The first neobank for teenagers in the Middle East & North Africa

Software Engineer

$1K - $8K / 0.01% - 0.88%
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Alok Kumar
Alok Kumar

About the role

About Zywa

Zywa is the first and fastest growing payment app tailored for the next generation in the Middle East and North African region. The next generation deserves a better financial future. We grew up as teenagers in the region and understand the struggle of not having great tools to manage our money from an early age. We are on a mission to change this by ensuring the next generation understands the fundamentals of personal finance and learns to be smart with money. This is the 0 to 1 phase of the company and you will be working on amazing and cutting edge technologies with peers from Silicon Valley who have built the likes of Revolut, Monzo, and other global category-leading financial technologies.

How is life at Zywa?

Working at Zywa would instantly make you realize one thing: you are working with the best talent around you, not just in the role you occupy, but everywhere you go. Pushing oneself comes with the role, and we realize pushing oneself is hard work, which is why Zywa is in the continuous process of building an environment that helps every team member rejuvenate himself/herself. To make things smoother and to make sure you spend time and energy only on the most important things, Zywa strives to make every process transparent. There are no work timings because we do not believe in archaic methods of calculating productivity - your work should speak for you. There are no job designations because you will be expected to hold down roles that cannot be described in one word.There are many more such eccentricities that make Zywa what it is but that’s for one to discover. If you feel at home reading this, get in touch.

Here’s what will be in store for you at Zywa once you join as a SE


Coding and Development: Collaborate with senior software engineers to design, code, test, and debug software applications, modules, or systems.

Problem Solving: Analyze complex technical problems, break them down into manageable components, and develop innovative solutions.

Learning and Growth: Continuously learn and stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies.

Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including designers, product managers, and quality assurance, to ensure successful project outcomes.

Documentation: Create and maintain clear and concise documentation for code, processes, and project work.

Testing and Quality Assurance: Assist in the testing and quality assurance processes to ensure the reliability and performance of software applications.


Enrolled in or recently graduated from a Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related program. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically and analytically. Knowledge of programming languages such as Python, Java, C++, or others. Familiarity with software development tools, version control systems, and best practices. Excellent communication and teamwork skills. Eagerness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment.

You can read more about us here Forbes: https://www.forbesmiddleeast.com/innovation/startups/uae-based-fintech-startup-zywa-secured-$3m-in-seed-funding-round Techcrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/23/yc-backed-zywa-a-neobank-for-gen-z-raises-3m-to-expand-across-mena/

About the interview

We follow the following process for the interview:

-Initial Assignment (we will share an assignment with a deadline of 48 hours)

-Initial Fit Round (we will be evaluating the logical and creative skills, along with previous background)

-Final Assignment (we will share feedback on the initial assignment which you will have to incorporate)

-Cultural Fit Round

The typical interview process takes 10-14 days from start to finish. That said, we have moved more quickly and look to accommodate candidates who might have a short timeline or competing offers. The more information you can share about your situation and where you are in the process, the more we can either attempt to expedite, or save you time .

About Zywa

Zywa is the first neobank tailored for teenagers in the Middle East. With our mobile app, teenagers can manage money and have a payment card. Parents interact with the same app to transfer money to their kids and oversee their kids' money habits.

Our mission is to build the Revolut for Gen Z in the Middle East.

Our hiring process is pretty simple:

  1. Resume Review
  2. Interview with the team
  3. Interview with one of the founders

Why should you join us? :

  1. Experience real growth and have great ownership
  2. Work with world class talents while having fun with a youthful team
  3. Make a bend in the universe - to make the world a better place
Team Size:6
Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nuha Hashem
Nuha Hashem
Alok Kumar
Alok Kumar