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.

In 4 years Swvl became the first 1.5 billion unicorn in the Middle East to list on NASDAQ and currently the 2nd best-funded startup in the MENA region. With a presence and operations in up to 10 countries worldwide and a vision to be active on 6 continents.

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.

We are looking for an engaged and enthusiastic Engineer to join our team of talented engineers that share a common interest in distributed systems, their scalability and continued development.

About Marketplace Tribe:
Marketplace is the platform that connects customers and captains. Our goal is to be reliable, profitable, and scalable. We do this by focusing on ETAs (Estimated Time of Arrivals), pricing, dispatching, support multiple choices of rides, and the network’s efficient coverage growth.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Influence and contribute to Swvl’s platform & system architecture.
  • Drive best engineering practices within your team and the frontend chapter.
  • Work hands-on in a squad.
  • Contribute to the vision and long-term strategy of the frontend chapter.
  • Debug and solve complex issues by translating business problems into technical solutions.
  • Mentor and teach fellow engineers, and deeply engage with the team on how they can increase their impact as citizens of Swvl engineering.
  • Create frameworks and abstractions that are reliable, reusable, and avoid surprising outcomes.

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience developing, shipping, and maintaining web applications and systems.
  • Strong leadership experience: Leading meetings, presenting, technical go-to person, and cross-functional leader.
  • Excellent communication skills: Demonstrated ability to explain complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Have experience in mentoring and supporting peers and engineering teams, fostering best engineering practices.
  • Solid understanding of software design patterns.
  • HTML/CSS experience, including concepts like layout, specificity, cross-browser compatibility, and accessibility.
  • Practical experience with JavaScript, including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, and ES6.
  • Experience developing websites with SEO and accessibility best practices.
  • Strong experience in developing web applications using React.
  • Experience with browser APIs and optimizing frontend performance (e.g. code-splitting, three-shaking, lazy loading assets, using CDNs, caching, compression, etc..)
  • Understand the importance of testing front-end components and has experience with creating unit and integration tests related to the front-end components they develop.
  • Familiarity with server-side rendering, experience with Next.js is preferred.
  • Experience working with Design Systems is a bonus.
  • Experience with Typescript is a bonus.
  • Movie geeks, experienced gamers, bookworms, petrol heads, and melophiles are all welcome.