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 The Tribe

TaaS (Transport as a Service) is the tribe owning the engineering aspects of the corporate's business vertical in Swvl. Swvl Corporate is a one-stop solution for organizational commutes and travel needs. With our technology, we help companies to manage their transportation network more efficiently. Hereby, our technology enables optimized routes as well as 100% data-driven network planning.

We provide companies with a subscription-based managed service where we provide vehicles and manage the daily operations for transporting employees along with the system. Our expertise enables us to provide the optimal number of vehicles and fleet mix that fits each individual organization and their needs regardless of the industry, and the ability to offer more optimized rides at a lower cost. Our systems absorb any supply network giving access to create flexible schedules and timelines for all clients regardless of the industry with 100% reliability.

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 team.
  • 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.
  • Identify and solve major architectural problems by going deep in your field or broad across different teams.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience developing, shipping and maintaining web applications and systems.
  • BS in Computer Science or a related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 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 with Typescript is a bonus.
  • Strong experience in developing web applications using React and AngularJS.
  • Familiarity with server side rendering, experience with Next.js is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Experience working with Design Systems is a bonus.