Written by: Ooi Hui Qi
Kaodim welcomes Nicholas Ngoo as the Vice President of Technology to the team. After 14 years in America, he has returned to Malaysia to learn about the tech landscape in this country.
After graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology with both a Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Nic started his career as a Mechanical Engineer at CAMotion.INC. He designed and prototyped automated material handling and transport systems. Prior to that, he also spent some time interning at General Electric designing and testing wall ovens and kitchen appliances.
Nic then joined Kiva Systems as a Senior Deployment Engineer where he led the integration of automated material handling solution with customer warehouses for Fortune 500 retailers, e-commerce and medical companies. This marked the beginning of his managerial career in Tech, coordinating between customers, and teams of engineers and vendors.
When Amazon acquired Kiva Systems in 2012, changing its name to Amazon Robotics, Nic took on the role of a Program Manager. This oversaw a large-scale upgrade of Amazon’s North fulfillment centres. Nic later moved on to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and took on the roles of Senior Technical Delivery Manager and Professional Services Engagement Manager. During his tenure with AWS, he helped large enterprises migrate their application to the cloud and innovate using Infrastructure as a Service, and Serverless services.
In 2018, Nic returned to Malaysia as an Engineering Manager at Astro. With the knowledge and wisdom of having worked with AWS, he led the e-Wallet and Payment Gateway engineering teams for Astro in developing its cloud computing and Agile software.
As his next challenge, Nic aims to scale Kaodim’s engineering team and use technology to deliver the best experience for our vendors and customers in Asean’s #1 services marketplace.