When I joined GoJek 2 years ago, I was given the title of Product Engineer. And my job description was one a one liner -- "Solve hard problems?" Ambiguous? Yes.
What ensued was a hypergrowth story in Indonesia that is still interesting and growing.
We have had multiple tech issues and yet we have an uptime of 99.99% Even in cases of downtime, we hardly lose transactions. We handle more food orders in a day than all food companies in India put together. We are the largest food delivery service anywhere in the world outside of China. Our teams are lean, with sizes typically one tenth of what most Indian product companies have. As a company with dev centres in Singapore, Bangalore and Jakarta; there are bound to be confusions, and challenges with language. Yet we constantly manage to overcome it. It is here that I truly saw that titles mean nothing.
All this requires some constant work and re-evaluation. Some lean XP principles. In this talk, I want to share how we do what we do.
What we are building is basically "Hidup Tanpa Batas" - A Life without Limits