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 & delivery of products at Property Finder. Within the tribe and squad structure the position will be a leader of one or more squads located in an international environment (mainly Dubai and Istanbul) to deliver the best product to our customers. 

This engineering position will lead our consumer experience initiatives working closely with our Product, Data & Marketing teams. Campaign management and marketing automation is at the core of this squad's domain.

The position is a key leader in our engineering organization guiding our tech talent in terms of engineering excellence practices, solution designs as well as coaching for professional growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Business Stakeholders, Product Managers in order to shape priorities and technical roadmap
  • Sprint planning, execution, stakeholder management
  • Mentor team members, jointly develop & execute professional growth plan
  • Leadership & guidance on system design and architecture
  • Technical hands-on leadership (i.e. PR reviews, PoC and prototyping etc.)


Tech Stack

Note that we value most the system design knowledge with a product oriented mindset rather than a specific programming language knowledge.

Still though, for reference, our current stack consists of; Golang, PHP, Javascript (Node.js - Next.js), React, MongoDB, MySQL, AWS: Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins. We are also reducing our PHP landscape as part of our tech transformation efforts.

Essential experience

  • 8+ years of software development experience
  • 3+ years of team leadership experience
  • Hands-on technology leader
  • Cloud-Native stack and AWS know-how
  • Experience in Web development & API integrations
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good communication skills with speaking-level English

Other Capabilities

  • Solution design, not necessarily custom development for all needs and utilizing commodity & cloud solutions
  • Expertise in service oriented architecture and domain driven design
  • Expertise in frontend development technologies
  • Exposure to NoSQL like MongoDB
  • Customer focused and forming data-driven decisions
  • Proactive in ensuring product reliability, improving customer experience
  • Experience in Classifieds 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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