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Software Engineer II - Backend, Q-Commerce, Fulfilment

Talabat Dubai, United Arab Emirates Posted: 23 Apr 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


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  • Experience: Intermediate
  • English: Professional


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.

What you need to be successful

  • 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).
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Competitive remuneration.
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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.