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Sovereign’s Capital

Software Engineer, Backend



Software Engineering
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Posted on Monday, May 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

Backend Engineer, Sentry

Come join the team that literally serves Grab - Grab’s Sentry team. The systems we oversee process billions of network messages for Grab's consumers every day, and our service orchestration and discovery platforms serve hundreds of Grab services without fail. We work closely with the infrastructure, security, and product teams, and are seeking talented engineers to join our platform team!

Your Role

You specialize in building, operating and maintaining leading edge solutions that Just Work™ . Built on world-class technology stacks, the software you develop brings our unique on-demand services experience to South-East Asia every day — be it transport, payments, food, or "the awesome things to come". Millions of people depend on the stability and efficiency your solutions provide, which is demanding in terms of design and quality but also incredibly rewarding.

You will

  • build and own Grab's gateway systems, connecting millions of consumer devices with hundreds of backend services via Grab's service mesh..

  • work at Grab's Viet Nam headquarters, closely integrated with software engineering and product teams to help build rock-solid and secure solutions with the right interface, technology and practices.

  • be at home in a multi-cloud environment and build scalable, zero-downtime network traffic routing and analytics solutions for Grab's "public edge", serving billions of daily requests from millions of Grab customers and partners every day

Your Daily Routine

  • Independently drive projects across teams end to end, from inception to rollout

  • Find and troubleshoot issues in Grab's entire infrastructure and code base

  • Develop, maintain, and operate control- and data-plane components, and resolve production incidents

  • Implement quality solutions using Go and Lua and maintain the high bar of standards for code reviews and deployment processes. You mentor peers and promote development and operational excellence best practices while achieving excellent user experience


Your Experience

You are a habitual problem solver, and naturally assume ownership of your team’s systems and software components. You know how to be responsible for mission-critical systems and

  • have a very good understanding of TCP/IP, HTTP and the internet

  • are an expert in at least one of Assembly, C, C#, C++, Go, Java, Pascal

  • know how to build highly-available distributed systems

  • are fluent in Bash, Python, and JavaScript, and have an understanding of common patterns and algorithms to confidently navigate 3rd-party code bases for debugging and troubleshooting

Your Advantage

  • HTTP/2. QUIC, and gRPC expertise

  • Dealing with massive concurrency and designing resilient algorithms

  • Experience with building monitoring and alerting systems

  • Hands-on experience with Terraform and large scale Docker / Kubernetes deployments

  • Experience with Consul and/or Envoy (envoyproxy.io), their code base, and their community

  • Experience in a startup