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Senior Cloud Engineer



Mexico City, Mexico
Posted on Monday, June 26, 2023

About Baubap

We are a fast-growing, Mexican fintech startup with the mission to become the bridge to people’s financial freedom through technology.

We are providing microloans to people in financial need through a fast and efficient process, always treating them with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Our long-term vision is be the most inclusive digital bank in LATAM with more than 2.5 million clients.

About your role

We are searching for a talented Cloud Engineer who will play a vital and collaborative role in architecting, building, and maintaining highly scalable and reliable cloud infrastructure for our fast-growing fintech startup. Your mission, through close collaboration with cross-functional teams, will be to ensure the security, performance, and availability of our cloud-based systems. By fostering a collaborative approach and leveraging your expertise in cloud technologies and best practices, you will contribute to our vision of becoming the most inclusive digital bank in LATAM, serving millions of clients and empowering their journey towards financial freedom through technology.


  • Design and implement scalable and reliable cloud architectures by collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Effectively manage cloud infrastructure resources, ensuring optimal performance, security, and configuration.
  • Streamline application deployment through automated pipelines, reducing manual effort and enabling faster releases.
  • Proactively monitor and resolve infrastructure issues to minimize downtime and ensure high system availability.
  • Implement security best practices and optimize cloud costs for a secure and cost-effective environment.
  • Define and implement a comprehensive set of engineering best practices and standards to elevate the performance and quality of the entire engineering team.

Day to day

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to design scalable and highly available cloud architectures.
  • Define the walkthrough and toolsets for all engineering teams; as well as the way they need to incorporate them into their day-to-day activities.
  • Implementing and managing cloud infrastructure resources (virtual machines, storage, networking, security groups).
  • Configuring and maintaining automated deployment pipelines (Github actions, AWS CodePipeline).
  • Monitoring and optimizing cloud infrastructure performance.
  • Setting up monitoring and alerting systems for proactive issue detection.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving infrastructure-related issues.
  • Automating infrastructure provisioning and management with IaC tools (Pulumi, AWS CloudFormation).
  • Conducting security audits and implementing best practices for cloud resource protection.
  • Assisting development teams with application deployment and configuration in the cloud.
  • Monitoring cloud costs and optimizing resource usage.
  • Documenting infrastructure configurations, deployment processes, and troubleshooting guides.

What you bring to the team

  • +5 years of experience working with infrastructure.
  • Advanced knowledge of cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • Experience with IaC methodologies and tools like Pulumi or Terraform.
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts in cloud environments.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as PHP, Python, Bash.
  • Experience in deploying and managing web servers like Apache or Nginx in the cloud.
  • Experience working with and building production-ready REST APIs.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in optimizing and building scalable web services.
  • Knowledge of monitoring systems like Prometheus, Grafana, or DataDog.
  • Knowledge of containerization technologies like Docker.
  • Strong knowledge of security best practices in cloud environments.
  • Strong knowledge of version control systems like Git (GitHub).

Nice to have:

  • Relevant certifications in cloud technologies
  • Knowledge of Scrum/Kanban Agile methodologies.
  • Experience working with Atlassian tools like Jira, Confluence and OpsGenie.
  • Effective communication skills in English and Spanish.

Your skills

  • Clear and transparent communication. You are able to able to express your thoughts clearly, concisely and to the point. You can openly discuss any blockers you have, and constructively point out areas for improvement.
  • Relentlessly resourceful at execution and problem solving. You make things happen, no matter what. You are disciplined, organized and systematically follow through on your work. Instead of getting stuck thinking "well, this doesn't work", you look for creative / innovative / outside-of-the-box solutions to fix the issue and move on.
  • Sense of urgency. You operate with a constant sense of urgency (as if there was a large, hungry wolf chasing you), constantly looking for ways to move ahead and push everything around you to get to your desired outcome in the most efficient and productive way. You don’t wait around and make things happen.
  • Flexibility / adaptability / resilience. You ****can maintain your composure and focus despite the constantly changing environment, and adequately adapt to new conditions. You can swiftly change the course of action when needed, and you don't get easily demotivated.
  • Being self-driven /committed. You require very little guidance and intervention from your leader to move ahead. You can correctly read what the situation requires, and take the necessary action accordingly. If your leader were to disappear, you can still move ahead and make relevant things happen. You act because you want to, and not because someone else is telling you that you should.
  • Strategic thinking / seeing the bigger picture. You can see further than just your immediate "doorstep". You can correctly assess the deeper implications of certain decisions that might materialise in the future, and take decisions accordingly. You often use data or previous research to inform your recommendations and decisions.
  • Critical / analytical thinking. You can correctly analyse the root causes of a problem, without getting side-tracked by irrelevant, minor details. You can come to the right conclusion and propose a clear, logical plan of action. You don't stay on the surface of things.
  • Helping others succeed / strong stakeholder focus. While tackling the responsibilities on your plate, you are constantly thinking "How will this impact the other party? Am I doing the absolute best I can to offer excellent support / service? What more could I do to help the other side achieve their goal or grow? Am I optimising for myself, or for the common good?"

What we can offer you

  • Being part of a multinational, highly driven team of professionals.
  • Flexible and remote working environment.
  • High level of ownership and independence.
  • 20 vacation days / year + 75% holiday bonus.
  • 1 month (proportional) of Christmas bonus.
  • "Vales de despensa" - 3,112 MXN / month.
  • Health & Life insurance.
  • Home office set-up budget.
  • Unlimited budget for Kindle books.
  • Baubap Free Loan.
  • Competitive salary.