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Senior Software Engineer, Backend



Software Engineering
Beijing, China
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Company Description

About Grab and our workplace

Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading superapp. We are dedicated to improving the lives of millions of users across the region by providing them everyday services such as deliveries, mobility, financial services, enterprise services and others. More than that, we provide the opportunity for them to have a better life. And that aspiration starts inside Grab because we believe in a seamless blend of work and home life, making every aspect of life better for all.

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—we work to create economic empowerment for the people of Southeast Asia. With our unwavering commitment to our values, we believe that we're more than a service provider; we're agents of positive change.

Job Description

Get to know the role

We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to develop and maintain scalable backend systems, manage and ensure the accuracy of data, and optimise system performance while collaborating with cross-functional teams. You will specifically handle Geo-IoT big data, efficiently processing and optimising data such as sensor signals, images and videos from IoT devices to leverage it for actionable insights. If you are passionate about backend development and excited about the potential of Geo-IoT data, we would love to hear from you!

The Day-to-Day Activities

  • You will develop and maintain the backend services of our IoT platform, including but not limited to designing and optimising IoT data storage, data processing, and data distribution strategies.

  • You are responsible for designing and optimising backend service APIs, continuously monitor and enhance service stability and performance.

  • You will write high-quality, concise, and maintainable code, and maintain relevant technical documentation.

  • Communicate and collaborate with placeholders and Product Managers (PM) to discuss technical solutions and requirements.


The Must-Haves

  • Solid foundation in data structures and algorithms.

  • Proficiency in at least one programming language, with a preference for Go.

  • Expertise in common data communication protocols such as HTTPS, MQTT, and RPC.

  • Proficiency in databases, including MySQL and PostgreSQL.

  • Strong teamwork and learning abilities, with a passion for technology.

  • Good command of English, including basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

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.