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Sovereign’s Capital
Sovereign’s Capital

Software Engineering Manager II (Backend), Build Automation



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Jakarta, Indonesia
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Company Description

About Grab and our workplace

Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading superapp. We are dedicated to improving the lives of millions of users across the region by providing them everyday services such as deliveries, mobility, financial services, enterprise services and others. More than that, we provide the opportunity for them to have a better life. And that aspiration starts inside Grab because we believe in a seamless blend of work and home life, making every aspect of life better for all.

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—we work to create economic empowerment for the people of Southeast Asia. With our unwavering commitment to our values, we believe that we're more than a service provider; we're agents of positive change.

Job Description

Get to Know the Team

Automation and Platform Excellence (APEX) aims to deliver Joy and Excellence to Grab engineers by enabling a frictionless ecosystem, allowing focus on value-adding features for users in a fast and safe manner. Developer Experience (DevEx) is a core part of APEX, and we act as the force multiplier for developers day to day Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). Our team is generally recognised in the industry as the Platform Engineering team.

Get to Know the Role

As the Engineering Manager for the Build Automation team of DevEx, you would be responsible to deliver and maintain a world class Continuous Integration (CI) experience for Grab engineers. Grab has a huge code base and it requires unique bleeding edge solutions to manage the scale of our CI system that improves the productivity of all Grab engineers.

The day-to-day activities

  • We build foundational tools so that Grab engineers don’t have to reinvent the wheel
  • Work with Grab engineers to solve their custom problems, and make them more productive
  • Work with your team on the following:
    • Work on future roadmaps for the team
    • Run sprints and plan out the work for the sprint
    • Architect efficient and scalable systems and automations
    • Safely roll-out large changes and updates that impact thousands of engineers
    • Identify and resolve performance and scalability issues
    • Participate in design discussions and code reviews
    • Be part of on-call for the services we own, and participate in post-mortems for any incidents


The must haves

  • 7+ years of software development experience, preferably in delivering large scale engineering products & services
  • 3+ years of engineering management experience (preferably supporting teams of 5 or more software engineers)
  • Proven team manager, interpersonal skills, and ability to get things done
  • Ability to clearly communicate high level strategy and technical details effectively across disciplines, locations, and organisations, including to senior managers.
  • Strong bias for action; ability to juggle multiple priorities and build a sense of urgency in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to manage, support and grow a team of talented software engineers.
  • Familiarity with build systems managing handling large code bases or tools like Bazel, Buck, etc., is a plus
  • Strong experience with developing infrastructure on the Cloud
  • Familiarity with K8s or other similar orchestration technologies is a plus.
  • Sound in computer science fundamentals including data structures, algorithms and multithreading
  • Knowledge of web application frameworks, relational and NoSQL data stores
  • Knowledge of microservices, build and deployment concepts

Additional Information

Benefits at Grab:

We care deeply about your well-being and are committed to supporting you every step of the way. Here are some of the global benefits we offer:

  • Protect and provide for your loved ones with peace of mind, knowing we have your back with Term Life Insurance and comprehensive Medical Insurance.
  • Craft a benefits package that suits your unique needs and aspirations with GrabFlex, because we believe in empowering you to thrive.
  • Embrace the magic of new life and create lasting memories with your family through Maternity and Paternity Leave.
  • Life can be overwhelming, but you're never alone. Our confidential Grabber Assistance Programme is here to guide and uplift you and your loved ones through life's challenges.
  • Your well-being is our priority. Benefit from our holistic well-being initiatives through Wellbeing@Grab, including health programmes, informative webinars, and vibrant carnivals.
  • Achieve a harmonious work-life balance with our FlexWork arrangements, allowing you to adapt and thrive in your personal and professional life.

We’ve got many different benefits hyper localised in each country. Speak to your recruiter during your interview to find out more.

What we stand for at Grab:

We are committed to building an inclusive and equitable workplace that enables diverse Grabbers to grow and perform at their best. As an equal opportunity employer, we consider all candidates fairly and equally regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, family commitments, physical and mental impairments or disabilities, and other attributes that make them unique. If you require accommodations to fully participate in the recruitment process, you are encouraged to include your request(s) when applying.

We deliver the greatest impact and ideas when we bring together diverse perspectives. It is what enables us to spread opportunities to Grabbers and our partners. It’s not a box-ticking exercise; it’s who we are.