The biggest global challenge for technology right now is a shortfall in talent. The majority of organisations tell us that it's not the choice of what technology to use, nor is it about how to use it, it's about finding the right people to develop and ensure its successful implementation.

"We have successfully delivered permanent, contract and interim professionals across Malaysia, international borders and across the diverse disciplines we specialise in."

Whether you are an established global corporation or an emerging technology start-up in Malaysia with a requirement for technology hires, you will benefit from our extensive local and global niche network and multi-channel sourcing methodology deployed by our highly experienced consultants.

Agile Transformation

It’s been an interesting 15 years since the Agile Alliance met in Snowbird, Utah to write the Agile Manifesto. Agile, and its frameworks like Scrum, have gone from being the niche interest of a few software development teams to the highly sought tool of the business mainstream.

All over the world, companies use Agile to respond to change, build collaboration, drive up quality, and create happier employees. Many more companies are beginning to realize that their market environment is changing so rapidly that they need to find a new Agile way of working in order to keep up.

Jobs we typically recruit for

  • Head of Agile
  • Enterprise Agile Coach
  • Agile Team Manager
  • Scrum Master
  • Agile Project Manager
  • Agile Product Owner
  • Agile Portfolio Strategist

Agile Frameworks

  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Extreme Programming
  • Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD)

Data Science & Analytics

Analytics has seen an incredible rise to relevance over the past few years, as enterprises in every industry invest to be smarter in how they do business by becoming more data-driven. This movement has enabled the job market for Analytics expertise to grow at an exponential pace.

Data roles demand a high degree of quantitative and technical expertise (particularly, data science and other big data technologies), reality is that the requisite skill sets are difficult to cultivate and only possessed by a limited supply of highly-sought after people. The supply of talent is growing, though demand is growing at an even faster pace.

Some of the most sought-after talents include the following:

  • Data Scientists : referred to by the Harvard Business Review as the sexiest job of the 21st century.
  • Data Engineers/Developers & Architects : especially expertise in Hadoop, Spark and NoSQL technologies.
  • Quantitative Analysts and Managers : team players who can drive forward a data-driven culture.

Jobs we typically recruit for

  • Data Scientists
  • Big Data Architects
  • Big Data Engineers
  • Data Visualization / Business Intelligence
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Customer & Business Insights Analysts
  • Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning Specialist
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Web Analytics

Big Data Technologies

  • Hadoop ecosystems
  • Hive, PIG, MapReduce MatlabR
  • Mahout, YARN, SAS, MapReduce
  • MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4j, Spark
  • Hbase, MapR, NoSQL, Scala, Tableau
  • Kdb, Alteryx, Qlikview, Storm, Redis, Elastic

Cyber Security

Information Security is a serious issue to big and small businesses alike. The field is of growing importance due to the increasing reliance on computer systems and the Internet and the growth of "smart" devices, including smartphones, televisions and tiny devices as part of the Internet of Things.

Our Information Security practice covers a wide range of areas within the Information Security function. Through our extensive network of candidates within the domain of Security, ETR has a team of knowledgeable recruiters working directly within the ever growing Cyber Security market and demands in Malaysia and Singapore.

Jobs we typically recruit for

  • Chief Information Security
  • CISO and CRO
  • Cyber Security Specialists
  • Endpoint Security Consultants
  • CLAS Consultants
  • Cryptography / Encryption
  • Penetration Testing - CHECK/CREST/TIGER
  • Security Architecture
  • Risk & Intelligence Management
  • Ethical Hackers
  • CHECK/CLAS Consultants
  • IDS/IPS Security operations Centres
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Security Information & Event Management
  • IT Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Reverse Engineering
  • RED Teaming Consultants

Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture is the landscape that holds your environment together. It’s the platform on which your systems exist. Companies with solid architectural strategies make fewer mistakes, spend less money and have more effective IT systems. Therefore, it’s vital to have a strong architecture team as an integral part of your business.

The Enterprise Architecture & Strategy practice at ETR has experience positioning entire Architecture IT functions in the strategy divisionwithin our client’s organisations and have completed assignments for a number of leading firms in Malaysia. A few to name are:

Petronas ICT

  • Principal Enterprise Architect
  • Enterprise Architect (Voice Expert)
  • Solutions Architect (Applications)
  • Associate Architect(Collab& Coms)
  • Solutions Architect (Mobility)
  • Associate Enterprise Architect (Security Expert)

Accenture Malaysia

  • Technical Architect Lead – AmBank Project
  • Technology Architect (Cloud)
  • Solution Architect (Adobe AEM/CQ5)
  • User Experience Architect
  • Big Data Analytics Architect
  • Data Architect

Unisys Malaysia

  • Chief Technology Architect

AIG Global Services

  • Head of Solutions Architecture
  • Enterprise Software Architect (SAS)
  • Regional Solutions Architect (Applications)

Jobs we typically recruit for

  • CxO Advisory
  • Heads of Architecture and CTO
  • Strategy Architect/Consultant
  • Business & Tech Architects
  • IT Tools & Standards Architects
  • Enterprise Tech Architects
  • Cloud Architects
  • Information Security Architects
  • System and Application Architects
  • Integration & SOA Architects
  • Mobile, Digital and E-commerce Architects
  • BPM Architects

Cloud Technologies

More and more organisations are moving services and applications into the cloud, it's happening now and it's happening quickly. The main challenge is securing the right talent to help guide and move organisations into the cloud. Cloud computing is rapidly evolving, and the availability of good talent is struggling to keep up.

