Senior Software Development Engineer

The Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) in Cairo, Egypt, is looking for a highly motivated experienced Software Development Engineer (SDE) who will be part of a team that develops and releases intelligent services and applications in the domain of Language Understanding. The successful candidate will work in a start-up like environment with a team of outstanding Software Development Engineers that spans multiple geographical locations.


  • Strong analytical and programming skills
  • Highly motivated to make an impact, be eager to learn and grow
  • Ability to develop quick prototypes as well as integration of large complex systems and handling large volumes of data.
  • Experience incubating innovative ideas and technologies, to grow expertise in breadth and depth, to interact with the top experts in the field, and to have cross-organization.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field required. An advanced degree in Computer Science or a related field would be a plus.
  • 8-10 years post graduate software development experience using both native (e.g. C++) and managed (e.g. C#) programming.
  • Proficiency with scripting languages.
  • Experience with cloud computing environments, specifically Azure.
  • Prior experience as a software development lead would be plus. For example, leading feature areas and large projects and mentoring and guiding teams of software engineers.
  • Technical competence (algorithms, data structures) and strong analytical and programming skills.
  • Passion for technology, creative thinking, ability to work independently or in a team.
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly, apply them in prototypes, and integrate them in large complex systems.
  • Ability to work effectively in an agile, fast-paced applied research environment.
  • Good communication skills and cross-organizational interactions.

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