Director of Technical Talent Acquisition 

Note: Experience in dynamic and fast paced tech environment is a must.

At Careem, we are driven by the purpose of simplifying the lives of people and building an awesome organisation that inspires. Careem is the leading technology platform of the Greater Middle East. A pioneer of the region’s ride-hailing economy, we are expanding services across our network to include payments, delivery and are quickly becoming the region’s only everyday Super App. Established in July 2012, we operate in more than 100 cities across 14 countries, have created more than one million job opportunities in the region, and host over 30 million users. We are growing rapidly, and are looking for talented colleagues to join the family.

Careem became a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber Technologies, Inc. in January 2020.

Job Overview

Develop a world class tech Talent Acquisition team – hire, manage and mentor a team of agile, bold and innovative TA partners whose obsession is to build bar raising and high performing teams. You will be responsible for several squads covering Product, Engineering, Data & AI. 


The role reports into the Senior Director of Global TA 


  • As a hands on and strategic leader, design and deliver on a Tech Talent Acquisition strategy – truly understand Careem’s vision and goals; and build a strategy to support our ambitious regional plans.
  • Enhance our tech employer brand – we are looking for someone creative and tech savvy to focus on nurturing engineering/tech communities 
  • Grow our bench strength – create competitive advantage for Careem by proactively building our talent pools globally.
  • Be a functional guru – we will look to you to provide best practice, insights, and know how on anything and everything relating to cutting edge talent acquisition approach and processes.
  • Report and monitor growth and progress – create and share live dashboards and reports which will monitor talent acquisition and business progress across key hiring metrics so that we are always fully aware of how this most critical aspect of our growth is being managed and progressed.
  • Plan as we scale – this is a strategic role and you will need to act as both an enabler and a counsellor for our commercial and technical leads when it comes to planning how their teams will grow both in size and shape.

Qualifications/Skills required

  • Not for the faint hearted – you will need to be passionate, driven and full of conviction to be successful in this role.
  • Experience managing and growing a team capable of hiring for scale and complexity – this is a critical leadership role for Careem and you must have experience of leading and managing teams across multiple geographies.
  • Strong planning and analytical capability – we need you to be able to support Careem to plan our talent as we scale, this means knowing your way around an excel sheet and state of the art reporting tools.
  • A love of technology – we are a tech business at heart and in the Talent Acquisition function you will need to lead by example. The right candidate will know their ATS from their CRM and will be hungry to take advantage of innovative applications that will create efficiency and visibility.
  • Fantastic relationship building acumen – engaging at all levels is key for the role-holder. You need to be able to drive and manage change, and sell a compelling vision.
  • Deep functional expertise – your credibility will come from your ability to talk confidently about standardized workflows, job analysis, salary benchmarking, creative sourcing, your own personal network and world class process.
  • Experience in a tech start-up environment is preferred – 
  • Acquisition probably won’t be enough to set you up for success as our Director of Tech TA. If you think you’ve got what it takes though we won’t rule you out on this basis.
  • Relentless positivity – we are a fun, ambitious team and maintaining this culture is important to us. If you can’t see the upside when the going gets tough then this probably isn’t the right role for you.

    Why join our journey..

    When you start your journey at Careem, you’ll be empowered to drive impact across a region of 600 million people, supported by our community of colleagues from over 75 nationalities. Whether you’re creating code for our Super App or building our talent brand, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow every day and develop alongside talented and inspiring people from around the world.

    What you'll get..

    All the usual bits and pieces, competitive long-term total compensation (Salary and Equity)

    • Remote First Working (relocation required) 
    • Work from any country in the world for 60 days a year
    • Unlimited vacation days 
    • Great minds to work with and learn from

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