CAREER
WITH US

CAREER WITH US

OUR
PHILOSOPHY

We are a team steep in domain expertise, have an open mind and share a noble vision. In HR, we would rather take a longer time to arrive at a right fit, so are all stronger of it.

We are not afraid to fail, in fact, we are constantly learning a great deal from each small failure that eventually leads us to many great milestones.

If you are energetic, capable, have a very positive attitude, and want to join a rare team that will not stop, call and tell us about your unique capabilities & personal goals.

OUR
MANAGERS

• Help people play to their strengths
• Align staff personal goals with our co.'s
• Don’t demotivate
• Give recognition and show appreciation
• Hire fewer people but pay them more

WE
GIVE

WE
WANT

OPEN POSITIONS

We are a rapidly growing, fast-paced startup that is gaining traction in a very traditional multi-trillion dollar maritime shipping industry. Our lean team includes web/mobile, UI/UX coders plus domain knowledge and business experts who have a very clear road map towards our vision in “Aggregated Shipping”. Our products have a strong focus on effective, beautiful design and great user experience.
Research
I.T.
Sales

Data Analyst/Intern

 

Job Description:

Passionate about data engineering and data science? You will work with top shipping experts and the best in chemical shipping research in Singapore to create value in shipping intelligence and analytics.
 

Responsibilities:

Undertake collection, pre-processing and maintenance of large, complex data

Utilise analytical, statistical and programming skills to develop machine learning tools and/or processes & build predictive models

Develop and implement data analyses systems that optimise statistical and computational efficiency and quality

Through the acquirement of shipping domain knowledge, create valuable shipping metrics, analytics, visualisations, insights that enable decision-making

 

Prerequisites:

Experience in the Data Science & Engineering field

Minimum a Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Statistics, Data Science/Analytics, Mathematics, Applied Maths, Computer Science, or similar discipline

Knowledge of statistics and experience in statistical programming (R, Python) and databases (SQL, etc)
Technical Expertise in data models, segmentation, data mining and predictive modelling techniques
Deeply curious, creative, driven and organised with good communication & interpersonal skills
A big plus if you have experience in managing database design development and project management

Frontend Developer

 

Job Description:

You will be working with top shipping experts and a tech team to create features for shipping solutions. You will be responsible for front-end development creating web based user interfaces and mobile applications. Your familiarity in product design will help a good deal.
 

Responsibilities:

Communicate, comprehend and work with Business and Backend to develop front-end user interfaces

Work with product management, web engineers, UI/UX designers, and data engineers to deliver code for applications

Write reusable code and libraries for future use

Take ownership in each module and its features from initial discussions through to release

Work with backend developers for continuous development and deployment

 

Prerequisites:

HTML 5, CSS 3, JQuery and top level JavaScript expertise

Ability to put these together to form coherent, responsive, and mobile-friendly interfaces

UI/UX design experience will be helpful

Ability to write code in Angular 4, React

An understanding of Git

Tremendously positive attitude and passion

Eager to learn and grasp concepts fast

Tester Experience in UAT and QAT involving Database, Javascript and PHP will be advantageous.

Effective verbal and written communication skills, and organisational skills

 

Tech Lead (Filled)

 

Job Description:

Technical Lead. You think more as a boss than as an employee on technology leadership. You lead the tech team and work closely with business to develop products, improve quality and explore new possibilities.
 

