About US

Swvl is a revolutionary idea that was born from passion, loyalty, and persistence to face all challenges that come our way. It started with an observation turning into a realization; too many cars on the streets, wasting our limited resources: time, space and money.

Our main goal is not just to facilitate commuting, but a hunger to strive for solutions, encourage the contribution of youth in innovation and inspire change.

In 2 years Swvl started operating in 6 cities across 3 countries; Cairo & Alexandria in Egypt, Nairobi in Kenya, and Lahore, Karachi & Islamabad in Pakistan.

We are looking for a talented Senior Research & Development (R&D) Engineer skilled in research, data analysis and problem-solving. You will be responsible for the research, design, and implementation of creative algorithmic solutions to Swvl's core problems and enhancement of its long-term performance

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Apply academic research to Swvl’s different problems.
  • Design and implement creative proofs of concepts (PoCs).
  • Work with complex mathematical models and use graph, search, computational geometry or other related algorithms.
  • Solve optimization problems using techniques like metaheuristics, linear programming, constraint programming, etc.
  • Analyze data, extract meaningful insights and draw conclusions.
  • Conduct experimentation and evaluation of research outcomes and proposed solutions.
  • Formulate and contribute to identifying Swvl’s short-term and long-term problems.
  • Contribute directly to Swvl’s products from the business needs to the final delivery.


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to apply knowledge in real-life problems
  • Very good reasoning and logical thinking
  • Creative and outside the box thinking
  • Business acumen is a plus
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Very good research skills
  • Knowledge of advanced algorithms and optimization theory is a plus
  • Background in data science: data analysis, machine-learning methods, statistical modeling, and testing is a huge plus
  • Sufficient coding and design concepts
  • BSc. in Computer Science, Engineering or a relevant field.
  • 5-8 years of industry experience.