ABOUT ASTROLABS 🚀 At AstroLabs our purpose is to create a thriving digital and technology ecosystem in the MENA region
AstroLabs is a technology ecosystem builder that enables the growth of talent, companies, and innovation capabilities on a regional level. With 10 years of active building in MENA and a vibrant community across 3 coworking spaces in the UAE & KSA, AstroLabs is MENA’s trusted partner in solving the innovation challenges of tomorrow by navigating the technology landscapes of today.
Partnering with key industry shapers including governmental entities, corporates, and the entrepreneurial ecosystem, AstroLabs designs and facilitates digital transformations through business setup and market entry operations, effective upskilling programs for emerging & established teams, as well as a value-focused talent recruitment practice.
We are ambitious, we take ownership, and are committed to excellence.
If you are a high performing, driven individual then we would love for you to join us on our mission.
AstroLabs is looking for an outstanding Director to lead our IT (Information Technology) team based in our Dubai office. The Technology Director will play a meaningful role in developing IT strategy, driving operational excellence and improving the potential of AstroLabs systems, services and teams.
In this role you will:
Develop a clear vision and roadmap for enabling business growth through tech for AstroLabs as a whole and for different business units
Work closely with business leaders to map out excellent customer journeys
Own the planning, execution and rollout of tech programs both customer-facing and internal
Identify and propose best-in-class information technology strategies and infrastructure including a plan for future solutions and how those solutions tie into our existing infrastructure
Catalogue all existing systems, document opportunities for optimization, consolidation, and present recommendations for simplification and streamlining
Lead business system procurement policies and processes from a technical perspective
Consult senior-level stakeholders across the organisation to identify business and technology needs and optimise the use of information technology
Lead the technology team ensuring execution to the highest standard
Develop and maintain relationships with external IT vendors and services providers
Define, measure, and report appropriate operational metrics
Establish and manage information security policies, procedures, and standards
Establish and drive business continuity and disaster recovery plans
Ensure information security risks are identified and managed
Managing specific projects and working closely with software developers to build an integrated CRM and project management system for companies expanding into the MENA region.
Developing a community portal for our Dubai and KSA communities that allows for information sharing, interactions and requests.
Your purpose aligns with ours and you care just as much about creating a thriving ecosystem in our region as we do
You are able to solve complex business problems with the right tech solutions
Well rounded experience in DevOps, Fullstack Development & Project Management
Experience building an IT strategy
Experience in rapidly scaling output of the IT team
Proven ability to motivate and lead technical teams
You have strong interpersonal skills and are an outstanding communicator both verbally and in writing
You have exceptional listening skills with the ability to influence and add value
You are passionate about building and coaching people
WHAT YOU WILL GET
You will join a community of like-minded, problem solvers who want to have a lasting impact
You will design and lead tech projects with a goal to provide world-class customer experience across our business units
You will get exposure to some of the most innovative companies in the MENA region.
You will have the opportunity to solve complex problems with creativity.
You will be surrounded by people who value growth and personal developmen