Careem is hiring a

Software Engineer I

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.

Software Engineer I (Backend)

At Careem, we are driven by the purpose of simplifying the lives of people and building an awesome organization 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, order things, and 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 matter and on realizing their potential. Our mission is to build engineering as an institution that nurtures talent into world-class engineers.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

At Careem, the mission for the New College Graduates Programme is to help grow our new joint Engineering by learning how to write Clean Code, use SOLID principle techniques, and design reliable systems. The ultimate goal is to train the new Engineers to build Engineering excellence foundations with high standards. Our Programme covers all the areas of Careem tech be it Cyber Security, Data, Infrastructure, and all the Software Engineering tracks like Backend, Frontend as well as Mobile. 

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 work alongside a top talent for an accelerated learning path. You will have access to some of the most exciting projects and advanced tech for accelerated learning and exposure.

You will be responsible for keeping the lights on for the backend systems that power the Careem engine, scaling highly distributed systems, and continuously improving 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
  • Maintain 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. 

 

Requirement Summary:

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:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or other related technical fields.
  • 2-4 years of experience in Object-oriented design, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Ability to solve complex problems 
  • Must be able to write clean and maintainable code (must love coding!)
  • 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
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Attention to detail

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of AWS
  • Knowledge of clean code principles
  • Deep understanding of design patterns
  • Demonstrated ability of test-driven development

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