About us

Founded in 2020, Tamara empowers over 10 million people daily. We're pioneers, revolutionizing how people shop, pay and bank across the MENA region. We partner with thousands of merchants, from leading global and regional brands such as SHEIN, Jarir, Noon, IKEA, and H&M to small and medium businesses. Our rapid growth has resulted in success as we mark our Unicorn status. It's exciting, and this is just the beginning. It's more than a place to work; together, we are a customer-focused community, changing people's lives whilst achieving business results. 

Your role 

We're seeking a Golang Backend Lead for our Consumer Platform - Engagement team. As a Golang Backend Lead, you will be crucial in innovating and enhancing our Consumer Platform solutions with a focus on engagement services, utilizing the latest technology for seamless, scalable, and efficient operations.

Drawing on your proficiency in software development and team leadership, you will be responsible for driving advancements in our Consumer Platform services, aiming to provide unmatched and unique advertising experiences that are a hallmark of Tamara.

With a proven track record of developing sophisticated backend systems and guiding development teams, you will lead a multifaceted team of 5-6 professionals, including Backend, Frontend, and QA engineers. In collaboration with designers, analysts, and product specialists, your role will encompass formulating technical strategies, architecting system designs, managing projects, fostering team development, engaging with stakeholders, and addressing intricate challenges, and ultimately revolutionizing how millions of users interact with shopping, payment, and banking platforms.

You are a driven, determined, curious team player, knowing that collective strength means we all win. With a positive outlook, you are solution-oriented–persevering regardless of circumstances, always finding a way through, no matter the challenges. 

You will effectively find a way to work with everyone through empathy and respect. You will be driven and comfortable with responding quickly with urgency, with the ability to change course without losing momentum and energy, resulting in great success.


Your responsibilities

Leadership: As a guiding force, you will inspire and lead a team of 5-6 engineers. Your role involves aligning team objectives with our overarching vision and strategy, fostering a culture of trust, ownership, and accountability. In close partnership with the Product Owner, you will ensure the team's success and operational excellence.

People Development: You'll be instrumental in nurturing talent through continuous coaching, mentoring, and providing challenging opportunities. Ensuring your team possesses the necessary skills to achieve its objectives, you will offer frequent, honest feedback, manage performance, and contribute significantly to our efforts in attracting, developing, and retaining top engineering talent.

Technical Ownership: Take the helm in technical explorations for future initiatives and steer technical decision-making. Monitor technical health indicators, striking a balance between timely delivery and technical superiority.

Project Management: Aid the team in decomposing complex tasks into manageable components in collaboration with Product and UX teams. Manage stakeholder expectations, both internal and external, ensuring clear and prompt communication. Oversee coordination of dependent tasks, risk management, and uphold the project management standards of the team, while fostering individual growth.

Team Performance: Ensure the team consistently meets its commitments, aligning with broader organizational objectives. Evaluate performance metrics and continually enhance your team's efficiency and effectiveness.

Collaborative Leadership: Actively collaborate with other Squad Leads, Engineering Managers, and the Architecture Board, ensuring alignment and cohesive progress.

Your expertise

  • Management Experience: At least 2 years of experience in leading an engineering team of more than 5 members.
  • Technical Proficiency:
  • Go Programming: Profound knowledge and experience in Go language.
  • Go Frameworks: Proficiency in popular Go frameworks such as Gin or Echo.
  • Databases: Strong experience with MySQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Messaging Systems: Skilled in using messaging systems like RabbitMQ and Kafka.
  • Container Orchestration: Expertise in Kubernetes for managing containerized applications.
  • Cloud Services: Proficient with cloud services platforms like AWS, GCP, or OCI.
  • CI/CD Practices: In-depth understanding and practical experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment practices.
  • Testing: Comprehensive knowledge of testing methodologies including Unit, Integration, and Load testing.
  • Startup Agility: Enthusiastic and adaptable to the dynamic and fast-paced environment of a startup.
  • Agile/Scrum Mastery: Strong grasp of Agile/Scrum methodologies, with the ability to implement them effectively within the team.

Join the revolution

Tamara is a vibrant hub of exceptional individuals worldwide, with over 40+ nationalities committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We're proud of the wealth of cultural backgrounds that shape our teams, ensuring every experience is acknowledged and celebrated. 

We seek self driven individuals, fuelled by curiosity, ready to take control of their professional and personal development. We’re creating a place where possibilities are for the taking through career mobility, mentoring and cross-border collaboration. This approach has earned us a spot as one of the competitive tech companies to work for in the MENA region.

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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