Careem is building the Everything App for the greater Middle East, making it easier than ever to move around, order food and groceries, manage payments, and more. Careem is led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Since 2012, Careem has created earnings for over 2.5 million Captains, simplified the lives of over 50 million customers, and built a platform for the region’s best talent to thrive and for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Careem operates in over 70 cities across 10 countries, from Morocco to Pakistan.

Careem is looking for a Senior Enterprise Identity & Access Management (IAM) Engineer. As a member of an agile team, you will be responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of our current and future enterprise  Identity & Access Management services (e.g., Okta, SailPoint, Thycotic, CyberArk etc.) in addition to helping onboard existing and new applications into such systems. You will be expected to drive constant innovation on the ground in a dynamic environment experiencing exciting hyper growth across geographies and verticals. As well as working independently, you will also be responsible for making technical decisions, implementing them and pushing for wider adoption within the rest of the team members and across the wider department.

The individual will work closely with our Infrastructure, IT, Compliance and Legal  teams to help build secure and robust enterprise IAM systems. We are a remote-first company and this brings interesting challenges for you to solve in the IAM space. We are passionate about our employees' experience, and we are looking to reduce friction in every aspect of our colleague's Identity and Access Management areas by using modern and pragmatic IAM practices to meet the stringent security requirements we put on ourselves.


  • Combine your knowledge and expertise in IAM with the goals of our business to support and maintain a world-class enterprise IAM infrastructure to enable our continued growth;
  • Implement, maintain and modernize Careem’s Identity and Access Management systems ensuring they are widely adopted, provide a world-class experience to our colleagues and stay secure and compliant;
  • Solve business and colleague experience problems through judicious use of technology.
  • Assist in driving the identity architecture and strategic decisions as Careem moves along its growth and maturity curve.
  • Extensive experience with designing and implementing IAM systems using vendors products (Okta, Sailpoint )
  • Experience in implementing IAM controls needed by regulations like SOx, GDPR etc.
  • Hands-on experience working with cloud IAM systems like AWS Directory and identity and access management systems;
  • Demonstrable ability to challenge, steer, and implement the future vision and roadmap for Identity, Authentication and Authorization;
  • Skills to design and implement systems to enable seamless and secure access to applications that support our internal colleagues and their operational needs while keeping the systems stable and secure;
  • You are passionate about automation and working with tools and languages to support it (e.g., Python, scripting languages, Git, CI/CD pipelines);
  • Mentoring junior members of team to grow their technical skills;
  • Strong Plus: Demonstrable experience in managing a Privileged Access Management (PAM) system.
  • Plus: Experience working in a hyper growth e-commerce environment.


  • You have an extensive and deep level of hands-on understanding of authentication concepts and implementation details (e.g., SSO, OAuth2, SAML, OpenID Connect);
  • At least 6 years of hands-on experience in enterprise/corporate Identity and Access Management systems;
  • You have a ‘can do’ attitude and you are more proactive than reactive
  • Excellent communication skills
  • You are passionate about automation and toil reduction
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems; Information Systems, or a related field/experience is required.


What we’ll provide you

We offer colleagues the opportunity to drive impact in the region while they learn and grow. As a full time Careem colleague, you will be able to:

  • Work and learn from great minds by joining a community of inspiring colleagues.
  • Put your passion to work in a purposeful organisation dedicated to creating impact in a region with a lot of untapped potential.
  • Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day.
  • Work 4 days a week in office & 1 day from home, and remotely from any country in the world for 30 days a year with unlimited vacation days per year. (If you are in an individual contributor role in tech, you will have 2 office days a week and 3 to work from home.)
  • Access to healthcare benefits and fitness reimbursements for health activities including gym, health club, and training classes.

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