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Software Development Manager

Amman, Jordan

Ref: RP971-823

Job description / Role


About PayFort, an Amazon Company:

We serve the needs of online shoppers in all Arabic speaking and surrounding countries through our trusted, secure payment network that gives everyone the opportunity to shop online safely and easily. We build trust between buyers and online sellers by enabling consumers to transact online using the payment options they prefer with complete security and peace of mind while supporting the most popular payment methods available globally. PayFort is part of Souq Group, established in 2013. PayFort is regional expert in payment processing technology and solutions across major markets in the GCC & Levant countries, operating in UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan and Qatar.

Primary Responsibilities:
We are looking for a seasoned software development manager to lead and drive the team’s technical direction, strategizing and shaping our long-term vision and architecture. You will own major deliverables end-to-end, drive roadmaps, and provide technical leadership to the engineering team.

· Responsible for the overall development life cycle of the solution and manage complex projects with significant bottom line impact
· Work with product managers in developing a strategy and road map to provide compelling capabilities for the seller community that helps them succeed in their business goals.
· Work closely with senior engineers to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development.
· Instill best practices for software development and documentation, assure designs meet requirements, and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules.
· Project management - prioritization , planning of projects and features, Stakeholder management and tracking of external commitments
· Operational Excellence - monitoring & operation of production services
· Demonstrated capability to provide depth and breadth technical leadership to agile teams


Basic qualifications:
· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
· 7+ years of experience as a software developer;
· 5+ years of software development manager experience
· Excellent problem solving abilities and object-oriented design skills
· Fluency and experience in object-oriented programming languages, like Java, C++, or C#
· Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
· A thorough understanding of software development in a team and a strong track record of shipping software
· Strong problem-solving and data analysis skills
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences
· The ability to handle multiple competing priorities
· Experience developing and executing a software roadmap
· Experience managing front-end, back-end, and services-oriented software systems;

Preferred qualifications:
· Graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) in Computer Science or related field
· 10+ years' professional experience in software development
· Experience with data mining, machine learning or predictive modeling systems
· Experience building and operating mission critical, highly scalable distributed systems
· Prior knowledge of payment processing, network security or anti-fraud systems
· Working knowledge of Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark or other big data processing systems
· Demonstrated capability to provide depth and breadth technical leadership to agile teams

About the Company, formerly, is an English-Arabic language e-commerce platform, owned by Amazon, Inc. It is the largest e-commerce platform in the Arab world. On March 28, 2017, Inc. confirmed it would be acquiring for $580 million. On May 1, 2019, became known as

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