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Sovereign’s Capital

Senior Software Engineer, Backend - Identity (IAM) Team



Software Engineering
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 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

On Grab’s Identity (IAM) team you will be building class leading registration, authentication, and authorization systems for all user participants in the Grab ecosystem tailored for SEA markets. This includes Grab services as well as external partner scenarios. Your mission will be to deliver authentication mechanisms that provide strong proof of user identity while minimizing user friction and accommodating mobile, web, and voice environments.

We take pride in building distributed systems that have a real impact on the lives of millions of users in our endeavor to out-serve the underserved population. Terms such as Idempotency, CAP theorem, and Distributed Consensus are not just theoretical terms for us but have a real bearing on the systems we build.

Get to Know the Role

As a leader in an exciting and dynamic industry that is evolving daily, we are seeking talented Engineers to join our team. As part of this role, you will be responsible for building large-scale systems that can handle 100K+ RPS, with 4 nines of availability SLAs. You will be working on world-class authentication and authorization systems that are regionally compliant, and adhere to stringent security, fintech, and other regulatory standards.

The Day-to-Day Activities:

  • Collaborate with the product, business, and program management team to be on top of your deliverable.
  • Participate in technical and product review meetings.
  • Focus on timely delivery of high-quality, maintainable, and operationally excellent code and test code using the Go Programming Language.
  • Participate in code reviews and design reviews.
  • Closely work with the SRE/DevOps team to set up infrastructure and microservices.
  • Be part of on-call rotation and support the application in production
  • You make an impact by delivering a fault-free and secure experience to millions of daily users of the platform, also enabling our partners to earn their business income through the app.


The Must-Haves:

  • 5+ years of experience in building large-scale, highly available Internet and mobile applications
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in algorithms, data structures, and large-scale system design
  • Familiarity with running large-scale applications in production; understanding of systems internals and networking is a plus
  • Possess good communication, sharp analytical abilities with proven design skills, able to think critically of the current system in terms of growth and stability
  • History of effectively working with geo-distributed partner teams.
  • You can be an excellent programmer in any programming language and should be willing to work with GoLang.
  • Excellent working knowledge of at least one public cloud.
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject

The Nice-to-Haves:

  • Prior knowledge and exposure to one or more of the below fields is a plus
    • Application security
    • Authentication and authorisation protocols and standards
    • Cryptography standards

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.