Software Engineer II (Backend)

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At Careem we are led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve lives in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. We're  pioneering the development of innovative services to aid the mobility of people, the mobility of things and the mobility of money.

We're in the driving seat as we help to define how technology will shape progress in some of the fastest-growing countries in the world. Our teams are building tech to meet the needs of the future in areas including data and AI, e-commerce, technology-enabled logistics, maps, identity, and fintech. 

We’re well placed to solve complex and meaningful challenges at scale, with deep tech expertise, strong regulatory relationships, a local presence, and increasingly specialised global teams which are structured to operate as autonomous start-ups. Our team of over 400 engineers and developers are empowered to develop cutting-edge technology every day.

Careem was established in July 2012, became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uber Technologies, Inc. in January 2020, and today operates in over 100 cities across 12 countries.

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.

What we'll provide you

In addition to a competitive long-term total compensation with salary and equity, we have a reward philosophy that expands beyond this. As a Careem colleague you will be able to: 

  • Be part of a Remote-First organisation
  • Work from any country in the world for 60 days a year
  • Use Unlimited Vacation days throughout the year
  • Access fitness reimbursements for health activities including: gym, health club and training classes.
  • Work and learn from great minds 
  • Create impact in a region with untapped potential
  • Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day