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Manager - Engineering

Talabat Dubai, United Arab Emirates Posted: 18 Jun 2024


  • Estimate: $120k - $160k*
  • Zero income tax location


  • Office Only
  • Apply from abroad
  • Relocation Support
  • Visa Provided


  • Experience: Intermediate
  • English: Professional


About the job

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 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.


  • 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.

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About Talabat

Talabat is the leading online food ordering company in the Middle East, founded in Kuwait in 2004. As a subsidiary of Delivery Hero, we operate in multiple countries and strive to provide a seamless food delivery experience. Join our team of over 16,000 employees and be a part of our mission to revolutionize the food delivery industry.

Benefits at Talabat

    • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
    • Dynamic and collaborative work environment with a diverse and inclusive culture.
    • Competitive salary, benefits package, and health and wellness programs.