Director of Engineering & Technology

Job description

  • This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurially minded brand technology professional to grow with a VC-backed start-up on its mission to become the next LATAM consumer goods giant
  • As Director of Engineering & Technology you will work closely with the founding team and help us grow our Engineering & Technology department. Our sourcing model requires us to leverage technology and data across a range of sources and draw succinct insights – you will be at the heart of this setup and thus play a crucial role for VALOREO’s long-term success
  • You work closely with our Founder’s and have responsibility for the Group’s technology strategy to identify today's hottest brands
  • You lead and manage the growth of our Technology team with a focus on scraping
  • Specifically, you will manage and establish the Engineering & Technology Team with a focus on i) developing VALOREOs data analytics system, including scraping, collecting and refining merchant data from across Latin American online marketplaces ii) enriching datasets through additional research, iii) acquiring suitable data, iv) working closely with senior management and the Directors of other Teams to make strategic decisions, and v) providing leadership to a mix of growing onshore and offshore teams

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Data Engineering, or related fields from leading university and/or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ yrs of experience in a similar role, with experience in building information and database architecture from scratch
  • Prior experience in web scraping/web crawling required
  • Excellent coding (Python), quantitative modelling, statistical analysis, and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate across functions, build relationships within a fast-growing organisation and manage international teams
  • Fluency in English required; Spanish and Portuguese language skills is a plus
  • Understanding of/experience with Mercado Libre, Amazon and other marketplaces is a strong plus
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) is a plus
  • Prior experience in a rapidly growing start-up/tech company is a plus
  • This role is based in Mexico City (flexibility with regards to remote working)