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Sr. Engineering Manager ~ talabat ~ Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Full-time · Mid-Senior level


About the job

We love finding new ways to shorten the feedback loops, create together and make an impact. To do so, our engineering culture and practices are based on eXtreme Programming (XP)Domain-Driven Design, Lean and Continuous Delivery

We believe that the assumption behind the “Speed vs Quality” mindset is flawed and that you can both have your cake and eat it too. For us, quality enables speed. Not in 2 years, but now.
Co-creating together with others through Pair and Mob programming helps us deliver more value sooner and find joy in our work by seeking productive human connections with others.
We find that engineers seeking to understand our product and business better understand the context of their work, which helps them to innovate, deliver more value to their customers and find more purpose in their work.
Role Summary

  • Alongside your team counterparts (product, design, data), understand your customer/business needs/desires/problems to drive desired outcomes and create a strategy to drive desired outcomes
  • Lead, inspire and empower a talented group of engineers to self-organize and discover, innovate, implement, deploy and own end-to-end complex software solutions
  • Develop and grow engineering talent through effective mentoring, coaching, and retention strategies in a hyper-growing, highly competitive economic environment
  • Guide your team in creation of software as a solution to an end-to-end problem in your business domain and deliver value in small batches, taking into account non-functional requirements such as availability, scalability, latency and efficiency of talabat’s services in line with our internal engineering standards.
  • Guide your team’s discovery, planning and execution to successfully deliver value to our customers in small batches
  • Lead a specific domain of our product
  • Contribute to the wider tech organization by leading strategic initiatives

The Following Experience Is Relevant To Us

  • Great product sense for selecting the opportunities which deliver impact to our engineers
  • Empathetic and able to easily build relationships (Stakeholder & Dependency Management)
  • Able to balance between continuous product discovery and delivery
  • Able to help others understand the value of continuous flow of value and the role of technical practices to enable it
  • Experience building & leading cross-functional, empowered and self-organized teams of multidisciplinary engineers
  • Able to transfer knowledge via mentoring and coaching
  • Strong Stakeholder and Dependency management via proactive communication
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, capable of creating compelling written narratives to get the key stakeholders engaged
  • Humble, curious, and open-minded with a growth mindset, thriving on continuous feedback
  • Good understanding of lean/agile values & principles and associated practices
  • 8+ years of experience in software engineering, preferably within Extreme Programming environment (TDD, Pair Programming, Simple Design, and Continuous Refactoring)
  • 4+ years of hands-on technical leadership and people management experience
  • Experience in Distributed Systems Architecture (Microservices, Event-Driven, and RESTful Services)
  • Experience building, maintaining & improving with Trunk Based Development and Continuous Delivery
  • Solid experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and scaling of web apps and APIs
  • Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle
  • Strong familiarity with the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends/emerging tech
  • Proficient in testing with focus on automated end to end quality
  • Experience with cloud platforms, preferably AWS
  • Strong understanding of quality, performance, monitoring, alerting and security standards
  • Wide experience in different technology stacks, tools, and practices such as DevOps


Working within talabat means access to perks and benefits that are adjusted to your circumstances:

  • Dynamic & innovative environment where you’re not constrained by the boundaries of your role
  • Building the fastest growing, largest and most valuable network of online food ordering services in the world
  • Working with diverse, cross-cultural teams from over 50+ nationalities
  • Company events, hackathons, cultural and sports events
  • Comprehensive healthcare
  • Relocation package
  • Competitive remuneration