Role details

Head of IT - UAE Nationals Only

Dubai   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Fantastic opportunity to join an important, unique organisation to the UAE
  • Must be a UAE National with senior IT leadership experience

About Our Client

We are working with an organisation in the UAE who provide a critical service to businesses and consumers alike. As a result of very exciting changes and developments across their Technology function, this role has arisen to help drive the strategy and performance of the organisation forward through effective use of technology.

Job Description

  • Lead all IT operations and new developments in line with company set goals and strategies and manage and coach team to become exceptional performers.
  • Develop and enforce policies, procedures, duties and responsibilities in order to enhance credibility, security and confidentiality of accessing, viewing and dealing with sensitive data in accordance with international best practice and acceptable common standards.
  • Review IT operations on a quarterly basis and improve processes to ensure efficient operations and cost-effective setups wherever possible.
  • Maintain core database and systems through efficient data and disaster recovery centres operations and secure environment from threats and intrusion (external and internal).
  • Develop and constantly review, modify and enforce departmental operating procedures including rights and change management.
  • Manage all IT service and support providers against contracts and budgets with periodic review of performance alongside Finance and define SLAs for external service providers and monitor performance and value on a quarterly basis.
  • Supervise and manage the implementation of all company system and ensure optimal performance.
  • Enable and maintain top-notch IT infrastructure to support business continuity and ensure uninterrupted business critical systems.
  • Provide necessary technical analysis and recommendations for company initiatives.
  • Ensure full compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Define and monitor user interaction and enable fraud prevention mechanics.
  • Provide management with monthly dashboards on status of operations, risks and ongoing projects

The Successful Applicant

  • 360 degree knowledge of all IT operations including database, network, systems, applications and security
  • Advanced knowledge in data handling and big data risk management.
  • Proven track record in managing teams, executing strategies and delivering results.
  • Advanced knowledge of financial services IT environments and related risks.
  • Minimum experience of 15 years in senior managerial roles in IT.
  • Bachelor/Engineering degree in IT.
  • Proficient in Arabic and English

What's on Offer

A senior leadership role in this crucial organisation will pay an attractive salary plus benefits to the right candidate.

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