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Sovereign’s Capital
Sovereign’s Capital

Lead Software Engineer, Backend



Software Engineering
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Company Description

Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading superapp, offering a suite of services from deliveries, mobility, financial services, and more. At Grab, we have one thing on our mind: how to create a positive, lasting impact every day for this region that we love. Guided by the Grab Way, our mission is to drive Southeast Asia forward by creating economic empowerment for everyone.

Job Description

Come join the team that literally serves Grab - Grab’s Sentry team. The systems we oversee process billions of network messages for Grab's consumers every day, without fail. We work closely with the infrastructure, security, and product teams, and are seeking talented engineers to join our platform team!

You specialize in building, operating and maintaining leading edge solutions that Just Work™. Built on world-class technology stacks, the software you develop brings our unique on-demand services experience to South-East Asia every day — be it transport, payments, food, or "the awesome things to come". Millions of people depend on the stability and efficiency your solutions provide, which is demanding in terms of design and quality but also incredibly rewarding.

You will

  • build and own Grab's gateway systems, connecting millions of consumer devices with hundreds of backend services via Grab's service mesh..
  • work at Grab's Viet Nam headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, closely integrated with software engineering and product teams to help build rock-solid and secure solutions with the right interface, technology and practices.
  • be at home in a HA cloud environment and build scalable, zero-downtime network traffic routing and analytics solutions for Grab's "public edge", serving billions of daily requests from millions of Grab consumers and partners every day

Your Daily Routine

  • Independently drive projects across teams end to end, from inception to rollout
  • Find and troubleshoot issues in Grab's entire infrastructure and code base
  • Develop, maintain, and operate control- and data-plane components, and resolve production incidents
  • Implement quality solutions using Kubernetes, Go and C/C++, and maintain the high bar of standards for code reviews and deployment processes. You mentor peers and promote development and operational excellence best practices while achieving excellent user experience


You are a habitual problem solver, and naturally assume ownership of your team’s systems and software components. You know how to be responsible for mission-critical systems, how to iteratively deliver value, and

  • have a very good understanding of Linux, networking and the internet (TCP/IP, HTTP/[123], gRPC, DNS, etc.)
  • have significant industry experience with Kubernetes (clusters and services), AWS, and Terraform
  • know how to build, maintain, and monitor highly-available distributed systems with strict SLAs
  • are an expert in at least one of C/C++, Go, Pascal
  • have significant industry experience in operating highly available, public-facing high TPS Systems
  • can architect solutions that leverage emerging technologies while harmonizing with legacy systems
  • know how to assume technical leadership as part of and beyond engineering team boundaries

It would be an advantage if you have any of the following hands-on experiences:

  • dealing with massive concurrency and designing resilient algorithms
  • building monitoring and alerting systems
  • Experience with DDoS protection & mitigation
  • large scale Docker / Kubernetes deployments
  • Envoy (envoyproxy.io), its code base, and its community
  • Working in a startup

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.