Responsibilities:

Communicate, comprehend and work with Business to provide solution architectural, developmental and technological options according to our roadmap

Mobilise and lead product management, web engineers, UI/UX designers, and data engineers to deliver top notch products and quality on schedule

Develop and lead a DevOps team: recommend resource needs and allocation; put right people at the right seats (according to their unique capability); ensure they do things right (deliver quality and on schedule)

Balance long term code health and sustainability with progressive business needs

Design and develop DevOps best practices and performance

Own each module and its features from initial discussions through to release

Guide, coach and mentor junior developers

 

Prerequisites:

BS in Computer Science or a similar field or relevant experience

7 years of professional experience building large scale frontend and related backend workflow, booking, documentation, database & other applications

Strong work ethics, positive attitudes, and a great personality that brings joy to work

Experience working with SQL, relational databases, big data, graph database is a plus

Experience with service oriented architecture and REST based web service development

Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks, tools, and libraries like Angular, React Native, NPM, Promises, ES6, and Webpack

Ability to identify and apply appropriate design and integration patterns to deliver complex business requirements

Experience working with cloud-based systems (GCP, AWS) and virtualization (Docker, Kubernetes) a plus

Effective verbal and written communication skills, and organisational skills

Experience and interest in leading and growing a team with an entrepreneur rather than employee mindset

 

Backend Developer (Filled)

 

Job Description:

You should be a highly skilled Backend Coder who understands and works well with business to deliver superior quality products on time. You should be constantly challenging yourself to collaborate better with the team, explore new possibilities for better product-quality, and succeed with the team.
 

Responsibilities:

Grasp needs quickly, provide solution options, and collaborate with product management, web engineers, and data engineers to deliver according to production schedule

Develop solutions and services using PHP or other technologies

Develop rich consumer experiences using Node and React

Write and maintain clean codes

Provide input on development best practices

Own features from initial discussions through release

Guide and mentor junior developers

 

Prerequisites:

BS in Computer Science or a similar field or relevant experience

minimum 5 years of professional experience working on building large scale frontend and PHP or other related backend applications

Experience working with SQL and relational databases. Knowledge on graph database is a plus

Experience with service oriented architecture and REST based web service development

Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks, tools, and libraries like Angular, React Native, NPM, Promises, ES6, and Webpack

Ability to identify and apply appropriate design and integration patterns to deliver complex business requirements.

Experience working with cloud-based systems (GCP, AWS) and virtualization (Docker, Kubernetes) a plus

Ability to organize and self-direct to get things done

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Experience and interest to work as a senior developer

Sales Executive (Filled)

 

Job Description:

Sales Excecutive:
Conduct sales calls with co.’s list of leads:
 

Responsibilities:

Arrange meetings to present co.’s service offerings

Liaise with customers to sign contract and renewal

Follow up with customers for account registration and booking

Provide feedback on customer’s needs for continual improvement and development of product and services

 

Prerequisites:

No prior experience needed – you just have to be hungry for sales and learn fast.

Excellent if you are bilingual in English and Mandarin and speak some Singaporean local dialects.

Attractive basic + commission! Singaporeans only.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We are a team steep in domain expertise, have an open mind and share a noble vision. In HR, we would rather take a longer time to arrive at a right fit, so are all stronger of it.

We are not afraid to fail, in fact, we are constantly learning a great deal from each small failure that eventually leads us to many great milestones.

If you are energetic, capable, have a very positive attitude, and want to join a rare team that will not stop, call and tell us about your unique capabilities & personal goals.

OUR
MANAGERS

• Help people play to their strengths
• Align staff personal goals with our co.'s
• Don’t demotivate
• Give recognition and show appreciation
• Hire fewer people but pay them more

WE GIVE

WE WANT

OPEN POSITIONS

We are a rapidly growing, fast-paced startup that is gaining traction in a very traditional multi-trillion dollar maritime shipping industry. Our lean team includes web/mobile, UI/UX coders plus domain knowledge and business experts who have a very clear road map towards our vision in “Aggregated Shipping”. Our products have a strong focus on effective, beautiful design and great user experience.
Research
I.T.
Sales

Data Analyst/Intern

Job Description:

Passionate about data engineering and data science? You will work with top shipping experts and the best in chemical shipping research in Singapore to create value in shipping intelligence and analytics.

