Tech job opportunity for a seasoned female engineer relocated from US

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Tech job opportunity for a seasoned female engineer relocated from US

Post by anneyu2021 » Fri, 08 Oct 2021 7:39 am

Hi,

I am relocating from US to Singapore next Jan 2022. I have been working as a software engineer in the tech companies for over 15 years. I am planning to find a local tech job. Any suggestions? For example, American company's branches vs. local companies, researcher in the college vs. industry knowledge worker, startup vs. public company.

I am not familiar with the local working environment :???: , culture, ethical standard :shock: and especially concerned about gender equality or true inclusiveness for different origins. I am also a working mom with 2 daughters (7 and 3), so work-life balance is very critical to help kids adapt to a different place. So the options could be many or few ](*,) .

Any suggestions are welcome! :D

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Re: Tech job opportunity for a seasoned female engineer relocated from US

Post by Wong_Jnr » Fri, 08 Oct 2021 10:42 am

You do realise that you can't just relocate here without the necessary work permit or residency status.
Do some research first into that and then see if it's still plausible.

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Re: Tech job opportunity for a seasoned female engineer relocated from US

Post by smoulder » Fri, 08 Oct 2021 11:39 am

I'm assuming that you are moving with your husband? Like Wong said, you can't just relocate here.

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Re: Tech job opportunity for a seasoned female engineer relocated from US

Post by anneyu2021 » Sat, 09 Oct 2021 1:11 am

Perhaps I assumed we all know the working visa requirement is not just a regional policy from Singapore, instead it is a generic requirement from most countries, including US. You can not just relocate to the US and work as you want. There is a very competitive and complicated process to get visa, sponsorship from either your employers or from your families etc. It is another and long discussion topic. Instead for this thread I want to get some sincere suggestions regarding the work itself.

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Re: Tech job opportunity for a seasoned female engineer relocated from US

Post by smoulder » Sat, 09 Oct 2021 2:19 am

So the visa situation is an important factor and not something that you should be assuming will just fall into place.

There are certain things that are a bit more unique to this country - including the fact that it is tiny (fewer tech jobs) and a pretty expensive place to hire people. And there's growing discontent against foreigners which manifests itself in the visa policy (this part is a bit more generic and not too unique to the country) - companies have to jump through hoops to hire foreigners.

So to begin with you are going to be here on a dependent pass off your husband's employment pass. I'm being presumptuous of course, primarily because you skirted the question about your visa status. I believe that the current rule involves you having to get your own employment pass in order to be employed. Like I said, it's not the easiest thing at the moment - many companies are going to flat out refuse to interview you for this reason. Which means that you will be lucky to get a job soon after you land here and more likely you will have to wait - the more picky you are, the longer the wait.

About the work culture itself - you are probably going to be better off in a big tech company. They are more likely to hire foreigners and the culture will probably be more flexible /familiar.

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