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Sovereign’s Capital

Senior Software Engineer, iOS - Safety Team



Software Engineering
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 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 the Team

Grab’s Safety team is continuously looking to innovate the Safety of our platforms, which requires the help of top-notch iOS developers. Our production scale is massive. We process thousands of bookings a day and regularly see hundreds of millions of traffic data per month. When you push out new code millions of people will see what you made within seconds. Operating on this level is hard but deeply rewarding.

Your mission will be to deliver safety mechanisms that provide strong user protection while minimising user friction. Please see more about what team has launched at https://www.grab.com/my/about/trust-and-safety/

Get to know the Role:

As a Senior iOS Engineer in the Safety team, you will be responsible for designing and implementing Safety features in our iOS application. You will work on various aspects of Grab's Safety features which revolves around a wide variety of device hardwares and requires a deep understanding of not only application programming but also system performance.

This is a regional role where you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse cross-functional team of mobile and backend engineers, data scientists, product managers, and designers to deliver code behind apps that impact millions of lives in Southeast Asia.


The Day-to-Day Activities:

  • Take ownership of projects and work closely with the Product, Design, Mobile and Backend teams to design, build and extend consumer and/or partner facing new products, platforms and features.
  • Participate in technical and product review meetings.
  • Build reusable iOS software components for the Grab platform.
  • Monitor the performance of the live apps and continuously improve them on both code and experience level.
  • Raise the bar by reviewing each other's code, share knowledge, tips and tricks, and generally help out - within and across teams.
  • Collaborate with QA on continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) as well as other automated and manual testing to make sure our app releases are always worthy of five-star ratings.
  • Mentor and support Junior Engineers to bring them up to speed with their tasks.
  • Evaluate new mobile methodologies and technologies.

The must haves:

  • Up-to-date on the modern iOS programming paradigm, and strong native mobile app development including the use of Swift and/or RxSwift.
  • You have a working knowledge of several architectural approaches, design, caching, data storage and security.
  • Strong UI/UX design exposure and experience in making apps work intuitively and with pixel perfect interfaces.
  • Experience with unit testing and UI test frameworks.
  • Hands-on experience with CI pipelines & mobile apps build systems.
  • You are highly accountable and take ownership. You also have a collaborative attitude, because ‘Your Problem Is My Problem’ (YPIMP).
  • Strong CS fundamentals (with competencies in algorithms and data structures).
  • A degree in computer science, software engineering, information technology or related fields.

The Nice-to-Haves:

  • Experience with iOS application performance tuning and optimisation.
  • Experience with Machine Learning Model deployment and inference on-device.

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.