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Lead Software Engineer

Kitt Dubai, United Arab Emirates Posted: 19 Mar 2024


  • Salary unspecified
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  • Experience: Senior
  • English: Professional


We're a tiny but mighty startup team - two ex-neobank operators who’ve scaled consumer products in the past. Now, we're trading spreadsheets for live shopping and designer threads. We're searching for a Lead Software Engineer to be our technical backbone – practically a CTO in the making. You'll wear many hats, starting by laying the groundwork on your own, and then potentially building a small engineering team as we grow.

Here's what you'll conquer:

  • Zero to One: Hit the ground running and begin initial development of the app's core functionalities.
  • Team Builder (if needed): Build and scale a fast-moving full-stack engineering team when the time is right.
  • Technical Visionary: Craft the technical roadmap for the app, making critical decisions about architecture, scalability, and technology stack.
  • Full-Stack Hero: Be comfortable dipping your toes in all aspects of development – from backend to frontend and everything in between.
  • Problem-solving Extraordinaire: Tackle complex technical challenges with a cool head and a knack for finding elegant solutions.
  • Communication Champion: Clearly articulate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Embrace the Chaos: Thrive in a fast-paced startup environment where agility and adaptability are key.

We're looking for someone who:

  • Has 5+ years of experience as a software engineer, preferably in consumer tech companies.
  • Possesses a proven track record of leading and mentoring small engineering teams.
  • Has a deep knowledge of mobile frontend and backend languages, frameworks, and technologies (bonus points for experience with live streaming APIs).
  • Boasts excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Thrives in a dynamic environment and embraces the challenges of a startup.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to be a technical leader and shape the future of live shopping.
  • Considerable equity package for early team members
Apply now

About Kitt

At Kitt, we're redefining shopping in the MENA region with our livestream platform. Say goodbye to solitary browsing and hello to a social, interactive experience. Our journey started with Juno, and now we're on a mission to blend the personal touch of in-store shopping with online convenience.

Benefits at Kitt

    • Empowering work environment
    • Focus on community and creator empowerment
    • Dynamic, risk-taking culture