Software Engineer II (Backend)

Posted on March 8th, 2021 | 17 days left to apply | 20 views

Careem is the leading technology platform for the greater Middle East. A pioneer of the region’s ride- hailing economy, Careem is expanding services across its platform to include payments, delivery and mass transportation. Careem’s mission is to simplify and improve the lives of people and build a lasting institution that inspires.

Established in July 2012, Careem operates in more than 100+ cities across 14 countries and has created more than one million job opportunities in the region and host over 30 million users.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for software engineers to join our team of talented engineers that share a common interest in distributed backend systems, their scalability and continued development.

You will build the backend systems that power the Careem engine, scale highly distributed systems, and continuously improve our engineering practices. These large scale, distributed systems handle everything from user requests to payment processing.

Our tech stack is Java 8 and Spring Boot, Micro-Service Architecture, SQL and no-SQL DBs, iOS and Android applications, web front-end and AWS infrastructure. Key responsibilities include:

  • Development of our distributed backend system to meet the challenging functional, scalability and reliability requirements for our fast-growing business
  • Build and ship new features and systems, with an emphasis on code quality, maintainability, readability, and testing
  • Facilitate collaboration with other engineers, product owners, and designers to solve interesting and challenging problems across our platform
  • Be a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional agile team
  • You care about quality and you know what it means to ship high quality code.

Requirements:

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.

Must have:

  • Experience in Object-oriented design, data-structures and algorithms.
  • Proficiency in Java and server-side technologies (must love coding!)
  • Fluency with software engineering tools
  • Ability to: effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions; deal with loosely defined problems and fast changing requirements & think abstractly
  • Passionate about learning new technologies and working on a product of massive scale and impact

Nice to have:

  • Experience in multi-tiered distributed systems
  • Web services & APIs, and relational & NoSQL databases
  • Experience of Micro services & building scalable and reliable platforms
  • Experience with cloud-centric application development and deployment

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Unlimited paid annual leave
  • Entrepreneurial working environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Mentorship and career growth
  • Engineering experience at scale

Careem gives equal opportunities. All aspects of ownership including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone.

At Careem, we are driven by the purpose of simplifying the lives of people and building an awesome organisation that inspires. Based in Dubai, we started our journey as a pioneer of the Middle East’s ride-hailing economy. Today, Careem is the region’s everyday Super App operational in 13 countries and over 100 cities. The Super App provides a host of daily services that people need to move around, to order things and to transfer money in one unified smartphone app. Our goal is to simplify people’s daily lives so that they can spend their precious time and mindshare on things that really matter and on realizing their potential. Careem is powered by awesome people. Our people are purpose-aligned and values-oriented. They are excited by the purpose of simplifying lives and building a lasting institution in the region, and live by our core values of shooting for the moon, being of service, and acting like owners. We thrive on diversity, and welcome people of all backgrounds who can subscribe to our purpose can live by our values, and have what it takes to build an institution that will inspire and last for decades and centuries to come. In January 2020, Careem became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uber Technologies, Inc. www.careem.com
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