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Data Engineering Expert - Risk



Data Science
Latin America
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Clara is the leading spend management platform for companies in Latin America. Our end-to-end solution includes our locally-issued corporate cards, a Bill Pay product, financing solutions, and our highly-rated software platform; already being used by thousands of the most successful companies across the region.

Clara is backed by top global and regional investors such as GGV Capital, Coatue, DST Global Partners, General Catalyst, monashees, Acrew Capital, Kaszek, Citius, Canary, Citi Ventures, Picus Capital, Avid Ventures, ICONIQ Growth, Endeavor Catalyst, Goldman Sachs, Accial Capital, and prominent angel investors.


  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable data architectures.
  • Optimize data workflows for performance and reliability.
  • Work with stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions.


  • Strong proficiency in SQL and Git.
  • Extensive Experience with Python (Scala as a plus) programming.
  • Extensive experience with AWS, Databricks, and data pipeline tools.
  • Experience with warehouses, NoSQL databases, and Kafka.
  • Familiarity with Airflow or other DAG management tools.
  • Ability to solve complex data issues creatively.
  • Ability to say 'I don't know' and willingness to research and find solutions.

Non-negotiable Requirements:

  1. Candidates must be either Actuaries or Computer Scientists. Regardless of their primary background, they must have a solid understanding of computer science.
  2. Fintech Experience: Prior experience in the fintech industry is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Country-Specific Fiscal Knowledge: Candidates from the following countries will have a significant advantage if they possess basic fiscal knowledge relevant to their country:
    • Mexico: Basic knowledge of the Mexican Fiscal SAT.
    • Brazil: Basic knowledge of Brazilian fiscal regulations.
    • Colombia: Basic knowledge of Colombian fiscal regulations.
  2. Finance Audit Experience: Candidates must have lived through a finance audit and understand the processes involved.
  3. Understanding of Financial Conciliation: Strong understanding of financial conciliation processes.
  4. Experience in Credit Card and Bill Pay: Prior experience with credit card and bill pay systems will be a plus.
  5. Risk Modeling in Latin America: Experience in risk modeling specific to the Latin American market is highly desirable.
  6. Open Mindset: Candidates should have an open mind and be willing to create new and innovative solutions.

Additional Requirements for Data Roles in Risk:

  1. Data Analysis and Visualization: Proficiency in SQL and data visualization tools (e.g., Metabase, QuickSight). Ability to analyze financial data and create actionable insights.
  2. Experience with Financial Data Systems: Familiarity with financial data systems and tools, such as those used for managing transactions, auditing, and compliance.
  3. Regulatory Compliance: Understanding of regulatory requirements and compliance standards in the financial sector, especially those relevant to Latin America.
  4. Data Integrity and Quality: Strong emphasis on maintaining data integrity and quality, especially in financial datasets.
  5. Stakeholder Communication: Ability to communicate complex data findings to non-technical stakeholders, including finance and executive teams.
  6. Problem-Solving Skills: Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think critically about data and its application in solving business problems.
  7. Agile and Lean Methodologies: Experience working in agile and lean environments, common in startups, to adapt quickly to changing business needs.
The way we do things is as important as what we do. That is why we operate on a set of carefully-identified values. They are what we expect from ourselves and each other in our day-to-day.

We value

* Clarity - Open and direct communication
* Simplicity - Pare things down to the essential
* Ownership - We're all owners and act like it
* Pride - Make quality products we're proud of
* Always Be Changing (ABC) - Continuous self-improvement
* Inclusivity - Every voice counts; we value each other for our shared mission and contributions

We are

* Shaping business finances in Latin America
* Driven by our 6 core values
* Proud of our inclusive and caring culture
* Certified as Top LinkedIn Startup

We offer

* Competitive salary & a robust stock ownership plan
* 100% flexible work model
* A set of benefits that are adaptable to your needs & way of life
* Opportunities for growth in a fast-paced environment
* A chance to shape B2B payments in Latin America and increase the region’s economic competitiveness