Backend Software Engineer

Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

⦁ Design, build and maintain Urbanmetry's core data products and services.
⦁ Engineer increasingly clever robots to make our jobs easier through automation and self learning.
⦁ Iterate on existing software automation and services.
⦁ Maintenance of our ever expanding databases.
⦁ Debug and problem solve production issues, ensuring that our systems run smoothly.
⦁ Work with engineers and data analysts across company, to enhance our software ecosystem and algorithms.


Urbanmetry wants to hire Backend Software Engineers for the engineering and maintenance works of our backend systems that power our big data products and services. Please note that this is a full-time position based in Petaling Jaya. All candidates need to apply via the link below and complete a programming challenge before proceeding to the next step of the hiring process.

The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes.

Must have:
⦁ At least 2 years industry experience
⦁ Know at least one of the following: Ruby / Python
Should have:
⦁ Love for attention to detail
⦁ Love for collaboration
⦁ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
⦁ Excellent work ethics
⦁ Self starters

Good to have:
⦁ Software Development Life Cycle
⦁ Test Driven Development
⦁ Ruby on Rails
⦁ Linux/Unix operating systems
⦁ Amazon Web Services (AWS)
⦁ Web development stack
⦁ Machine learning methods, specifically Artificial Neural Networks using Tensorflow
⦁ Geospatial data engineering

While you may not meet all of the above requirements, we do expect our candidates to come with a humble attitude, a thirst for hard work and ability to code.


⦁ Birthday leave! (Because you shouldn't be working on your birthday) 
⦁ Medical insurance coverage (includes outpatient claims)
⦁ Dental coverage
⦁ Optical coverage
⦁ Free parking
⦁ Hybrid working option
⦁ Upskilling and learning opportunities 
⦁ Fun company activities (online gaming squad, book club, mushroom farming, climbing, painting, embroidery, hiking, and more!)
⦁ Work gadget allowance
⦁ Lifestyle and mental health allowance (yes, that covers your gym membership!)
⦁ Public transport allowance
⦁ Unlimited pantry snacks and drinks
⦁ Company trips (during non-pandemic times) 
⦁ Team lunch allowance

About the Company

URBANMETRY is a property data company that harvests, cleans and analyses large amounts of city data, through its proprietary algorithms to extract trends and patterns in the built environment. It offers this data to the general public, as well as public and private sectors, in hopes of creating a more efficient and transparent property market, improving city planning, and shaping a sustainable urban environment.

We offer the aggregated data to various key stakeholders in the property market including developers, bankers and government bodies to enable better and more relevant analysis during business development and policy making processes.

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Urbanmetry is seeking to win the data intelligence game in the housing and city planning industry. To succeed, we are always on the lookout for candidates who have a myriad of weapons in their arsenal. 

We are a nerdy bunch but if you love data and/or cities, drop us a note at

Maybe it is a start to a new adventure with us.