Senior Python Developer in Apurata


    Remote (Peru) — Full time

Programming | Senior

Salary: $2500 - 3000 USD/month

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YCombinator backed fintech startup looking to hire a Senior Python Developer to lead one of the engineering teams for one of our product lines. We are the fastest growing fintech startup in Peru, with $mm's in yearly revenue and growing 3-4x Year on Year. We are looking for a proactive, hustling, individual with a strong desire to learn and grow as we broaden our financing platform with additional products.
We serve the Latin American middle class through the offering of financing products. We compete against established banks, upcoming startups and street loan sharks.
We currently have two products helping Peruvian consumers:
  • Apurata - quick financing for consumer loans, working capital, small investments, unexpected expenses or family emergencies.
  • aCuotaz - checkout financing for online purchases, enabling people without credit cards to finance ecommerce purchases.
In the future, we can finance their education, business investments, home improvements, motorcycles, and vacations.

Senior Python Developer / Engineer

We are looking for somebody with the ability to prioritize tasks efficiently, strong abstraction and coding skills, be familiar with big data architecture, and in addition to a well developed acumen for identifying consumer credit risk features from alternative and traditional data. The role reports directly to the CTO and is responsible for leading a team of jr engineers.
Project: Web server in tornado with mongoDB
Role: Full-stack developer and team lead
Responsibilities: Create new functionalities, improve existing code and solve problems, improve architecture
Success Metrics: Based on achieving set goals with modular code, easy to read and few bugs.

Qualifications and requirements

What we are looking for:
  • At least 2 years supervising junior developers
  • At least 4 years of python coding experience
  • Customer first mindset
  • Evidence of a high degree of accountability, self starting motivation and drive
  • Ability to see the forest and the trees
  • Metrics obsessed
  • Not afraid to make mistakes, admit mistakes, and learn from them

Desirable skills

  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Capabilities to execute initiatives with minimal supervision
  • Desire to coach and develop junior team members
  • Experience working in environments with large data sets including unstructured data


What we offer:
  • High level of interaction with high value shareholders
  • Market compensation with equity participation
  • Autonomy to develop, implement, and scale solutions across functional areas
  • Opportunity to extend data science value-add across all operating areas of Apurata
  • Long term career path as we seek to grow revenue to $100mm / year in the next 5 years across multiple geographies

Flexible hours Flexible schedule and freedom for attending family needs or personal errands.
Partially remote You can work from your home some days a week.
Informal dress code No dress code is enforced.

Remote work policy

Locally remote only

Position is 100% remote, but candidates must reside in Peru.

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