Get to know our Team :
Data Engineering runs the code, pipeline and infrastructure that extracts, processes and prepares every piece of data generated or consumed by Grab’s systems.
We are a diverse team of software engineers that not only work to solve all kinds of data related problems faced by teams from all corners of Grab but we also act as a bridge that ties everyone together through data.
As data in Grab never stops growing, this team also never stops, learning, innovating and expanding so that we can bring in or build the latest and best tools, technology to ensure the company’s continued success.
Get to know the Role :
Database Engineers in Grab get to work on and support one of the largest and fastest growing datasets of any company in South East Asia.
We operate in a challenging, fast paced and ever changing environment that will push you to grow and learn.
The day-to-day activities :
You will be responsible for monitoring day to day MySQL, PostgreSQL and or other OLTP database systems in terms of operations and management
Perform database capacity planning and maintenance, monitoring and performance tuning
Diagnose any database issues and employ measures to prevent recurrence
Work with engineering and operations team in building tooling to drive scalability, reliability and performance
Research and develop new technologies and approaches for building highly available data persistence systems
Advice and support product, engineering, support and operation teams
Participate in on-call rotations
The must haves :
Preferably a degree in computer science, software engineering, information technology or related fields
Deep understanding and real passion for relational database theory and database fundamentals
Deep understanding of MySQL storage engines (understanding of PostgreSQL internal engine would be an added plus)
Proficiency in shell scripting (bash, sed, awk et al)
Proficiency with Linux system administration
Extensive experience with installation, management, upgrades, backup and restore of large MySQL, PostgreSQL and or other OLTP database system installations
Experience benchmarking, clustering and tuning the databases for performance, reliability, high availability and scalability
Familiar with a key-value store or data structure database (such as Redis, ElasticSearch et al)
Experience with AWS RDS / Elasticache / other AWS Database Services or experience with management of databases in AWS environment will a strong plus
Strong CS fundamentals (with competencies in algorithms and data structures)