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Our People

Meaningful Work

“It was fulfilling to be given the opportunity to contribute in the development of the Hunter Armoured Fighting Vehicle – the Army’s first fully digitised vehicle – that incorporates smart digital technologies. How often do you get to say that about your work?”

- Programme Manager (Land Systems) Kylie Loo

Upholding Procurement Standards

“What we do has a direct impact on the nation’s well-being.”

- Cluster Head (Weapon Systems Acquisition) Leong Wai Mei

Deepening Immersive Training

"This experience helped me realised the impact our work has on Singapore’s defence, and that my job today is exactly what I’ve always been meant to do."

- Programme Manager (Simulation and Training Systems Hub) Johnathon Teo

Enhancing Pedagogy

“To make lessons more engaging and effective, we leverage game-based learning approaches and engage participants in the co-creation of their learning experience.”

- Head Course Development (DSTA Academy) Leonard Chia

Diverse Opportunities

“I am grateful that DSTA has presented me with opportunities to gain experience and knowledge from working in the different naval specialisations.”

- Principal Engineer (Naval Systems) Siow Chengxin

Inspiring Singapore’s Defence Future

“My decision to join DSTA was validated during my National Service, where I was intrigued by the systems I saw and used. The experience motivated me to find out more about how the systems worked, and it made me realise that I could put my engineering knowledge to good use and translate it to something impactful.”

- Senior Engineer (C3 Development) Ang Zhi Yuan

Transforming Data Science

“Diving into data to find real gems of insights to build visualisation and machine learning models – it’s an art!”

- Senior Data Scientist (Enterprise IT) Peh Jing Yuan

Powering Defence Technology with Artificial Intelligence

“DSTA gives us the space to innovate and experiment. I get to tinker with various emerging technologies and be creative in how I find solutions.”

- Engineer (Information) Sun Yi Jing

Tackling Uncharted Territories

“DSTA’s many training programmes have boosted my skills in leveraging cloud technology for defence applications.”

- Senior Engineer (InfoComm Infrastructure) Lim Di Xiang

Leveraging Collaborations

“I work closely with defence engineers as well as the industry and academia, who constantly tap emerging technologies to develop state-of-the-art systems. Their determination and never-say-die attitude spur me to constantly hone my technical expertise.”

- Head Capability Development (Cyber AI) Dr Melissa Chua

Strengthening Partnerships

“I enjoy the challenging and fast-paced work that we do. There is a close ops-tech partnership between us and the military personnel, and by harnessing our different outlooks and experiences, we are able to build better systems together."

- Senior Engineer (Information) Lorenzo Ong

Exploring Emerging Tech

“As an AI engineer, I explore opportunities in emerging technologies that can be harnessed for defence. In particular, my interest is in finding new ways for machines to understand the human language so that they can be used to help the SAF in their operations.”

- Senior Engineer (Digital Hub) Aaron Chew

Pushing Boundaries

“We have a deep focus on the pursuit of technological innovations and excellence. We are encouraged to push boundaries, and to strive to do things differently to provide greater value in our work or improve productivity.”

- Head Capability Development (Systems Resiliency) Cheng Siew Yen

The Sky's the Limit

“Getting to understand the requirements of the SAF first hand, then applying my engineering knowledge to influence the design of what we deliver to them is extremely fulfilling.”

- Project Manager (Air Systems) Ong Xuan Hao

Contributing Beyond Defence

“We extend our tech expertise to deliver game-changing solutions for wider national needs beyond defence.”

- Principal Systems Architect (Systems Engineering and C3 Centre) Fannie Lim

Building Sustainability

“If you enjoy solving problems that add value or contribute to national defence and are keen to work with advanced tech, take the bold step and join the defence tech community!”

- Deputy Head (Sustainability Strategy) Jolene Chung

Unleashing Creativity

“There is a strong innovation culture within DSTA that encourages us to unleash our creativity and boosts us to bring ideas into fruition. No two days in DSTA are alike.”

- Project Manager (Systems Management) Kurinchi D/O Pugazhendhi

Engineering Singapore’s Defence

“DSTA engineers are able to leverage the experience and expertise accumulated over the years to deliver advanced solutions.”

- Senior Programme Manager (Advanced Systems) Teng Siang Loong

Learning Right

“We help young engineers gain a foothold in the foundations of Systems Engineering and project management as they embark on their journey to achieve technical competency.”

- Head Course Development (DSTA Academy) Kwok Yoong Fui