At Careem, we are driven by the purpose of simplifying the lives of people and building an awesome organisation that inspires. Based in Dubai, we started our journey as a pioneer of the Middle East’s ride-hailing economy.

Today, Careem is the region’s everyday Super App operational in 13 countries and over 100 cities. The Super App provides a host of daily services that people need to move around, to order things and to transfer money in one unified smartphone app. Our goal is to simplify people’s daily lives so that they can spend their precious time and mindshare on things that really matter and on realizing their potential.

About the team:
Careem PAY is a 100% subsidiary of Careem. Its purpose is to empower the lives of people in our region through seamless payment experiences and access to financial services.

Careem PAY currently serves all payment needs of the Careem Super App (including its complex management of cash payments across all markets) and is embarking on a bold vision that will see it become the leading digital financial services platform of the region over the next 5-10 years.

About the role:
Careem is looking for a hands-on Head of Engineering for our payments Division [Careem PAY] with a solid track record in the Fintech space. You will work together directly with the founders and be responsible for building our Fintech vertical which empowers customers to transact on our SuperApp platform. Join our mission to disrupt consumer tech in MENA.

You will be responsible for leading and growing an engineering team including overall responsibility for shaping technology strategy, infrastructure and software development team, and overseeing new product development, platform and operations. 

  • Design overall technical architecture and technology road map for the business

  • Be responsible to define and execute the go-to-market strategy

  • Supervise & optimize the launch of risk profiles for customers


Your background

  • 10+ years relevant experience as a creative and customer focused engineering leader, building and leading large engineering teams, with strong product sense.
  • Understanding of Financial Markets/ Banking
  • Previous FinTech experience will be a must, as well as knowledge of Agile product building, modern tech stacks, cloud and devops.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, and strong stakeholder management are essential to enable success.
  • Experience with fast-paced, rapidly-iterating, design-forward, product-focused companies.
  • Bachelors of Computer Science or Engineering, or other technical discipline

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