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 3 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 an enthusiastic Senior Software Research Engineer to join our R&D team. You’ll be designing, developing, deploying and operating our various dashboards that serve our internal team and our customers.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • You will help advance R&D by finding problems, implementing elegant solutions, and building tools that enable the team to move forward and to measure progress.
  • You will design minimum viable products that can help get feedback for the team and validate their solution.
  • You will collaborate with diverse teams of scientists and engineers to build advanced software systems.
  • You will own the infrastructure and tooling used by the different members of the team to enable them to be more productive, efficient and accurate.
  • Support the product delivery team with the early stages of transitioning prototypes to production.

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience developing, shipping and maintaining different applications and systems
  • BS in Computer Science or a related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Excellent practical software engineering ability (e.g. Python, C/C++, Golang)
  • A strong experience working as a Software Engineer in a research lab or in industry.
  • Has the mindset of scoping and building minimum viable products (MVP).
  • Hands-on experience building efficient data pipelines for large-scale processing (e.g. kafka), and great knowledge on relevant data structures and algorithms.
  • In depth experience with parallel programming and distributed systems (e.g. Hadoop … etc)
  • Experience with cloud computing and automation tools. (e.g. AWS EC2, EMR … etc)
  • Knowledge of visualization tools and different frontend frameworks. (bonus)
  • Knowledge of performance tuning and profiling (Bonus)
  • Knowledge of deploying and managing services on a kubernetes cluster (Bonus)