Responsibilities:

Undertake collection, pre-processing and maintenance of large, complex data

Utilise analytical, statistical and programming skills to develop machine learning tools and/or processes and build predictive models

Develop and implement data analyses systems that optimise statistical and computational efficiency and quality

Through the acquirement of shipping domain knowledge, create valuable shipping metrics, analytics, visualisations, insights that enable decision-making

Prerequisites:

Experience in the Data Science and Engineering field

Minimum a Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Statistics, Data Science/Analytics, Mathematics, Applied Maths, Computer Science, or similar discipline

Knowledge of statistics and experience in statistical programming (R, Python) and databases (SQL, etc)
Technical Expertise in data models, segmentation, data mining and predictive modelling techniques
Deeply curious, creative, driven and organised with good communication and interpersonal skills
A big plus if you have experience in managing database design development and project management

Frontend Developer

 

Job Description:

You will be working with top shipping experts and a tech team to create features for shipping solutions. You will be responsible for front-end development creating web based user interfaces and mobile applications. Your familiarity in product design will help a good deal.
 

Responsibilities:

Communicate, comprehend and work with Business and Backend to develop front-end user interfaces

Work with product management, web engineers, UI/UX designers, and data engineers to deliver code for applications

Write reusable code and libraries for future use

Take ownership in each module and its features from initial discussions through to release

Work with backend developers for continuous development and deployment

 

Prerequisites:

HTML 5, CSS 3, JQuery and top level JavaScript expertise

Ability to put these together to form coherent, responsive, and mobile-friendly interfaces

UI/UX design experience will be helpful

Ability to write code in Angular 4, React

An understanding of Git

Tremendously positive attitude and passion

Eager to learn and grasp concepts fast

Tester Experience in UAT and QAT involving Database, Javascript and PHP will be advantageous.

Effective verbal and written communication skills, and organisational skills

 

Tech Lead (Filled)

 

Job Description:

Technical Lead. You think more as a boss than as an employee on technology leadership. You lead the tech team and work closely with business to develop products, improve quality and explore new possibilities.
 

Responsibilities:

Communicate, comprehend and work with Business to provide solution architectural, developmental and technological options according to our roadmap

Mobilise and lead product management, web engineers, UI/UX designers, and data engineers to deliver top notch products and quality on schedule

Develop and lead a DevOps team: recommend resource needs and allocation; put right people at the right seats (according to their unique capability); ensure they do things right (deliver quality and on schedule)

Balance long term code health and sustainability with progressive business needs

Design and develop DevOps best practices and performance

Own each module and its features from initial discussions through to release

Guide, coach and mentor junior developers

 

Prerequisites:

BS in Computer Science or a similar field or relevant experience

7 years of professional experience building large scale frontend and related backend workflow, booking, documentation, database & other applications

Strong work ethics, positive attitudes, and a great personality that brings joy to work

Experience working with SQL, relational databases, big data, graph database is a plus

Experience with service oriented architecture and REST based web service development

Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks, tools, and libraries like Angular, React Native, NPM, Promises, ES6, and Webpack

Ability to identify and apply appropriate design and integration patterns to deliver complex business requirements

Experience working with cloud-based systems (GCP, AWS) and virtualization (Docker, Kubernetes) a plus

Effective verbal and written communication skills, and organisational skills

Experience and interest in leading and growing a team with an entrepreneur rather than employee mindset

 

Backend Developer (Filled)

 

Job Description:

You should be a highly skilled Backend Coder who understands and works well with business to deliver superior quality products on time. You should be constantly challenging yourself to collaborate better with the team, explore new possibilities for better product-quality, and succeed with the team.
 

