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Engineering Director

Stori Card

Stori Card

Software Engineering
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024

About Stori

Stori is a fast-growing, venture-backed financial technology company, on a mission to democratize credit access for 400 million underbanked LatAm consumers. Stori currently operates in Mexico and has a global team with offices in Arlington Virginia, Mexico City, and Asia. We have quickly made our mark as one of the top digital banks in Mexico with more than two million applicants for our credit card product since launching.

Stori is one of the top-funded startups in the region with US$250 million raised to date. We are backed by top global venture capital funds, such as GGV Capital, GIC, Lightspeed Venture Partners, General Catalyst, Goodwater Capital, Mexico’s Tresalia Capital, Vision Plus Capital, BAI Capital and Source Code Capital; who have successfully invested in startups such as Affirm, Airbnb, Alibaba, Stripe, and TikTok.

Stori has a standout founder team among fintechs, leveraging 100+ years of accumulated experience in consumer finance, banking and technology across Mastercard, Intel, Capital One, Morgan Stanley, GE Capital, and HSBC in the U.S., Mexico and Asia. The team has launched and managed many multi-million-customer credit card products globally, providing a wide breadth of experience and knowledge to our team.

We welcome diversity of background, experience and thinking. Storians are passionate about our mission and take pride in the products we build. Our culture thrives off of a flat structure and an inclusive environment where all of our employees can be their authentic selves, with boundless opportunities for professional growth.

The Role:

We are searching for a seasoned Director of Engineering to lead and grow our engineering teams in multiple Latam countries. In this exciting role, you will be responsible for developing and executing our technological vision, fostering a collaborative culture of excellence, and driving the successful delivery of high-quality products.

  • Main responsibilities:

    1. Provide strategic leadership and direction for the engineering teams in multiple Latam countries, ensuring alignment with the company's overall goals and objectives for the region.
    2. Oversee the entire product development lifecycle, from ideation and concept development tailored to multiple markets, to launch and ongoing maintenance.
    3. Develop and implement a robust technical roadmap that leverages cutting-edge technologies to create market-leading products.
    4. Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the engineering teams across multiple locations.
    5. Recruit, hire, and mentor top engineering talent with a strong understanding of the Latam tech landscapes.
    6. Manage the engineering budget effectively and ensure efficient resource allocation across both teams.
    7. Bridge communication between engineering teams in different countries, fostering a cohesive and collaborative environment.
    8. Partner with cross-functional teams (product, marketing, sales, business owners) to ensure seamless product development and launch specifically for multiple markets.
    9. Stay abreast of the latest technological trends and developments.

What we are looking for:

  1. 10+ years of experience in a senior engineering leadership role, with at least 5 years in a LatAm-based startup environment.
  2. Proven track record of building and leading high-performing engineering teams in a fast-paced, resource-constrained, and culturally diverse environment.
  3. Demonstrated capability to coach and develop engineering managers.
  4. Deep understanding of software development principles and methodologies within the context of the LatAm tech ecosystem, with experience in agile development and rapid iteration.
  5. Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to navigate diverse cultural contexts.
  6. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  7. Ability to think strategically and translate business goals into technical solutions with a LatAm-specific perspective and financial awareness.
  8. Experience in building and maintaining a strong technical culture..
  9. Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

What we offer:

  • High profile work development opportunities
  • Exposure and opportunities to continuously expand leadership influence at the company
  • Constant learning, from the work itself, industry experts, and super-smart colleagues
  • Competitive compensation and attractive benefits
  • International exposure & work experience (we have offices in multiple countries)

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What we offer

  • Make a positive impact on the lives of our customers via financial inclusion
  • Professional development opportunities
  • International exposure & work experience
  • Company swag
  • Legally required benefits