Junior Programmer (Support) – Singapore

This role will be responsible for supporting senior programmers and consultants in managing the delivery of reports for multiple study programmes; with the aim of ultimately being able to manage and run a complete programme. 

Company Overview

Global Insights Consulting Practice – our largest business-line globally, runs evidenced-based consulting programmes, based on interviewing the leading industry experts to support the analysis of industry trends and the competitive performance and positioning of providers. The Global Insights Consulting practice conducts more than 50 evidence-based Insights Consulting Programmes annually, covering life insurance, health insurance, wealth management, asset management and reinsurance, across all major financial services markets internationally.

The Programming Team leads the exploration of data and derivation of insights from a variety of global programmes within the Insights practice from utilising state-of-the-art Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) strategies to implementing interactive dashboards using a multitude of data visualisation tools. Though we are a diverse set of individuals with different cultural backgrounds, interests, and levels of software expertise, we are bounded by our passion for analytics and drive for excellence.

Summary Statement

This role will be responsible for supporting senior programmers and consultants in managing the delivery of reports for multiple study programmes; with the aim of ultimately being able to manage and run a complete programme.

This is a perfect role for an ambitious programmer just starting their career who is keen to work in an un-hierarchical and global organisation. You will have exposure to studies programs from end to end including scoping, creating, iterating and producing, and will be able to learn from qualified experts in the team, in addition to working closely with our consultants and clients. It is expected that the incumbent will contribute project experience, research and analysis skills to the team, and will be able to apply out of the box thinking and creativity to truly make an impact within the organisation.


Junior Programmer (Support)




Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage and deliver the desired outputs for the assigned insights programmes: a) Manage survey data from different sources; b) Analyse survey data using both existing and innovative methodologies; c) Visualise results using both existing (SAS) and interactive dashboards; and d) Understand existing data and code structure, workflow and processes and proactively suggest innovations.

  • Develop skills in order to be responsible for each stage of the programme cycle, as follows: a) Questionnaire design; b) Data capture template development; c) Data entry/data audit; d) Deliver reports (static and interactive) to various clients; and e) Manage various ad hoc requests.

  • Interact proactively and positively with programme managers and colleagues from other areas of NMG to gain better understanding of the various programmes and deliver accurate outputs.

  • Applying a creative and curious mindset, applying new and evolving approaches to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of our Insights studies.

  • Living the NMG Values of Collaboration, Make it Count, Curiosity and ‘Go for it!’.

Competencies, Qualifications & Experience

  • Graduate-level position (up to 3 years’ experience); a bachelor degree or higher (in Computer Science, Statistics/Mathematics, Computing or equivalent) with strong academic performance.

  • Strong visualisation skills (dashboard and/or graph designing); proficient in Excel and Power Point; good analytical abilities, ability to interrogate and model data; excellent attention to detail; passion in programming as well as data analysis.

  • [Essential] working knowledge in SAS (SAS Base, SAS/GRAPH), Python and R – current data management and reporting are done in SAS; [Plus] knowledge in other programming languages is valued e.g. VBA, JavaScript, HTML, CSS.

  • Ability to prioritise competing demands and organise work flows clearly; ability to work well under pressure; proved fast and keen learner – willing to ask questions when necessary.

  • Effective communication skills at all levels, able to build excellent working relationships with clients and team members; creativity and ability to think ‘outside the box’; curious, flexible and learning-oriented; ambitious and motivated.

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