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Sovereign’s Capital

Intern, Software Engineer Fullstack - GrabDefence



Software Engineering
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Company Description

(Intake period) Candidates should be available for this internship in July 2024

This opportunity is only for students who must be able to commit for at least 3 months or up to 6 months for an internship. (Please specify your internship durations on your resumes - fail to do so may affect your candidature)

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

GrabDefence is a new team in the Integrity Group, building Grab’s first B2B enterprise technology business. Through GrabDefence, we are opening up our fraud detection and prevention technology to our partners to help them battle fraud and fortify trust in the digital ecosystem. More details can be found in https://defence.grab.com/

GrabDefence is Grab’s own Fraud detection and prevention technology platform for companies that want to protect themselves from fraudsters and fraudulent transactions. Drawing from Grab’s own experience operating in various verticals across the region and battling various fraud attempts, GrabDefence seeks to help companies build Trust in their platforms. GrabDefence is introducing new product lines such as AML, Chargeback protection, and eKYC solutions to its product portfolio, and all of these cutting-edge solutions based on AI will be launched this year, providing the applicant with a tremendous learning and growth opportunity.

This is your opportunity to be part of an exciting new team venturing into a new domain and be involved from strategy to execution. We are looking for driven, like-minded individuals who thrive in an environment of rapid experimentation to join us!

Get to know the role

As an intern, you will be paired with a manager and a mentor, providing you with a unique opportunity to learn and contribute to the advancement of Grab's technology. This experience will also allow you to play a crucial role in significant business projects at an early stage in your career.

  • Design, implement & manage web apps and backend services that impact millions of users
  • Experience a shipping culture that uses the state of the art web technologies
  • Grow in an environment passionate about knowledge-sharing and code review
  • Learn software engineering best practices for coding at scale: static analysis, feature flags, instrumentation, and more

The Day-to-Day Activities

  • Design and implement RESTful APIs
  • Build and deploy performant modern web applications in React, Redux, Webpack, and ES6
  • Architect efficient and scalable backend systems
  • Write unit, functional and end-to-end tests
  • Write high-quality code (Go) that communicates with upstream backend services via HTTP APIs
  • Identify and resolve performance and scalability issues
  • Participate in code and design reviews

What you can learn from the internship

  • Contribute to significant projects that directly assist our clients
  • Seize the opportunity to interact with other Grab team members, fostering both personal and professional development
  • Acquire practical experience in an environment that encourages learning


The Must-Haves

  • You have Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility
  • Proficient in written and verbal communication in English.
  • Solid Computer Science fundamentals in algorithms and data structures
  • Proficient with at least one language commonly used for backend services development (Go, C++, C, C#, Java etc.), and willing to work on Golang. ​​Proficiency in Golang will be a strong advantage.
  • Experience with microservices architecture and a good understanding of distributed systems, and RESTful APIs.
  • Experience with relational databases (e.g. MySQL).
  • Strong knowledge of software development best practices, including version control (Git), unit testing, and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Familiar with HTTP protocol
  • Willing to learn new technologies

The Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience in developing and maintaining large scale micro-services
  • Proficient understanding of the HTTP protocol
  • Experience with React, Redux
  • Experience with noSQL database such as DynamoDB, MongoDB, etc
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies and experience with developing and deploying services on the cloud

Additional Information

Our Commitment

We are committed to building diverse teams and creating an inclusive workplace that enables all Grabbers to perform at their best, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity or sexual orientation and other attributes that make each Grabber unique.

Join us today to drive Southeast Asia forward, together.