Staff Software Engineer

@Careem posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

At Careem we are led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve lives in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. We're pioneering the development of innovative services to aid the mobility of people, the mobility of things and the mobility of money.

We're in the driving seat as we help to define how technology will shape progress in some of the fastest-growing countries in the world. Our teams are building tech to meet the needs of the future in areas including data and AI, e-commerce, technology-enabled logistics, maps, identity, and fintech.

We’re well placed to solve complex and meaningful challenges at scale, with deep tech expertise, strong regulatory relationships, a local presence, and increasingly specialised global teams which are structured to operate as autonomous start-ups. Our team of over 400 engineers and developers are empowered to develop cutting-edge technology every day.

Careem was established in July 2012, became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uber Technologies, Inc. in January 2020, and today operates in over 100 cities across 12 countries.

Staff Software Engineer

About Careem

At Careem, our mission is to simplify and improve the lives of people and create an awesome organisation that inspires. We started by improving transportation in the MENAP region, then expanded into food delivery, groceries and payments. We are now building the region’s premier Super App to further simplify and improve people’s everyday life and bring our services and the services of trusted partners to our Customers.

We built the first multi-billion dollar tech startup in the MENAP region. We operate in 100+ cities across 13 countries.

Join us as we solve some of the most difficult problems that our region faces at scale while creating stellar experiences for our Customers, Captains (drivers) and Merchants. You will have a chance to work on cutting edge technology and with a diverse set of talented individuals across many geographies.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join the Platform eCommerce team at Careem

What you'll do

  • Software architecture and design of our distributed backend system to meet the challenging functional, scalability and reliability requirements for our fast growing business.
  • Work closely with other engineers on the team to build highly scalable and robust backend applications and services.
  • Integrate components into a fully functional & validated system
  • Develop and implement software verification and quality assurance procedures
  • Document designs and review code
  • Continuously strive for higher quality and productivity

The ideal candidate will have a passionate commitment to improving the lives of people, an insane focus on excellence and customer service, and a strong alignment with our core values: being bold, focused, agile and collaborative.

What you'll need

  • 10+ years of professional software development experience.
  • Experience in multi-tiered distributed systems, web services, APIs, and relational & NoSQL databases
  • Extensive backend programming experience with at least one modern object-oriented programming language such as Java, C#, C++, Golang, Kotlin.
  • Ability to: effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions; deal with loosely defined problems and fast changing requirements & think abstractly.
  • Able to take individual ownership of a project from start to finish.

Preferred qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science or other related technical field.
  • Experience with Java Spring, Golang and Cloud platforms such as Azure, Google Cloud Platform and AWS.
  • Experience working with container technology including Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience working with relational and non-relational database systems.
  • Experience applying professional software engineering best practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.

What we’ll provide you

In addition to a competitive long-term total compensation with salary and equity, we have a reward philosophy that expands beyond this.

As a Careem colleague you will be able to:

  • Be part of a Remote-First organisation
  • Work from any country in the world for 60 days a year
  • Use Unlimited Vacation days throughout the year
  • Access fitness reimbursements for health activities including: gym, health club and training classes.
  • Work and learn from great minds
  • Create impact in a region with untapped potential
  • Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day

What we'll provide you

In addition to a competitive long-term total compensation with salary and equity, we have a reward philosophy that expands beyond this. As a Careem colleague you will be able to:

  • Be part of a Remote-First organisation
  • Work from any country in the world for 60 days a year
  • Use Unlimited Vacation days throughout the year
  • Access fitness reimbursements for health activities including: gym, health club and training classes.
  • Work and learn from great minds
  • Create impact in a region with untapped potential
  • Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day

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