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Sovereign’s Capital
Sovereign’s Capital

Senior Data Scientist (GrabMaps)



Data Science
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 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 our Team

The Data Science (GrabMaps) team at Grab focuses on building map-based intelligence such as Place-of-Interest (POI) search and recommendation, data curation, travel time estimation, traffic forecasting, routing, and positioning. Our work powers various Grab services like transport allocation, logistics, and pricing. We also support the development of innovative, highly-scalable models through deep research in order to delight our customers with intelligent products.

The Day-to-Day Activities

  • Understand business needs, identify areas for investigation, translate them to technical problems to be solved
  • Define hypotheses, develop and execute necessary tests, experiments, and data analyses to prove or disprove them
  • Design and build efficient and scalable deep learning and machine learning algorithms
  • Evaluate the performance of the algorithms on text and/or image datasets
  • Deployment of solutions to production platforms
  • Contribute to team’s innovation and IP creation
  • Keep up with the latest literature in Search / Recommendation, Natural Language Processing/LLMs and/or Computer Vision
  • Collaborate with other data scientists, software engineers, product managers and Map operation teams


The Must-Haves

  • Ph.D. or Master’s in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or related technical disciplines
  • Solid background in deep learning for Search / Recommendation, Natural Language Processing/LLMs and/or Computer Vision
  • Familiar with mainstream deep learning programming frameworks (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch)
  • Excellent software development capabilities, preferably in Python/Spark with good programming style and work habits; knowledge of GoLang/Rust would be an advantage
  • Self-motivated and independent learner who is willing to share knowledge with the team
  • Detail-oriented and effective time management, who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced working environment


  • 3+ years of industry experience in working with logistics, mapping and e-commerce data and use cases
  • Expertise in information retrieval, natural language processing, or geo-spatial data mining. Experience with deploying Large Language Models (LLMs) applications is a big plus.
  • Experience in production software engineering (test-driven development, code versioning with Git, code reviews, CI/CD). Knowledge of code optimization techniques
  • Familiarity with modern data pipeline and warehousing stacks, e.g. Hive, Airflow, PrestoDB, Redshift, Kafka stream processing etc.
  • Familiarity with NoSQL frameworks or search engine / indexing frameworks like ElasticSearch

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.