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Senior Software Engineer, Backend Bellevue (Symetra)

About Grab

Grab is headquartered in Singapore with a mission to drive Southeast Asia forward by elevating the quality of life and solving real world problems for Southeast Asians. Grab is one of the largest Tech companies operating in eight southeast Asia nations. It’s businesses include ride hailing, food and grocery delivery, and online payments. Grab has R&D centers all over the world including Asia, Europe, and North America.

The TIS org (Trust, Identity & Safety) is one of the main tech groups at the US R&D center of Grab, and we’re looking for talented engineers to join us in developing the most trusted and safe platform for driving southeast Asia forward.

More about the TIS Engineering Team

The TIS group is comprised of three major departments: Trust, Identity, and Safety. Safety uses the latest technologies such as image processing and speech recognition to detect safety concerns and prevent health and life threatening behaviors. Trust detects fraudulent and abusive customer behaviors and transactions to prevent monetary losses. Identity makes sure customers are authenticated and their accounts are protected during the whole life cycle at Grab.

Our engineering systems are highly scalable, with peak traffic of tens of thousands of transactions per second, and multi-TB data processed daily. All our critical systems achieve more than 99.99% availability. We use Golang and Python for backend development, and React as our web development framework. We use Flink, Redis, Kafka, DynamoDB, Scylladb etc for big data technologies. We also use image processing, speech processing, deep learning, and other types of ML technologies.

Senior Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Collect business and technical requirements to own and build world class solutions in Trust, Safety & Identity space

  • Design, develop, and test new features and services

  • Metrics, alerts, dashboards  and operation excellence in running high scale and critical systems

  • Participate in code reviews

  • Mentor and collaborate with others in this team and partner teams

The Must Haves:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related areas

  • 3+ years of industry software engineering experience

  • Solid knowledge of data structure and algorithms

  • 1+ years of distributed systems development experience

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability and willingness to drive commitments and projects through to completion

  • Strong inclination toward collaboration and partnership

The Nice-to-Haves:

  • Master degree in CS or related areas

  • Experience with safety system development, fraud detection, or identity

  • Experience with big data technologies and machine learning

  • Design experience of large scale distributed system


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.

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

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


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

Salary and compensation

Competitive salary and benefits matching your experience and qualifications. Working Visa and immigration support is available on a case by case basis.

Working Location

Bellevue, WA

Employment Type: Full time