Amihan Launches Tech Briefings with Partner GitLab

IT developers and security experts met up at the Amihan office in the Zuellig Building, Makati last March 7 for the first Amihan Tech Briefing, organized in partnership with GitLab.

The Tech Briefings is a series of free learning sessions created to share the latest technologies and strategies for digital transformation. Titled Driving Innovation with DevSecOps, the day’s event centered on the current role of DevSecOps in modern software development.

Amihan’s Chairman, Winston Damarillo, kicked off the session with a short opening message about the driving force behind the new event.

“We were looking for opportunities to talk about our innovations with our partners, but we wanted something that was more casual. The ideas that we will share here, if used well, could be game changers in the industry”, Damarillo said in his message.

Joining the Briefing as speakers were Amihan’s Vice President for Enterprise Architecture, Alistair Israel and GitLab’s Technical Account Manager, Guenjun Yoo. Israel focused on the advantages of adopting a DevSecOps environment, while the latter half featured Yoo conducting a practical demo of GitLab’s latest software platform.

“Enterprises are facing growing consumer demand from customers who are now digital natives,” Israel said on the current state of technology, “What used to take decades to reach 50 million users now only takes several days.”

“Sometimes, we don’t commit to security checks because most often we push things to market as quickly as possible. People make mistakes, but not out of sheer malice to destroy work, but because we’re only human,” Israel explained as he positions the need for better security and control in DevOps processes.

Yoo, meanwhile, presented GitLab as a timely solution to an old problem. “In most organizations in the past, the engineering teams do their own processes and make working cohesively very difficult. This lead to the massive number of tools users had a hard time using.” He goes on to say that the simplified pipelines in GitLab are meant “to address the toolchain crisis through one, simple tool.”

Jerry Rapes, Amihan’s President, connected with Damarillo’s remarks in his closing address, emphasizing the importance of creating and scaling advanced technologies today for the needs of tomorrow’s consumers and businesses.

“Today is a good reminder of how far our industry has come in terms of enterprise development. The market rewards institutions that prioritize agility and service delivery while keeping an eye on the future,” Rapes remarked.

Thank you to our guests for joining us and we look forward to seeing you in the upcoming Tech Briefings!

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Software Engineer (Unawa)

Software Engineer (Unawa)

Cebu/Manila

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About Amihan

Amihan is a Filipino term describing the season dominated by favorable trade winds. Our name is an homage to local merchants trading goods throughout Asia, consequently bridging the region with the world.

For the past few years, Amihan Global Strategies has been charting a similar path — connecting the Philippines with the global economy by leveraging international expertise and local knowledge to transform how we do (and change) business in the Philippines and ASEAN.

We connect the region’s top enterprises with resilient technologies and innovative insights. In this process, we transform industry players into game changers, and champion a new playing field in the Philippines.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, deploy and test ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) solutions in a big data environment.
  • Facilitate the building of ABT (Analytical Base Tables) that will be utilized by data analyst in performing various
    analytical processing
  • Design, develop, deploy, and test operational data solutions including building of operational data marts that
    can be utilized for different use cases.
  • Design, develop and maintain reusable data processing components that can be applied to a wide variety of
    data processing solutions.
  • Design, develop, deploy, and test utility applications that serves as orchestrator between big data services, or
    serves as a convenience layer for big data services.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related degree, and at least 1+ years experience with strong data and
    computational focus and understanding of distributed data processing concepts, or experience with building
    web applications integrating with distributed back-end services.
  • Technically savvy with experience on the following software tools:
    • Programming Languages: Java, Scala, any modern Javascript framework (Bonus: Python, Go,
      AngularJS, ReactJS)
    • Processing Frameworks: Spark, Drill, Hive (Bonus: Nifi, Kafka)
    • Big Data Storage Platforms: Cassandra, Parquet, Distributed File Systems (HDFS, Ceph, S3)
  • Intellectual curiosity with willingness and desire to learn a new environment and tools to advance your own
    knowledge of the platform.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills to break down business specifications into actionable data
    processing solutions.
  • Strong communication (verbal /written) and listening skills who can present complex information in a clear and
    compelling manner.

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Infrastructure & Platform Engineer

Infrastructure & Platform Engineer

Manila

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About Amihan

Amihan is a Filipino term describing the season dominated by favorable trade winds. Our name is an homage to local merchants trading goods throughout Asia, consequently bridging the region with the world.

For the past few years, Amihan Global Strategies has been charting a similar path — connecting the Philippines with the global economy by leveraging international expertise and local knowledge to transform how we do (and change) business in the Philippines and ASEAN.

