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Sovereign’s Capital

Senior Software Engineer, Test Automation



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

Company Description

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.

Job Description

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 the 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

We are looking for an Automation Engineer for test automation. We believe a successful candidate has 2+ years’ experience as a Quality Engineer / Automation Engineer or Software Development Engineer in Test and is familiar with one of the test scripts Python/Golang/Java experiment for product automation, but if you believe you have what it takes then we’d love to hear from you either way.

As an Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and enhancing automation tests for both backend services and mobile applications. This role is required because we are supporting the critical path and continually growing business. In return, you will get an opportunity to work with a creative team and help Southeast Asia people have a better life.

The Day-to-Day Activities:

  • Designed, develop, and execute automated test scripts using industry-standard test automation frameworks and tools for both backend services and mobile applications.
  • Lead team to define test plans, test specifications, test suites, and test cases as well as proposed tools for functional, security, and performance testing in a programmatic manner
  • Enable the team to create and maintain test cases, test scenarios, and test data to ensure maximum test coverage and effectiveness.
  • Enable the team to perform functional, regression, and performance testing of backend services and mobile applications to identify defects and ensure product quality.
  • Understand the product/business/feature in-depth from the end-users point of view and the underlying implementation. Collaborate with developers to analyze and troubleshoot issues, and provide detailed bug reports with clear steps to reproduce.
  • Work closely with the Product Manager, Frontend, and Backend developers to understand the context and the implementation to develop new automated tests and tools.


The must-haves:

  • A degree in computer science, software engineering, information technology or related fields
  • 2+ years of experience as QA Engineer/Automation Engineer or Software Development Engineer
  • Solid understanding of test methodologies, test planning, and test case design
  • Have hands-on coding experience with test automation (Mobile app and API automation), including script languages (Python) or other languages (Javascript, Go etc.)
  • Proficiency in basic Linux commands and shell scripting
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration technologies like Docker and Kubernetes
  • Strong experience using build and release pipeline tools such as Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD or equivalent
  • Familiarity with the entire backend application stack (frontend experience would be a bonus)
  • Experience with programming languages such as Java, Python, Ruby, Scala, Go or C++
  • Sound in computer science fundamentals including data structures, algorithms and multithreading

Soft skills must haves:

  • 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.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced dynamic team environment. Should have exposure to Agile and weekly sprint and release working models.


  • Hands-on experience in testing mobile applications on iOS and Android platforms.
  • Proficiency in using various test automation tools and frameworks such as Appium, Postman, Selenium, Mocha, TestNG, or similar.
  • Hands-on experience with mobile automation frameworks such as XCTest, Espresso, or XCUITest.

Additional Information

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.