We're looking for a Senior Backend Engineer at Dubai-based fintech startup that revolutionizing personal finance for over 300 million people.

The app is bringing money online for the Middle East and North Africa: it allows bank account holders in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to send and receive money "as easily as sending a text message" using their contact list, without having to plug in an IBAN or Swift code.

Who we need

We are looking for a talented engineer to help architect, build and ship the application backend.
We have laid a strong foundation upon which we've shipped our product. We are looking for someone to help us build innovative new features, prepare our technology to scale, and help shape our engineering organization to be the kind of place that bright young minds from across the region aspire to work for.

Vacancy details

Within this role, you will:

● Work with a world-class high energy team to deliver great experiences● Ship robust, durable and sustainable code that will keep our users' funds safe● Think creatively to generate innovative solutions to hard problems● Write tests and implement monitoring● Review code and mentor other engineers● Contribute not just to our codebase, but to our product and to our culture as well


● Five or more years working in backend software development● Strong experience with Node.js● Excellent communication skills and a desire to collaborate● Experience shipping and maintaining complex backends● A strong security mindset● Experience working on systems that handle money● The independence to own big systems● The ability to go from idea to release● High integrity and a team-first mentality● You thrive on creating order and structure out of ambiguity● The ability to step back and see the macro view, but live for the details● You take initiative and have a bias towards action● You are looking to take on ownership and join a fast-paced environment● You live in, or are willing to move to, the UAE

Our Tech Stack

We run a collection of cloud-based event-driven micro-services. Our services run on Node.js and are written in TypeScript. They serve a federated GraphQL API and communicate with one another via events dispatched to Kafka.Our mobile apps are both fully native and written in Swift on iOS and Kotlin on Android.

What we offer

We are democratizing access to financial services in a part of the world that really needs it, and accomplishing our mission will truly have a positive impact on the lives of our customers.In addition to using state of the art technologies and practices to build exceptional customer-focused products, we are also building a culture of engineering excellence and continuous learning that we expect to benefit not just our customers but our employees as well.

Relocate to Dubai (for UA Engineers remote is possible)

ZIINA covers viza / travel / insurance expenses

Friendly and supportive team

High energy and innovative team and a work environment that welcomes your ideas and suggestions


Competitive salary

And as a bonus to it — early stage equity

Great engineering challenges

You will have the opportunity to design and build complex systems from scratch

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