We connect the region’s top enterprises with resilient technologies and innovative insights. In this process, we transform industry players into game changers, and champion a new playing field in the Philippines.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Install and configure OS, network parameters, and container-based big data platforms.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot big data platforms and processing jobs including cluster resource utilization, platform
    and processing jobs health and performance.
  • Develop and test scripts for repeatable automated deployments.
  • Apply best practices in software deployment management including configuration and release management.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related degree, at least 1 plus years experience with strong
    understanding of software infrastructure and network management.
  • Technically savvy with experience on the following software tools:
    • Scripting Languages: Ansible, Bash
    • Operating Systems: Ubuntu, CoreOS, Alpine
    • Monitoring Tools: Grafana, Kibana, Prometheus
  • Familiar with configuring and managing the following software platforms:
    • Processing Platforms: Spark, Drill, Hive (Bonus: Nifi, Kafka)
    • Big Data Storage Platform: Cassandra, Parquet, Distributed File Systems (HDFS, Ceph, S3)
    • Container Platforms: Docker, Kubernetes
  • Intellectual curiosity with willingness and desire to learn a new environment and tools to advance your own
    knowledge of the platform.
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills to manage software deployments and operation management.
  • Strong communication (verbal /written) and listening skills who can present complex information in a clear and
    compelling manner.

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Account Manager

Account Manager

Cebu

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About Amihan

Amihan is a Filipino term describing the season dominated by favorable trade winds. Our name is an homage to local merchants trading goods throughout Asia, consequently bridging the region with the world.

For the past few years, Amihan Global Strategies has been charting a similar path — connecting the Philippines with the global economy by leveraging international expertise and local knowledge to transform how we do (and change) business in the Philippines and ASEAN.

We connect the region’s top enterprises with resilient technologies and innovative insights. In this process, we transform industry players into game changers, and champion a new playing field in the Philippines.

Core Responsibilities:

Management of Scope of Work:

  • Ensuring contracts are carried out according to agreed terms
  • Ensure that contract terms and conditions are met
  • Assisting customers with using our services throughout projects

Management of Client Relationship:

  • Foster positive relationships with our customers as their primary point of contact
  • Help clients implement services and plan projects effectively
  • Address customer issues with speed and efficiency
  • Prepare reports on project performance

Management of Business Relationship:

  • Helping solve client problems and managing financial aspects of contracts
  • Manage invoices and bills for assigned customers
  • Identify upselling and cross-selling opportunities
  • Work with sales teams to generate new business

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience as an Engagement Manager
  • Project management experience
  • Background in sales and customer service is a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office and CRM/project management software
  • Technology savvy and willingness to learn new technology platforms
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • Customer-oriented approach
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities
  • Sharp business acumen
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • BSc/BA in Business or similar field

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Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Cebu

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About Amihan

Amihan is a Filipino term describing the season dominated by favorable trade winds. Our name is an homage to local merchants trading goods throughout Asia, consequently bridging the region with the world.

For the past few years, Amihan Global Strategies has been charting a similar path — connecting the Philippines with the global economy by leveraging international expertise and local knowledge to transform how we do (and change) business in the Philippines and ASEAN.

We connect the region’s top enterprises with resilient technologies and innovative insights. In this process, we transform industry players into game changers, and champion a new playing field in the Philippines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain multiple customer environments.
  • Update and manage ticket backlog based on internal policies.
  • Identify any high priority issues and escalate to the next level.
  • Provide a customer-first experience while utilizing phones and email to manage tickets.
  • Work cohesively with a team as well as all divisions of the company.
  • Effectively engage resources inside and outside of your team to further the troubleshooting and resolution of issues which may include other technical engineers, account teams, or project managers.
  • Deliver solutions that lead to problem resolution with a high level of customer satisfaction.

Technical Requirements:

  • Basic Microsoft Active Directory (password resets, security groups)
  • Basic Networking (IP address, Mac address, Layer 1 VS Layer 2)
  • Proficiency in computer usage, internet, and Microsoft office suite applications.
  • Citrix XenApp
  • VMware Horizon View
  • Advanced Networking – NAT, Subnet, VPN, Fortigate, vShield Edge
  • Skype For Business
  • Sharepoint
  • Server Performance Monitoring
  • EM7 / SciLo

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QA Engineer

QA Engineer

Manila

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About Amihan

Amihan is a Filipino term describing the season dominated by favorable trade winds. Our name is an homage to local merchants trading goods throughout Asia, consequently bridging the region with the world.

For the past few years, Amihan Global Strategies has been charting a similar path — connecting the Philippines with the global economy by leveraging international expertise and local knowledge to transform how we do (and change) business in the Philippines and ASEAN.

