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Sovereign’s Capital

Senior Software Engineer, Android - Fulfilment



Software Engineering
Jakarta, Indonesia
Posted on Monday, May 13, 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

The Fulfilment tech family is one of the most important 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 sophisticated machine learning techniques to solve hundreds of millions of requests per day. 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 fulfil 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.

Driver Progression is one of Fulfilment Tech Family’s empowered teams with goals to inspire driver growth, recognition and engagement by building synchronised data, support and communication channels throughout a driver’s lifecycle. The team has a wide range of products like driver in-app onboarding, reboarding, documents update, driver login, driver profile, dynamic account screen, driver communication tools, and so on. Currently our team members are in Indonesia and Singapore.

Get to know the Role:

We are seeking talented & passionate Engineers with a strong sense of ownership and leadership to join our team. You will be leading complex problem solving with a group of backend, mobile and QA engineers.

The day-to-day activities:

  • Lead project development as engineering owner, working closely with product managers to understand the requirements, propose solutions and coordinate dependencies
  • Collaborate with product and experience teams to finalise feature specifications, build prototype and design experiments
  • Work closely with backend team in building modularized reusable components and design scalable APIs
  • Design and write mobile components with Java, Kotlin and Flutter to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of Grab's services on Driver App
  • Engage in Driver app stability investigation, application performance analysis, tuning, and optimization
  • Work with different engineering teams to explore and create new design/architectures geared towards scale and performance
  • Participate in code and design reviews to maintain our high development standards
  • Join oncall rotations to debug production issues and improve system stability


Technical must-haves:

  • Working experience on mobile application development for 5+ years
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in algorithms and data structures
  • Strong understanding of android operating system internals, and networking
  • Strong understanding of different communication protocols with backend and IoT devices
  • Strong understanding of testing frameworks for unit testing, integration testing and E2E testing
  • Hands-on familiarity with maintaining large scale mobile applications.
  • Hands-on familiarity with Real time communication between mobile apps and backend like live chat, video streaming, voice calling, and so on.
  • Hands-on familiarity with running mobile side maching models like face detection, user pattern detection, and so on.
  • Hands-on familiarity with database and at least one data query languages like mysql or Presto
  • Hands-on familiarity with CI/CD pipelines for system development and deployment

Soft skills must-haves:

  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Good communication skills, and have an proactive mindset
  • Able to think critically of the current system in terms of growth and stability


  • Experience in mobile edge computing and mobile side Machine learning Model is a big plus
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Dockers is a plus.
  • A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or related fields

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.