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Calling all jobseekers: Over 100 companies are looking to fill 5,000+ vacancies this August

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[This is a sponsored article with MDEC.]

This August, MDEC (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation) is hosting Malaysia Tech Month 2021 (MTM 2021) for the second time since 2020. The event will also mark the corporation’s 25th year as the government’s appointed agency to cultivate a digitally capable nation.

MTM featured keynotes, discussions and talks from key figures in the digital tech industry such as Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (CEO of AirAsia Group), Eric Cheng (co-founder and Group CEO of Carsome), and Professor Dr Michio Kaku (Renowned Futurist and best-selling author).

Talks aside, MTM 2021 is also home to MyDigitalWorkforce Week (MDWW), the anchor digital skills event at MTM, and tailor-made for local job seekers.

Providing upskilling opportunities for jobseekers

MDWW will have webinars and upskilling classes which runs from August 16 to 20. There will also be a Digital Jobs Expo and Satellite events, running throughout the whole event from August 16 to 30.

Some of the webinars, for example Let’s Learn Digital, offer free online digital marketing courses with certification by Facebook, Google and LinkedIn. There are also classes on how they can bolster their LinkedIn presence and how they can stand out in a competitive job market.

Hiring companies will also be giving talks on their industry, so potential employees can get a better grasp of the company’s working environment, benefits and growth opportunities.

That said, the main draw of the event for job seekers will be the Digital Jobs Expo. The job expo will promote more than 5,000 jobs listed by local companies. Here are some of the companies that are hiring during MDWW:

1. Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies is one of the global technologies leaders in digital transformation, providing technology solutions, products and services to businesses worldwide. Locally, the company has established 3 sites across the country in Bukit Minyak (APCC2), Penang (SWTC) and Cyberjaya.

One of the roles they’re on the lookout for is a Senior Advisor for their Cybersecurity Penetration Testing Team in Cyberjaya. The candidate should possess at least 8+ years of Information Security experience, and 5+ years of direct experience in areas of penetration testing, exploiting development, and more.

TS Koay, the General Manager of Dell Technologies in Cyberjaya said that Dell has adopted remote working throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so in the future through its Connected Workplace programme. He hopes to see passionate candidates who can thrive and achieve career aspirations in Dell Technologies.

Dell’s Cyberjaya site / Image Credit: CyberjayaCity

2. Hitachi eBworx Sdn Bhd

Hitachi eBworx is a financial solutions specialist, providing digital solutions to the financial services industry. Their client list includes Maybank, CIMB Group, and other notable banks in Malaysia. While the company was originally founded as eBworx in 1998, it was bought over by Hitachi in 2012.

The company is now present in 5 countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Singapore and Thailand. Prospective employees must also be willing to travel at least regionally and accept overseas assignments.

In MDWW, they’re recruiting a Technical Lead in Java/Microservices. Once hired, you’ll be tasked to design, implement and test banking solutions for clients while leading and executing team projects.

3. Karuna (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd

Karuna is a local company providing web design and development, graphic design and software development services to companies. They’ve serviced clients from Maldives, Hong Kong and even Singapore.

Melvin Ong, the CEO of Karuna, believes new graduates are good with Javascript and Framework such as React Native, React JS and Flutter. However, they ‘lack the understanding of .NET or PHP’, which are languages widely used in the industry.

“Usually these [understanding of programming languages] comes with working experience. One of the ways to improve that is to take up an internship with an IT company that focuses on software or mobile app development,” Melvin continued. 

They’re looking to hire a Full Stack Developer and your daily tasks will be to design UI for websites, develop servers and databases for clients.

4. Petronas Digital Sdn Bhd

Heads of PETRONAS Digital receiving awards for PETRONAS Digital during Malaysia Technology Excellence Awards in May 2021 / Image Credit: PETRONAS

PETRONAS Digital Sdn Bhd is the digital and IT delivery arm that enables PETRONAS to be a progressive energy and solutions partner to enrich lives for a sustainable future.

The company understands that ‘data is the new oil’ so they are heavily focusing on hiring more personnel to undergo this transition. One role that needs to be filled is a Data Scientist. Under PETRONAS, you will be designing, planning, coordinating and implementing Data Science activities that support the company’s Digital Agenda.

Phuah Aik Chong, the Head of Digital Engineering of PETRONAS Digital Sdn Bhd said “customer-centricity and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do”. They wish to hire talents that are self-driven and ultimately not afraid to take risks and to try new things in their industry.

5. Shopee Mobile Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Most of us relate Shopee to the regular 9.9, 11.11 and 12.12 sales. Shopee is also one of the companies that heavily prioritises their employee’s growth, allowing them to take on positions that can influence change within the company and digital economy even as a newcomer.

They’re currently looking for a Business Intelligence Analyst who will be tasked to develop commercial strategies and projects to help drive high-impact business changes.

As for those who are more Fintech inclined and enjoy problem solving for the team, you can consider joining their ShopeePay Project Management team. You will be working closely with different stakeholders within the company and execute the ShopeePay product roadmap in Malaysia.

The Shopee Malaysia office / Image Credit: Shopee Malaysia

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If none of the companies above has roles that fit your skillset, there are 100 other companies on the site that are on the lookout for talents. Alternatively, you can join one of the upskilling sessions offered throughout the event. 

  • For more information on MyDigitalWorkforce Week, click here.
  • MyDigitalWorkforce Week starts on August 16 and ends on August 30, 2021.
  • Read what we’ve written about MDEC here.

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