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Software Engineer II - Backend

Talabat Dubai, United Arab Emirates Posted: 19 Mar 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


  • Office Only


  • Experience: Intermediate
  • English: Professional


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.

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.
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About Talabat

Talabat is the leading online food ordering company in the Middle East, founded in Kuwait in 2004. As a subsidiary of Delivery Hero, we operate in multiple countries and strive to provide a seamless food delivery experience. Join our team of over 16,000 employees and be a part of our mission to revolutionize the food delivery industry.

Benefits at Talabat

    • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
    • Dynamic and collaborative work environment with a diverse and inclusive culture.
    • Competitive salary, benefits package, and health and wellness programs.