I have about 8.5 years of Java based development experience with around 5 yrs in investment banking domain (both on regulatory and commercial side)
My core skill sets are largely Java, Middleware (Websphere MQ/Tibco EMS/Tibco Rv), WebServices (SOAP/REST), Spring, Drools, RDBMS (Oracle, Sybase) and NoSQL (MongoDB). On the domain side, i am familar with FX and interest rate asset classes and have worked extensively on CFTC regulations/SEF/Dodd Frank Act implementation
I am currently working in the regulatory clearing implementation side for an investment bank in its India office.
My spouse recently got a job in Singapore. So I am about to start searching for jobs in Singapore. I am primarily looking for server side Java jobs in electronic trade capture/clearing systems but I am open to non Investment Banking domain as well.
Does anybody have past experience searching for java jobs in Singapore while working outside Singapore ? Any word of advice for me before i start scouting ?
I have heard/read that there's a significant demand for Mandarin speaking IT professionals in Singapore. I dont speak Mandarin but I can read/write/speak Japanese. Is it worth brushing up my Japanese before looking out for jobs ?
Certifications: SCJP (2005), SCWCD (2006), OCA (2006), WAS Admin (2007), SCBCD (2008), SCJD (2009), SCDJWS(2009)