an award-winning DataTech company. We enable our clients to make safer, more informed decisions by delivering meaningful insights, harnessed from reliable data.  Through our products, clients gain greater clarity on their businesses, clients, partners, and competitors.

We are looking for an experienced Cloud Infrastructure Engineer who will be part of our Cloud Devops team to implement, optimise and maintain our cloud-based systems.  As a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, your work will support our multidisciplinary agile teams to ensure our cloud services are robust, performant and well-managed.

As a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, you would be involved in:

  • Improving and refining the build and deployment process to ensure reliability, fault tolerance and automation that follow industry standards in cloud infrastructure
  • Architecting and building the automation to migrate on-premises infrastructure to AWS or Azure cloud
  • Hands-on management of cloud infrastructure and serve as a technical point of contact for Devops

As an experienced Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, you would have:

  • Developed and deployed services through continuous integration/delivery pipelines that leverage either AWS or Azure cloud technologies as well as Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and DevSecOps best practices
  • Adept in two or more scripting languages (e.g. Python, Groovy, PowerShell, Bash, Perl, Javascript, et al) and in automated tools (e.g. Jenkins, Ansible, Terraform, et al)
  • Experience with containerization and/or orchestration tools like Docker, Kubernetes, et al
  • Hands-on skills on Kubernetes especially on managing and maintaining workflows would be a plus

 

We are not engaging with recruitment agencies.  If interested, apply here or send your profile or inquiries directly to [email protected]

 

 

Senior Data Engineer

Technology
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The role

Handshakes is an award-winning DataTech company. We enable our clients to make safer, more informed decisions by delivering meaningful insights, harnessed from reliable data.

We are looking to hire an experienced Senior Data Engineer to be part of our Data Engineering team in our Kuala Lumpur office.  The Senior Data Engineer will be part of our highly talented and motivated Data and AI Team.

As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and implementing resilient and scalable data pipelines.  With your years of experience, you will partner with the different pillars of the Data and AI, Engineering, and Product teams to meet their data engineering needs.

The Senior Data Engineer will have responsibilities such as, but not limited to:

  • Building, deploying and managing data solutions that are scalable and efficient for a growing data driven company
  • Build out scalable and reliable ETL pipelines and processes for data injection of a large number of data from various data sources
  • Architect and design data infrastructure on cloud
  • Mentor more junior engineers

As an experienced Senior Data Engineer, you would have:

  • A proven track record of designing, building, monitoring and managing large-scale data products, pipelines, tooling and platforms
  • Demonstrable experience in building data processing pipelines in Scala, Python, SQL, Spark, HDFS
  • Understanding and exposure with large scale distributed systems such as Hadoop and Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language, e.g. Scala, Python, Java

 

We are not engaging with recruitment agencies.  If interested, apply here or send your profile or inquiries directly to [email protected]

UX/UI Designer

Products
Singapore
The role

Handshakes is an award-winning DataTech company. We enable our clients to make safer, more informed decisions by delivering meaningful insights, harnessed from reliable data.

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer to be part of the User Experience Design team to craft great user experiences with a human-centered design approach. As an advocate for users, the UX/UI Designer will work closely with various stakeholders such as product managers, engineers, and business representatives, to deliver product features from conception to launch.

As a UX/UI Designer, you will work across the design cycle by helping to generate a detailed understanding of user needs, creating conceptual and detailed designs, and validating them.  Your responsibilities will include but would not be limited to:

  • Understanding business requirements and translating those into designs for the user interface
  • Creating UX/UI artifacts such as flow diagrams and wireframes to facilitate discussion with stakeholders to craft Product Requirements
  • Working with the User Experience team and other cross-functional teams in refining the scope and functionality of existing product features as well as future products and applications
  • Being involved in the end-to-end design process from discovery to go live
  • Participating in a positive and curious team environment

As a UX/UI Designer, you would have the following traits:

  • Working experience in digital product development of at least 2 years
  • A solid understanding and appreciation for user-centered design
  • Ability to create design deliverables such as user flows, wireframes, and visual design; and articulate design rationale
  • Experience of tools such as Figma, Adobe XD or similar design tools as well as Microsoft Office suite
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

We are not using recruitment agencies.  Please submit your application here or liaise directly via email to [email protected]

 

AI Engineer

Technology
Singapore
The role

Handshakes is an award-winning DataTech company that leverages data to empower safe, informed business decisions. We are located in 7 cities and are expanding our presence across the globe.

