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Senior Software Engineer, Backend - Consumer ExperienceIndonesia



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 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

Come join the Consumer Experience (CX) Engineering team - we work on a diverse set of consumer problems spanning across core experiences that power the UX navigation and transaction funnels, search and discovery of content and services, User lifecycle covering user growth, engagement and loyalty and the critical platform mission of mobile application developer experience. We are on an exciting mission to connect consumers to Grab’s marketplace by enabling them to seamlessly discover and engage with Grab’s services and partners.

Get to know the Role

We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to take part of the CX Team. You will be responsible for ensuring high quality deliverables, spanning across multiple key services powering end to end user journeys going from the login screen to the home and activity pages of the Grab app. These services are one of the top entry points for Grab services, with millions of visitors every day across 8 countries in total.

The Day-to-Day Activities

  • Design and write with the cutting edge Go language to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of Grab's range of services

  • Work with engineering team to explore and create new design / architectures geared towards scale and performance

  • Participate in code and design reviews to maintain our high development standards

  • Engage in service capacity and demand planning, software performance analysis, tuning and optimization

  • Collaborate with product and experience teams to define and prototype feature specifications

  • Work closely with infrastructure team in building and scaling back-end services as well as performing root cause analysis investigations

  • Design, build, analyze and fix large-scale systems

  • Pro-actively debug and solve production incidents during your oncall shift

  • Participate in interview loops to help Grab continue hiring top industry talent

  • Provide technical guidance, mentorship and knowledge sharing to peers.

The Must-Haves

  • A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or related fields

  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering in a distributed systems environment

  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in algorithms and data structures

  • Familiarity with running large scale web services; understanding of systems internals and networking are a plus

  • Strong understanding of system performance and scaling

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

  • You can be a good coder in any language (C++, C, Java, Scala, Rust, Haskell, OCaml, Erlang, Python, Ruby, PHP, Node.JS, C# etc.), but willing to work on Golang

Tech Stack

  • Our core services tech stack consists of Golang with Redis, MySQL, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch data stores as well as HAProxy load balancers. They all run on the AWS cloud infrastructure with auto-scaling abilities. 

  • Our mobile app platform coverage includes native iOS, Android, written in Swift, RxJava and Flutter. Our Command Center front-end is built on Rails, HTML5, CSS and Javascript.

  • We use GitHub for our code repository and we adhere to the basic Continuous Delivery tenets utilising a host of tools to support our release pipeline and code quality. These include GitLab CI, DataDog, Code Climate, Papertrail, Gemnasium, JFrog and Jenkins.

Our Commitment

We recognize that with these individual attributes come different workplace challenges, and we will work with Grabbers to address them in our journey towards creating inclusion at Grab for all Grabbers.

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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.

Recruitment agencies

Grab does not accept unsolicited resumes sent by recruiting agencies. Please do not forward resumes to our job postings, Grab employees or other parts of the business. Grab will not be liable to pay any fees to agencies for candidates hired as a result of unrequested resumes.