Software Engineer (All Levels)



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?

There is only one way to build an awesome institution: to attract exceptionally talented people who are aligned with the mission of the organisation and make them partners in success. At Careem, our mission is to simplify & improve 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 organisation that inspires and become a world-class institution from the region.

Founded in 2012 by former entrepreneurs and McKinsey alums, Careem is the MENA regions leading ride-hailing service and newest Tech Unicorn. With 30% monthly growth, we now operate in 50+ cities across 11 countries and host over 6million users. With our recent Series D funding success, we are positioned on the cusp of significant scale and well on target to deliver our goal of creating one million jobs in the region by 2018. Read more about us here and here.

Want to work on exciting new inventions, products, and services? Excited about working in a ‘startup within a startup’? Labs is a new division within Careem, where we’re innovating and incubating new experiences to serve our region – taking Careem to new heights. Cutting edge technologies, forwarding looking products, creative strategies – on top of Careem’s massive distribution, we’ll make wonders happen! We’re recruiting ambitious dreamers who are driven to invent and build, unafraid to take risks …

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

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.


  • Experienced in object-oriented design, data-structures and algorithms
  • Proficiency in at least one object-oriented programming language (must love coding!)
  • 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

Nice to have:

  • Proficiency in one or more of the following:
    • Java and associated server-side technologies
    • Microservice Architecture
    • Python, JavaScript and other scripting languages
  • Experience with cloud-centric application development and deployment
  • Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science or related disciplines

Benefit Summary:
  • Competitive remuneration and equity shares
  • Premium medical insurance (including spouse and children)
  • 25 working days annual leave
  • Discounted Careem rides plus free credits inline with company growth
  • Entrepreneurial working environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Mentorship and career growth

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