We connect the region’s top enterprises with resilient technologies and innovative insights. In this process, we transform industry players into game changers, and champion a new playing field in the Philippines.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Perform functional, integration, and regression testing for new and existing software, systems, and applications.
  • Verify that software, systems, and applications function according to user requirements and conform to established guidelines
  • Develop test plans and manage all activities within a test plan to ensure objectives are met and solution works as expected
  • Follow and execute test schedules and plans providing management with updates or variances to the plan
  • Ensure testing system defects are documented, assigned, communicated, and appropriately resolved
  • Recommend program improvements or corrections to programmers
  • Coordinate user acceptance testing with end users
  • Verify that all scheduled testing is completed in accordance with schedules
  • Perform code migration, versioning, and standards verification in the test environment
  • Ensure all impacted departments and individuals are coordinated with and represented
  • Provide first level assistance for issue resolution
  • Assist with the implementation of new application software into the testing environments

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience creating test plans and test schedules
  • Able to create, update, review automated tests for application features as implemented and delivered
  • Ability to translate technical requirements into test plans
  • Ability to create clear, concise, and detailed test scripts from high-level test plans
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to learn new technologies and processes quickly with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of SDLC

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Sr. QA Engineer

Sr. QA Engineer

Manila

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About Amihan

Amihan is a Filipino term describing the season dominated by favorable trade winds. Our name is an homage to local merchants trading goods throughout Asia, consequently bridging the region with the world.

For the past few years, Amihan Global Strategies has been charting a similar path — connecting the Philippines with the global economy by leveraging international expertise and local knowledge to transform how we do (and change) business in the Philippines and ASEAN.

We connect the region’s top enterprises with resilient technologies and innovative insights. In this process, we transform industry players into game changers, and champion a new playing field in the Philippines.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Coach, mentor and manage QA Engineers
  • Perform functional, integration, and regression testing for new and existing software, systems, and applications.
  • Verify that software, systems, and applications function according to user requirements and conform to established guidelines
  • Develop test plans and manage all activities within a test plan to ensure objectives are met and solution works as expected
  • Follow and execute test schedules and plans providing management with updates or variances to the plan
  • Ensure testing system defects are documented, assigned, communicated, and appropriately resolved
  • Recommend program improvements or corrections to programmers
  • Coordinate user acceptance testing with end users
  • Verify that all scheduled testing is completed in accordance with schedules
  • Perform code migration, versioning, and standards verification in the test environment
  • Ensure all impacted departments and individuals are coordinated with and represented
  • Provide first level assistance for issue resolution
  • Assist with the implementation of new application software into the testing environments

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience creating test plans and test schedules
  • Able to create , update, review automated tests for application features as implemented and delivered
  • Ability to translate technical requirements into test plans
  • Ability to create clear, concise, and detailed test scripts from high-level test plans
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivate
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to learn new technologies and processes quickly with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of SDLC

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DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer

Manila

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About Amihan

Amihan is a Filipino term describing the season dominated by favorable trade winds. Our name is an homage to local merchants trading goods throughout Asia, consequently bridging the region with the world.

For the past few years, Amihan Global Strategies has been charting a similar path — connecting the Philippines with the global economy by leveraging international expertise and local knowledge to transform how we do (and change) business in the Philippines and ASEAN.

We connect the region’s top enterprises with resilient technologies and innovative insights. In this process, we transform industry players into game changers, and champion a new playing field in the Philippines.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Implements the company’s CI/CD process
  • Administers and deploys build, test, deploy and monitoring pipelines for various projects
  • Creates, maintains, and invokes automation scripts
  • Administers and deploys monitoring and notification infrastructure
  • Administers and deploys development tools for various teams
  • Assists the Architect in designing and implementing highly available infrastructure
  • Assists the Architect in implementing client solutions
  • Enforces DevOps best practices across development teams
  • Collaborates with Software Engineers to create DevOps artifacts
  • Secures and hardens server resources against malicious attacks

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering, or related degree.
  • Strong foundational understanding on
    • Networking concepts such as, but not limited to:
      • Network design
      • VPNs
      • Security
      • DNS
      • Load Balancing
    • Physical and virtual resource allocation and management
    • CI/CD
  • In-depth experience in Linux administration and scripting
  • Technically savvy in the following technologies
    • Version Control: Git
    • Container Platforms: Docker, Kubernetes
    • Databases: MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL (Bonus: NoSQL, Graph databases)
    • Programming Languages: Python (Bonus: Ruby or Golang)
    • Repository: Dockerhub (Bonus: Nexus, Harbor)
  • Must be well versed in networking concepts such as, but not limited to:
    • Network design
    • VPNs
    • Security
    • DNS
    • Load Balancing
  • Must have experienced production deployments in any of the major cloud providers (AWS, Azure or Google Cloud) and services such as but not limited to:
    • Compute / VMs
    • Containers
    • Storage (Block and Object)
    • Load Balancers
    • DNS
    • VPNs
  • Intellectual curiosity with willingness and desire to learn a new environment and tools to advance your own knowledge of the platform.
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills to manage software deployments and operation management.
  • Strong communication (verbal /written) and listening skills who can present complex information in a clear and compelling manner.

