Senior Software Engineer

As part of the Delivery Hero network, Talabat is the pioneer of the online food ordering industry in the Middle East. Our operations span across Kuwait, Egypt, KSA, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Talabat was voted the UAE best food app in 2016/2017 by BBC Good Food with over 1,600+ employees, 3.8+ million users, 13,300+ of brands with more than 300,000 daily orders and we are just getting started!

What's On Your Plate?


As a Senior Software Engineer I, you will work on our next generation ordering platform to create a smooth and easy ordering experience for our customers.

If you're a creative problem solver who is hungry for a new adventure, an international workplace is waiting for you in the heart of Cairo!

Core Responsibilities:

  • Design, write and deliver software to improve the availability, scalability, latency and efficiency of Talabat’s services
  • Inspire other talented engineers in an agile development environment to innovate, implement, and deploy complex software solutions in a commercial, mission-critical environment for millions of customers.
  • Partner with product and other stakeholders, to drive successful solutions.

The following experience is relevant to us

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • - Solid experience building large-scale applications using modern programming languages ( C#, Java, Go, etc.).
  • Experience working within Agile practices and knowledge of Agile values & principles.
  • Proficient in unit-testing and TDD (BDD/ATDD is a plus)
  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, Azure).
  • Experience in Distributed Systems Architecture (Microservices, Event-Driven, SOA and RESTful Services).
  • Experience working with Relational database and NoSQL (e.g. SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Redis).
  • Experience building, maintaining and improving with continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines.


    Working within Talabat means access to world’s leading perks and benefits, including:

  • Dynamic & innovative environment
  • Building the fastest growing, largest and most valuable network of online food ordering services in the world
  • Working with diverse, cross-cultural teams from over 45 nationalities
  • Developer Exchange Programs with other DH entities
  • Company events, hackathons, cultural and sports events
  • Fresh fruit, cereal, beverages, tea and coffee
  • Comprehensive healthcare as well as subsidized gym membership and parking
  • Relocation package
  • Competitive salary
When you think of food delivery in the MENA region, we’d be pretty surprised if talabat didn’t pop into your mind first! Since delivering our first order in Kuwait in 2004, we’ve grown quite a lot over the past 17 years. Today, we deliver hundreds of millions of food orders, grocery items and other products per year, to our customers in nine countries throughout the region. Our food delivery business works with over 27,000 brands and almost 50,000 branches, while our q-commerce concept, talabat mart, now delivers groceries to customers in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman Qatar, and the UAE in 30 minutes or less! Our philosophy is to make sure we do what is right for our ecosystem - our customers, our partners, our people, our riders, and the communities in which we operate. In 2020 alone, we facilitated the donation of well over 340,000 meals, and 44,000 medicine donations to those in need, as well as donated over 1.3million euros to charity with the help of our partners and customers. talabat is part of Delivery Hero, the global leader in online food delivery and q-commerce.