Software Engineer, Backend

  • Anywhere

About SmartCrowd:

Join the revolution at SmartCrowd, where Fintech innovation meets real estate investment!

We’re not your average company; we’re a dynamic startup with a bold vision: to become the leading crowdfunding platform in the MENA region and beyond. Our mission? To empower everyone with the opportunity to invest in real estate through fractional shares. Say goodbye to exclusivity—our digital platform opens the door for savvy investors of all kinds. If you’re passionate about reshaping industries, disrupting norms, and making real estate accessible to all through technology, come aboard. Your role here isn’t just essential; it’s at the heart of our groundbreaking journey.

Job Summary:

SmartCrowd is seeking a passionate and innovative Backend Engineer to be a driving force in our accelerated journey. As a Backend Engineer, your drive and adaptability will continue to lead our product engineering efforts, contributing to our hyper-growth trajectory within the dynamic FinTech landscape. You’ll spearhead the resolution of intricate technical challenges, optimizing and advancing the investment process. Your role spans from refining customer onboarding experiences to elevating eKYC, investment flows, digital wallet management, and navigating complex integrations with multiple third-party entities—all while ensuring a seamless and captivating user experience.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the entire software development lifecycle, ensuring efficient and high- quality processes.
  • Assist in maintaining a scalable, secure technology architecture, supporting the company’s growth.
  • Collaborate with the tech team to address product and tech challenges, ensuring robust solutions.
  • Support integration with large, complex systems (e.g., government departments, banks) to expand platform capabilities.
  • Contribute to the creation and enhancement of a scalable backend, aligning with high-growth models.
  • Assist in providing technical direction aligned with company goals and roadmap.
  • Implement and experiment with emerging technologies to enhance competitive advantage.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of development processes and methodologies.
  • Assist in ensuring technology initiatives align with regulatory and industry standards.


  • Solid experience with backend programming languages and frameworks such as Java, Spring Boot, Node.js, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of RESTful API development and best practices in API design.
  • Experience with cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP) and understanding of serverless architectures.
  • Proficiency in database technologies, both SQL (e.g., MySQL) and NoSQL (e.g., MongoDB), and their integration into existing ecosystems.
  • Strong understanding of scalable architectures, data structures, and algorithms, essential for fintech platforms.
  • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment.
  • A collaborative mindset and excellent communication skills, comfortable with working remotely and engaging with a distributed team.


  • An open and collaborative company looking to develop a world-class engineering outfit.
  • Modern architecture and tooling – you can use the right tool for the job.
  • “Just enough process” – no more, no less.
  • More perks as we (and you) think of them.

Hiring Process:

Our recruitment process aims to be efficient, respecting your time with a total commitment of around 4 hours:

  • Introductory Conversation: A chance for us to get to know each other.
  • Technical Deep-Dive: Dive into technical aspects, showcasing your expertise.
  • Product Discussion: Assess your approach to product development and problem-solving.
  • Culture Interview: Explore your fit within our collaborative and innovative culture.

**This job is remote based, candidates based outside the UAE are encouraged to apply for this role**