Director of Technical Jobs in Dubai – UAE at Careem

Title: Director of Technical

Company: Careem

Location: Dubai – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Management, HR/Recruitment

Director of Technical Recruiting (Technology, Engineering, Product)


must come from a heavy & complex tech org Careem At Careem, our mission is to simplify and improve the lives of people, initially through solutions that make transportation in the region reliable, and over time, through disruptions in payments and logistics. In the process, we want to build an organisation that inspires and becomes a world-class institution from the region.

Founded in 2012 by former entrepreneurs and McKinsey alumnus, Careem is the MENA regions leading ride-hailing service and newest Tech Unicorn. With 30% monthly growth, we now operate in 100+ cities across 13 countries and host over 50 million users. With our recent acquisition and subsequent launch of our Super

App, we are positioned on the cusp of significant scale. Join us in building a world-class institution in the Middle East and experience the thrill of being part of a high-growth technology company, that improves people’s lives Job Overview Build a world class Talent Acquisition function – hire, manage and mentor a team of agile, bold and innovative TA specialists whose obsession is to support our business partners reach their goals.

Reporting The role reports into the Senior Director of Global TA

ResponsibilitiesDesign and deliver on a Tech Talent Acquisition strategy – truly understand Careem’s vision and goals and build a strategy to support our ambitious regional plans. Define and grow our employer brand – we are looking for someone creative and tech savvy to align our colleague value proposition to our employer brand with a focus on engineering/tech communities as well as more traditional commercial talent pools.

Grow our bench strength – create competitive advantage for Careem by proactively building our talent pools globally. Be a functional guru – we will look to you to provide best practice, insights, and know how on anything and everything relating to cutting edge talent acquisition approach and processes. Report and monitor growth and progress – create and share live dashboards and reports which will monitor talent acquisition and business progress across key hiring metrics so that we are always fully aware of how this most critical aspect of our growth is being managed and progressed.

Plan as we scale – this is a strategic role and you will need to act as both an enabler and a counsellor for our commercial and technical leads when it comes to planning how their teams will grow both in and shape.  Key Performance Indicators The results by which you will assess effectiveness at transacting the job responsibilities

Qualifications/Skills required  Not for the faint hearted – you will need to be passionate, driven and full of conviction to be successful in this role. Experience managing and growing a team capable of hiring for scale and complexity – this is a critical leadership role for Careem and you must have experience of leading and managing teams across multiple geographies.

Strong planning and analytical capability – we need you to be able to support Careem to plan our talent as we scale, this means knowing your way around an excel sheet and state of the art reporting tools. A love of technology – we are a tech business at heart and in the Talent Acquisition function you will need to lead by example.

The right candidate will know their ATS from their CRM and will be hungry to take …


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