Engineering Manager

  • Full Time
  • Dubai
  • Posted 2 months ago


About the job
When you think of food delivery in the MENA region, we’d be pretty surprised if talabat didn’t pop into your mind first! Since delivering our first order in Kuwait in 2004, we’ve grown quite a lot over the past 17 years.

Today, we deliver hundreds of millions of food orders, grocery items and other products per year, to our customers in nine countries throughout the region with more than 3,000+ employees! Our food delivery business works with over 27,000 brands and almost 50,000 branches, while our q-commerce concept, talabat mart, now delivers groceries to customers in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman Qatar, and the UAE in 30 minutes or less!

Our philosophy is to make sure we do what is right for our ecosystem – our customers, our partners, our people, our riders, and the communities in which we operate. Our #techforgood program allows our customers a safe and convenient way to contribute to important causes in their community through donating to local and international charities directly on talabat with a focus on food insecurity in the region. Since its inception in 2020, we have facilitated the donation of well over 1 million meals to those in need, as well as donated over $1.5 million to charity with the help of our partners and customers. talabat is part of Delivery Hero, the global leader in online food delivery and q-commerce.

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

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
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
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
6+ years of experience in software engineering, preferably within Extreme Programming environment (TDD, Pair Programming, Simple Design, and Continuous Refactoring)
2+ 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.


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

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