Fave, Southeast Asia’s smart payments platform, said Friday it has launched tech hub in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

As a part of Fave’s efforts in evolving the fintech landscape, the new tech hub will serve as a platform to groom top class engineering talents and drive digital innovation in Southeast Asia, Fave said in a statement.

In collaboration with training partner iTrain and universities, Fave’s tech hub aims to onboard 100 engineers in 2022. The tech hub will provide participants with training, professional certification, mentoring and coaching, product development projects, as well workshops and eventually placement offerings across Fave and Pine Labs companies.

Kickstarting with the first batch, the programme will mainly focus on fresh graduates, making them industry-ready. Besides opening to fresh graduates from coding
academies and universities, the programme also targets individuals who are career shifters/self learners who have strong interest in software engineering, learning through Youtube, Coursera, Udemy, Stack Overflow, LinkedIn.

As a recurring programme, the tech hub will be the foundational first step in Fave’s commitment to continuous growth of the engineering talent pipeline in Southeast Asia.

“It is beyond essential to invest into growing talent that is the backbone of the booming fintech ecosystem in the region. We are proud to be taking a leading role in building a pipeline of talent that will benefit the entire ecosystem and digital innovation in the region. With the launch of Fave’s tech hub and our versatile training approach, we are confident in shaping the next generation of experts to revolutionise SEA (Southeast Asia)’s fintech landscape. We only see this as the first step in fostering world-class product engineering—a booming career path in Malaysia, Southeast Asia and beyond,” Arzumy MD, Chief Technology Officer of Fave.

Fave’s roadmap to building world-class Fintech Engineering talents in Southeast Asia is anchored by three pillars:

1. Ecosystem Building: Partnering with top educational institutions in Malaysia to identify and upskill talent through adjunct lectures, development workshops, career guidance and mentoring workshops. This will be coupled with an expanded internship programme to expose participants to ecosystem partners that employ digital technologies required to create advanced digital solutions. Tech companies and service providers in high-potential engineering communities will also be re-engaged with events and meet-ups to accelerate the overall mission of Fave.

2. Readiness Training: Occupational training and skills development will be achieved through a strong partnership with iTrain, who will helm the rigorous 6-week technical and soft-skill modules.

3. The “Good to Great” Initiative: A post-training programme segment where upskilled participants are assigned responsibility to empower and grow other engineers, as well as non- technical team members and manage full project streams.

Fave is also on the lookout for individuals with a methodical and structured thought process with strong collaboration skills, quick understanding of new concepts and strong communication abilities.

Over a period of 4 cohorts scheduled on March 21, May 9, July 4 and September 5, Fave aims to double its internship intakes that will raise the bar in product engineering in Southeast Asia.

Fave is one of Southeast Asia’s leading fintech platforms, providing a smart payment app for the next generation of consumers to pay and save. It also empowers offline businesses to grow and digitally connect with their customers in a whole new way.

The company is on a mission to maximize joy and value in every shopping experience and accelerate the offline world’s transition to the digital economy. It currently operates in over 35 cities across Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and India. It is part of Pine Labs Group of Companies—a merchant platform company that provides financing and last-mile retail transaction technology.