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.



Internal Audit (IT) Manager will be working within Careem Internal Audit Function to perform audit and advisory engagements

Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, the IT Audit Manager will be responsible for leading and delivering audit assignments across Careem. He / she will be responsible for assisting the HIA in developing the annual IT risk based audit plan and then delivering a mixture of application and infrastructure audits in areas of IT governance, cyber/IT/data security, risk and regulatory compliance. She / he will play an important role in developing and managing stakeholder relationships.


  • Assist in the development and implementation of the annual risk-based IT audit plan and budgeting.

  • Conduct / Lead IT audits and reviews of systems, applications and processes including, Pre/Post- implementation reviews, Cyber Security Review (e.g. network, operating system and data center), IT Landscape/Baseline Assessments and Business Application Reviews.

  • Conduct reviews of IT management policies and procedures in areas such as change management, business continuity planning, disaster recovery and information security to ensure controls are well designed and implemented.

  • Ensure all IT audits are completed, reported and findings are appropriately reported.

  • Follow up to ensure that agreed action plans are implemented in a timely manner.

  • Assist with reporting to the Executive Management and Audit Committee.

  • Be point of contact for technology requirements and initiatives undertaken by the Internal Audit department.

  • Develop and maintain effective business relationships with stakeholders across Careem.

  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Accounting, Computer Science, Information Technology or Software Engineering.

  • Certification in Information Systems Assurance is a must e.g. CISA, CISSP with others such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) a distinct advantage.

  • Minimum 5 years in an IT Assurance function of which 2 years in a  management role.

  • Previous experience in big 4 accounting firms and/or experience in the technology industry.

  • Knowledge of key Information System Governance & Compliance frameworks.

  • Knowledge of IT domains, platforms, data controls and information security assurance.

  • Excellent data analytics skills with previous experience with data analytics and querying tools (e.g.ACL, IDEA, SQL).

  • Previous experience of risk and controls within a specialised area, such as software engineering, Cloud (AWS), Cyber Security, AI Artificial intelligence or similar fields.

  • Familiarity with programming languages such as Python, Java or Scala is an advantage..

  • MS Office Suite & Productivity Tools

  • Clear and confident communicator with the ability to deal with all levels of Management as well with other key stakeholders.

  • Ability to be hands-on as well as lead a team.

  • Previous experience of risk and controls within a specialised area, such as software engineering, Cloud, Cyber Security, AI Artificial intelligence or similar fields.

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