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Engineering Manager

  • Dubai


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.


As Engineering Manager, you will work on our next generation ordering platform to create a smooth and easy ordering experience for our customers.

If you’re a creative problem solver who is hungry for a new adventure, an international workplace is waiting for you in the heart of Dubai.

Core Responsibilities:

Lead and inspire talented engineers in an agile development environment to innovate, implement, and deploy and own end-to-end complex software solutions in a commercial, mission-critical environment for millions of customers

Develop and grow engineering talent through effective mentoring, coaching, and retention strategies in a fast-growing, highly competitive economic environment

Design, write and deliver software to improve the availability, scalability, latency and efficiency of Talabat’s services

Manage planning and execution to successfully deliver value to our customers

Partner with product and other stakeholders, to drive desired outcomes

The following experience is relevant to us

6+ years of experience in software engineering

2+ years of hands-on technical leadership and people management experience

Experience leading cross-functional teams of multidisciplinary engineers

Aligns with other teams on project scope, domain and boundaries

Analyzes and identifies possible project delays and reports to stakeholders

Mentorship – ability to successfully transfer knowledge

Able to decrypt unclear stakeholder requirements and drives for clarity to ensure right problem is addressed

Solid experience building large-scale applications using modern programming languages (e.g. C#, Java, Go, etc.).

Wide experience in different technology stacks, tools, and practices such as DevOps.

Solid experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and scaling of web apps and APIs preferably in .NET/Core

Experience building mobile apps in iOS or Android.

Experience working within Agile practices and knowledge of Agile values & principles

Proficient in unit-testing, TDD, BDD/ATDD

Experience with cloud platforms preferably AWS

Solid experience of building applications in distributed systems architecture (Microservices, Event-Driven, SOA and RESTful Services)

Experience working with relational and NoSQL databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, Redis, DynamoDb).

Experience with CI/CD tools and techniques

Ensures quality, performance, monitoring, alerting and security using best practices


Working within Talabat means access to world’s leading perks and benefits, including:

Dynamic & innovative environment

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 45 nationalities

Developer Exchange Programs with other DH entities

Company events, hackathons, cultural and sports events

Fresh fruit, cereal, beverages, tea and coffee

Comprehensive healthcare as well as subsidized gym membership and parking

Relocation package

Competitive salary

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