πŸ‘‹πŸ½ Hey There!

I'm Marvin

Currently leading the Editor AI team at Figma. My professional journey spans leadership roles in Growth and Payments teams, advocacy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, strategic advisory for start-ups, and the development of software supporting diverse backend systems – from event pipelines to payments, experimentation, and data warehousing. I've led teams at Webflow, Fast, Quibi, GoFundMe, and contributed to the early-stage startup scene.

As a proud immigrant from Peru πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ͺ and a first-generation MIT 🦫 college graduate, my perspective is shaped by a rich tapestry of experiences. Beyond the professional realm, I find solace in the world of coffee β˜•οΈ and groove to the beats of salsa, reggaeton, and hip-hop 🎧.

Here not just for work, but for meaningful connections and collaborations. Looking forward to the journey ahead!

Expertise

I have 10+ years of experience as a Software Engineer and 5+ years of Engineering Management experience.

Product Growth

As a product growth specialist, I specialize in crafting strategies that attract and engage users effectively. By understanding user behavior and market dynamics, I drive impactful outcomes, ensuring sustained success in competitive landscapes. My approach focuses on creating experiences that captivate and retain users for continuous growth and relevance.

Team Growth &Β Development

Dedicated to the growth and development of engineering teams, I bring a wealth of experience in recruiting talent and cultivating a collaborative and innovative culture. Whether building teams from scratch or enhancing existing ones, I am adept at ensuring scalability and efficiency. Through a blend of recruitment and team development expertise, I consistently drive success in dynamic and evolving environments

Project Management

I bring a comprehensive approach to overseeing projects from inception to completion. I ensure successful project delivery by making strategic decisions on budget, resource allocation, and efficient communication. With a keen understanding of ongoing projects, multitasking capabilities, and precision, I navigate project complexities. Proficient in project management tools, I foster seamless team collaboration for timely and high-quality product delivery.

Technical Expertise

My experience extends to consumer and enterprise products, encompassing video streaming, payments, fundraising platforms, social platforms, CRMs, and editor-based tools. Possessing up-to-date knowledge of engineering practices, software, frameworks, and processes, my strong technical skills facilitate strong communication with the team. Whether navigating new roles or organizations, my proficiency in technical domains ensures a solid foundation for effective leadership and successful project outcomes.

Recent Work

Figma

Engineering Manager

Editor AI

June 5, 2023

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Present

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Webflow

Senior Engineering Manager

Growth

September 14, 2021

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May 26, 2023

Present

Drove Activation & Acquisition strategies, advancing our mission to empower everyone in web creation. Focused on building the world's most powerful visual development platform, our team dedicated to enhancing the user journey, ensuring users discover and experience the full value of Webflow seamlessly.

Fast

Engineering Manager

Events & Communications

November 30, 2020

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August 31, 2021

Present

Drove technological advancements for scalable data processing. This includes optimizing the user events pipeline, establishing a centralized communications service, and developing internal tools for seamless partner interactions and communication updates.

Quibi

Engineering Manager

Commerce

March 31, 2019

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December 16, 2020

Present

Designed subscription processing services, established the Commerce Engineering team, and managed the T-Mobile engineering relationship. Led the delivery of a Customer Support portal handling ~300 calls/day and implemented an Experimentation Framework to validate subscription model growth potential.

GoFundMe

Staff Software Engineer

Billing

February 6, 2018

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March 19, 2019

Present

Revamped payments processing for a unified user experience, reduced redundancy by half, and facilitated provider transitions. Also delivered the Charity Search service, decreasing search time by 20x. Additionally, onboarded and mentored two engineers, and streamlined continuous delivery with revamped infrastructure cookbooks.

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