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Sovereign’s Capital
Sovereign’s Capital

Senior Principal Designer



Posted on Monday, July 8, 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

You will be joining the senior leadership team at Grab Design and collaborating closely with the design team across all vertical product teams. The team consists of a group of veteran design leaders and on a day-to-day basis, you will also be working alongside Product, Analytics, and Engineering leaders.

Get to Know the Role

As a Senior Principal Product Designer at Grab, you will partner with senior leaders to drive hero initiatives with transformative impact on the business. You will also be instrumental in redefining design vision, practice, and quality across the company.

If you have a user-centric approach, embrace ambiguity, and thrive in collaborative environments, then the Grab Design team is the place for you. We’re looking for exceptional designers who are excited by the opportunity to have a major impact on how millions of people across Southeast Asia interact with Grab.

The Day-to-Day Activities

  • Lead and influence at senior levels in the organization - co-creating strategy by defining what problems we work on.
  • Ensure we solve the right problems in the right way - aligning senior stakeholders on approaches that achieve the best return on investment.
  • Use constructive, data-driven arguments to successfully influence senior leadership.
  • Lead and achieve sustained improvement and efficiency in cross-functional collaboration and alignment across the organization.
  • Organise and lead collaborative workshops that generate new business opportunities.
  • Work largely autonomously in leading discovery and delivery that significantly contributes towards the organization’s targets - acting as a force multiplier for the organization, helping all teams deliver better work.
  • Leverage a deep understanding of user behavior, market trends, and technology advancements to identify and pursue innovative opportunities for the business to achieve its goals.
  • Perform, and lead others across the organization, in designing flows and interactions for novel, complicated experiences.
  • Create compelling, distinctive new visual systems and visual languages and own quality across the organization.
  • Use advanced prototyping tools and methods to create highly detailed and sophisticated prototypes.
  • Lead and mentor senior designers in the craft and processes of design - developing training and other mentorship tools to help others improve the design practice


The Must-Haves

  • 9+ years of Product Design experience.
  • Portfolio of case studies demonstrating design process, solutions, and their impact.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Extensive experience working on cross-functional product teams.
  • Exceptional fundamentals in interaction and visual design craft and practice.
  • Experience coaching and mentoring others in Product Design.
  • Excellent knowledge of mobile and front-end web standards and development.
  • Experience with Figma, Protopie, After Effects, or other design tooling.

The Nice-to-Haves

  • Proficiency in Service Design, User Research, Front-end Development, Project Management, Accessible Design or Design Systems.

Portfolio Requirements
Please provide a portfolio of your recent design work in English, showcasing your contribution and the impact of your projects. We recommend you provide clear context, outline your end-to-end workflow and demonstrate how you go from problem discovery to launch.

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.