At Careem we are led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve lives in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. We're  pioneering the development of innovative services to aid the mobility of people, the mobility of things and the mobility of money.

We're in the driving seat as we help to define how technology will shape progress in some of the fastest-growing countries in the world. Our teams are building tech to meet the needs of the future in areas including data and AI, e-commerce, technology-enabled logistics, maps, identity, and fintech. 

We’re well placed to solve complex and meaningful challenges at scale, with deep tech expertise, strong regulatory relationships, a local presence, and increasingly specialised global teams which are structured to operate as autonomous start-ups. Our team of over 400 engineers and developers are empowered to develop cutting-edge technology every day.

Careem was established in July 2012, became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uber Technologies, Inc. in January 2020, and today operates in over 100 cities across 12 countries.

As a Director of Engineering, you will utilize strong management and technical competencies to lead, mentor and grow our engineering teams. This is a senior role with a blend of technical skills, management and strategy. You lead from the front and help other developers around you to grow. You will have an opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the region and the trajectory of the company.

What you'll do

  • Inspire, mentor and lead agile engineering teams to deliver high quality products.
  • Grow engineering team as needed, providing guidance on compensation (budget and allocation) and promotions
  • Assist your teams in developing roadmaps for system and product growth, then identify, plan, and execute projects to support that growth.
  • Represent your team to senior leadership and other groups to build a challenging vision and ensure you have the resources to deliver it.
  • Clearly communicate business goals to our engineers and keep them at the focus of how we build
    products. Ensure engineering is always adding business value and communicate this value to business leaders
  • Strong ability to coach developers, helping them improve their skills and grow their careers
  • Experience solving large-scale engineering challenges
  • Encourages and supports others to take on responsibility, authority, and accountability.

What you'll need

  • 15+ years of software development experience, 4+ or more spent in leadership/management.
  • At least 3 years of experience at a rapidly growing startup, or with leading cutting edge teams at a larger tech company, and ideally you have hands-on experience building systems and technologies.
  • BS Computer Science or equivalent degree.
  • Solid knowledge of platform architecture, design patterns, and conceptual modeling.
  • Backend software development of large-scale, distributed systems, using micro-services.

What we'll provide you

In addition to a competitive long-term total compensation with salary and equity, we have a reward philosophy that expands beyond this. As a Careem colleague you will be able to: 

  • Be part of a Remote-First organisation
  • Work from any country in the world for 60 days a year
  • Use Unlimited Vacation days throughout the year
  • Access fitness reimbursements for health activities including: gym, health club and training classes.
  • Work and learn from great minds 
  • Create impact in a region with untapped potential
  • Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day

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