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Sovereign’s Capital

Software Engineer, Backend - Polaris



Software Engineering
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 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 Foundations Polaris team is dedicated to building a top-tier registration, authentication, and authorization system for all users in the Grab ecosystem, specifically tailored for SEA markets. Our daily mission is to ensure robust authentication mechanisms that provide strong proof of user identity while minimizing user friction.These mechanisms are optimized for mobile, web, and voice environments.

Get to know the Role

As a market leader in a constantly evolving climate, we are seeking talented developers to join our team.

  • You will solve interesting problems by collaborating with other Engineers, UI Designers, and Data teams.
  • You will adopt software engineering best practices for larger teams, including code reviews, ample use of static analysis, prolific feature-flagging, and semantic versioning of internal APIs.

The Day-to-Day Activities

  • You will be responsible for designing and writing with the cutting-edge GO language to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of Grab's services.
  • You will collaborate with the engineering team to explore and create new designs/architectures geared towards scale and performance.
  • You will support the debugging and modification of complex, production software.
  • You will be involved in code and design reviews to maintain our high development standards.
  • You will engage in service capacity and demand planning, software performance analysis, tuning, and optimization.
  • You will collaborate closely with the infrastructure team in building and scaling backend services and performing root cause analysis investigations.​​​​​


The Must-Haves

  • 1+ years of experience as a software engineer writing production code
  • You have a proven track record of designing, developing, and implementing large-scale, highly available online services.
  • You have solid Computer Science fundamentals in algorithms and data structures
  • Solid software engineering and coding skills. Experience in at least one backend language like Go, Scala, Java, C++, or others is required. You can be a good coder in any language but must be willing to work on Golang
  • Proficiency in building microservices architecture and solid understanding of distributed systems, RESTful APIs, and message queuing systems.
  • Experience with relational databases (e.g., MySQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g., Redis, DDB).
  • Strong knowledge of software development best practices, including version control (Git), unit testing, and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.

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.