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Sr. Software Engineer – Backend

  • Dubai

talabat

When you think of food delivery in the MENA region, we’d be pretty surprised if talabat didn’t pop into your mind first! Since delivering our first order in Kuwait in 2004, we’ve grown quite a lot over the past 17 years.

Today, we deliver hundreds of millions of food orders, grocery items and other products per year, to our customers in nine countries throughout the region with more than 3,000+ employees! Our food delivery business works with over 27,000 brands and almost 50,000 branches, while our q-commerce concept, talabat mart, now delivers groceries to customers in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman Qatar, and the UAE in 30 minutes or less!

Our philosophy is to make sure we do what is right for our ecosystem – our customers, our partners, our people, our riders, and the communities in which we operate. Our #techforgood program allows our customers a safe and convenient way to contribute to important causes in their community through donating to local and international charities directly on talabat with a focus on food insecurity in the region. Since its inception in 2020, we have facilitated the donation of well over 1 million meals to those in need, as well as donated over $1.5 million to charity with the help of our partners and customers. talabat is part of Delivery Hero, the global leader in online food delivery and q-commerce.

We love finding new ways to shorten the feedback loops, create together and make an impact. To do so, our engineering culture and practices are based on eXtreme Programming (XP), Domain-Driven Design, Lean and Continuous Delivery

We believe that the assumption behind the “Speed vs Quality” mindset is flawed and that you can both have your cake and eat it too. For us, quality enables speed. Not in 2 years, but now.

Co-creating together with others through Pair and Mob programming helps us deliver more value sooner and find joy in our work by seeking productive human connections with others.

We find that engineers seeking to understand our product and business better understand the context of their work, which helps them to innovate, deliver more value to their customers and find more purpose in their work.

Role Summary

Alongside your cross-functional team (engineering, product, data), participate in continuous discovery of your customer/business needs/desires/problems to drive desired outcomes

Design, write and release software as a solution to an end-to-end problem in your business domain and deliver value in small batches in accordance with our engineering standards

Understand scalability & complexity of your services and own & innovate the entire SDLC

Mentor and inspire other engineers and continually optimize your team’s practices to develop it into a self-organized, continuously improving unit

Critically question and simplify our tech org systems/processes and solutions.?

Note:

On top of very good technical skills, this role requires someone willing to assume end-to-end ownership of a specific area/initiative and thrives on emphasizing with their user pains/desires/needs. You are keen to explore alternative ways of working that optimize for co-creation and continuous improvement.

The following experience is relevant to us

Empathetic and able to easily build relationships

Good verbal and written communication skills

Humble, curious, and open-minded with a growth mindset, thriving on continuous feedback

Understanding of lean/agile values & principles and associated practices

Ability to mentor other engineers

5+ years of software engineering experience, preferably within Extreme Programming environment (TDD, Pair Programming, Simple Design, and Continuous Refactoring)

Proficient in testing with focus on automated end to end quality

Experience in Distributed Systems Architecture (Microservices, Event-Driven, and RESTful Services)

Experience working with relational and nonrelational databases

Exposed to cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)

Experience building, maintaining and improving with Trunk Based Development and Continous Delivery

Benefits:

Working within talabat means access to perks and benefits that are adjusted to your circumstances – i.e. whether you like to work remotely or in the office.

Dynamic & innovative environment where you’re not constrained by the boundaries of your role

Building the fastest growing, largest and most valuable network of online food ordering services in the world

Working with diverse, cross-cultural teams from over 50+ nationalities

Company events, hackathons, cultural and sports events

Comprehensive healthcare

Relocation package / WFH setup package

Competitive remuneration

To apply for this job please visit deliveryhero.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com.

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