Senior Software Engineer, Backend

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 the Team
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, and our service orchestration and discovery platforms serve hundreds of Grab services without fail. We work closely with the infrastructure, security, and product teams, and are seeking talented engineers to join our platform team!
Get to know the Role
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.
The Day-to-Day Activities

  • 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, 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 multi-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 customers and partners every day

  • 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 Go and Lua 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

The Must-Haves
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 and

  • have a very good understanding of TCP/IP, HTTP and the internet

  • are an expert in at least one of Assembly, C, C#, C++, Go, Java, Pascal

  • know how to build highly-available distributed systems

  • are fluent in Bash, Python, and JavaScript, and have an understanding of common patterns and algorithms to confidently navigate 3rd-party code bases for debugging and troubleshooting

The Nice-to-Haves

  • HTTP/2. QUIC, and gRPC expertise

  • Dealing with massive concurrency and designing resilient algorithms

  • Experience with building monitoring and alerting systems

  • Hands-on experience with Terraform and large scale Docker / Kubernetes deployments

  • Experience with Consul and/or Envoy (, their code base, and their community

  • Experience in a startup

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.




Job Source:

Grab Holdings Inc., commonly known as Grab, is a Southeast Asian technology company. It is incorporated in the Cayman Islands and headquartered in Singapore and Indonesia. It is the developer of the Grab Superapp, which provides users with transportation, food delivery and digital payments services via a mobile app. Grab currently operates in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. It is Southeast Asia's first decacorn,and the biggest technology startup in the region.

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