Staff/Sr Frontend Engineer

Marathon Ventures

Marathon Ventures

Software Engineering
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Join the early days of an organization advancing the tech startup ecosystem in Latin America!

At Latitud, we are focused on elevating the next generation of startups in Latin America. There is so much friction for startups and we truly believe that they are an incredible lever for economic progress and social mobility. We started as a community to help support founders and we have since evolved into a tech company that builds infrastructure to reduce friction for early-stage startups so they can focus on their product and customers.

You could think of Latitud as the OS for startups in Latin America. So far, founders love us.

Latitud was created by Brian Requarth, who founded, scaled, and sold Viva Real for US$600M, Gina Gotthilf, who led growth at Duolingo from 3M to 200M users, and Yuri Danilchenko, who scaled product & engineering at Kaszek-backed Escale.

Latitud is at a very exciting moment, we just raised a $11.5M Seed led by a16z and NfX and another $1.5M from the community. This means we are growing and you will have the opportunity to contribute to the strategy and culture we build together.

The job:

TLDR, youll be joining Latitud as one of our first engineers and will help us build products for founders in Latin America from the ground up. We have openings on both the legal and financial product squads. We will assess which one you'd be a better fit for during the interview process.

You will:

  • Define our frontend architecture and coding practices
  • Manage other frontend developers and support full stack developers on the frontend
  • Design for internationalization (i18n) to allow us to launch to the rest of LatAm quickly
  • Work very closely with product to collaborate on our vision and strategy
  • Help mentor and onboard new team members as we grow
  • Help define and shape our engineering culture and principles

You are:

  • An experienced software engineer. You have several years of experience building web or mobile applications. You have lead major software engineering initiatives at the product or company level and enjoy mentoring junior engineers.
  • A fast learner. We don't expect you to know everything about our domain and stack, but we need you to catch up quickly.
  • Pragmatic. You fall in love with problems, not solutions. Your bias towards getting feedback quickly by shipping things to production for real users and measuring the impact of your changes. You prioritize outcomes over process.
  • Passionate about accessibility, diversity, and inclusion. Latitud is not a good fit for you if you are uncomfortable or annoyed by these topics.
  • Interested in being involved with the startup community. Startup founders in LATAM are our primary persona and youre either interested in working with them or want to join their ranks in a few years.

Required Skills

  • Strong in modern frontend languages (JavaScript, TypeScript, and CSS)
  • Experienced in building a full-featured web application using a JavaScript framework (React, Vue, etc)
  • Familiar with frontend unit testing and automated browser testing
  • Familiar with error tracking and performance user behavior tracking

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with fintech or regulated products
  • Experience with internationalization (i18n)
  • Experience with charting/graphing libraries and building data-rich products
  • Previously worked at early-stage startups

Why Latitud? Youll love working with us if you want to...

  • Learn from the best minds in the ecosystem (VCs, entrepreneurs, team leads at top
  • startups) as you make sure each event runs smoothly.
  • Make a memorable difference in the trajectory of the next generation of world-class tech companies coming out of Latin America.
  • Be part of a mission-driven organization from its very early days, helping shape its future significantly.
  • Work alongside well-connected industry thought leaders.
  • Thrive in a flexible, innovation-focused environment that welcomes new ideas and tools.
  • Be part of an awesome team. Our small team is A+ :)

Why not Latitud? You will not love working with us if you want to...

  • Have a very well-defined job.
  • Work at an established, process-oriented company.
  • Work 9-5 hours.
  • Find problems but not jump to help solve them.
  • Have a very clear career ladder at your next job rather than help build it.
  • Avoid conversations about diversity. We are very pro-diversity and often brainstorm ways
  • to improve it in our team and the startup ecosystem. If talking about gender, racial, etc. makes you uncomfortable or annoyed, this is not a great place for you.


  • Work from anywhere (100% remote)
  • Generous equity
  • Health insurance covered 100% (including dependents)
  • Monthly Co-working allowance or annual Home Office bonus
  • Generous parental leave and paid vacation
  • Two international team trips per year on us!