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Business Analyst

Business Analyst

Manila

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About Amihan

Amihan is a Filipino term describing the season dominated by favorable trade winds. Our name is an homage to local merchants trading goods throughout Asia, consequently bridging the region with the world.

For the past few years, Amihan Global Strategies has been charting a similar path — connecting the Philippines with the global economy by leveraging international expertise and local knowledge to transform how we do (and change) business in the Philippines and ASEAN.

We connect the region’s top enterprises with resilient technologies and innovative insights. In this process, we transform industry players into game changers, and champion a new playing field in the Philippines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Serve as a liaison by building collaborative partnerships between IT, business clients, project team members and vendors. Improve business processes by identifying opportunities for technological improvements and communicate feasible requirements through technical documentation. Translate business concepts and requirements into software solutions and roadmaps. Responsible for overseeing end user testing to ensure successful implementation of client solutions.

Core responsibilities:

• Serve as liaison between business constituents and internal/external IT teams to provide support of existing systems and collaborate on strategic roadmaps to align business initiatives and product development.
• Conducts advanced research and analysis of client business processes in order to make recommendations and exert influence on project direction or decide sub-project direction.
• Assess the feasibility and cost effectiveness of proposed solutions and advise clients and key stakeholders.
• Partnering with constituents to define ongoing technology needs, ensuring that needs are documented, costed, and prioritized appropriately, and that a mid to long-term solutions delivery schedule is established.
• Works collaboratively with software engineers to define and translate requirements into developed solutions.
• Drives technical and application support with third party vendors.
• Provides leadership in software and systems development activities in the areas of requirements gathering, design, configuration, planning, creating and executing test cases and analyzing results.
• Responsible for training employees in areas of expertise relating to application, database, security, operating systems or other technical aspects.
• Determine methods and procedures on new assignments, mentors and coordinates the activities of other personnel.
• Provides support and troubleshooting of complex technology solutions.
• Ensures work is completed in such a way to comply with established best practices, compliance regulations and internal controls.
• Provides on-call support as needed

Desired Skills and Experience:

• At least 5 years of related experience in various software development technologies, patterns and practices.
• Wide-ranging experience in business analysis using professional concepts to meet company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
• Wide-ranging experience with work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
• Ability to perform Structured System Analysis.
• Strong understanding of Software Development Life Cycle Methodologies (SDLC).
• Proficiency with automated and manual testing.
• Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

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Software Developers

Software Developers

All Levels Reporting to Product Development in Ortigas & Makati, Metro Manila or Cebu, Philippines

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About Amihan

Amihan is a Filipino term describing the season dominated by favorable trade winds. Our name is an homage to local merchants trading goods throughout Asia, consequently bridging the region with the world.

For the past few years, Amihan Global Strategies has been charting a similar path — connecting the Philippines with the global economy by leveraging international expertise and local knowledge to transform how we do (and change) business in the Philippines and ASEAN.

We connect the region’s top enterprises with resilient technologies and innovative insights. In this process, we transform industry players into game changers, and champion a new playing field in the Philippines.

What You'll Do

As a software developer, you’ll create new tools to better navigate (and expand) digital disruption. Your work makes our journey possible and sustainable. Your day to day is a bit like Blockchain — distributed, transparent, ever-evolving. You will wear many hats as you create products with tangible effects on the largest enterprises and most impactful industries in the region. Software developers based in our Manila offices will be more software design oriented, while those based in our Cebu office will be focusing more on software development.

You Are

-Proficient. You understand concurrency, data structures, algorithm formulation, and estimation of running time. You are also well-versed in object oriented programming, SQL and engineering design, systems analysis and design, and web development, with specific knowledge in application design patterns (MVC, IoC, DI), software development methodologies (Waterfall, SCRUM), testing concepts (Unit Testing, Functional Testing, User Acceptance Testing), and cloud computing platforms.

-Restless. You have experience in Go-lang, Ruby, Python, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JSON, XML, JavaScript, ReachJS, Node.js, Git, Ceph, and Linux.

-Collected. You have it together and can bring people together, too.

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