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Sovereign’s Capital
Sovereign’s Capital

Software Engineer Backend



Software Engineering
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Posted on Friday, July 5, 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

When you're an engineer at Grab, you are part of the heart and soul of the company. Our passion is anchored in our work, and this is reflected in the impact we make on millions of lives daily. The ADS Technology team is responsible for the advertising business at Grab, including precision delivery and marketing. As one of the most potential departments in Grab, we provide advertising solutions using advanced technologies.We adopt a microservice architecture for backend development and utilize a variety of front-end technologies, such as iOS, Android, Flutter, and Web, to serve our end-users. These users include consumers, drivers, merchants, and business partners.Our business spans across seven countries. We aim to help businesses reach their target audiences effectively and improve conversion rates through precise advertising delivery and impactful marketing strategies. We proactively generalise our microservices into platforms to improve the speed to market of new products. We follow an adaptive system principle, in which systems keep improving upon different feedback signals without human intervention.

Get to know the role

We are looking for a Software Engineer to help our team in developing scalable solutions for our ads business. We believe a successful candidate has strong experience in go and cloud services, as well as an ability to work cohesively within a team, but if you believe you have what it takes then we’d love to hear from you either way. This role is required because we're expanding our team and need experienced technical engineer to ensure its success. In return, you will get an opportunity to work on innovative projects and influence the team’s technological direction, while advancing your leadership and technical skills

The day-to-day activities

  • Design and write with the cutting edge GO language to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of Grab's range of services.

  • You will be involved in code and design reviews to maintain Grab's development standards.

  • You will engage in service capacity and demand planning, software performance analysis, tuning and optimization

  • Participate in code and design reviews to maintain our high development standard

  • You will partner with other engineering teams to explore and create new designs/architectures geared towards scale and performance.

  • You will have opportunities to collaborate with product and experience teams to define and prototype feature specifications.

  • Work closely with the infrastructure team in building and scaling back-end services and performing root cause analysis investigations.

  • You are responsible for designing, building, analyzing and fixing large-scale systems.

  • Debug and modify complex production software


The Must-Haves

  • You have Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility

  • You have the continuous desire to learn new things and embrace the latest technologies

  • You have a degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, or related fields.

  • You possess solid Computer Science fundamentals in algorithms and data structures.

  • You have a sound understanding of system performance and scaling.

  • You can be a good coder in any programming language, but willing to work on Golang.

  • You are passionate about building products, features and platforms to accelerate business growth.

  • Prior experience in building software systems for ads businesses will be a bonus

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.