Software Engineer II - Backend, Product Engineering Enablement Tribe


Dubai, UAE

  1. Full-time
  2. Software Engineering
  3. talabat
  4. On-Site

Job description

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About the opportunity

About PEET

The mission of the Product Engineering Enablement Tribe is to help reduce cognitive load and enable our Product Tribes to be successful, by focusing on our most significant constraints across the engineers’ journey at talabat.

A little bit about talabat

talabat is the leading online food and grocery ordering platform in MENA, operating in 9 countries across the region. Founded in 2004 by a small group of entrepreneurs in Kuwait, talabat’s success expanded to the wider MENA region, making it the largest and most popular ordering app. With over 2,000+ employees and millions of users, we deliver hundreds of thousands of orders every day.
Being part of Delivery Hero, our network is truly international with engineering teams in 13+ countries and operations in 40+ countries.

A little bit about our engineering culture

  • Shorten Feedback Loops: we optimize for flow of value in small batches so that we can learn faster and minimize waste. This applies to how we build systems, communicate with each other, etc

  • Quality enables Speed: we adhere to XP, Lean, and Continuous Delivery practices to deliver value with the highest quality/security in a sustainable way

  • Product-minded Engineers: we all have a good understanding of our business & customer problems to minimize costly hand-overs and ensure we solve problems more effectively, and faster

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

  • Support optimization of 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


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.

What you need to be successful

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

  • 3+ years of software engineering experience, preferably within Extreme Programming environment (TDD, Pair Programming, Simple Design, and Continuous Refactoring) with predominant languages being .NET, Golang, and C#

  • Experience 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 Continuous Delivery

Who we are

As the region’s leading local tech organization, we’re proud to say that we have been delivering for millions of people right across MENA for the past 18 years.
We were founded in Kuwait in 2004, and acquired by Delivery Hero (DHER) in 2015. This gives us a unique outlook - local knowledge with global expertise. It also allows us to innovate, create, and bring new technologies for the betterment of the MENA region, such as q-commerce, sustainable packaging, cloud kitchens, autonomous delivery vehicles, robots, and drones.
We deliver across 9 countries with more than 4,500+ employees! Our food delivery business works with over 27,000 brands and almost 50,000 branches.
Our q-commerce concept, talabat mart (121 Stores), now delivers groceries to customers in Bahrain, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE in 30 minutes or less!

talabat is part of the Delivery Hero Group, the world’s leading local delivery platform operating in 70+ countries worldwide

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