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 tech calibre and with key involvement in management and delivery of products at Property Finder. Within the tribe and squad structure the position will be a leader of several squads located in an international environment (mainly Dubai and Istanbul) to deliver the best product to our customers. 

The position will carry the direct accountability of the whole suite of commercial products including commercial listing products, clients’ package management, self-serve transactions, their integrations to our financial (ERP) systems, as well as advanced products like automatic product recommendations to clients. 

The position will also play the role of a key conduit between the VP B2B and the engineering team with the goal of scaling our B2B products. In summary the position is  a key leader in shaping our B2B strategy and in defining our engineering excellence practices as a company.


Key Responsibilities:

  • As a key leader of the Engineering team collaborate and engage with the rest of Engineering leaders to support the overall delivery of the teams.
  • Re-architect several commercial products into one solution
  • Create a common service base that reaches across our commercial products. 
  • Be a hands on technical leader who:
    • Participates in developing our architecture and delivery methodologies
    • Designs, plans, delivers and maintains our live products and infrastructure.
    • Create and maintain a high bar for code quality. (Code that is easy to understand and adaptable by anyone.)
    • Identify process bottlenecks execute changes to increase delivery velocity
  • Take an active lead on the product roadmap and ensure a smooth delivery, quality content & vision whilst adhering to the timeline.
  • Be the inspirational leader who attracts, develops and retains the best talent within the engineering team.


Tech Stack

Go Lang, PHP symphony, reactjs, javascript, MongoDB, MySQL, AWS: Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins.


Essential experience

  • 10+ years of software development experience in backend
  • 5+ years of team management experience
  • Track record of scaling engineering organizations from 30 engineers to 100+ and from 4-5 teams to 10+ 
  • Good experience designing APIs
  • Good problem solving and Analytical skills
  • Good communication skills


Other Capabilities

  • Experience of post M&A platform integration
  • Strong backend Go Lang, PHP
  • Familiarity with Frontend development is desired (Reactjs, javascript)
  • Exposure to NoSQL like MongoDB
  • Comfortable with querying different data sources (SQL, NoSQL)
  • Customer focused and forms data driven decisions , being proactive in making products stable and better for users.
  • Experience in the Real Estate Classified industry is a big plus


Property Finder Principles

  • Move fast and make things
  • Data beats opinions
  • Don’t confuse motion with progress
  • Failure is success if we learn from it
  • People over pixels

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