Careem, the region’s leading everything app, is making significant investments in its engineering hubs in Pakistan, Jordan, and Egypt. With a strong presence in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Amman, Cairo, and Alexandria, Careem aims to fill numerous engineering roles in these locations. Already employing over 600 tech professionals, Careem’s engineering hubs are pivotal in developing the technology that powers its Super App services across the region. Notably, 55 percent of Careem’s total engineering organization is based in Pakistan, Jordan, and Egypt, with additional engineers in the UAE and Germany.
Expanding Engineering Roles
Careem’s engineering hubs in Pakistan, Jordan, and Egypt are actively seeking professionals for various open roles. These include front-end, back-end, and full-stack engineering, web engineering, mobile engineering (iOS and Android), data and AI, and infrastructure engineering. Since the beginning of 2023, Careem has already hired nearly 80 tech-focused roles in these three countries, demonstrating its commitment to fostering local talent.
Driving Innovation for Super App Platform
Careem’s engineering leaders leverage their experience from leading global technology companies to address regional challenges and develop innovative products for the Super App platform. This platform encompasses various services such as Careem Rides, Careem Food, Careem Quik, Careem Pay, and partner services. By solving real-life problems and building cutting-edge solutions, Careem aims to empower the region’s digital future.
Preventing ‘Brain Drain’ and Creating Opportunities
Stephen Kruger, Chief Technology Officer at Careem, emphasizes the company’s dedication to preventing the brain drain from the region by providing meaningful opportunities for talented minds. Despite universities in Pakistan, Jordan, and Egypt producing approximately 90,000 software engineers annually, there are limited mid-size tech companies for these graduates to join. Careem seeks to fill this gap and drive progress for the region by building a lasting institution that attracts and retains the region’s top talent.
Exciting Opportunities for Tech Talent
Selim Turki, Senior Director of Engineering at Careem, highlights the rapid growth of the engineering team and the exciting opportunities available for tech talent in Pakistan, Jordan, and Egypt. Careem has demonstrated its ability to build globally-competitive technology in the region, and now it aims to create even more opportunities for talented engineers to contribute to the next generation of technology. Careem seeks candidates who are passionate about improving lives, driving progress, and simplifying everyday experiences across the region.
Collaboration with Academic Institutions
Careem actively partners with regional and global academic institutions to conduct research on unsolved regional challenges. These partnerships aim to accelerate economic development in the region. A recent collaboration with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) resulted in the introduction of STEF-DHNet, a demand prediction model that combines convolutional neural networks (CNN) and long short-term memory (LSTM) to enhance ride-hailing demand analysis by integrating spatiotemporal information and external features.
Next Gen Program
Careem’s “Next Gen” program offers valuable learning and employment prospects for young, ambitious engineers across the region. Participants in the program have the opportunity to collaborate with senior technical experts within Careem and gain hands-on experience in solving real-world challenges. The program includes an embedded technical training curriculum that utilizes state-of-the-art resources and cutting-edge technologies. Careem extends these “Next Gen” learning opportunities to all its engineering hubs.
Careem’s investments in engineering hubs across Pakistan, Jordan, and Egypt reflect its commitment to technological advancement and talent development in the region. By providing employment opportunities, fostering innovation, and collaborating with academic institutions, Careem aims.