Senior Software Engineer - Backend (Driver Platform Team)

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Late-stage Startup


About the Role
At Gojek, engineering is central to everything we do: bringing our ideas to life and into the lives of our users. As our Senior Software Engineer for the Driver Platform Team, you?™ll take the wheel in overseeing Back-end Engineering at Gojek – designing and developing highly scalable, reliable, maintainable and fault tolerant systems for our transport stream. Along with owning the entire life cycle of these projects, you will establish and evangelize the best engineering practices for your team to follow. Working closely with product managers, QA engineers, and designers, you will get to build world-class products and meet the technological needs of Gojek’s driver-partners, ensuring they get the quality care and service that they deserve.

What You Will Do Translate business requirements into scalable technical solutions
Own the overall delivery and the solution architecture of the feature your team will be working on
Cross team/role boundaries and work with other teams/other roles (Mobile, Web) and communicate and collaborate effectively with Product and Business stakeholders across distributed teams in a global environment
Pair with team members on functional and non-functional requirements, and spread design philosophy, goals, and improve the code quality across the team
Take responsibility for multiple services maintained by the team
Research new tools, learn and experiment with new languages and technologies
What You Will Need At least 3 years of hands-on experience in software development – designing, developing, testing and deploying large scale applications in any language or stack
Good understanding of at least one of the following programming languages: Golang, Java, Clojure, Ruby
Data modelling experience in either Relational or NoSQL databases
Ability to design and implement low latency GRPC/RESTful services
Proficiency in OOP, SQL, Design Patterns; experience with functional programming is a plus
Good understanding of PostgreSQL/MongoDB, Kafka and Redis
Well-versed with Agile methodologies, as well as writing unit tests and maintaining good coverage (knowledge of TDD is a plus)
Ability to continuously refactor applications and architectures to maintain high quality levels, and experience in troubleshooting server performance – memory issues, GC tuning and resource leaks
About the Team
Our Driver Partners are one of the key pillars of our business. From delivering food orders to transporting people and goods from one place to another, there is very little that our drivers can?™t do.The Driver Platform team is an integral part of the entire Gojek ecosystem. It is responsible for building apps that are used by millions of driver-partners every day to earn their living. Our apps are operational across multiple countries in the Southeast Asian region, including Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, and are growing at a rapid pace.
Our team consists of android, backend, front-end, QA and data engineers based predominantly in India. Often working alongside the Product and Design teams, we work to meet the technological needs of our driver-partners via the systems and tools we build and provide for them. We?™re divided into multiple sub-teams that focus on particular objectives for our driver-partners. Besides shipping a world-class transport app, we also work as a ?œplatform team,??building features ourselves and enabling other teams in Gojek to contribute to our codebase. This gives us a unique chance to build excellent engineering processes and practices to support a large scale of developers working on the codebase.
One of the biggest obstacles our team has had to overcome was to ship releases faster and with top notch quality. After many weeks of research, collaboration, and trial and error, we figured out that the best way to tackle this issue is to automate as much as possible. Since then, we?™ve focused a large amount of our efforts on prioritizing further automation in most of our projects, which has subsequently streamlined and enhanced the quality of our driver app.
We are a big team of home bakers, Netflix watchers, and K-pop fans who enjoy using technology to ease the lives of the people in our community. We work hard and play hard, and believe it or not, we actually enjoy each other?™s company!

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