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Kavak announces four global tech centers in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina

For the project, led by former-Mercado Libre Fernando Scassera, the company plans to hire more than 500 software developers engineers in Latin America

Fernando Scasserra, new technology director at Kavak. Photo: Intercom Americas/Courtesy.
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  • The project aims to redesign the platform’s customer experience through new systems and applications for all the steps (buying, selling, and financing) with a global vision since programmers will have to adapt Kavak technology to different international markets as the company expands;
  • The first two will be located in Guadalajara and Mexico City. The other two, in Sao Paulo (Brazil), and Buenos Aires (Argentina).

Kavak, the secondhand car purchase and sale platform that became Mexico’s first unicorn last year, announced on Tuesday four new global tech development centers with headquarters in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. The company plans to hire more than 500 software developers engineers in Latin America.

The project will be led by Fernando Scasserra, former director of engineering at Mercado Libre, who joined Kavak as director of technology, with the mission of creating and leading the company’s new global team of engineers.

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The project aims to redesign the platform’s customer experience through new systems and applications for all the steps (buying, selling, and financing) with a global vision since programmers will have to adapt Kavak technology to different international markets as the company expands to new countries and continents.

To achieve these goals, Kavak will establish, over the next 18 months, two tech development centers located in Guadalajara and Mexico City, where it plans to hire more than 100 software engineers. The other two centers will be located in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Buenos Aires (Argentina).

“My goal is to build the best technology team in the world. At Kavak, we have the ambition to transform the experience of buying and selling a used car and to achieve this, we need to create unprecedented technology, capable of predicting the values ​​of the global automotive market and giving access to financing solutions to as many citizens as possible. We see a great opportunity to apply data analysis and machine learning throughout the process, to continue facilitating access to a car around the world,” said Fernando Scasserra in a press statement.

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“The company seeks to strengthen the customer experience in Mexico and other international markets where we operate, so Fernando will have the mission of consolidating a team capable of developing the most innovative technology. We are sure that the incorporation of him and the strengthening of our technological team will fulfill the goal of transforming this industry in every corner of the planet,” stated Carlos García Ottati, CEO at Kavak

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