Malaysia wants techies! Is it you?

Kuala Lumpur has a vibrant startup scene and is looking to hire talent across industries. Check out these jobs at GrabTaxi, GlassesOnline and Easyuni

By Terence Ng


Ever since the introduction of our jobs portal in September, we’ve received a steady supply of jobs, growing to 382 jobs from 194 companies. In addition, we are also seeing a rise in the number of countries these jobs are based in; while initially most jobs were Singapore-based, we’re now seeing jobs all around Asia and beyond — from Malaysia and Thailand to Pakistan.

This week, we, at e27, bring you three jobs from the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (KL). Long thought of as a less-developed sister to neighbouring Singapore with regards to tech startups, KL is fast catching up with more businesses and co-working spaces being set up in the city. Without further ado, let’s take a look at what jobs lie at the foot of the Petronas Towers.

PHP Developer at GlassesOnline
Launched by startup builder Nova Founders, GlassesOnline is a Malaysia-based online eyewear retailer. It provides customers with a variety of prescription eyeglasses, frames, contact lenses and branded sunglasses. Targeting both men and women, it aims to deliver a quick, easy, safe and secure shopping experience.

Now, it is looking for a PHP developer to work on the development of its product site. If you have an extensive knowledge of PHP and associated frameworks, as well as familiarity with MySQL and Apache Web Server, why not apply and enjoy working with a dynamic and motivated international team?

NodeJS JavaScript Engineer at GrabTaxi
No stranger to news, Taxi booking app GrabTaxi has just received a round of funding from Singapore’s Vertex Venture Holdings. Founded by Malaysian Anthony Tan, GrabTaxi has presence in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, and boasts 20,000 registered taxi drivers and 250,000 monthly active users.

With newfound investor money, it is unsurprising that GrabTaxi is looking to hire and expand. Currently, it is looking for a Javascript engineer to write and refine its back-end code, which serves thousands of bookings a day. If you’re proficient with UNIX commands and familiar with NodeJS, why not grab the chance to learn and work with this efficient design and product team?

Software Developer at Easyuni Sdn Bhd
Launched in 2010, Easyuni is a Malaysian startup based in Kuala Lumpur that connects students and parents with universities and colleges around the world. It aim is to help these institutions gain exposure, while giving students and parents valuable information to make a better educational choice.

Now, after being one of the top 25 startups that will be exhibiting in Echelon 2014, Easyuni is looking for a software developer to help design, develop and implement code for its web and mobile applications. If you are a passionate self-learning programmer with experience in Python and Django, why not apply and create a better platform for the many prospective students in Malaysia?

  • GlassesOnline
    GlassesOnline Malaysia GlassesOnline provides its customers with the widest range, best prices and best quality of contact lenses, prescription glasses and branded sunglasses.
    EASYUNI Malaysia is an online higher education network that connects students and educators to each other. Funding: Undisclosed Series B Investors: Axiata Digital Innovation Fund

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