Careem is hiring a

Software Engineer (All Levels)

Karachi, Pakistan

Do you want to help build a world-class institution from the region, 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 in the region 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 from the region.

We have had a phenomenal start. Founded in 2012 by former entrepreneurs and McKinsey alums, Careem is an innovative transportation service operational in 27 cities from Morocco to Pakistan. With 30% monthly growth, we are one of the fastest growing companies in the region. Our recipe for success has been a team that thrives on challenges, is passionate about solving problems, is not afraid to work super hard, and is a true partner in the company through generous stock option grants. We have attracted strong regional and international investors and are positioned on the cusp of significant scale. Read more about us in the New York Times or Arabian Business.


You will be responsible for the design and development of the software systems that make-up the Careem engine. These 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 into 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