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We are looking for a Development Head for Betterhome to be the spearhead of their tech initiatives in websites and mobile apps development.

The ideal candidate should be able to define the right tech architecture and lead the development of the different solutions for the businesses in the Group. To facilitate this, the candidate should be able to build and manage a highly motivated Pakistan-based team, as well as work with outsourced teams in other countries where necessary. The Pakistan team will need to have small sub-teams that each focus on a specific product for the group and who are highly connected to the success of that specific product.

In this role, you will:

  • Define the right web architecture to support the needs of our different businesses in the real estate industry and various B2B and B2C services.

  • Build an outstanding tenant/landlord app that will become the most widely used real estate customer journey app in the UAE and will innovate the currently antiquated customer experience within real estate brokerage.

  • Build an outstanding mortgage journey app similar to that of and will become the most widely used mortgage app in the UAE.

  • Lead the development of an up to date and scalable solution for our multiple legacy websites.

  • Lead the migration of the old websites to the new unified platform.

  • Establish good coding practices, documenting, and apply agile methodologies to maximize the performance of the tech team.

  • Lead the adoption of an up to date web development environment with code versioning, code backup, staging server, deployment system, automations, and so on.

  • Lead the development of our mobile apps, especially from the backend and database side.

  • Stay up to date with the latest trends in web and mobile app development.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience leading the development of mobile technologies, ecommerce websites, and similar online businesses.

  • Have excellent communication skills and be good at dealing with stakeholders of diverse profiles.

  • Have several years of experience building and leading web & app development teams.

  • Be versed in agile methodologies like Scrum.

  • Have experience with backend technologies like Django, Laravel, or a Node.js framework like Hapi.

  • Have experience with frontend javascript frameworks like React or Vue.js.

  • Have experience with database systems like PostgreSQL, MongoDB, or MySQL. As well as database design and managing complex SQL queries.

  • Have knowledge in mobile apps development and technologies like Flutter.

  • Have knowledge in cloud server solutions like AWS, S3 or similar.

  • Have knowledge in headless CMS solutions (not mandatory but desired) 

  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines.

About the employer:

Betterhomes is Dubai's longest-standing real estate firm



Other benefits:

AED 20,000 - 25,000

For the right candidate, this is a unique opportunity to work with exciting new tech, with fun, handpicked teams to solve interesting problems that will impact millions of people. 

An opportunity to experience the agile environment of a start up, but with the financial security of a well established company. 

International exposure without having to really leave home full time. 

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