Technical Project Lead

Cairo • Egypt

Lead the strategy, implementation, and delivery of technology solutions to provide technical design and direction that will enable Nagwa to achieve its goals

Responsibilities

  • Lead technology planning, development of software, and drive the implementation of IT best practices in Nagwa to achieve a competitive advantage
  • Contribute organizational enterprise architecture information systems, software applications, and related infrastructure to achieve the goals of the Information Systems Unit
  • Oversee all mobile and web development to develop and maintain high-quality products and ensure projects and services satisfy needs and quality standards
  • Provide feedback and recommendations regarding technical requirements, timelines, and software concerns so that design decisions are in line with technical expectations
  • Ensure metrics are in place to monitor and measure software development projects, ongoing support and maintenance activities
  • Support the software engineering team by collaborating with the various units and departments and facilitating smooth communication with cross-functional teams to minimize development roadblocks and ensure the delivered solutions meet identified needs
  • Keep up to date with trends in Software Development, and the IT industry, including current agile methodologies, to implement the best practices in Nagwa
  • Hire, manage, and develop a team of high-performing engineers to maintain a competent workforce
  • Keep workforce motivated through coaching, mentoring and fostering innovative ideas that add value
  • Create project plan, schedule, scope and reporting activities and effectively communicate project goals, objectives, and requirements
  • Prepare cost and resource estimates including staffing requirements, cloud computing infrastructure, monitor projects/products lifecycle to ensure they are delivered within cost and schedule commitments
  • Collaborate with the marketing, sales, and planning team for features definition and prioritization to launch products on time while meeting the business goals
  • Track and report progress of multiple projects at the same time and effectively utilize corporate PM methodology to manage projects
  • Identify, monitor, and develop risk mitigation procedures
  • Contribute to the development of marketing materials and sales kits, ensuring alignment with product features and capabilities

Qualifications & Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science or Information Systems
  • Postgraduate study is preferable
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in progressively responsible roles including software development, implementation, and project management of B2C and B2B systems across multiple software platforms
  • Expert in one of the following tech stacks: .NET/Java/NodeJs
  • Wide knowledge of web technologies and services including Microsoft Tech Stack and Open Source tools
  • Wide knowledge of database engines and services including Microsoft Tech Stack, MySQL, and noSQL databases and big data analytics techniques
  • Excellent knowledge of reporting methodologies and services including BI reporting trends
  • In-depth knowledge of business applications that manage high numbers of concurrent users
  • In-depth knowledge of Applications integration cycles and methodologies 

Job Behavioral Competencies 

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate complex technical topics for non-technical audiences
  • Initiative and creativity
  • Time and stress management skills
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to think analytically and strategically
  • Leadership skills
  • Decision-making skills

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