About Us

Tamara is the leading shopping and payments platform in Saudi Arabia and the GCC region, with a mission to empower people in their daily lives and revolutionize how they shop, pay, and bank. The company was founded by serial entrepreneur Abdulmajeed Alsukhan along with his partners Turki Bin Zarah and Abdulmohsen Al Babtain. Tamara operates out of its headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and has offices in the UAE, Egypt, Germany, and Vietnam. Our large, dedicated team of professionals continues to grow as we expand our reach and impact.

Serving millions of users and partnering with thousands of merchants, Tamara collaborates with leading global and regional brands such as SHEIN, Jarir, noon, IKEA, H&M, and Farfetch, as well as local small and medium businesses. The company is backed by SNB Capital and Sanabil Investments, a wholly-owned company by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Checkout.com, Coatue, Shorooq Partners, and Endeavor Catalyst, among others.

Your role

We're seeking a Senior Platform Engineer for our Core Infrastructure team. As a Senior Platform Engineer, you will be crucial in advancing our technological capabilities, particularly in the area of Engineering Enablement. Your role will involve working on major projects and initiatives, contributing significantly to our mission of delivering unique customer experiences on a global scale.

Drawing on your proficiency in large-scale system design, cloud infrastructure, and automation, you will be responsible for developing and optimizing our platform engineering processes. This includes implementing efficient tooling, improving system performance, and ensuring the highest level of platform security. Your contributions will be aimed at providing unmatched and unique advertising experiences that are a hallmark of Tamara.

With a proven track record in innovative problem-solving, effective collaboration, and technical mentorship, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing our engineering practices. Your expertise will be instrumental in shaping the platform engineering landscape, thereby revolutionizing how millions of users interact with shopping, payment, and banking platforms. In this dynamic role, your impact will extend across the organization, driving product initiatives and enabling our teams to deliver exceptional results.

Your Responsibilities

  • Develop and Sustain Developer-Focused Services: Design, build, and maintain both backend and frontend services for our suite of developer tools and websites. This role is pivotal in supporting the journey of our users, whether they are internal team members or external clients.
  • Innovative Architectural Design: Actively participate in the architectural planning of our systems, bringing a high degree of innovation and creativity to the table. Your role will be key in shaping the future infrastructure and design of our services.
  • Automation and Tooling: Focus on creating and refining automation processes and tooling. This responsibility is geared towards making our systems more scalable, efficient, and easier to deploy, thereby enhancing overall operational effectiveness.
  • Multidisciplinary Team Collaboration: Work directly within a multidisciplinary team to provide hands-on support to our customers and partners. Your role will require effective collaboration and communication to address diverse needs and challenges.
  • Open Source Community Engagement: Regularly contribute to our open-source ecosystem. This involves submitting pull requests, creating tutorials, and engaging with the community to share knowledge and improvements.
  • Agile and DevOps Methodologies: Operate in an agile environment, embracing a DevOps approach. This includes end-to-end ownership of software, from development to maintenance, as well as participating in on-call rotations to ensure system reliability and quick resolution of issues.

Your expertise

  • Extensive Experience in Platform Engineering: At least 5 years of relevant experience as a Platform Engineer or Full-Stack Engineer, specifically with cloud-based systems.
  • Collaborative and Innovative: A proven team player with a creative mindset, passionate about exploring and implementing new technologies.
  • Proficiency with Cloud Infrastructure: Solid experience with cloud platforms like AWS, GCP, Oracle, etc., and expertise in Kubernetes, including its configuration using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such as Terraform, Ansible, and GitOps.
  • Advanced Coding Skills: Hands-on experience with coding design principles, patterns, and best practices, especially in a large-scale environment.
  • DevOps Knowledge: Strong understanding of DevOps principles, including the entire lifecycle of modern software - from building and packaging to deployment.
  • Automated Testing: Experience with automated testing principles and best practices, ensuring code reliability and efficiency.
  • Database Knowledge: Working knowledge of SQL or NoSQL data stores and their practical applications in various scenarios.
  • Microservices Expertise: Proficiency in building highly scalable microservices using Java, Golang, or similar technologies.
  • Front-End Technology Skills: Experience with front-end technologies including JavaScript/ES6, React, VueJs, Angular, or similar frameworks.
  • Development Tools Proficiency: Highly skilled in using common development tools like Github, CI/CD pipelines, and related technologies.
  • Adaptability: Ability to quickly adapt to changing business requirements and work effectively in an agile environment.
  • Communication Skills: Good written and spoken communication skills in English, enabling effective collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  • Bonus Expertise: Experience in building developer platforms or frameworks (such as Backstage.io, Cortex, Humanitec, score.dev, etc.) is a significant plus.

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.

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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