We work with a number of leading organizations in the infrastructure (IaaS), Platform (PaaS) and service (SaaS) sectors. Our consultants understand the challenges that clients often face and thus they can identify and attract the right talent.

Jobs we typically recruit for

  • Enterprise Cloud Computing
  • Salesforce Technical Architect
  • Workday Consultants & Integration Specialist
  • Oracle Fusion Specialists
  • Enterprise Cloud Pre-Sales
  • Cloud Product Managers
  • Cloud Virtualisation / Network Architects
  • Cloud Software Engineers
  • Cloud Network Engineers
  • Data Centre Specialists
  • Capacity Planners

Platforms & Cloud

  • Linux
  • VMWare
  • Amazon AWS
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud
  • OpenStack
  • Private / Public / Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Digital & IT Transformation

The growth in online businesses in Malaysia and APAC has been phenomenal in recent years and this is only going to continue as we head into a more connected world. The need for specialist skills and expertise is imperative in being successful in this competitive space.

We are passionate about the Digital sector and been helping businesses in Malaysia to achieve Digital transformation by sourcing star performers. We take pride in our depth of knowledge within the online world. Our Digital practice team focus is in recruiting key Digital positionsfor Management Consultancies, Startups and Digital Agencies. With a global reach network and understanding of the industry allows, ETR is empowered to attract the very best Digital talent.

Jobs we typically recruit for

  • Creative & UX / UI Expert
  • Client Services Director
  • Mobile / Web Project Managers
  • SEO / SEA Consultant / Managers
  • Growth Hacker / Traffic &Manager
  • Information Architect (IA)
  • Digital Strategy Directors / Head of Strategy
  • Senior Digital Planners, Planning Directors
  • eCommerce / e-CRM Consultant
  • eCommerce Manager / eCommerce Directors
  • Head of Online/eCommerce
  • Multichannel Directors
  • Search Managers / Directors
  • Head of Digital Marketing
  • Head of Acquisition
  • Online Marketing Manager
  • Web Analyst / Web Analytics


The genesis of DevOps comes from an increasing need for innovation on the systems side of technology work. The DevOps movement inherits from the Agile System Administration and the Enterprise Systems Management (ESM). The DevOps movement is still in its infancy, but it's gathering pace in APAC really fast and ETR recognises the impact the changing nature of IT is having on the workplace, in particular the development of roles such as those within DevOps.

We have been engaging with some really exciting and innovative companies in Malaysia who are implementing DevOps methods in their organisation. As the need for DevOps professionals grows across the APAC region, we understand that it will be necessary to look overseas for those skilled in this area and we have been busy building networks of niche skills in DevOps. So, if you need help with scaling up DevOps in your organisation, look no further - we are the right staffing partner for your DevOps candidates.

Jobs we typically recruit for

  • DevOps Architect
  • DevOps Systems Engineers
  • DevOps Specialists
  • Automation & DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Systems/DevOps Engineers
  • DevOps Consultants
  • DevOps Administrators

Skills Expertise

  • Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Docker
  • CFEngine, DynaTrace, SaltStack
  • Jenkins, Travis, TeamCity, Maven
  • AWS, OpenStack, Git, Foreman
  • Vagrant, CoreOS, Zookeeper, Noah
  • Mesos, Icinga, Sensu, Buildbot
  • CruiseControl, Kubernetes, Slaughter

Internet of Things "IoT"

The Internet of Things has become a disruptive force in enterprises as they embark on their digitalization journeys. Although the impact on organizations is still nascent, the benefits and outcomes for IoT projects are becoming clearer. In the meantime, technologies and vendors across the IT value chain continue to evolve to better serve this market. These cut across the entire architectural stack, from chipsets to systems to applications to cloud services.

Various domains have adopted the potential usage of Industrial IoT in their space, which have in turn led to massive job creation. But unlike other fields, IoT job market is a complex one given the wide variety and disparate skillsets required in this space.

The IoT practice at ETR is a big arena full of interesting and unique positions that span a broad array of topics. To keep breast with the IoT industry ETR is making sure that new trends and new developments are something we know about as they are happening in Malaysia and the APAC region.

We are very excited to provide deep and enduring support to innovative start-up and scale-up businesses across the Connected Technologies eco-system in APAC. Our consultants have been partnering with market leaders in the Embedded Systems, Connected Homes space in Malaysia and currently working extensively with Machine Learning and Connected Car consultancies in Singapore enabling to hire IoT Leadership teams by applying digitally enabled search methodologies to have a global reach of IoT talent.

We are building a global network in

  • Machine Learning
  • Embedded systems
  • Connected Cars
  • Connected Homes
  • Industrial IoT
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Connectivity
  • Smart Energy Eco-Systems

IoT Skills / Roles we recruit for

  • Chief Internet of Things Officer (CIoTO)
  • Head of IoT Engineering
  • IoT Product Manager
  • IoT Architect
  • IoT Developer
  • Fuller Stack Developer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Networking Engineer
  • Industrial UI/UX Designer
  • IoT Analytics