A modern tech team working on public sector problems
We are an experimental development team that builds technology for the public good. This includes everything from building better apps for citizens to automating the internal operations of public agencies. Our role is to accelerate the digital transformation of the Singapore Government by being a space where it can experiment with new tech practices, including new technologies, management techniques, corporate systems, and even cultural norms. Our end goal is that through our work, Singapore becomes a model of how governments can use technology to improve the public good.
- EXPERIMENT with new practices with the goal of developing good tech products that solve public sector problems.
- DEMONSTRATE that these practices can work successfully and cost-effectively in our own operation
- PROPAGATE the adoption of the best of these practices to the rest of the public service to accelerate the digitalization of the government.
The end goal is to have Singapore become a model of technology enabled government.
A place where using government services is as quick and simple as a click of a button. A place where government operations are efficiently automated, improving reliability while freeing up human focus to tackle cases that slip through the cracks. Where data is freely accessible so that citizens and policymakers alike have a clear view to make informed decisions. Where healthcare becomes so efficient that no one ever gets diagnosed with a late stage disease. Where our legal system is so accessible that no one gets denied access to justice.
Solve Real Problems
Work on meaningful projects from communications to healthcare. Use your skills to fix actual problems faced in the community, not just to optimise profit.
Build for the User
Design and build products based on what real people actually need, whether they are members of the public or public servants.
Push For Change
Actively prototype and evangelize ideas to make real things happen. Work around or cut through bureaucracy.
How We Work
People & Hiring
We hire the best people to work on the most important public problems, and have individual contributor and manager career schemas for every function in OGP. We use these schemas to make expertise-based hiring and promotion decisions, benchmark our compensation rates to top tech companies and pay our people what they’re worth in the market. We also dedicate a day weekly to learning within and across domains so that our people grow in their areas of expertise as well as working in cross-functional product teams
Autonomy & Ownership
We create our own projects from the ground up through our annual hackathon and are given the autonomy to make decisions for our products. We are also empowered to carry out experimental work while being able to bypass bureaucracy
We make decisions based on what is in the best interest of the user. We observe and respond to urgent and prevalent public needs, prototype quickly, and release frequently so as to create meaning impact for the public through building high-value products
We believe in open communication within the team, openly sharing our work and updating approaches with the community through our everyday sharings, as well as being transparent in our decision-making and open sourcing products for the embetterment of public service everywhere