Software Engineer II (Fullstack)

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

As a Full-Stack engineer, you are expected to have strong skills on the backend while being proficient with the frontend stack and be able to navigate and work from database schema design, to architecting and implementing system interactions, to modifying UI features and the presentation layer. As such, Fullstack Engineers often build a closer understanding of the business, and are well-suited to career paths in team leadership and/or management.

What You'll Do

  • Develop our distributed backend systems to meet the challenging functional, scalability, and reliability requirements of our fast-growing business. 
  • Work independently to understand functional specifications and deliver complete features 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.
  • Participate in the on-call rotations and be willing to jump in and help resolve any incidents within the defined SLA.
  • Participate in team agile processes and practices and contribute to their continuous evolution.

What You’ll Need

  • 5+ years of professional experience in Software Development.
  • Expertise in backend development using NodeJS, MySQL, and the Microservices ecosystem.
  • Expertise with modern browser-based Javascript frameworks like React,and Typescript.
  • Experience with Computer Science fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and complexity analysis.
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do what's necessary to drive your projects to completion.
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Strong focus on customers and operational excellence.

Nice To Have

  • BS/MS/Phd in Computer Science or other related fields.
  • Experience with Distributed Systems at scale in a cloud based environment.
  • Experience designing, developing, and maintaining APIs
  • Solid understanding of the full web technology stack
  • Advanced to Expert level knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, CSS

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.