Careem is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer (Distributed Systems, APIs)

Berlin, Germany

Do you want to help build a world-class institution, experience the thrill of being part of a high-growth technology company, and improve people’s lives?

There is only one way to build an awesome institution: to attract exceptionally talented people who are aligned with the mission of the organization and make them partners in success. At Careem, our mission is to simplify the lives of people, initially through solutions that make transportation reliable, and over time, through disruptions in payments and logistics. In the process, we want to build an organization that inspires and become a world-class institution.

We have had a phenomenal start. Founded in 2012 by former entrepreneurs and McKinsey alums, Careem is an innovative transportation service operational in 30 cities. With 30% monthly growth, we are one of the fastest growing companies. Our recipe for success has been a team that thrives on challenges and is passionate about solving problems. We have attracted strong investors and are positioned on the cusp of significant scale.

The Careem team is made up of 22 nationalities, with an average age of 30-years-old, and is a mix of people ranging from Ivy-league educated professionals to graduates.


You will be responsible for the software architecture, design and development of the software systems that make-up the Careem engine. These large scale, distributed systems handle everything from user requests to payment processing.

This means an opportunity to work on virtually any type of computer science and software engineering problem, particularly in the areas of large scale distributed systems, user interfaces and big data.

We’re looking for highly talented engineers at all levels of experience.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Execute full software development lifecycle
  • Write clean, reusable, testable, and maintainable code
  • Integrate components ito a fully functional & validated system
  • Develop and implement software verification and quality assurance procedures
  • Document designs and review code
  • Serve as (or grow into) a subject matter expert
  • Continuously strive for higher quality and productivity
  • Strong skills in object-oriented design, data-structures and algorithms
  • Proficiency in at least one object-oriented programming language (must love coding!)
  • Experience in multi-tiered distributed systems, web services, APIs, and relational & NoSQL databases
  • 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
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following:
    • Java and associated server-side technologies
    • iOS or Android app development
    • Python, JavaScript and other scripting languages
  • Java and associated server-side technologies
  • iOS or Android app development
  • Python, JavaScript and other scripting languages
  • Experience with cloud-centric application development and deployment
  • Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science or related disciplines