ABOUT US

We are a bunch of curious, hard-core engineers who work on developing the developing world.

We measure our success by the amount of positive global impact we achieve. We believe there are plenty of fundamental problems that technology can solve in the developing world. We started off in 2013, by building the world's first 1-hour grocery delivery service in the world's most densely populated city, where it used to be an incredible chore to get daily necessities. Since then, we've gone on to redefine supply chains, ease commodity trading, support refugee camps and reduce food wastage.

We are one of the first tech start-ups focused on building up the developing world using a for-profit model, that attracts investors and develops local economies.

Just because we try to do good doesn't mean we don't have fun. We love being at the bleeding-edge of technology. We believe software development itself can be better, and we regularly experiment with home-grown frameworks, algorithms, thought processes, programming languages and DSLs. We run our own cloud in local data centers and work directly with country-wide information infrastructure providers.

We are backed by The World Bank Group and Y Combinator. Since 2013, we have partnered with The UN World Food Programme, Bangladesh Government, UNDP, USAID and The UK Department for International Development.

We have offices in San Francisco, Singapore, Osaka, Dhaka, Cox's Bazar and Jessore.

OUR WORK

ONLINE GROCERY
E-Commerce Platform

The world's first 1-hour and 15-minute grocery delivery service, serving quarter million households in the world's most densely populated city, Chaldal.com thrives in chaos. We strive to offer the best prices and maintain the highest standards of quality, a monumental task that is a work-in-progress.

VEGETABLE NETWORK
Supply Chain Platform

The Vegetable Network connects small rural farmers with small urban retailers by reimagining a supply chain driven by technology. Our aim is to protect farmers from volatile markets, improve the working conditions of retailers and minimize wastage.

AT-RISK COMMUNITIES
Social Impact Platform

We work with The World Food Programme to feed the world's largest refugee camp. This involves extending efficient supply chains to previously-uninhabited areas, providing thousands of tons of food and developing better nutrition in highly impoverished communities.

MICRO-WAREHOUSING
Fulfillment Platform

We pioneered the concept of micro-warehouses to serve the daily needs of a quarter million families within an hour in the world's most densely populated city. These micro-warehouses use advanced algorithms to predict stock and automatically balance inventory between themselves.

GoGo Bangla
Logistics Platform

GoGo Bangla is a e-commerce delivery service that leverages Chaldal's vast logistics network to support the operations of a dozen large e-commerce stores and hundreds of online merchants. We support deliveries, pick-ups, exchanges and other ad-hoc activities.

Protocol
Messaging Platform

Protocol is an enterprise messaging platform that coordinates the activities of our growing employee base where solutions such as Slack, email and ticketing systems have proven to be highly ineffective, either due to their complexity or pricing.

Chalao
Ridesharing Platform

Chalao is designed as a ethical ride-sharing platform to augment our logistics network, where drivers are compensated for the time spent on the platform, with the possibility of full-time employment with benefits.

Cookups
Thoughtful Dining Platform

Cookups delivers home-cooked, made-to-order food from the finest cooks in the city. 95 % of our cooks are female who had never earned before joining Cookups. We bring you food that reminds you of your grandma's recipes or lets you taste what Masterchef shows on television.

Data Centers
Meta Platform

We run our own servers in local data centers connected over high-speed leased lines, and expose a cloud interface to our engineers and partners. We believe in data locality and find public clouds just too darn expensive to serve the developing world.

CAREERS

Principal Software Engineer

San Francisco
Osaka
Singapore
Dhaka
Remote

As a principal engineer, you will work on the latest cutting edge technologies such as F#, .NET Core, React, React Native and TypeScript. You will also be contributing to our rapidly expanding business by improving our highly scalable and efficient software systems.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication skills in verbal and written English
  • 10+ years experience with the one or more of the following: web application development, architecting and developing large scale design, distributed and parallel systems
  • Capability of mentoring engineers is preferred
  • Thrives in a functional programming environment
  • Work with other engineers and product team in planning, prioritising and executing assigned projects with pushing deadlines
  • Take part in recommendation for new software technologies and company roadmaps
  • Take part in code reviews

Benefits:

  • Industry-leading salary
  • Fun work environment
  • Always have new challenges to work on
  • Gain experience with scalable innovative software systems

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Senior Software Engineer

Osaka
Singapore
Dhaka
Jessore

As a senior software engineer, you will work on and improve our highly scalable and efficient software systems in our rapidly expanding business.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication skills in verbal and written English
  • 5+ years experience with one or more programming languages and frameworks including but not limited to: F#, Python, Scala, C#, SQL, React, React Native, and TypeScript
  • Experience with functional programming is a preferred
  • Should be able to take part in code reviews and mentor junior engineers

Benefits:

  • Industry-leading salary
  • Fun work environment
  • Always have new challenges to work on
  • Gain experience with scalable innovative software systems

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Junior Software Engineer

Dhaka
Jessore

As a junior software engineer, you will learn the latest cutting edge technologies such as F#, .NET Core, React, React Native and TypeScript. You will also have the opportunity to learn from and be mentored by very experienced engineers. Our rapidly expanding business will allow you to work on and improve our highly scalable and efficient software systems.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to write good code
  • Strong CS fundamentals
  • English proficiency and good communication skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Fun work environment
  • Mentorship and career growth

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Full Stack Developer - ReactJS/Javascript/CSS

Dhaka
Jessore

We are looking for full stack developers responsible for developing client side/frontend applications. Primary focus will be to implement high performance, responsive user interfaces based on professionally created design for desktop web applications. The ideal candidate will have strong back-end knowledge with a passion for front-end development.

Responsibilities:

  • Creating self-contained, reusable, and testable modules and components
  • Writing tested, idiomatic, and documented JavaScript, HTML and CSS
  • Interacting with the back-end developer in the process of integrating the RESTful API
  • Delivering a complete front end application
  • Ensuring high responsiveness on mobile and desktop
  • Documenting the code inline using JSDoc or other conventions

Mandatory Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of ReactJS. Specifically, best practices and commonly used modules based on work experience
  • Proficiency with JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3
  • Professional, precise communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Git
  • Experience with one or more programming languages and frameworks including but not limited to: F#, Python, Scala, C#, SQL, React, React Native, and TypeScript

Optional Skills:

Educational Qualification and Experience:

  • B.E/B.Tech/MCA/M.Tech in Computer science/Information science/Information Technology
  • 24 to 36 months of work experience with at least 12 months of hands-on experience in ReactJS

Hiring Process:

  • Offline programming test (~2 hours)
  • Offline CSS design test (~1 hour)
  • 2-3 rounds of Technical interview (Video conference)
  • Management interview (In-person)

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Product Designer/Associate

Dhaka

As a Product Designer/Associate, you will serve as a thought partner to product managers, engineers, to design processes and technology solutions that enhance operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Be able to create and maintain a style guide of patterns, animations, and colour palettes
  • Be able to rapidly iterate in designing process flows, wire-frames
  • Have the ability to keep workflow organized in an effective way
  • Own and advocate for clear and functional interaction designs, optimizing for functional effectiveness and user performance, and avoiding development of stereo-typically clunky enterprise software
  • Describe the products of the company and their services to third party users

Required Skills:

  • Excellent skills in design (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Good grasp of communicating in English
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience

Optional Skills:

  • Competent skills in SQL or creative writing
  • Understanding of HTML, CSS and basic programming

Salary range: BDT 27,000-30,000 per month

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