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Head of Engineering

Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

At DarkMatter, we are building an organisation of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients’ work, we'll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions.

The Role

As Head of Engineering you will lead the DarkMatter Group multinational engineering team, mentor engineering leads to deliver innovative secure products and technical solutions for outstanding client experience. You will also lead the technology roadmap for the group.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead Secure Communications and Cyber Security engineering teams in UAE, Finland, Canada and India
  • Lead overall Technology roadmap and vision for the DarkMatter Group, select technologies that balance the functionality, costs and risks of current and future products, services and solutions
  • Develop strategic plans for the direction and control of product development and engineering activities
  • Develop the roadmap of tools, technology and processes used across all product development and engineering teams
  • Work closely with our research and product management departments to distill product ideas into shippable products and functional systems
  • Ensure that product development is focused on meeting and exceeding customer requirements
  • Ensure that security is at the heart of product design and development
  • Prepare and review budgets and business plans and ensure maximum value is provided to the company
  • Lead and set performance targets with deliverables for Engineering teams and Product Owners
  • Hire and direct staff of senior group members to acquire necessary resources to meet scheduled commitments
  • Motivate staff and provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project/program management and problem solving
  • Implement best practices, optimize engineering processes, and establish success metrics to drive to a best-in-class engineering organization
  • Work with Information Security team to achieve the highest level of security in protecting our Intellectual Property
  • Build an environment for coaching and mentoring and ensure development and growth opportunities for engineering teams
  • Act as a role model for the DarkMatter Group culture and values

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

  • 20+ years of experience building and managing 100+ person engineering teams delivering advanced cyber security and secure communications products and digital platforms in a highly competitive marketplace
  • Experience managing diverse, globally distributed teams and extensive partner and vendor relationships
  • A security focused mindset and experience of building products using robust security frameworks (BSIMM or similar)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership and organizational abilities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in relevant technology fields

Working in Abu Dhabi

Just off the Arab Gulf and right at the edge of your imagination, is a place where geniuses make their cyber security dreams come true. At DarkMatter, we’re turning our biggest ideas into reality in the fastest moving and most dynamic city on the planet. Working here, you’ll lead technical innovation in the region while taking advantage of all Abu Dhabi has to offer. From first class healthcare and education, to superior living accommodations and cultural attractions, you’ll find your ideal career and more in this global crossroads. The UAE is one of the safest and most secure areas in the world. And with its location between Europe, Africa and Asia, you’ll expand your worldview in just a short flight. But you won’t have to venture far from the city to experience its diversity. You’ll find people of over 50 nationalities working in the DarkMatter Group. Join us and see that while far away from the concrete tech jungle, Abu Dhabi is an oasis where your latest innovations will thrive and grow.

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DREAM ENVIRONMENT

At DarkMatter, you’ll find a fast-paced environment where you can shape our product roadmap. We’re a young company with the agility of a startup, but the experienced talent and resources of an established firm. With a sense of adventure and drive to succeed, you can make your dreams a reality in the Middle East.

A hub for innovation

  • The Middle East is one of the fastest moving economic regions on the planet and the UAE plays a largerole in this growth. In 2014, the government launched its National Innovation Strategy, which aims to transform the UAE into one of the world’s most innovative countries through a seven-sector plan.
  • The plan includes creating innovation incubators and technological infrastructure and supporting the private sector in building research centres, innovation communities and more. 
  • Additionally, the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda aims to shift the nation to a knowledge-based economy. Smart cities such as Dubai and the technologies they employ are examples of how the UAE has set these goals in motion.
  • This connectivity and investment in innovation can lead to exciting career opportunities for you in an expanding economy.

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