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Sovereign’s Capital

Lead Software Engineer, Backend



Software Engineering
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Posted on Monday, June 24, 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 our Team:

Unified Configuration Management (UCM) is a critical service at Grab for centrally managing configurations for backend services. It offers a standardized approach to handle configurations across diverse services and supports a template structure and hierarchical configuration, reducing configuration duplication across environments. UCM's design allows developers to build and maintain configurations with minimal effort.

Get to know the Role:

As a Lead Backend Engineer on the UCM team, you will play a pivotal role in designing, implementing, and maintaining a seamless, robust, and efficient system. You will lead and mentor a team of engineers, ensuring that all APIs, databases, and integrations with other systems function smoothly and efficiently. Your leadership will be crucial in driving the team towards achieving high performance and reliability standards.

The day-to-day activities:

  • Lead the design, development, and maintenance of key components of the UCM system, including the SDK, CI/CD pipelines, daemons, and UCM UI.

  • Mentor and guide a team of backend engineers, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.

  • Collect and analyze user feedback, identify areas for improvement, and prioritize feature development accordingly.

  • Implement and enforce best practices for web development, ensuring high-quality code and adherence to performance, security, and accessibility standards.

  • Proactively identify and troubleshoot issues, implement fixes, and ensure portal stability and performance.


The must haves:

  • Minimum 5 years of backend programming experience

  • Familiarity with AWS cloud services, preferably with AWS architecture certification.

  • Minimum 1 year of experience with Golang.

  • strong sense of ownership and responsibility for the systems that you work on.

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills.

  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and mentoring engineering teams.

Tech stacks: Golang, MySQL, AWS

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.