Dev Lead

Job description:

Magma Partners is a leading Latin American venture capital firm. Founded in 2014, Magma has invested in 90+ top startups that are solving Latin America’s biggest problems and driving top-tier returns for our investors.

We have an internal tech team that builds Magma-owned products to support our portfolio companies, helps give advice to the startups in our portfolio about building their own products, and occasionally will be asked to provide feedback on new investment decisions.

Your main job will be to lead the Magma tech team to help us build out our web platforms, products and APIs that support our investment team, LPs and portfolio companies.

We work mostly behind the scenes providing web based tools and APIs that help us make better investment decisions, reporting and supporting our portfolio of startups so they can grow and solve many of Latin America’s biggest problems..

We want someone who feels at home working on multiple projects, spending time asking questions and problem solving with business people to scope new apps and executing and building these apps afterward. We want you to think and learn about the problems we will solve together, before jumping into coding.

We want someone who can work with, build and lead a small dev team. We want someone who wants to grow into a CTO as they gain more experience.

You will work closely with Mak Gutierrez, Nathan Lustig, Pedro del Campo, Claire Diaz Ortiz and the rest of the Magma team in order to help build out tools to support the startup ecosystem in Latin America.

We are looking for an engineering lead to continue building our infrastructure tools and support current ones. We work primarily with a Jamstack running on linux instances with some AWS services attached (Cognito, lambda, to name a few).

You should be comfortable on the linux command line to manage and deploy services and be well versed on the following tool stack:

  • NextJS + React (React router, Redux, Jest)
  • AWS LightSail instances running Ubuntu.
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • Git

Some familiarity with the following tools is a plus.

  • Docker
  • Caddy2
  • CI / CD Pipelines
  • PHP (wordpress plugins)
  • Figma to Frontend workflows.

Our mission, should you choose to accept it, lis that after ~2 years, you will have the tools and skill set for you to be ready to start your own startup, join a top Latin American startup in a high level role, or continue to help build Magma and support the next generation of startups in Latin America. 

We believe that working on the Magma team, in any role, is a great way to jumpstart your career in the startup world.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for making sure that our infrastructure and websites stay up and are fast! 

You will be responsible for scoping and estimating the effort required for projects, features and tasks while having an opinion on what should or shouldn't be coded.

You will be responsible for updating timelines and prioritizing projects and tasks based on the business needs.

You love making the product process more efficient by following DRY principles and avoiding duplicating efforts, and tasks.

You will be responsible for documenting the project code and understanding the team needs and feedback.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing a basic CI/CD pipeline and unifying updating our tools to our current tech stack.

You will be in charge of maintaining and supporting all things tech within the organization, this will sometimes include low-code website integrations, backups and managing our tool set.

You want to suggest and implement solutions that build on our integrated tool stack.

Ideal candidate:

  • Full stack developer with an eye for good product design.
  • Interested in Venture Capital, startups, ML and Data driven products.
  • Can have a conversation in English and Spanish.
  • A good eye for memes. 


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