We are looking for an Artificial Intelligence Engineer (AI Engineer) with experience and passion in Machine Learning. As an AI Engineer, you will be part of a team involved in designing, developing and deploying scalable machine learning products. Experience and interest in Natural Language Processing (NLP) would be key to this role as an AI Engineer.  Other areas covered include:

  • Named Entity Recognition
  • Relationship Recognition and Resolution
  • Text Classification
  • Sentiment Analysis

Your responsibilities as an Artificial Intelligence Engineer (AI Engineer) include but are not limited to:

  • Productionize research work and build relevant engineering pipeline to assure AI engine is efficient, scalable and of good quality to meet project requirements
  • Conduct relevant experiments and analyze the results to assist product manager in project requirements gathering
  • Provide impact analysis when there is a change to the existing pipeline
  • Continuously improve quality and efficiency of AI engine
  • Performing investigatory analysis of large multivariate datasets, identifying opportunities to apply machine learning techniques to extract meaning and derive value

Ideally, as an experienced Artificial Intelligence Engineer (AI Engineer), you would have:

  • Demonstrable experience with Machine Learning engineering and programming skills in Python
  • Practical experience in building RESTful APIs
  • Experience with Natural Language Processing (NLP), data mining, machine intelligence
  • Hands on experience of implementing and deploying machine learning models in a production environment

It would be a plus if you had the following:

  • Knowledge of cloud concepts and devops
  • An understanding of working with message queues
  • MS or PhD degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or related technical field

 

We are not engaging with recruitment agencies for this hiring.  Submit your application for an AI Engineer here or liaise directly via email to [email protected]

Software Engineer

Technology
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The role

Handshakes is an award-winning DataTech company. We enable our clients to make safer, more informed decisions by delivering meaningful insights, harnessed from reliable data.

We are looking for fresh graduates who are curious, technically inclined and interested in building a career in technology. This role is for our Kuala Lumpur base.  If you are passionate about building your technical skills as a Software Engineer wherein you get to create innovative products using cutting-edge modern technologies, come and join us here at Handshakes.

You can look forward to:

  • Participating in the complete software engineering cycle – design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software
  • Engaging in technical design and defining feature specifications
  • Building the next generation of products while leveraging modern architecture and frameworks

You would be:

  • A recent graduate, a final year undergraduate or even an experienced software engineer of up to two years.
  • A person who is willing to learn new technologies and who is driven to thrive in a fast-paced tech environment
  • A team player with a collaborative mindset
  • Internship experience in a tech role is a plus

Looking to start a career in technology? Then this role is for you.

We are not engaging with recruitment agencies.  Do submit your application here or get in touch with [email protected]

Business Development Senior Associate

Business development
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The role

Handshakes is an award-winning DataTech company. We enable our clients to make safer, more informed decisions by delivering meaningful insights, harnessed from reliable data.

We apply machine learning technology to analyse and provide corporate data from public and private domains. Our award-winning Handshakes App fuses these data to provide strategic business intelligence for our clients.

We are looking for a self-driven and enterprising Business Development Senior Associate to join our Business Development team in Kuala Lumpur as part of our expansion. The Business Development Senior Associate will be helping drive growth for the business by identifying and cultivating potential leads within targeted industries, segments and locations.

As a Business Development Senior Associate, you will be expected to:

  • Drive product sales as well as develop and grow enterprise business opportunities
  • Develop, manage and maintain strong account relationships with clients – active, passive — and potential/interested prospects
  • Contribute to tailoring presentation materials and conducting demos to accelerate acquisition, retention and revenue
  • Work cross-organisationally with tech-sales, project services, and support functions to drive successful closures
  • Document and analyze sales activities to identify process efficiencies and to drive leads to sales conversions

Ideally, as a Business Development Senior Associate, you would have:

  • At least 3 years of focused experience in a Commercial Sales or Enterprise Sales role
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Self-motivation and the drive to work in a target-driven environment
  • An understanding of either capital markets, regulatory or compliance landscape, or corporate data would be a plus

We are not engaging recruitment agencies for hiring.  Do submit your application here or drop an email to [email protected]

Internship Program

Technology
Singapore
The role

Handshakes is an award-winning DataTech company. We enable our clients to make safer, more informed decisions by delivering meaningful insights, harnessed from reliable data.

As part of our ongoing efforts to encourage, mold and bring in promising young talents, we are running our Internship Program.  The internship program offers posts within Software Engineering, Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Join Handshakes as an intern and challenge yourself to think out of the box, learn new skills and develop a practical hands-on experience. While working on exciting projects, you will be mentored and guided all throughout.

This is a chance to gain first-hand experience in a fast-paced, fun and exciting tech firm.

 

Submit your internship application with us here or drop an email to [email protected]

Associate Analyst, Data Operations

Operations
Penang, Malaysia
The role

This role will require working with your Singapore HQ and Vietnam counterparts to cover the Asian Financial Markets. As a Business Network Analyst, you will need to work with the team to extract key information of public companies for our clients, who rely on us to make vital business decisions.

We are looking for candidates who have a keen eye for detail; it is important that key information of public companies extracted and documented are precise. We move quickly as we need to ensure these information from public listed disclosures are up to date.

Candidates are required to have taken either the JELA (JobStreet English Language Assessment) or MUET (Malaysian University English Test) before applying.