About us

Tamara is MENA’s leading payments innovator, focused on providing a seamless experience for merchants and customers through fair and transparent financial solutions. The company’s flagship Buy Now Pay Later platform lets shoppers split their payments online and in-store with no interest and no hidden fees. Tamara was founded in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in late 2020 and has since grown to more than 200 employees in offices around the world in KSA, UAE, Germany and Vietnam, and the company’s $110 million Series A round in 2021 - led by Checkout.com - broke records as the largest-ever in the Middle East. Tamara has over 3 million customers and more than 4,000 partner merchants including leading global and regional brands like IKEA, SHEIN, Adidas, Namshi and Jarir plus local SMEs.

About the role 

Tamara’s ambition is to become the region’s favourite way to pay for what we call life’s little essentials – a new way of purchasing designed for and around our customers’ interests. We believe that great design has the ability to engage and inspire. 

At Tamara, we have backend engineers in almost every team, and in that role, you’ll be making some of the most significant decisions for the company. You will work together with our talented engineers in designing, developing and maintaining complex web applications and services for our BNPL service platform. Besides PHP, we run services using Java, Go and Python.

We’re looking for people with a strong background or interest in building successful products or systems; you’re comfortable in dealing with lots of moving pieces; you have exquisite attention to detail; and you’re comfortable learning new technologies and systems.

What you will do

  • Design, build, and maintain APIs, services, and systems across Tamara’s engineering teams
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
  • Work with engineers across the company to build delightful features that span various parts of the system
  • Collaborate with our business, product and operations teams to understand and solve our users’ pain points.
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes

What we are looking for

  • You have 4+ years of software development experience
  • You have strong software development experience using Java with Spring Framework, PHP experience would be a plus
  • Good understanding of SOLID principles, Design Patterns
  • Knowledge of Javascript, Vue.js, HTML and CSS - is a plus.
  • Knowledge of AWS, OCI, Kubernetes
  • You are proactive, goal-orientated and self- structured in your approach
  • You have experience as a developer in a startup company - is a plus.
  • Team player, creative thinker, passionate for exploring new technologies.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills in English.
  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent.


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