Country : Singapore
  • Full-time

Senior Back-End Engineer

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Our awesome engineers are part of a highly motivated team creating innovative solutions in the Internet of Things/urban mobility/transportation space. We custom build our hardware and software that connects to our growing fleet of hybrid cars. Our geeks write smart algorithms to increase car sharing utilisation and operational efficiency ensuring customer happiness. We leverage big data collected through thousands of trips to aid in decision making. Smove run both a B2C operation in addition to key B2B partnerships over the years with Uber, Singapore Government (Ministry of Manpower) and most recently with Grab.

Smove gives people without cars the ability to hire one when they need it, at short notice from their mobile phone in just 3-5 clicks. They like it because they can pick up the car from an ordinary parking location and drop it off wherever is convenient.

For the future, smove plans to offer to licence its technology to car fleet operators in urban locations outside Singapore, likely franchising a package to sell mobility as a service, giving operators the ability to create utility-like services for transportation of people & goods anywhere.


“Nothing happens in a start-up company until you do it”

Smove is a young company that thrives on a clear vision to make cities more liveable and to solve all pain points around vehicle ownership by developing a service model around mobility & transportation.

We are very ambitious, but also know that great things will take time and there are no shortcuts to building a lasting and sustainable business with a great culture.

If you are a thinker-doer & self-starter, bring a growth mindset and you keep challenging yourself by building something meaningful, please continue reading. If you are able to thrive in an environment without clear-cut processes and even better, able to create lean, agile & innovative processes yourself, this job is for you.


As a senior engineer at Smove, you will:

  • Work as part of a group within the overall tech team that has ownership of specific Smove products

  • Build efficient, scalable, and robust solutions solutions for both customers and internal operations in JavaScript, Node, Python, and more

  • Design and implement solutions to handle high levels of traffic, in a rapidly scaling environment

  • Write code you will be proud of that is testable, clean, efficient and can be maintained by others in your team

  • Be a technical mentor for other engineering team members

  • Work closely with all departments in the business, from operations and customer service to DevOps and bizdev, gaining visibility and exposure to what is really happening on the ground

  • Explore and experiment with cloud computing architecture technologies (e.g. Lambda, IoT, Greengrass)




  • 6+ years experience in a senior software engineering/back-end web development position, using various programming languages, but specialising in JavaScript

  • Experience in building production applications in the JavaScript / Node.js ecosystem, using back-end frameworks such as Express, Sails, and Koa

  • Strong experience with relational database design, familiar with NoSQL concepts

  • Proven experience in test driven development, agile development, DevOps

  • Proficiency in more than two programming languages (not necessarily web dev related)

  • Strong coding, debugging and problem-solving skills

  • Experience in developing large scale services

  • Experience with front-end JavaScript frameworks such as Angular, Backbone or React is a plus!


Non Functional

  • Eager and willing to learn new things, stay up to date with the latest technologies, and expand your base skillset to propose new approaches to your work

  • Have stamina and perseverance - working for a startup is a marathon, not a sprint. Understands the ecosystem

  • Thrive in a non-corporate environment

  • Have strong communication skills, able to interact with non technical members of the business to gather requirements, troubleshoot, perform user acceptance testing, etc.


Why join Smove?

We’re passionate about creating a culture where people, at any stage in their career, can learn, grow and contribute. That’s why we have a Free Book Club Program, monthly Lunch and Learn peer training sessions, monthly Smovers Culture Week and much, much more!

We are driven by transparency, open discussion, collaboration, and direct feedback. We hate bureaucracy and slow moving decisions, and strive to create an environment where employees can speak their mind and shape the future of the company. We embrace personal development, and foster a climate where trying new things and failing without consequences is not only the norm, but expected.

If that sounds like a great environment where you can thrive and grow with us, we want you!


The Perks

  • Mature startup experience, with an informal culture, and fun environment
  • Flexible working hours, and opportunities for remote working
  • The chance to work on a product/service that you can see working in the real world everyday
  • Learn something new everyday
  • Healthy snacks, coffee, and a little bit of chocolate/candy
  • Free Book Club Program
  • Interact with teammates from 8 different countries


7000 - 8000 SGD

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