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
We are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to lead a team of software engineers working on cutting-edge products. You will guide the team's work, mentor engineers, and ensure projects are delivered on time. The ideal candidate has technical knowledge as well as strong leadership and communication skills. This position offers the opportunity to impact the product experience for millions of customers. This is a highly visible role for an innovative leader passionate about building world-class consumer experiences.

About Us
Property Finder is the leading property portal in the Middle East connecting property seekers with agents and brokers. With presence in 7 countries across the region, Property Finder is revolutionising the property journey, offering users comprehensive search facilities covering residential and commercial properties, real estate news, home advice and buying and selling guides, while allowing agents to enjoy access to the region’s largest audience of property seekers.

Property Finder is backed by leading investors such as General Atlantic famous for having invested in growth companies such as Facebook, Uber, Alibaba and AirBnB to name a few. With the most recent funding round, the Propertyfinder Group is one of the fastest growing companies in the region.

What you can expect from us
We provide a highly international and collaborative environment, with emphasis on talent and
development of employees. Our product teams are truly cross functional - design, engineering, data and product working closely together in building excellent products. This is your opportunity to work with a world class team. Come join us in shaping the future of real estate.

Our Tech Stack:

We are unifying our tech stack around the following technologies. 
Languages: Javascript/Typescript, Golang
Frameworks & Libraries: ReactJS, React Native, next.js 
Persistent stores: MySQL, Postgres, Redis. Memcached, Elasticsearch/OpenSearch, DynamoDB
Platforms & Services: Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins 

Our legacy architecture includes PHP and Linode.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of software engineers, including hiring, mentoring, conducting performance reviews, and supporting professional development
  • Work with product managers to define requirements and scope projects
  • Develop schedules, estimates, and status reports for engineering projects
  • Ensure engineering best practices are followed for coding standards, code reviews, testing, and more
  • Identify and resolve issues with productivity, product quality, and team dynamics
  • Drive process improvements on the engineering team
  • Set and track OKRs and engineering team goals
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with other departments on project planning and requirements
  • Optimise development workflows to improve team efficiency
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and industry best practices
  • Foster an inclusive and innovative engineering culture focused on solving problems
  • Manage team budgets, staffing needs, and resource allocation
  • Evangelise the product and technology to attract and hire top talent
  • Ensure software reliability, security, scalability, and performance
  • Implement continuous integration and delivery pipelines
  • Promote knowledge sharing and technical mentoring within the team
  • Develop training programs to advance team skills and capabilities
  • Champion automation, tools, and infrastructure to boost productivity
  • Troubleshoot critical production issues and outages
  • Monitor software metrics and track progress toward goals
  • Liaise between the engineering teams and executive leadership
  • Contribute technical expertise during product planning and road mapping
  • Advocate for team needs, empowering engineers to do their best work
  • Coordinate effective handoff of systems and projects to other teams
  • Discuss emerging technologies and consider their application
  • Audit existing architecture and provide recommendations for improvement

Essential Experience:

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience with a proven track record of delivering products
  • Experience leading and mentoring software engineers
  • Expertise in current software development technologies, frameworks, and methodologies
  • Strong technical knowledge and coding abilities in one or more programming languages
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to influence decisions
  • An understanding of web standards, accessibility, UI/UX principles and responsive design
  • Proficient capabilities in system design, troubleshooting, debugging and automation
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical implementation

Other Desired Capabilities:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Knowledge of lean and continuous delivery principles
  • Ability to debug and optimise code efficiency
  • Understanding of cloud architecture and containerisation
  • Data analytics skills
  • Experience with AWS cloud services and container orchestration platforms like EKS
  • Experience with Typescript, GraphQL, WebAssembly or other emerging technologies
  • Familiarity with PHP and Backbone.js to support legacy code
  • Passion for shipping high-quality consumer experiences
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
  • Self-directed and innovative problem-solver passionate about shipping quality experiences
  • Technical specialisation in areas like mobile, frameworks, DevOps or design systems
  • Passion for mentoring engineers and developing technical talent
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and bias for action in a fast-paced environment

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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