Senior Backend Engineer

Job Location

Cairo, Egypt


October 30, 2021



About the job

We’re looking for a highly motivated Senior Backend Engineer who wants to join an international start-up and take on the challenge of their life! Our vision is to build the world’s best company, therefore we need to build the world’s best team.


Capiter is a b2b marketplace that brings together FMCGs, Wholesalers and merchants to the same platform, enabling merchants to order their products through the e-commerce platform and receive credit on their purchases. As of today it’s serving +20k merchants and +150 FMCGs and wholesalers.The focus is to create value for merchants and improve their income.

We are a versatile team of close to 100 problem solvers who love making the impossible possible. We strive for a diverse and entrepreneurial company culture with people who are curious and want to be the best at what they do.

We are backed by top tier VC’s such as ​Shrooq Partners, MSA and some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the Middle East.



Key responsibilities:

  • Design and build robust and scalable backend services that expose REST APIs.
  • Work with the product and design teams to understand end-user requirements, formulate use cases, and then translate that into a pragmatic and effective technical solution.
  • Write great code, with following all phases of the software development life cycle, best practices and Agile Software Development process.
  • Actively participate in technical decision making with the leads and team members.
  • Deliver across the entire app life cycle: concept, design, build, deploy, test, release, and support.
  • Ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of the services.
  • Establish, maintain, and optimise CI/CD pipelines
  • Collaborate with a cross-functioning and self-organizing team to design and ship apps iteratively in an Agile environment
  • Keep up to date on the latest industry trends in cloud-native solutions
  • Explain technologies and solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency


Your Profile:

We are looking for someone who has previously built teams and who has experience from a start-up or an international top-tier company within product & engineering ambit. You have experience from the marketplace & ecommerce business.

A highly motivated and hands on person, who has a strong understanding of the start-up mentality, with a positive can-do attitude and self-motivation. Further the position requires analytical, structured problem-solving and communication skills.



Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar
  • 5+ years of experience developing Java service-based solutions
  • Solid OOP and software design knowledge – you should know how to create software that's extensible, reusable and meets desired architectural objectives.
  • Proficient in Java 8, with strong object-oriented design and programming skills
  • Extensive experience developing REST APIs
  • Extensive Experience with Unit Testing and integration testing of HTTP services
  • Extensive Experience with one or more cloud services like AWS, GCP, Digitalocean, etc.
  • Extensive experience with both relational and non-relational (NoSQL) databases
  • Hands-on experience with Spring Boot
  • Hands-on experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Hands-on experience with setting up and using static code analysis tools
  • Hands-on knowledge of Agile methods and Agile technical practices
  • Hands-on knowledge of Swagger/OpenAPI
  • Hands-on knowledge with GitHub and GitFlow
  • Good grasp on continuous integration, continuous deployment and devops
  • Good experience in logging, metrics, and monitoring in HTTP service environment
  • Good experience with performance analysis and profiling of Java services
  • Knowledge with Kafka, ELK stack is a plus.


What you can expect from us:

  • Learn and work with some of the best entrepreneurs that will give you insights to all relevant aspects of building a company.
  • Work in a flat, modern organisation with no bureaucracy where trust is the most important trait
  • Explore and learn from new cultures that are most likely very different from what you’re used to.
  • Work in a fast-paced company where time between decision to action is minimal.
  • The opportunity to build a b2b marketplace in retail space, a global business, meaningful network and experience.
  • Salary in line with market benchmarks and stock options with potential of significant gains.