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Senior Software Engineer, Backend - Supply SearchMalaysia



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 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

The Fulfillment tech family is one of the pillars enabling Grab to out-serve our customers and partners in different businesses and marketplaces across Southeast Asia. We are working on high throughput, real-time distributed systems that use advanced software engineering techniques to solve hundreds of millions of requests per day. We are a distributed team in 4 different locations: Singapore, Beijing, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Our communication is in English, both in spoken and written form.

Our mission is to offer the best-in-class products and experiences to our driver partners as to increase adoption and engagement of our services. Improve driver partner opportunities and efficiency in order to fulfill customer orders without fail, rain or shine. And to create efficient marketplaces by determining an optimal price that is both sustainable and loved by our partners and customers.

Get to know the Role

  • Define and shape the fundamentals of system operating granularity across all micro-services and configuration flexibility at Fulfilment tech family in Grab

  • Build cutting-edge location-based solutions and low latency & scalable storage and indexing systems.


The Day-to-Day Activities

  • Design, develop, and maintain robust and scalable backend services using Golang within a microservices architecture.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including front-end developers, product managers, and QA engineers, to understand project requirements and deliver high-quality software solutions.

  • Implement best practices and coding standards to ensure the reliability, performance, and security of our backend systems.

  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code, and conduct thorough code reviews to ensure code quality and adherence to software development best practices.

  • Optimize and enhance existing backend systems for improved performance and scalability.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex backend issues and system failures, ensuring timely resolution to minimize impact on production environments.

  • Collaborate with DevOps teams to automate deployment, monitoring, and scaling of backend services on AWS.

  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in backend development, and proactively recommend improvements to enhance our software development processes and stability.


The Must-Haves

  • 3+ years of experience as a software engineer writing production code

  • Solid software engineering and coding skills. Experience in at least one backend language like Go, Scala, Java, C++, or others is required. You can be a good coder in any language but must be willing to work on Golang

  • Proficiency in building microservices architecture and solid understanding of distributed systems, RESTful APIs, and message queuing systems.

  • Experience with relational databases (e.g., MySQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g., DynamoDB).

  • Strong knowledge of software development best practices, including version control (Git), unit testing, and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.

  • Strong communication skills in English, both verbal and written.

  • Excellent communication skills, sharp analytical abilities, and proven design skills, enabling critical thinking for system growth and stability.


The Nice-to-Haves

  • 3+ years experience in search or recommendation engine development and maintenance

  • Familiar with open source search engine, familiar with Lucene, Elasticsearch

  • Hands-on experience with performance profiling, optimization, and debugging of backend systems.

  • Hand-on experience with Go (programming language)

  • Hands-on experience working with AWS infrastructure


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.

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