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Head of Technology in Dubai (f/m/d)

Stryber AG

Stryber AG

Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

We are Stryber - the leading independent corporate venture and venture studio builder in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific 🚀

We build ventures and venture studios for renowned corporations and investment funds, helping them deliver substantial growth and drive shareholder value. Our team consists of 100+ exceptional venture builders from 30+ countries collaborating from Abu Dhabi, Singapore, London, Zurich, Munich, Kyiv and Valencia. We want to create impact and co-create startups from 0 to 1.

Over the last 6 years, we have developed a strategic, data-driven approach and a solid framework to build portfolios of businesses - optimised for speed and confidence level. This secret sauce makes us stand out from the competition. Now we have a variety of venture projects lined up in verticals such as Digital Assets, Sustainability, FinTech, ConsumerTech, HealthTech, EntertainmentTech, etc. Come and build the next unicorn with us 🦄.

To find out more about us, please visit our website at www.stryber.com.

About your role and responsibilities

Are you an entrepreneurial thinker who values continuous learning, bases decisions on factual insights, and sets high standards for yourself? Do you thrive on honesty, teamwork, and excellence? If these values resonate with you, come join us to build the next unicorn 🚀.

As the Head of Technology at Stryber, you'll play a pivotal role in sculpting new digital ventures that captivate users. Your leadership will be instrumental in scaling our technical team and ensuring optimal performance and innovation. You will be based in our Dubai office.

What you will do:

  • Team Leadership & Development: Lead and scale Stryber's technical team, fostering professional growth, optimizing processes, and ensuring the best possible delivery flow and quality
  • Strategic Technical Planning: Develop aspects of Stryber's technical strategy to fulfill our mission of assisting organizations in creating successful new ventures
  • Technology Evaluation & Implementation: Identify and implement the most suitable technologies to meet current and future strategic needs, both for Stryber as a company, as for the ventures that we built from scratch, as for our clients that need our help in defining the optimum tech stack. Your work could also include a technology assessment of an existing venture, and proposing improvements.
  • Product & Venture Collaboration: Work closely with product and venture teams to define and execute new projects and features
  • Cloud Infrastructure Management: Oversee cloud infrastructure, ensuring functionality and efficiency
  • Quality Assurance: Implement rigorous processes for quality assurance to maintain the highest standards.
  • Performance Monitoring: Monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance.
  • External Communication: Clearly communicate technology strategies to partners and clients.

About You

  • 3+ years experience as a Head of Technology
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent field;
  • Proven track record in an Engineering Lead, Software Lead, or similar leadership role, preferably in diverse geographies and cultures
  • Knowledge of technological trends to build strategy, with extensive experience in cloud technologies, modern frameworks, diverse IT systems, and databases
  • Understanding of budgets and business planning, with the ability to conduct technological analysis and research
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills, proficient in handling complex, multi-stakeholder projects
  • Fluency in English
  • Full-time availability (part-time is not possible)
  • Preferably based in Dubai
  • Willingness to travel (primarily GCC, but also globally if needed)

Bonus points if you have

  • Experience as a Solution Architect and in client-facing roles
  • Experience in multiple public cloud providers (AWS, Azure & Oracle Cloud Infrastructure)
  • Being fluent with at least one mature programming language
  • Contribution to open-source projects

What you will get

  • A global, dynamic work environment for top talent to grow, including the possibility of office transfers
  • Lots of responsibility from day one, including space for your own ideas and initiatives within Stryber
  • An incredible learning opportunity.
  • Work with renowned clients globally, such as in the Middle East, Europe, or South East Asia
  • Fame and glory for what you will have built
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Truly entrepreneurial culture including on the "venture ground work" with all stakeholders: users, customers and investors or clients
  • Apple equipment (laptop and phone) for your daily work

Additional Information

For us, conscious business is a top priority. We are a carbon neutral company with a science-based environmental strategy.

In addition to that, Stryber is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations in which we operate. Stryber will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Start Date: ASAP