Director of Software Engineering - Growth Platform
Karachi, Pakistan
3d ago

Led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve lives in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, Careem is pioneering the development of innovative services to aid the mobility of people, the mobility of things and the mobility of money.

We are in the driving seat as we help to define how technology will shape progress in some of the fastest-growing countries in the world.

Our teams are building tech to meet the needs of the future in areas including data and AI, e-commerce, technology-enabled logistics, maps, identity, and fintech.

We’re well placed to solve complex and meaningful challenges at scale, with deep tech expertise, strong regulatory relationships, a local presence, and increasingly specialised global teams which are structured to operate as autonomous start-ups.

Our team of over 400 engineers and developers are empowered to develop cutting-edge technology every day.

Careem was established in July 2012, became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uber Technologies, Inc. in January 2020, and today operates in over 100 cities across 12 countries.

About us

At Careem, our mission is to simplify and improve the lives of people and create an awesome organization that inspires. We started by improving transportation in the MENAP region, then expanded into food delivery, groceries and payments.

We are now building the region’s premier Super App to further simplify and improve people’s everyday life and bring our services and the services of trusted partners to our Customers.

We built the first multi-billion dollar tech startup in the MENAP region. 48 million customers have installed our Super App and we operate in 100+ cities across 13 countries.

About the role

We are looking for a seasoned leader who is passionate about building secure and scalable user acquisition, engagement and personalization systems.

As leader of the Growth Platform Engineering team you will work on creating a reliable and secure platform that will be used by Careem and trusted SuperApp partners to engage with our customers and Captains .

You will oversee the technical roadmaps for teams working on the systems responsible for promotions, user acquisition and engagement, as well as content discovery and personalization.

You will also oversee the creation of the Ad tech team.

What you'll do

  • Building a world class team by recruiting and retaining a diverse and exceptional engineering team.
  • Directly oversee managers and senior managers as well as principal engineers.
  • Balance tactical and strategic technical investments that are in line with Careem’s core values.
  • Contribute to the technical product strategy and roadmap of Careem.
  • Collaborate with leadership across Careem to define clear succession plans and grow the next line of leadership in Careem.
  • Basic qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience as an engineering leader.
  • 2+ years of experience managing an organization of 50 engineers.
  • 10+ years of overall technical experience, including deep knowledge of architecture and operations of highly available, large-scale backend services
  • Experience coaching and developing other managers and leads.
  • Experience leading a distributed org (your org will be spread across Dubai, Berlin, Alexandria, Amman and Karachi)
  • Experience overseeing the creation and operation of large scale, highly available, mission critical distributed systems reliably and in a sustainable fashion.
  • Experience creating the structures necessary to mentor and grow junior engineers in a diverse organization.
  • Preferred qualifications

  • Experience leading teams in a remote-first environment.
  • Experience scaling up engineering teams in a startup environment.
  • Prior experience working on Ad tech is a plus.
  • Prior experience with user engagement and personalization systems that leverage machine learning models is a plus
  • What we’ll provide you

    In addition to a competitive long-term total compensation with salary and equity, we have a reward philosophy that expands beyond this.

    As a Careem colleague you will be able to :

  • Be part of a Remote-First organisation
  • Work from any country in the world for 60 days a year
  • Use Unlimited Vacation days throughout the year
  • Access fitness reimbursements for health activities including : gym, health club and training classes.
  • Work and learn from great minds
  • Create impact in a region with untapped potential
  • Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day
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