Vp of Engineering in Apurata

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Apurata last checked this job 24 days ago.

YCombinator backed fintech startup looking to hire a VP of Engineering (Python, AWS, Mongo) to lead the engineering efforts at Apurata. 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 across multiple countries.

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 expect to continue increasing our offering.

What are your primary functions:

  • Work side by side with CTO and CEO to optimize development team resources, taking into account impact to entire organization
  • Consistently achieve shipping deadlines without compromising reliability and availability
  • Propose and implement improvements in processes, infrastructure and code to improve our capabilities
  • Recruit and hire additional talent for dev team
  • Mentor and develop junior team members into coding leaders

What you need to know:

  • 4-7 years of experience coding in python and leading teams
  • Familiarity with AWS, mongo, postgres, and/or machine learning architecture


  • Using continuous integration tools
  • Applying task prioritization frameworks
  • Excellent communication skills and experience leading teams
  • Development of hiring process and team mentoring
  • Implementing QA standards and procedures
  • Defining expected task durations
  • Implementing individual and team accountability
  • Measuring and maintaining system uptime
  • Optimizing team resources
  • Well versed in cutting edge technology and best practices in fintech

Who we are looking for:

We want to recruit talented individuals that:

  • have a deep desire to learn (better than hard skills)
  • question conventional wisdom (better than just experience)
  • enjoy work with a diverse group of peer developers (diversity breeds chaos, breeds change and if properly channeled progress)
  • thrives in a fast paced environment (there is always too much to do)
  • not afraid to make mistakes (yes, of course you then have to fix them, that is the fun part)
  • proud themselves on being analytical (but not too much pride)

What to expect on the benefits side:

Team: Diverse, lead by braniac CTO
Fully remote is OK: Opportunity to travel to Peru or Mexico 3 times per year
Equity: 0.1-0.5% depending on experience and final salary
Cash compensation: $4 - 5k per month gross
Work Computer: Negotiable, typically we split costs with employee if replacement is needed

Fully remote You can work from anywhere in the world.
Equity offered This position includes equity compensation (in the form of stock options or another mechanism).
Flexible hours Flexible schedule and freedom for attending family needs or personal errands.
Computer provided Apurata provides a computer for your work.
Informal dress code No dress code is enforced.

Remote work policy

Fully remote

Candidates can reside anywhere in the world.

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