Property Finder is the leading digital real estate platform in the Middle East and North Africa region. A UAE-born startup, Property Finder expanded its operations to Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt over the years. Recently, it acquired a significant stake in Zingat in Turkey. The company is one of the largest technology start-ups in the region and on a journey to becoming a Unicorn. We are aspiring to create a lighthouse technology company which will have a lasting impact in the entire tech ecosystem in our geography.


Position Summary

This role is one of the key positions of the Engineering leadership team driving the development of our search infrastructure and centralized platform to optimize search results in response to b2c and b2b journey needs, providing an engaging experience for our consumers and real-estate clients.. Within the tribe and squad structure the position will be a leader with teams located in an international environment (mainly Dubai and Istanbul) to deliver the best product to our customers. 

The position will play the role of a key conduit between the Product Directors, the engineering team with the goal of scaling our products.

Key Responsibilities

  • As a key leader of the search team you will collaborate and engage with the rest of Engineering and Product leaders to drive the technical strategy and solutions providing an engaging search experience
  • Be a hands on leader who will build the best search technology that will help our customers to find the best home in a seamless way and will offer value to our B2B clients on the visibility of product upgrades. 
  • Learn from our consumer behaviors and apply to best matching technology to recommend the best property
  • Discover and establish key ranking algorithm criteria 
  • Designs, plans, delivers and maintains our live products and infrastructure.
  • Identify process bottlenecks execute changes to increase delivery velocity
  • Take an active lead on the product roadmap and ensure a smooth product delivery, quality content whilst adhering to the timeline.
  • Lead a team composed of Backend Engineer, Front End Engineer, Data Scientist, to deliver the best search experience to our customer and consumers
  • Be the inspirational leader who attracts, develops and retains the best talent within Search Engineering team

Essential  Qualifications

  • 8+ years of Search engine technology 
  • 5+ years of team management experience
  • Deep knowledge on Search and Information Retrieval domains. Hands-on knowledge on Elasticsearch products.
  • Good problem solving 
  • Good communication skills
  • Search technology skills: Elastic, Lucene, Faceted search 
  • AWS platform and services knowledge  

Other Capabilities

  • Exposure to NoSQL platforms like MongoDB
  • Experience in the Real Estate Classified industry is a big plus
  • Experience on personalization and recommendation solutions
  • Have experience working on GoLang and PHP


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