Director of Software Engineering

Director of Software Engineering

15-18 years
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Job Description

At Careem, our mission is to simplify the lives of people, initially through solutions that make transportation reliable, and over time, through disruptions in payments and logistics. In the process, we want to build an organization that inspires and become a world-class institution.

Careem is the MENA region's leading SuperApp. We now operate in 120+ cities across 14+ countries and host over 25 million users & are positioned on the cusp of significant scale and well on target to deliver our goals.

As a Director of Engineering, you will utilize strong management and technical competencies to lead, mentor and grow our engineering teams. This is a senior role with a blend of technical skills, management and strategy. You lead from the front and help other developers around you to grow. You will have an opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the region and the trajectory of the company.

Key responsibilities include:

. Inspire, mentor and lead agile engineering teams to deliver high quality products.
. Grow engineering team as needed, providing guidance on compensation (budget and allocation) and promotions
. Assist your teams in developing roadmaps for system and product growth, then identify, plan, and execute projects to support that growth.
. Represent your team to senior leadership and other groups to build a challenging vision and ensure you have the resources to deliver it.
. Clearly communicate business goals to our engineers and keep them at the focus of how we build
products. Ensure engineering is always adding business value and communicate this value to business leaders
. Strong ability to coach developers, helping them improve their skills and grow their careers
. Experience solving large-scale engineering challenges
. Encourages and supports others to take on responsibility, authority, and accountability.

. 15+ years of software development experience, 4+ or more spent in leadership/management.
. At least 3 years of experience at a rapidly growing startup, or with leading cutting edge teams at a larger tech company, and ideally you have hands-on experience building systems and technologies.
. BS Computer Science or equivalent degree.
. Solid knowledge of platform architecture, design patterns, and conceptual modeling.

Additional qualifications include:
. Backend software development of large-scale, distributed systems, using micro-services.

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