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Sovereign’s Capital
Sovereign’s Capital

Head of Engineering



Software Engineering
Jakarta, Indonesia
Posted on Thursday, June 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

Get To Know The Role

As the Head of Engineering in our Business Platform Tech Family, you will strategically propel our mobile engineering initiatives, particularly focusing on the Merchant App Platform. Your responsibilities will involve delivering large-scale, cross-departmental systems, driving the vision and goals for the engineering teams, and managing extensive and detailed projects with a significant impact on the bottom line, all while enhancing the stability and quality of Grab Merchant App. This role is based in Indonesia and a profound understanding of Mobile Flutter is highly desired

Get To Know Our Team

The Business Platform Tech Family is at the forefront of enabling Grab merchant partners with innovative technology that catalyzes their business growth on the Grab Platform. Our team pioneers multiple key products, including the GrabMerchant App and GrabMerchant Portal. By running microservice architecture in the backend and employing a plethora of frontend techniques (e.g., iOS, ADR, Flutter, Web), we cater to our broad range of end users (e.g., Merchants, to-B partners) spanning across seven countries. Our ambition is to offer a high-quality, stable, and efficient platform for merchants, and to extend our platform to facilitate offline transactions for merchants

The Day-To-Day Activities

  • Oversee the development and quality of the Merchant App Platform while managing and supporting a vibrant team of engineering talent.
  • Be responsible for improvements in app stability and quality.
  • Drive and deliver the company's most strategic technical projects, immersing in the scoping, managing and overall execution processes.
  • Develop performance metrics for the teams and department, reporting them to peers and executives.
  • Work closely with other function leaders to ensure smooth alignment of technology with internal and external customer needs.
  • Implement recruiting strategies to attract and retain top mobile engineering talent. Keep raising the bar for engineering talent at Grab.
  • Play a critical role in broad business planning, and work closely with peers and executives to develop business targets and resource requirements.


The Must-Haves:

  • You have Heart, Hunger, Honour, and Humility.
  • You have the continuous desire to learn new things and embrace the latest technologies
  • Broad engineering experience, preferably 15+ years, including at least 8 years in an engineering management role.
  • A B.S. degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics.
  • Deep understanding and proven experience in mobile applications development, preferably with hands-on experience in Flutter.
  • Proficiency in assessing the financial implications of technology decisions.
  • Exceptional skills in communicating both within the organization and externally, adept at representing the company at industry events.

Leadership Skills

  • Outstanding leadership skills, with the ability to manage an entire department with multiple teams.
  • Ability to make critical decisions and defend them to budget owners and stakeholders.
  • Capability to develop cohesive, focused teams of managers.
  • Ability to have influence and impact across the organization.
  • Expertly skilled at evaluating candidates for technical skills and long-term fit.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.