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Vicente Plata

Vicente Plata

Tech Lead and Manager

Make an impact: Working remotely at a high-growth startup as a full-time Latin American engineer

diciembre 9, 2021 - 10:00

Today we’re speaking about how remote engineers can make a big Impact from their own city. We will explore the advantages and challenges of working for a global tech company as a remote Latin American developer.


Vicente Plata is a Software Engineer with emphasis in leadership tasks and roles. He also enjoys being an advisor on topics related to career growth and development for individual contributors, particularly in Latin America. Vicente has advised startups with distributed workforces, remote software development teams and community building professionals. He works at Shopify as an Engineering Lead for Shop Pay, driving features and experiments at the intersection of in-app and web experiences. Prior to that, Vicente worked as a remote Senior Lead Software Engineer at Hims & Hers, prior to the company's IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Vicente also has experience at Microsoft, Telefonica, Sun Microsystems, and the Mexican army. Vicente has over 17 years of experience crafting impactful and measurable software solutions using a plethora of technologies including Java, C# / .net, Android, JavaScript, React, React Native, TypeScript, Postgres, and others. Originally from Mexico, Vicente now works in Ontario, Canada where he lives with his wife, daughters, and Luna, his pug.