Software Engineering Manager
Careem
Lahore, Pakistan
6d ago

Software Engineering Manager

Careem is the leading technology platform of the Greater Middle East. A pioneer of the region’s ride-hailing economy, Careem is expanding its services across its network to include payments, delivery and is quickly becoming the region’s only everyday SuperApp.

Established in July 2012, Careem operates in more than 130 cities across 15 countries, has created more than one million job opportunities in the region and hosts over 30 million users.

Careem’s engineering team is growing rapidly, and we are looking for talented engineers to help us in our mission to simplify and improve the lives of people and build a lasting institution that inspires

About the role :

Come join the Captain Platform Engineering Team and help transform 30 million lives in the Greater MENA region. Whether it’s getting from one point to another, getting food delivered to you, or seamlessly sending packages across the city, our tech is there, creating amazing experiences for our customers and helping empower our Captains (drivers) to simplify and improve the lives of people.

The Captain engineering team is building the region’s premier logistics platform and helps create opportunities for millions of people in one of the most dynamic and diverse regions in the world!

Our team is seeking highly motivated and talented individuals who are passionate about creating stellar experiences for our customers and Captains and build amazing technology at a massive scale.

We work on cutting edge technology and with a diverse set of talented individuals across many geographies.

As an Engineering Manager on the Captain Experience team, you will lead a cross-functional team developing highly scalable and reliable web applications and services that our drivers and partners use every day.

You will work with your product counterpart to lead a group of highly talented and motivated individuals to help shape the experiences that our Captains (drivers) interact with every day on the Careem platform.

Your focus will be around leading a team of engineers who are tasked with creating an engaging user experience and building core functionality which works in a hybrid online / offline manner.

You will be responsible for all engineering decisions and work with your counterpart in the product team to make sure that the team solves the right problems.

A successful candidate must be capable of being a hands-on manager with an established track record of delivering well-architected, highly scalable highly resilient web and backend applications, and the motivation and ability to achieve results in a very dynamic and fast paced environment.

Additionally, they must be capable of scaling their teams and growing junior engineers.

This role is for a position in Karachi or Lahore, Pakistan

Key responsibilities include :

  • Manage a team of high caliber Software Engineers working to build a world class, scalable distributed systems and applications.
  • Recruit, hire, mentor, and coach Software Engineers at different levels of experience.
  • Manage and execute against project plans and delivery commitments within an Agile / Scrum environment.
  • Contribute to and lead design, architecture, process and development discussions for the team.
  • Own all engineering metrics and support for your teams' software.
  • Drive improvements in software engineering practices in your engineering team.
  • Assist your teams in developing roadmaps for system and product growth, then identify, plan, and execute projects to support that growth.
  • Solve large-scale engineering challenges quickly and effectively.
  • Encourage and support others to take on responsibility, authority, and accountability.
  • Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or other related technical field.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in Software Development with at least one modern object-oriented programming language such as Java, Kotlin, C++ or C#.
  • 3+ years of professional experience managing a team of Software Engineers and working in a cross-functional team.
  • Experience with Computer Science fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, complexity analysis.
  • Experience working in an Agile / Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules.
  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science or other related technical field.
  • Experience managing a remote engineer and working in a distributed team.
  • Experience in rapid prototyping and other fast iteration methods for product development.
  • Experience in building complex mobile / backend applications.
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do what's necessary to drive your projects to completion.
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Strong focus on customers and operational excellence.
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