The EMPG Group owns Sector Labs in Romania, Zameen.com & OLX in Pakistan and Bayut & dubizzle in the UAE. Bayut & dubizzle are iconic product and tech brands committed to make life convenient for users across the globe be it in property, motor, jobs or other classifieds. With our continued success and expansion, we are thrilled to grow our Technology Team in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Sector Labs

Dubai, AE

Backend Engineer (Python/ Django)

We are looking for a Python Engineer who is a talented super ninja python programmer and is interested in being part of a platform that handles millions of requests per day. You will be conceiving, designing and delivering the most complex products and pushing the boundaries of perfection. Continuous integrations, auto-scaled rolling releases, creating event-driven service-oriented architectures are all part of the daily gig.

Do you value openness, transparency and empowerment?

dubizzle "Squads" are high performing x-functional teams set with a mission to provide win-win exchanges for our beloved users. Bayut & dubizzle have now joined forces to acquire the region's largest Unicorn status!

What you will be doing:

  • Hit the ground running - Gather up-to-date and in-depth understanding of the dubizzle code base and technologies stack within weeks;
  • Be part of planning sessions around new product features, deliver detailed roll-out/roll-back strategies for releases.
  • Research and apply industry trends as part of your daily work;
  • Create unit tests in accordance with our established standards to cover assigned work;
  • Write and maintain exemplary code following dubizzle’s programming practices;
  • Actively contribute in post-release maintenance issues;
  • Develop elegant solutions for complex problems;
  • Pioneer reliability and efficiency of our current code base, platforms and/or core systems;
  • Impact on the direction and scope of dubizzle’s technical vision within your stream;
  • Gain a detailed understanding of the complete architecture of our product and the position of your product stream in it;
  • Code review all major pull requests, defining programming standards and providing constructive feedback.
  • Be a part of the entire software development life cycle, end to end

Requirements

  • 2+ years of professional back-end software engineering experience and is preferably based in the UAE;
  • 2+ years of experience in analysis, design, coding and implementation of next generation web applications in Python and Django;
  • 2+ years of experience in API based architectures (eg SOA);
  • Experience with any front end frameworks (preferably React) is a plus;
  • Experience working on high-traffic and large-scale web products;
  • Experience with web infrastructure, distributed systems, performance analysis and search infrastructure;
  • Driven to gain insight into different new and old technologies;
  • Been on at least one “death march” and know exactly why some things are to be avoided;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and quickly adjust in a rapidly changing environment
  • Maintain and ensure optimal software quality within the assigned product;