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Latin America is an emerging epicenter for top engineering talent

Skilled software engineers and developers abound in LatAm hiring hotspots Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico.

A thriving hub for engineering talent, Latin America has increasingly advanced its position as a global tech hub in recent years, with venture funding in the region hitting record highs.

In addition to a large population of experienced and highly skilled tech professionals, time zone alignment with the US adds to Latin America’s appeal as a hiring market. Engineers from the region’s tech epicenters in Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica and Chile make up Terminal’s widely growing LatAm talent network.

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With competitive tech universities throughout the country and tech hubs like Guadalajara, Mexico is a leading global market for skilled engineers.

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One of South America’s largest and fastest-growing tech centers, Colombia has strong ecosystems for engineering talent cities like Bogotá and Medellín.

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Home to Latin America’s top tech accelerator and elite engineering programs, Chile has a highly-seasoned pool of developer talent.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s vibrant developer community and innovative software culture powers hundreds of tech companies already creating high-value solutions within Industry 4.0.

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World-class engineering teams in Latin America, fully remote

  • Terminal helps you find top Latin American tech talent to build your engineering teams. As the Employer of Record, we take care of all paperwork and legal red tape, onboarding and ongoing admin services, and offer expert localized HR. As part of their comprehensive benefits packages, engineers receive workspace budgets to enhance their home offices for optimal remote productivity.

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Why Terminal

  • When you team up with Terminal for hiring in the LatAm region, you access four premier talent markets – Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico – at once. Our LatAm-based recruiters tap into networks throughout the region to help you find the engineering talent your business needs to thrive.

Russ Greenspan
“Turning to Latin America has significantly expanded the candidate pool for us. There’s so much good talent. I studied in Latin America myself, so I know firsthand the kind of creative thinking and quality engineers that you’ll find there.”
Russ Greenspan
CTO at PresenceLearning
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Build farther, faster

  • Along with leveraging LatAm’s abundant engineering talent, Terminal’s recruiting network extends to rich tech ecosystems in Canada and Europe. With a multi-market hiring approach, you’ll rapidly scale your engineering team and gain access to a diverse set of perspectives to fuel innovation for your next big project.

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