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Senior Engineering Manager (Banking Core)


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.

*We require that the candidate is fluent in Spanish and currently resides in the LATAM region, as it's important be willing to work under the Mexican Central Time Zone.

 About you

🚀 The Senior Engineering Manager for the Banking Core team's mission is to spearhead the development and integration of a banking core system that is robust, compliant, and scalable, making crucial decisions on whether to build or utilize existing solutions. This role is critical in guiding the system's architecture to meet regulatory standards and support future growth and product innovation. As a central figure in our technical strategy and architectural decisions, the Senior Engineering Manager is expected to evolve into a leading position within the technology department, ensuring our banking infrastructure fosters accessible financial services, innovation, operational excellence, and compliance, thereby positioning us as a leader in financial technology.

As Senior Engineering Manager, these are the challenges that you will help us for solving

  • Lead the timely and budget-conscious launch of a banking core system, determining the most effective path between building in-house or adapting existing platforms.
  • Ensure the banking core system fully complies with SOFIPO regulations, integrating compliance into the system’s foundation to support secure and legal operations.
  • Establish a robust and scalable banking core platform that can evolve with the company, accommodating current needs and future expansion into new financial products.
  • Foster enhanced collaboration across technology, product, compliance, and operations teams.

 Day to day

  • Oversee the banking core system's development and integration, ensuring technical and project milestones are met.
  • Work closely with various departments to align the banking core system with company needs and compliance standards.
  • Lead the Banking Core engineering team, managing hiring, firing, and promotion decisions to maintain a high-performance team environment.
  • Manage timelines, allocate resources efficiently, and conduct risk assessments to mitigate project delays or challenges.
  • Set and track the team's Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), adjusting strategies as needed to achieve key milestones aligned with the company’s goals.


  • Proven experience in leading the development and integration of banking core systems, preferably within the financial services or fintech sector in Mexico or similar regulatory environments.
  • Strong understanding of the regulatory requirements for financial institutions, specifically SOFIPOs.
  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams and projects.
  • Proficiency in technology stacks relevant to banking systems (e.g., Java, Python, MySQL) and an understanding of cloud infrastructure.
  • Excellent communication skills in both Spanish and English. 

🚀 Nice to have

  • Prior experience in a fintech startup or in the microloan sector.
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies.

What is our way of working?

  • We aim to be as product centric as possible, which means we always prioritise:
  • Listening to our customers (whether internal or external), mainly qualitatively and secondary quantitatively
  • Focusing on real problems our clients face
  • Strong focus on customer experience
  • Assuring that every product adds value to both, our business and our customers
  • Falling in love with the problem instead of the solution
  • Quick validation and learning
  • Strong collaboration within your team and other teams
  • Small, progressive, incremental delivery, innovation comes from iterations not from scratch.

 What we offer

  • 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 of 3,257 MXN / month
  • Health & Life insurance
  • Home office set-up budget
  • Unlimited budget for Kindle books
  • 2 psychological sessions/month with Terapify
  • Baubap Free Loan
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