Urban Data Platform Lead: Senior Exec or Manager


We are looking for Senior Executive/Manager – Urban Data Platform Lead


Think City is a social purpose organisation based in Malaysia with the mission of making cities more people-friendly, resilient, and liveable. As a regional citymaking agency, Think City provides urban policy thinking, management and implementation of urban solutions, while acting as a catalyst for change in the way cities are planned, curated, developed, and celebrated.


  • Lead the ideation and development of Think City’s Urban Data Platform
  • Collaborate with and manage platform stakeholders (e.g. vendors, internal teams, clients)
  • Develop platform architecture, gather users requirements and manage implementation of platform build
  • Analyse quantitative and qualitative data to develop insights for evidence-based city-making and policy and strategy development
  • Assist colleagues with ad-hoc tasks as and when required


Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience in developing and managing similar data platforms
  • Experience in project management
  • Familiarity working with data, geospatial analysis, coding and conducting basic statistical analysis
  • Keen interest in urban issues
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Able to handle ambiguity
  • Able to communicate technical ideas to a non-technical audience
  • Have an understanding of urban issues in a Malaysian and global context

Preferred qualifications:

  • Agile team player, willingness to learn and adventurous
  • Dynamic and entrepreneurial
  • Additional skills/qualifications in the following areas would be an advantage:
    • Business development
    • Data visualisation
    • Decent command of written and spoken English and Bahasa Malaysia and other Malaysian languages


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