Director of Engineering

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About Us
SWVL is the leading high technology company in the mass transportation market. We are a fast growing data driven company which is disrupting the public transportation market in Egypt (and abroad) making people’s lives better in their daily basis.

It started with an observation turning into a realization, too many cars on the streets, wasting our limited resources: time, space and money.

We had to question why we depend so much on our cars? And what are the consequent pains of moving around the city? Rush hours, traffic, terrible driving habits and unavailability of parking spots came rushing through our minds in addition to the pain of high cost of on-demand services.

While an affordable decent public commuting solution is not accessible, we thought how can we improve people’s lives? And here Swvl was created, revolutionizing the transportation scene in Egypt, through providing a technology-based alternative to public transportation, a smart solution that solves the transportation equation, leading to helping more commute for less, with ease and comfort.

Swvl is a revolutionary idea that was born from passion, loyalty, and persistence to face all challenges on the table, Swvl is not just a mean to facilitate commuting, but a hunger to strive for solutions, encourage the contribution of youth in innovation and inspire change.

We are seeking a Head of Engineering who plays a leadership role in the engineering department where you seek excellence in all engineering disciplines inclusive of data processing, quality assurance, application development, analytics, machine learning, algorithms, and data warehousing.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Build and grow a collaborative engineering team as needed, providing guidance on compensation (budget and allocation) and promotions, foster a collegial environment that values knowledge sharing and technical growth
  • Establish and maintain a culture of rigor around data, experimentation, and measurement across all products set business goals and drive accountability for metrics and key results across in the company
  • Be a strategic partner for executives, business stakeholders, and product managers to develop roadmaps
  • Be the go-to data leader for the business vertical, interfacing with other leaders and executives across the company as well as mentor and guide the professional development of Software Engineer, Product Data/Research Science Managers
  • Assist your teams in developing roadmaps for system and product growth, then identify, plan, and execute projects to support that growth

Main requirements

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Statistics, Operations Research, Mathematics or Computer Science, Engineering
  • 10+ years of hands-on technical experience in software engineering management, analytics, data science or research science
  • 10+ years of experience building, managing, and mentoring teams of software engineers
  • Track record of guiding teams through unstructured technical problems to deliver business impact
  • Ability to empower team members to have a strong sense of ownership over their work and willingness to collaborate and communicate with others to drive cross-team and cross-organization initiatives forward


What We Offer

  • Great opportunity to be part of a start-up with a lot of responsibility and independence early on and where you will have an impact on the entire business
  • Full relocation package, issuing visas/work permits (if needed)
  • Attractive compensation package

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