Director of Engineering

Posted 31 July 2023
Salary 65-80K AED p/m and benefits
LocationAbu Dhabi
Job type Permanent
DisciplineSoftware Engineering
Contact NameLuke Hopkins

Job description

​*Please note - we are looking to speak with candidates who have UAE regional Fintech experience

Are you passionate about transforming the world of finance through cutting-edge technology? Do you possess a deep understanding of software engineering and a proven track record of leading high-performing teams? If you're ready to take on a pivotal role in a fast-paced fintech company that prioritizes the end-user experience, then we have the perfect opportunity for you!

About The Client:

Presently, our client is in the midst of a multi-year journey aimed at transforming into a rapidly expanding, purpose-driven, data-oriented organization. The ultimate goal is to provide traders with market-leading personalized content, propositions, and experiences.

The Role:

As the Director of Engineering, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of their fintech solutions and driving technological excellence. You will lead cross-functional teams of talented engineers to create and optimize robust, scalable, and user-friendly applications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: Collaborate with the executive team to define the long-term technology vision and strategy aligned with business goals. Translate this vision into actionable plans and lead your team in executing them effectively.

  • Team Management: Build and nurture a high-performing software engineering team by providing mentorship, fostering a culture of innovation, and promoting professional growth. Create an environment where team members are motivated to deliver exceptional results.

  • Product Development: Drive the end-to-end software development lifecycle, from ideation to deployment, ensuring that all products and features meet the highest standards of quality, security, and performance.

  • User-Centric Approach: Place the end user at the core of all decision-making processes. Use data insights, user feedback, and market trends to identify opportunities for improvement and create seamless user experiences.

  • Technical Expertise: Stay abreast of the latest advancements in fintech and software engineering. Lead by example, demonstrating hands-on technical expertise and guiding the team in adopting best practices and new technologies.

  • Collaboration: Foster strong cross-functional collaboration with product managers, designers, and other stakeholders to align development efforts with product goals and timelines.


  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field and expertise in technology disciplines

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in technology companies / teams

  • Experience with hiring, developing, and recognizing technical talent

  • Experience in guiding and coaching teams of technologists on approach to achieve goals aligned against a set of strategic initiatives

  • Excellent stakeholder management including timely updates, early warning indicators, issue remediation etc

  • Hands on approach to with architecture, code review, coding, and refactoring

  • Able to demonstrate a strong understanding of risks and expected controls associated with an international broker

  • Able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of and experience in modern software practices including CI/CD and agile methodologies

This opportunity has already attracted a lot of interest so if sounds like your perfect next role, then please get in touch today!