Responsibilities:

Grasp needs quickly, provide solution options, and collaborate with product management, web engineers, and data engineers to deliver according to production schedule

Develop solutions and services using PHP or other technologies

Develop rich consumer experiences using Node and React

Write and maintain clean codes

Provide input on development best practices

Own features from initial discussions through release

Guide and mentor junior developers

 

Prerequisites:

BS in Computer Science or a similar field or relevant experience

minimum 5 years of professional experience working on building large scale frontend and PHP or other related backend applications

Experience working with SQL and relational databases. Knowledge on graph database is a plus

Experience with service oriented architecture and REST based web service development

Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks, tools, and libraries like Angular, React Native, NPM, Promises, ES6, and Webpack

Ability to identify and apply appropriate design and integration patterns to deliver complex business requirements.

Experience working with cloud-based systems (GCP, AWS) and virtualization (Docker, Kubernetes) a plus

Ability to organize and self-direct to get things done

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Experience and interest to work as a senior developer

Sales Executive (Filled)

Job Description:

Sales Excecutive:
Conduct sales calls with co.’s list of leads:

Responsibilities:

Arrange meetings to present co.’s service offerings

Liaise with customers to sign contract and renewal

Follow up with customers for account registration and booking

Provide feedback on customer’s needs for continual improvement and development of product and services

Prerequisites:

No prior experience needed – you just have to be hungry for sales and learn fast.

Excellent if you are bilingual in English and Mandarin and speak some Singaporean local dialects.

Attractive basic + commission! Singaporeans only.

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INTERVIEW WITH COO, JAMES KIM

What is really unique about Chemical Shipping (vis-à-vis other segments of shipping)?

James: 1) other bulk cargoes like oil, ore, or even container liners move in one direction, chemical cargo has more myriad ways of flows to/fro multiple ports and berths. 2) chemical cargo is not generic: there are hundreds of different types of cargoes and grades by multiple producers, users and traders involved. that leads us to: 3) the hardware: chemical ships have multiple segregations. voyage options and decisions for which cargoes to combine to where and how are much more varied, furthermore 4) while there may be some standardisations, many ships are built for specific needs. with this multiplicity of factors, optimal loadable quantity and performance of a ship can be a BIG VARIANCE. ironically, this also makes for an attraction and a low entry barrier into chemical ship operating as each operator believes in his one-upmanship within that big variance.

How is that uniqueness important in what you and ShipsFocus are doing?

James: maritime shipping faces various issues, like in 1) HR: people with great skills and experience are aging and leaving the industry, while new ones are not catching up fast enough; 2) PR: constraints to improving its image as an industry that has a wide spectrum of jobs ranging from off-shore to land-based; 3) TALENTS: shipping lull in the last decade did not help in attracting talents; 4) 24/7 nature it’s hard to sell ‘work-life balance’; 5) SYSTEMS: experience, know-how and network within a knowledgeable person are not captured systematically over time.

Our role is to fill gaps, bridging 3 major gaps: (1) between the ‘Old’ and ‘New’, (2) more and better use of data (3) optimising the ‘variance’ and efficiency. there are not many people in this unique space, and on such pursuits. to make it work, we have to cater to this uniqueness, using our unique knowhow, experience and network.

Which part of your background is most helpful to what you are doing now?

James: I believe it’s my background as a ship-owner and operator. I was with Hanjin first in VLCC and then Aframax, then to Chemical Tankers. that gave me tremendous opportunities adjusting from one to another. there were so many varieties and details in high frequency I had to know and adjust to. i became sensitive to the uniqueness in Chemical shipping. coincidentally, Hanjin was undertaking a PROCESS INNOVATIONS initiative, and I was required to provide inputs for a chartering and operations system, including on how it should work. unfortunately, users had to work for the system when it was developed, not exactly a system i dreamed of.

What is the biggest challenge in marrying tech and shipping, and what is your specific strength in this respect?

James: mainly it’s people’s fixed mind-set that’s the biggest obstacle. people say they are busy, while tech can help, they are reluctant to adopt such change. it’s a chicken and egg issue. our strength is the ability to cater to the specific and minute details that make chemical shipping unique, and the network we’ve gained trust from previous roles we played as shipbrokers. we get better chances than the tech people to hear the pain points and thus introduce the right solutions.