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Head of Engineering


Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP559-514

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are pleased to be partnering with one of the region’s most exciting FinTech scale-ups on the recruitment of a Head of Engineering

You will report to the CTO and be a key member of the Senior Leadership team. You’re an experienced engineering leader with experience in Open Banking or Open Finance.

Your Responsibilities

- As Head of Engineering, you'll be in charge of our backend, frontend, and mobile development teams.
- You're in charge of coordinating their efforts to guarantee that all development is finished on schedule, on budget, and within scope.
- Create a clear plan to track and evaluate progress in order to assess if short- and long-term objectives were met.


I'm looking for someone who:
- 10+ Years experience in Software Development, preferably focused on software applications.
- 4+ years managing Software Development teams
- Experience with Java, C#, Grails, Python, AWS, REST, Oracle/PLSQL, MongoDB, Postgres.
- Fluency in English is required
- Banking or Financial background is preferred.

About the Company

Founded in 1996, Halian is an IT services company with a strong track record of delivering value for our customers across the UK, Europe, The Middle East and Africa.

The experience we have gained means that we can help our clients reduce information technology costs, increase IT systems performance, and free up valuable internal resource to focus on core business activities. Our knowledge base covers a variety of industry sectors including Government, Healthcare, Telecommunications and Pharmaceuticals, as well as a specialist Financial markets capability in our Luxembourg office.

We operate with a culture of openness and trust that helps us to develop strong working relationships with our clients and with our core technology partners Dell, Oracle, Red Hat and Symantec.

Our three key service offerings of Managed Services, Resourcing Services and Professional Services can be used independently or integrated to provide a truly comprehensive service.

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