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Sovereign’s Capital

Software Engineer, Mobile (Android) - Mobility Team



Software Engineering
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Posted on Monday, May 27, 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

Our Mobility vertical mobile team is at the helm of creating affordable and premium Transport verticals in the Grab app. Our mission lies in enhancing the booking experience and consistently improving our service to consumers. Our team comprises talented and diverse iOS and Android engineers. If you are keen on making transportation effortless and seamless for millions of users, we would be thrilled to have you on our team!

Get to know the role

We are looking for a talented and passionate junior Android Software Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will get the opportunity to work on the Android passenger app that benefits millions of consumers every single day. Awaiting you are exhilarating product ideas and engrossing engineering challenges, where you will be one of the first to experience your own work within the Grab app!

The Day-to-Day Activities

  • Work closely with the Product/Design/Analytics teams to understand problems and requirements, providing them with insights, options, trade-offs, estimations, and timelines.
  • Collaborate with Android/Backend/QA engineers to brainstorm and implement technical solutions that are scalable, extensible, reliable, and meet the actual problem's needs.
  • Write reusable, scalable, and testable code while ensuring features are delivered on time and with high quality.
  • Registrations, study, and participation in code reviews to provide constructive feedback and improve overall engineering practices.
  • Show responsibility and responsiveness when working on-call duty. Display readiness to triage, debug, mitigate, and fix production issues.
  • Identify inefficiencies in the codebase, systems, and processes. Proactively suggesting improvements and taking action items to address them.


The Must-Haves

  • Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility.
  • Solid foundation in Computer Science, including knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and system design.
  • Excellent English communication skills.
  • Deep passion for mobile app development.

The Nice-to-Haves

  • Exposure to Kotlin, RxJava, and Java through academic coursework, internships or personal projects.
  • Familiarity with Android system and programming paradigms such as OOP and TDD.
  • Exposure to or knowledge of architectural approaches like MVP, MVVM as part of academic projects.
  • Hand-on experience with testing frameworks, specific to unit and UI testing.
  • Basic understanding of UI aspects, particularly view cycle, views, and layouts.
  • Familiarity with or coursework around Jetpack Compose and Dagger Dependency Injection would be a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of app performance and troubleshooting techniques.

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.