Senior Software Engineer, Backend (Ads Technology)

Computer Science

Full Time

Bellevue, US

Posted 20 weeks ago

About the Job

Salary - $80000 - $100000/Year

The Grab Ads Technology team is looking for a passionate, driven and collaborative engineer to join us as a Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA.

Get to know the team:

The Ads Serving team is at the core of Grab’s digital advertising business. We design and build distributed systems that make real-time, personalized decisions on each ad request from Grab’s massive user base in Southeast Asia. These micro services and data pipelines handle thousands of requests per second and serve as the foundation for delivering personalized, targeted content to end users. Our team is based in Bellevue and is composed of experienced engineers who have previously worked on highly performant systems operating at scale, and have chosen to bring their skillset to Grab to support our rapidly growing ads business. 

Day-to-day activities:

  • Design and build microservices and data pipelines to serve personalized ad content
  • Collaborate with business, product, data science and engineering stakeholders to ideate and define requirements for new features to grow the GrabAds business
  • Take end-to-end ownership of technical solutions, from initial design all the way to launch; managing the execution of complex projects spanning multiple teams and business functions
  • Evaluate, compare and adopt new technologies that improve performance and scalability
  • Write clean, high quality, well-tested code on a daily basis
  • Review code and design proposals from across the organization
  • Grow the team by conducting technical interviews
  • Write technical design documents, perform data analysis, and present learnings
  • Operate, tune and debug systems, adhering to the highest standards of operational excellence

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3+ years of industry software development experience in large scale distributed systems
  • Strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, distributed systems, and asynchronous architectures
  • Proficient in at least 1 widely used backend language, including: Go, C++, Java, etc. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; sharp analytical abilities with proven design skills; able to think critically about growth and stability
  • Bachelors or advanced degree in Computer Science, or equivalent

The Nice-to-Haves:

  • Hands-on experience with multiple backend languages
  • Experience in Ads


The Grab Principles capture the 4 underlying qualities expected of every Grabber. These are the 4 qualities that got Grab to where we are today and elements we want to preserve in our Grabbers going ahead. Prospective Grabbers should possess all four qualities to qualify as a Grabber.

 Heart - We care for and serve our communities

Hunger - We have the grit to do what it takes.

Honour - We do the right thing and keep to our word.

Humility - We are self-aware and constantly seek to improve.


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.

Posted 20 weeks ago

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