About Zeal

We are an innovative London-born, Cairo-based startup backed by global strategic investors to empower brands to unlock the full potential of their customers by leveraging transactional data. We provide our merchants with world-class data, analytics & tools to better understand their customers and unlock the full potential of any new or existing customer.

Our Culture

We are a purpose-driven team. Our most important asset is an intellectual team that can innovate and execute. It’s what moves us forward!
We believe that data-driven companies are built by impressive talents. So, we are always looking for analytical creative team players who want to support our mission in Egypt & the region.

As a Backend Team Lead at Zeal, you will:

  • Act as a mentor to fellow Engineers, sharing knowledge and contributing to the team’s continued growth and improvement
  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable PHP modules
  • Integrate with payment gateways for QR code payment and loyalty
  • Create new data analysis for dashboard
  • Work on new loyalty models and develop the existing
  • Develop web APIs for mobile and web apps
  • Connect to third-party information using various API techniques
  • Solve complicated personalized discovery problems for consumers
  • Recognize system deficiencies and implements effective solutions
  • Create and execute project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Design, code, and troubleshoot new features, while debugging as necessary
  • Conduct code reviews of work done by other engineers in the team.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 6+ years of experience in a relevant role, 2 of which in leading a team
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering is preferred
  • Working experience with PHP and Laravel Framework
  • Strong OOP & design patterns foundation.
  • Strong skills in working with MongoDB and MySQL is a must
  • Working experience with unit and feature tests
  • Hands on experience with Git
  • Previous experience in managing a team or acting as a Team Lead
  • Good problem-solving and team playing skills
  • Excellent analytical and multitasking skills with an ability to perform well in a dynamic environment

Nice to have/ Bonus points:

  • Knowledge of JavaScript & JavaScript frameworks
  • Knowledge in web sockets
  • Familiarity with Agile and Scrum methodologies

What you’ll love about us:

  • Our culture is casual, fun and social
  • Work that stays at work: genuine work/life balance served here!
  • Health Benefits: Medical insurance
  • Flexible Work Setup
  • You will have the freedom to try new ideas & experiment