Software Engineering Manager


Dubai, UAE

  1. Full-time
  2. Software Engineering
  3. talabat
  4. On-Site

Job description

About the opportunity

Job Responsibilities: 

  • 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.


The following experience is relevant to us: 

  • 6+ years of experience in software engineering, preferably within Extreme Programming environment (TDD, Pair Programming, Simple Design, and Continuous Refactoring).
  • Good understanding of lean/agile values & principles and associated practices.
  • 2+ years of hands-on technical leadership and people management experience.
  • Experience building & leading cross-functional, empowered and self-organized teams of multidisciplinary engineers.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge via mentoring and coaching.
  • Strong Stakeholder and Dependency management via proactive communication
  • Experience in Distributed Systems Architecture (Microservices, Event-Driven, and RESTful Services).
  • Experience building, maintaining and improving with Trunk Based Development and continuous deployment.
  • Solid experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and scaling of web apps and APIs.
  • Strong 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 standard.

Who we are

talabat is the leading online food and groceries ordering platform in MENA, operating in 9 countries across the region. Founded in 2004 by a small group of entrepreneurs in Kuwait, talabat’s success expanded to the rest of the GCC region, Egypt & Jordan, making it the largest and most popular food ordering app. With over 2,000+ employees and millions of users, we deliver hundreds of thousands of orders every day.

We are part of the Delivery Hero network building the next generation of online delivery platforms across the globe. Our network is truly international with engineering teams in 13 countries and operations in 40+ countries.

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 oneXtreme Programming (XP),Domain-Driven Design, LeanandContinuous 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 while shortening the feedback loops.

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

What's in it for you


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.

  1. Dubai

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