Software Engineer, Backend

September 10, 2022
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Job 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.

Get to know our Team:

Processing millions of bookings a day and billions of traffic data points per month, the prestigious Backend Engineering position is a very challenging but incredibly rewarding role where each new code that you string, push out and implement instantly impacts millions of people across Southeast Asia. As such, we are seeking talented & passionate backend engineers to join our team where you will not only get to work on our incredibly massive production scale, you will also be exposed to elegant products running on world-class technologies that bring our unique On-Demand Transport and Delivery experience to millions of people, anytime and anywhere. If you think you have what it takes along with the desire to impact lives and transform Southeast Asia, this is your opportunity.

Get to know the Role:

  • Design and develop large-scale distributed location-based services with high performance, high availability and elastic scalability to improve the efficiency and accuracy of Grab Geo service.
  • Work with engineering, data science and product teams to explore and create new design/architectures geared towards high usability, stability and reliability under various business scenarios.
  • Drive high-standard code and design review processes.
  • Abstract insights from tremendous amounts of production data and iterate systems based on metrics.
  • Work closely with the infrastructure team in building and scaling backend services as well as performing root cause analysis investigations, engage in service capacity and demand planning, software performance analysis, tuning and optimization.

Learning Objectives

  • Familiarise with engineering end to end workflow (design, coding, review, testing, deployment, monitor, iterate)
  • Develop one aspect of GEO domain knowledge (e.g., routing, KNN query, etc)
  • Develop soft skills on product or engineering specs presentation

The must-haves:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Math, EE or similar field
  • Strong computer science fundamentals in algorithms, data structures, system stability, performance and scaling
  • Team player, eager to work in a global organization, strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Solid software engineering and coding skills. Experience in at least one programming language like Python, Go, Scala, Java, C++ or other is preferred.
  • Self-motivated, curious, team-player, problem solver
  • Detail-oriented and focused in a dynamic and fast-paced working environment

Our Commitment

We are committed to building diverse teams and creating an inclusive workplace that enables all Grabbers to perform at their best, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity or sexual orientation and other attributes that make each Grabber unique.