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Sovereign’s Capital
Sovereign’s Capital

Intern, Software Engineer Fullstack



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

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

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

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.