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Head of Research and Development

RTC-1 Employment Services

Dubai, UAE

Ref: QP275-1086

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Position Title: Head of Research and Development
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: up to 40K AED, all-inclusive depending on experience and qualifications
Job Location: Dubai, UAE

About the Client:
The hiring company is one of the well-known financial institutions in the UAE.

Job Role:
• Manages the selection of new IT solutions as well as technology partners that could meet the anticipated telecommunications needs of consumers
• Ensures performance of IT/Technology vendors is within the stipulated SLAs and maintenance of cordial relations to manage deployments
• Manages relationships with external knowledge providers/consultants, so as to monitor technological trends, and advise IT Management on technological issues and trends
• Defines goals and key performance indicators for each member of the team and ensures effective application of the WSE performance management process.
• Directs planning and selection of manpower in the Department, in line with the business and operational plans
• Construct technology-enabled operating models, and provide viable options and visibility into execution issues
• Demonstrate the business value of EA as an enabler of strategy formulation, and as support for technology innovation, which drives the organization's top and bottom lines
• Lead the analysis of business and operating models, market trends and the technology industry to determine their potential impact on the enterprise's business strategy, direction and architecture
• Track and apply innovative and existing technologies, anchoring them in the business model to assess their potential, and use rapid prototyping approaches to evolve innovations
• Makes decisions and recommendations for the portfolio that are clearly linked to the organization’s strategy and financial goals, reflecting an awareness of external dynamics


• Bachelor's or Master’s degree either in computer science, computer engineering, system analysis or a related field of study
• Candidates with ITIL, PMP/Price or TOGAF certifications is an advantage
• Minimum 10 years’ experience in the relevant technical roles preferably from financial institution industries
• Extensive knowledge in business acumen, IT portfolio management and vendor management
• Candidates should be aware of latest technology trends and risks
• Should be able to drive new technology and project implementations in coordination with business and IT team
• Excellent communication skills, knowledge of Arabic will be an advantage
• Candidates who can join immediately will be prioritized

About the Company

RTC-1 Employment Services is a licensed recruitment firm based in Dubai, UAE. Our team has been in the market since 2004 and we are supporting various industries with their staffing needs across the Middle East and Africa.

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