Engineering Manager - Developer Experience


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About Us

Swvl is a transformative tech-enabled mobility platform based in Dubai that enhances the safety, reliability, and convenience of mass transit in some of the world's most challenging and complex emerging markets. It is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the $1tn global mass transit market opportunity with daily commuting, inter-city retail travel, and TaaS transportation solutions. Swvl currently operates in 32 cities and 16 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. The differentiated proprietary technology stack features dynamic routing and pricing for both driver supply and customer demand; smart assignment technology that optimizes the driver experience.
With a track record of exponential growth, Swvl achieved annual gross revenue growth of 430% over the past four years (2017–2020). More than 1.4 million riders to date have booked nearly 50 million rides with thousands of drivers on Swvl's platform. TaaS offerings have grown gross revenue per client by 4x with ~115% net dollar retention over the past two years. Swvl has undergone rapid geographic expansion, including a launch into Europe through the recent acquisition of Shotl, an on-demand bus platform with more than 10% market share in Europe and over 350K bookings to date. Swvl recently entered into a business combination with Queen's Gambit Growth Capital. Implied, fully diluted equity value is $1.5bn, including an upsized PIPE of $100mn, of which $35.5mn has been pre-funded to accelerate the company's growth plans. Swvl is the first $1bn+ unicorn from the region to list on NASDAQ and the first mass transit solutions company on any exchange. The PIPE was led by strategic and financial investors including Agility, Luxor Capital & Zain.
Founded on strong ESG principles, Swvl advances social and economic equity while reducing congestion by an estimated 14.4 million person-hours. The platform has prevented approximately 245 million pounds of Co2 emissions since its inception.

About the Job

We are looking for a leader to help build and guide high impact, high leverage and high visibility team that supports the development experience of Swvl’s engineers. The team creates and supports cross-cutting infrastructural services and tools used by Swvl engineers every day. This includes work on supporting CI, improving build times, developing and maintaining state-of-the-art developer tooling and increasing tooling reliability.We work with a challenging code base used by hundreds of engineers across the globe and we must focus at many levels of the stack across different languages used at Swvl. What we do is key to allow Swvl engineers working on developing customer facing features to have the most productive time of their careers while building, running and deploying new features.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage the team including day to day execution and long term planning. You will solicit new project ideas, prioritise them for impact, and drive execution.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture. Provide career guidance and performance feedback to all team members to ensure strategic impact and career progression.
  • Work with other Swvl leaders to design and lead developer productivity best practices.
  • Empower the engineering teams to achieve a high level of technical productivity, reliability and simplicity.
  • Proactively look for ways to improve engineering at Swvl. This may include introducing new tools or technologies, making process improvements, leading or organizing training.
  • Work with recruiting and engineering to source qualified engineering candidates, improve our interview process, and make great hires to continue scaling the team.


  • A passion for developer productivity.
  • You are empathetic to customer needs.
  • Experience in managing, organizing and prioritizing multiple projects and workstreams.
  • You are passionate about building, testing, deploying and operating services and have good knowledge of industry best practices.
  • You are intellectually curious, excited to learn new skills and grow as a manager and as a leader.
  • You are excited about collaborating with teammates across Swvl to provide wonderful user experience for key developer workflows.
  • Experience in growing and mentoring engineers.
  • Passionate about recruiting and growing diverse teams of engineers.

What We Offer

  • Great opportunity to be part of a start-up with a lot of responsibility and independence early on and where you will have an impact on the entire business
  • Attractive compensation package
  • Access to Udemy for learning and development

Our Ways of Working

  • Remote and sync work, work from anywhere in the world
  • Product first mindset
  • The best idea wins; we’re all ears when it comes to ways to do things better

Our Technology Stack

  • For backend, we build in Node.js, go-lang, and typescript
  • For the frontend, we build using Node.js and react
  • For mobile, we use Swift and Kotlin
  • We use AWS and GCP for cloud services
  • We manage our infrastructure with Terraform, Kubernetes, Helm, Istio, Vault, Docker, ArgoCD and DataDog
  • For persistence, we are mostly using MongoDB & SQL databases

If you feel you don’t have the full experience we’re looking for but feel you could be a fit, are willing to learn, do apply anyway. We are building a diverse and inclusive team.

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