Regional Privacy Engineer

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia


Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading superapp. It provides everyday services like Deliveries, Mobility, Financial Services, and More.

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Company Description

Life at Grab

At Grab, every Grabber is guided by The Grab Way, which spells out our mission, how we believe we can achieve it, and our operating principles - the 4Hs: Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility. These principles guide and help us make decisions as we work to create economic empowerment for the people of Southeast Asia.

Job Description

Get to know the Team:

The Privacy Office is accountable for managing Grab's personal data practices. We are looking for a self-motivated, highly energised Regional Privacy Engineer to align  advanced technologies and embrace Privacy by Design principles from the first stages of development and ensure that the data use meets established regulatory compliance needs. 

Get to know the Role: 

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on privacy issues across Grab products. You will work with key Grabbers in our engineering and business teams to design privacy solutions that help Grab to meet its global privacy obligations. You will be called upon to provide privacy and data security subject matter expertise to our legal counsels as they negotiate complex commercial deals that contribute to our products’ success. As we expand our offerings in SEA, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact.  

The day-to-day activities:

  • Develop and implement solutions to ensure privacy policies are correctly implemented. The implementation should advance compliance with legal forms of data use as well as support business use of data.

  • Architect, configure, implement, and manage the OneTrust platform to ensure that the modules are fit for use, and dependency tasks such as integration with corporate website and other CRM tools are done seamlessly. 

  • Work to align advanced technologies and Privacy by Design principles from the first stages of development and ensure that the data use meets established regulatory compliance needs. 

  • Collaborate with data product development teams creating new uses of data that employ privacy features.

  • Interacting with internal privacy members, product development teams, legal, compliance and data governance teams. 

  • Analyze, design and program software enhancements for new data streams with a goal of developing technical solutions and systems to help mitigate privacy vulnerabilities and prevent potential future privacy risks.

  • Responsible for assisting with the management of the data privacy, data protection, data usability, performance and the integrity of the privacy solution.

  • Performs testing and debugging of applications and solutions, as well as completes documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance.

  • Interact with users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications to new or existing software. 

  • Interface with other developers and architects in implementing big data solutions that enable the business to be data driven while protecting the data assets. 

  • Interface with usability team to ensure user-facing privacy controls are usable

  • Use data anonymization, pseudonimization and encryption to develop systems that preserve and improve privacy protections.

  • Identify areas of improvement in local practices relative to managing data privacy.

  • Perform regular privacy assessments of operational processes, identifying, and mitigating risks across the company through effective tools, training and guidance

  • Communicate program progress, escalations, and issue analysis to key stakeholders



The must haves:

  • 5-8 years experience in Data Privacy, Compliance or Cybersecurity roles. 

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Organized, responsive, and able to gain support and consensus with multiple stakeholders.

  • Degree in Cybersecurity or related field(s) is preferred. 

  • Experience in, and a strong passion for technology, big data, data governance and data privacy

  • Good knowledge of data privacy and cybersecurity laws in APEC and EU. 

  • A collaborative self-starter who can work independently, and be comfortable in a high-growth, fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Demonstrated ability to complete several simultaneous projects on a deadline.

  • Detail-oriented with excellent writing and oral skills.

  • CIPP or CIPM other Privacy certifications a plus.

  • Knowledge of OneTrust would be an added advantage over other candidates 

Additional Information

Our Commitment

We recognize that with these individual attributes come different workplace challenges, and we will work with Grabbers to address them in our journey towards creating inclusion at Grab for all Grabbers.

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Tags: Big Data CIPP Compliance Encryption Governance Privacy Vulnerabilities

Perks/benefits: Career development Startup environment

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: Malaysia
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