Careem is building the Everything App for the greater Middle East, making it easier than ever to move around, order food and groceries, manage payments, and more. Careem is led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Since 2012, Careem has created earnings for over 2.5 million Captains, simplified the lives of over 50 million customers, and built a platform for the region’s best talent to thrive and for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Careem operates in over 70 cities across 10 countries, from Morocco to Pakistan.

About the role

The mission of the Data & AI org is to generate competitive value from data at scale through building AI models to optimize user experiences, decision making, operational efficiencies, and lead the region’s Data & AI ecosystem. As one of the tech leaders in this team, you will be at the forefront of fulfilling this mission. As we expand and innovate, we’re looking for an Engineering Manager who shares our passion for impact, innovation, and excellence.

What you'll do:

  • Lead and mentor a team of top-tier engineers, nurturing an environment of technical excellence and innovation.
  • Drive the agile development process, ensuring efficient and effective project delivery aligned with business goals.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and execute a cohesive product strategy, enhancing customer experience and business outcomes.
  • Leverage platformization to optimize service delivery, enhance scalability, and achieve significant business impact.
  • Align engineering initiatives with strategic business objectives, measuring success through tangible outcomes.
  • Actively scale the engineering team by strategically hiring strong cross-functional talent
  • Develop products around data governance, ETL, events analytics, ML features store, ML enterprise platform for training and inference, Gen AI applications, and experimentation platform.

What you'll need:

  • Working knowledge of at least one of these: Go, Spark, Java
  • A strong educational background in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • At least 4 years of experience in leading large engineering teams within dynamic, fast-paced environments.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering projects that drive business impact, with a solid understanding of agile methodologies.
  • Exceptional leadership qualities, with the ability to manage, inspire, and develop highly skilled senior engineers.
  • Strategic thinking with a focus on operational excellence and the delivery of high-quality, impactful solutions.
  • High ownership mindset, strategic thinking, strong system architecture understanding, and getting things to the finish line with high quality, and execution excellence.

If you’re passionate about the opportunity to do the most meaningful work of your career, to work with super smart colleagues, and to power the leading Everything App for millions of people by simplifying life and amplifying living, we’d love to hear from you.

What we’ll provide you

We offer colleagues the opportunity to drive impact in the region while they learn and grow. As a full time Careem colleague, you will be able to:

  • Work and learn from great minds by joining a community of inspiring colleagues.
  • Put your passion to work in a purposeful organisation dedicated to creating impact in a region with a lot of untapped potential.
  • Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day.
  • Work 4 days a week in office & 1 day from home, and remotely from any country in the world for 30 days a year with unlimited vacation days per year. (If you are in an individual contributor role in tech, you will have 2 office days a week and 3 to work from home.)
  • Access to healthcare benefits and fitness reimbursements for health activities including gym, health club, and training classes.

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