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Senior Software Engineer, Backend -IdentityChina



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2023

Life at Grab 
At Grab, every Grabber is guided by The Grab Way, which spells out our mission, how we believe we can achieve it, and our operating principles - the 4Hs: Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility. These principles guide and help us make decisions as we work to create economic empowerment for the people of Southeast Asia.

Get to know the team 
On Grab’s Identity (IAM) team you will be building the best breed registration, authentication and authorization system for all user participants in the Grab ecosystem tailored for SEA markets. This includes Grab services as well as external partner scenarios. Your mission will be to deliver authentication mechanisms that provide strong proof of user identity while minimizing user friction, accommodating mobile, web and voice environments. 

We take pride in building distributed systems that have a real impact on the lives of millions of users in our endeavor to out-serve the underserved population. Terms such as Idempotency, CAP theorem, Distributed Consensus are not just theoretical terms for us but have a real bearing on the systems we build.

Get to know the role 
As a leader in an exciting and dynamic industry that is evolving daily, we are seeking talented Engineers to join our team. As part of this role, you will be responsible for building large scale systems that can handle 100K+ RPS, with 4 nines of availability SLAs. You will be working on world class authentication and authorization systems that are regionally compliant, and adhere to stringent security, fintech and other regulatory standards. 

The Day-to-Day Activities 

  • Collaborate with the product, business, and program management team to be on top of your deliverable.

  • Participate in technical and product review meetings.

  • Focus on timely delivery of high-quality, maintainable, and operationally excellent code and test code using the Go Programming Language. 

  • Participate in code review and design reviews.

  • Closely work with the SRE/DevOps team to set up infrastructure and microservices.

  • Be part of on call rotation and support the application in production

  • You make an impact by delivering a fault free and secure experience to millions of daily users of the platform, also enabling our partners to earn their business income through the app.

The Must-Haves 

  • 5+ years of experience in building large-scale, highly available Internet and mobile applications

  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in algorithms, data structures and large scale system design

  • Familiarity with running large scale applications in production; understanding of systems internals and networking are a plus

  • Possess excellent communication, sharp analytical abilities with proven design skills, able to think critically of the current system in terms of growth and stability

  • History of effectively working with and growing geo-distributed partner teams.

  • You can be an excellent programmer in any programming language, and should be willing to work with GoLang.

  • Excellent working knowledge of at least one public cloud.

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

The Nice-to-Haves 

  • Prior knowledge and exposure to application security, encryption algorithms, hashing schemes, experience building security products would be a plus

  • Knowledge of authentication and authorisation standards and protocols like SAML, OAuth2, OIDC, FIDO etc would be a plus. 

Our Commitment

We are committed to building diverse teams and creating an inclusive workplace that enables all Grabbers to perform at their best, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity or sexual orientation and other attributes that make each Grabber unique.

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Equal opportunity

Grab is an equal opportunity employer. We owe our success to the talents of our globally-diverse team and the varying perspectives they add to our thriving community.

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