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Sovereign’s Capital
Sovereign’s Capital

Senior Software Engineer, Fullstack (GrabDefence)



Software Engineering
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 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

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

In an ever-evolving, fast-paced technology landscape, we are seeking software engineers who are also independent thinkers to join our team. In exchange, this platform provides you with the opportunity to enhance your skills, allowing you to become a more proficient leader and take ownership of the product and technology.

  • Take ownership of a wide range of engaging problem spaces that encompass the entire product lifecycle management, including front-end development, database design and management, data visualization, building APIs, and CI/CD management, among others.
  • 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.
  • Adopt software engineering best practices to leverage on code integrity tools through code reviews, testing, tracing, logging and many others to ship quality code.

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.


The Must-Haves

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • 4+ years of professional software development experience.
  • Effective communication skills to translate technical concepts clearly and concisely to both technical and non-technical stakeholders and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Drive small to medium sized projects independently with strong problem-solving and analytical skills along with attention to detail.
  • You can either focus on web/frontend, or look into a full stack position for which you are willing to work on Golang for the backend.
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in algorithms and data structures.
  • Deep understanding of JavaScript, familiar with various UI development techniques.
  • A good understanding of network protocols like HTTP, TCP/IP, and gRPC.
  • A good understanding of clean architecture principles.
  • 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 ES6/ES2015 or ES7/ES2016.
  • Experience with React, Redux.
  • Experience with noSQL databases such as DynamoDB, MongoDB, etc.
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies and experience with developing and deploying services on the cloud.
  • Curiosity and seeking to play with Generative AI and LLMs.
  • Be a quick learner.
  • Experience with Fraud detection.

Additional Information

Our Commitment

We are committed to building diverse teams and creating an inclusive workplace that enables all Grabbers to perform at their best, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity or sexual orientation and other attributes that make each Grabber unique.

Join us today to drive Southeast Asia forward, together.