Principal Software Engineer – IOS

As part of the Delivery Hero network, Talabat is the pioneer of the online food ordering industry in the Middle East. Our operations span across Kuwait, Egypt, KSA, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.
Talabat was voted the UAE best food app in 2016/2017 by BBC Good Food with over 1,600+ employees, 3.8+ million users, 13,300+ of brands with more than 300,000 daily orders and we are just getting started!


What’s On Your Plate?

As a Principal Engineer, you will work on our next generation ordering platform and applications to create a smooth and easy ordering experience for our customers.

If you’re a creative problem solver who is hungry for a new adventure, an international workplace is waiting for you in the heart of Dubai!

Core Responsibilities:
● Guides teams and fosters a culture to create an application that scales.
● Fosters collaboration and knowledge sharing between teams.
● Promotes and guides cross-team initiatives to improve the applications and system.
● Always strives for reduction of complexity by finding simple, pragmatic solutions while
maximizing impact.
● Raises awareness of engineering achievements and challenges to group management.
● Stays close to the competitive technology landscape fosters world-class standards.
● Participates in defining hiring standards for other engineers.
● Inspire other talented engineers in an agile development environment to innovate, implement, and deploy complex mobile applications in a commercial, mission-critical environment for millions of customers.
● Coach junior engineers through code reviews, pair programming, and tech talk sessions.
● Partner with product and other stakeholders, to drive successful solutions.


The following experience is relevant to us:

● 8+ years of experience of building iOS applications.
● Experience building an entire application from scratch and ideally a portfolio of apps featured on the App Store.
● Speak Swift and Objective-C fluently along with another platform or modern language (i.e. Java, Kotlin, Dart, etc.) at intermediate level.
● Proven hands-on experience in designing, building, improving and operating high-performance, highly-available and scalable applications in a fast-growing environment.
● Experience with development, continuous integration, and deployment of large iOS projects.
● Solid experience of building mobile applications in many different architectures.
● Proficient in unit-testing, TDD, BDD/ATDD.
● Respected as a top engineer across teams, deeply specialized experience in one field and able to contribute other mobile platforms (i.e Android, etc.).
● Solves the toughest technical problems.
● Deep understanding of design patterns and best practices.
● Influencer and evangelizer, helps represent Talabat externally to attract talent.
● Takes ownership and responsibility for organizational practices and processes and their
continuous improvement.
● Experience working within Agile practices and strong knowledge of Agile values & principles.



Working within Talabat means access to world’s leading perks and benefits, including:
● Dynamic & innovative environment
● Building the fastest growing, largest and most valuable network of online food ordering
services in the world
● Working with diverse, cross-cultural teams from over 45 nationalities
● Developer Exchange Programs with other DH entities
● Company events, hackathons, cultural and sports events
● Fresh fruit, cereal, beverages, tea and coffee
● Comprehensive healthcare as well as subsidized gym membership and parking
● Relocation package
● Competitive salary

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