Software Engineer, Backend

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Full-time


Python Java Ruby PHP C Scala Rust Haskell OCaml Erlang R GitHub AWS MySQL Redis

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Get to know the Role:

As such, we are seeking talented & passionate Engineers to join our team, you will have opportunities to work on multiple backend service clusters as well as participating in machine learning pipelines. It is very important that our team member take initiatives to identify problems, and have the right mindset and skill sets to solve them.

The day-to-day activities:

  • Work with engineering team on designs/architectures geared towards scale, performance and high availability.

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

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

  • Engage in service capacity and demand planning, software performance analysis, tuning and optimization

  • Collaborate with product and experience teams to define and prototype feature specifications

  • Process real-time transaction and telematics data at scale to build new Safety features

  • Work with Data Scientist team to implement models in real-time, testing and monitoring the system

  • Build technologies to test and validate insights via rapid experimentation and deployment

The must haves:

  • A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or related fields

  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in algorithms and data structures

  • Familiarity with running large scale web services; understanding of systems internals and networking are a plus

  • Strong understanding of system performance and scaling

  • Possess excellent communication, sharp analytical abilities with proven design skills, able to think critically of the current system in terms of growth and stability

  • You can be a good coder in any language (C++, C, Java, Scala, Rust, Haskell, OCaml, Erlang, Python, Ruby, PHP, Node.JS, C# etc.), but willing to work on Golang

Tech Stack

Our core services tech stack consists of Golang with Redis, MySQL, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch data stores as well as HAProxy load balancers. They all run on the AWS cloud infrastructure with auto-scaling abilities. We use GitHub for our code repository and we adhere to the basic Continuous Delivery tenets utilising a host of tools to support our release pipeline and code quality.

Get to know Grab:

Grab is more than just the leading ride-hailing and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia. We use data and technology to improve everything from transportation to payments and financial services across a region of more than 620 million people. We work with governments, drivers, passengers, merchants, and the community, to solve critical problems in Southeast Asia.

Grab began as a taxi-hailing app in 2012, but we have since extended our product platform to include GrabCar, GrabShare, GrabBike, GrabHitch, GrabExpress, GrabFood, GrabCoach, GrabShuttle, GrabCycle. We recently launched our fintech platform – GrabFinancial, which consists of payments, lending and insurance. Our latest addition is GrabVentures, an in-house incubation platform. We are focused on pioneering new commuting and payment alternatives for drivers and passengers with an emphasis on convenience, safety, and reliability. Currently, we offer services in 8 countries. Our R&D offices are in Singapore, Seattle, Beijing, Bangalore, Jakarta and Vietnam. We aspire to unlock the true potential of Southeast Asia and look for like-minded individuals to join us on this ride.

If you share our vision of driving South East Asia forward, apply to join our team today.

Grab is a Singapore-based technology company offering ride-hailing transport services, food delivery and payment solutions. Find out more!