Software Engineer II  (Platform Team) 

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 lives?

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. 

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 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.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Software architecture and design of our distributed backend system to meet the challenging functional, scalability and reliability requirements for our fast growing business.
  • Integrate components into a fully functional & validated system
  • Develop and implement software verification and quality assurance procedures
  • Document designs and review code
  • Continuously strive for higher quality and productivity

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.

Qualifications

  • Experience in multi-tiered distributed systems, web services, APIs, and relational & NoSQL databases
  • Extensive backend programming experience in one or more of the following: Java, C/C++, Python, Go 
  • Ability to: effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions; deal with loosely defined problems and fast changing requirements & think abstractly.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design.
  • Able to take individual ownership of a project from start to finish 

This role is based out of Berlin but will facilitate remote on boarding and flexible working conditions. 

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