Out of the 12000 applicants, the bank selected 200 of the best talents based on their performance for the finale.
DBS, Singapore’s largest bank, has made an offer to six developers for its Hyderabad Technology Centre. These new hires will work on digital transformation. These chosen recruits have been hired through a hackathon—hack2hire.
hack2hire is an initiative launched to identify the best coding talent, skilled in emerging and disruptive technologies across cloud, machine learning and big data.
The participant mix was diverse, from fresh graduates to experienced professionals. The company received around 12,000 applicants for the same.
DBS hack2hire consisted of two parts—an online assessment challenge to gauge the technical capabilities of the candidates, followed by a two-day hackathon, where their approach to problem solving was put to the test. This included demos and presentations, followed by interviews for full-time roles at DBS Asia Hub 2. The bank collaborated with leading technology providers, such as Amazon Web Services, Cloudera and Pivotal for conducting the hackathon.
Desh Deepak from Agra, one of the winners, says, “The challenges were thought provoking and we used the best of our strategies to win. I am impressed with their thought leadership. ”
Abhishek Singh, from Kanpur, says “It’s been a great journey for me. From the time we reached to the time we left, we had something new to learn. I met several people from across the country and we worked together towards this win. We focussed on creative solutions, great presentation and end-to-end thinking. I am very glad that I came here,” said.
DBS Bank is reinventing banking through constant innovation. It launched DigiBank, India’s first paperless, signature less and mobile-only bank in April 2016.
Over the past few years, DBS has been deeply immersed in furthering its digital transformation agenda. This includes embarking on a comprehensive and holistic mission of building a start-up culture, re-architecting the bank’s technology infrastructure, and leveraging big data, biometrics and artificial intelligence to reimagine banking for its customers.
The bank recently conducted a similar initiative in India named ‘ideathon’ to identify talent from top business schools across India. This was part of the bank’s campus engagement and communication strategy, aimed to make DBS Bank the preferred place to work for millennials.