Gutiérrez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and began playing football professionally for Club Atlas. He played as a defensive midfielder during his time in the team's youth system. He made his professional debut in 2009, and continued playin for the club until 2013. In 2011 Gutiérrez was loaned out to Croatia club HNK Rijeka, playing in ten matches and scoring one goal. He would return to Atlas that same year.