Senior Backend Engineer

Are you excited to design software solutions that will serve millions of customers on a daily basis? Are you eager to work on a tech-powered product that 

not only impacts your own life but impacts those around you? Do you have a passion to join one of the most talented engineering teams in the region, as part of a high-growth rapidly-scaling and well-capitalized start-up? Are you looking to leave a mark on the world with the quality of your work? If so, we would love to talk to you!

About Airlift:

On a mission to enact positive change in the region, Airlift built the world's first decentralized logistics platform with transit and then diversified into delivery solutions. Both these solutions enable and empower local communities by providing an efficient way to move goods around urban ecosystems.

In the first two years of launch, Airlift has secured $110+ USD in venture financing and has scaled the business to multiple tens of thousands of daily customers. We are backed by First Round Capital, a premier venture capital firm based in San Francisco (known for its seed stage investment in Uber, Square and other billion-dollar enterprises). Airlift is on a unique trajectory to transform multiple industries within and beyond Pakistan and South Africa.

The Engineering Team at Airlift Technologies is looking for a BackEnd Developer who will be responsible for designing, building and maintaining core pieces of back-end functionality that will go on to impact millions of lives.

The ideal candidate should also be a team player and should love to mentor and guide the junior developers in the team. They should also be able to excel at working in an extremely fast, highly collaborative and cross functional environment. The candidate should always be on a lookout for the best solution for any given problem any time of the day. The problem solving skills should be exceptional with this candidate!

As a BackEnd Engineer, you must possess:

  • 3+ years of prior experience with Back-End and/or web-based technologies,
  • Experience in Node JS, Typescript and DB design and analysis along with expertise in Angular, HTML and CSS,
  • Development experience with Docker, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis and similar tools,
  • Good command on source control (Git, SVN) and understanding of defect-tracking systems,
  • Working knowledge of cloud stack (AWS, Azure, GCP etc.),
  • Experience in writing unit and integration tests,
  • Solid understanding of the microservices architecture,
  • Good understanding of message brokers and asynchronous messaging system,
  • The ability to work in cross-functional environment with remote teams and demonstrate problem-solving skills,
  • Very strong Leadership skills in being able to lead a team of Engineers in a highly collaborative way.

You will want to work with us if you:

  • Want to help build and scale one of the most disruptive products within and beyond Pakistan and South frica,
  • Love playing with big data and are thrilled at uncovering the hidden patterns and trends of the E-commerce industry,
  • Love to solve challenging engineering problems for scalable architecture,
  • Seek a fast-paced environment with an incredibly strong team culture and value system,
  • Gravitate toward break-out career growth opportunities for accelerated learning and growth,
  • Like to move fast -- you thrive in a fast-paced environment of innovation and cross-team collaboration,
  • Enjoy mentoring and/or helping others develop their skills,
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with other engineers,
  • Are comfortable taking calculated risks and embrace fast-paced iterative software developments,
  • Are curious about technology and love to learn and grow as an engineer.

Just So You Know:

Airlift is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strictly prohibits discrimination of any kind. We believe that great ideas can come from anywhere. We are committed to building the best team possible and all employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual potential and qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, religion, socioeconomic status, orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability.

The Airlift team is diverse -- we welcome and learn from different individual experiences and points of view that our teammates bring to the table. We're excited to have you inspire us with yours!

Founded in 2019, Airlift is on a mission to build a world of self-empowerment using technology-backed logistics solutions that enable safe, reliable and affordable access to necessities. Airlift scaled Pakistan's largest decentralized transportation network to change the way people move, shifting away from private vehicles towards shared mobility and affordable mass transport. In 2020, Airlift diversified into last-mile delivery through Airlift Express, delivering essentials across households in 30 minutes across Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Airlift Express spans across food supplies, household supplies, pharmacy, stationery, pet food, fresh fruits and vegetables, small electronics and more. On this mission to enable self-empowerment in the region, Airlift raised $110m+ USD in venture financing.