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Technical Chapter Lead, Digital Banking

Posting Date:  16 Nov 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, MY

Company:  UOB Innovation Hub 2 Sdn. Bhd.

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices.

Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values — Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.


UOB Innovation Hub 2 (InnoHub 2) is a newly set up technology centre located in Kuala Lumpur as part of UOB Group Technology and Operations to deliver innovative financial technology solutions that enable business growth and technology transformation. 

About the Department

The Technology and Operations function is comprised of five teams of specialists with distinct capabilities: business partnership, technology, operations, risk governance and planning support and services. We work closely together to harness the power of technology to support our physical and digital banking services and operations. This includes developing, centralising and standardising technology systems as well as banking operations in Singapore and overseas branches.

Job Responsibilities


  • Be responsible for end-to-end accountability for the technology direction and leadership, overseeing the adherence to technology, software development life cycle standards and policies, promoting a continuous improvement culture in the organisation
  • Drive technical improvements in the SDLC and automation frameworks
  • Develop the teams and encourage knowledge sharing
  • Be responsible in terms of productivity, quality, and delivery planning for the Squads in coordination with the Tribe Leads adherence as well with planning timelines
  • Serve a crucial purpose in the agile matrix. They aren’t the “boss” of the people but instead work with multiple squads. They help plan and orchestrate execution of the work, and they strive to build a cohesive team. They also provide inspiration, coaching, and feedback to team members, report back on progress to tribe leaders, and give input on people development and performance to senior mgmt. These leads acts as individual contributors who have developed leadership skills or at least developed an interest in learning these skills. The role requires the leads to where multiple hats to ensure timely delivery of the projects
  • Clear blockers and impediments and eliminate waste for the workstreams. To do that, they must create a working environment where raising impediments can occur, and members are not afraid to raise risks and impediments. As a servant leader, the Chapter Lead guides various squads towards self-organization and cross-functionality. They also encourage, support, and enable the team to reach their full potential and abilities

Job Requirements


  • Strong Technical leadership 
  • Accountable for the agile processes and practices
  • Servant leader that encourages collaboration, open communication and remove impediments and blockers
  • Creates insight, measurement, accountability, and a positive working environment
  • Strong facilitator
  • Extensive Experience in developing web applications using Java/J2EE technologies
  • Experience in various design patterns & framework: Spring, Maven & Jenkins, Java platform, JavaScript frameworks, MVC patterns and principles of REST APIs, Service Oriented and microservices.
  • Web technologies: HTML, Javascript, CSS, ReactJS
  • Server-side Frameworks – Core-Java, Apache Camel, Maven, Spring framework, Spring Boot, Multi-threading, JDBC, JMS, Hibernate, JPA, JSON, Mockito, Swagger
  • Experience in DevOps – CICD, Quality Gates, Jenkins, Code repository and etc.
  • Experience in application architecture, messaging queue (MQ, connect direct or equivalent), middleware technologies (Weblogic, JBOSS,Apache tomcat or equivalent)
  • Experience in web & mobile application security (SSL, JWT or equivalent)
  • Experience in various deployment architecture (on-prem, cloud, hybrid)
  • Skilled in database technologies such as Oracle, MariaDB

Preferred Experience


  • Knowledge on release management processes
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Problem solving skills
  • A passion for learning and the willingness to solve problems
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience working in Docker, Open Shift, ICP (Container Management Solutions)
  • Experience working with Aldon and Clearcase
  • Experience working with Ansible


  • Bachelor’s degree/University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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