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Finding a software engineering job in singapore from U.S.

Postby rnicholus » Wed, 30 Apr 2008 6:45 pm

Greetings forum-dwellers. I am a 27-year-old U.S. citizen currently employed and residing in the U.S. My only fluent language is English. I am currently looking to find a job as a software engineer in Singapore in order to relocate to that region.

I currently work as a senior software engineer in the U.S., and have about 4 years professional experience as a SE. In the U.S. I generally have companies contacting me from time to time to "jump-ship" and move to their company as a SE, so I am hoping I will be as sought after in Singapore. My degree is in Computer Science (BS) and I graduated with a very high GPA.

Due to the demands of my current job as well as costs and time associated with a visit, I am unable to visit Singapore until I have secured employment there. I assume it is not uncommon for a foreigner to search for and interview for positions without actually being in Singapore, but I want to make sure. I'm also interested in my chances of obtaining good employment as a SE in Singapore. I will of course need to work with the company to secure an employment visa once offered a job.

Any comments, suggestions, or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Postby awesomearpit » Sun, 04 May 2008 11:22 am

I do not know the motive for your move - but I would suggest you reconsider it.

This place has easy access to software engineers from india and China and so the wages for that are pretty depressed.
Additionally, Singapore doesnt have much of a software industry - a lot of jobs in corporate IT departments, but not that many pure software houses.


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