Senior Data Analyst, India

| Santa Monica

At Tala, we are connecting millions of people to the financial services they deserve. The Data Analytics team operates in a nimble working style, flexing between a variety of business questions and data needs at the company. We are asked to investigate and solve big questions other companies have yet to find solutions for such as digital identity management and understanding customers fully based on their mobile data. We work with dynamic analytical techniques and leverage the most new technology to directly impact and improve the experience of our users. We have a customer focused vision, and we are able to work through puzzling challenges and thrive in a nimble, global and cross-functional environment

As a Senior Data Analyst at Tala, you will drive data structuring and analysis for our India cross-functional team problem statements. Each quarter, you will visit our India office and collaborate with our product and engineering teams. You will explore and analyze data, set up data pipelines, work on algorithms, and showcase insights using data visualizations to inform our India Product leads about their performance in a highly competitive market. In addition, this will all be in collaboration with our Data team to ensure that our data efforts in Santa Monica and India are aligned as we learn and iterate in this massive market opportunity.

This role will be based out of our Santa Monica, CA office.

In this role you will:

  • Live and search for data: you build datasets and reports that resolve key insights about our customers through internal and external data sources
  • Focus on scale: move beyond the day-to-day asks so teams can self-service data and have their reporting automated and flexible
  • Problem solve: you translate vague business questions into specific data-driven solutions
  • Knowledge share: coach other team members in their work, translate complex data theories into learning opportunities

What we’re looking for:

  • 4+ years in a data-intensive role (or equivalent experience)
  • BA/BS in a quantitative field
  • Expert in at least one analytics language (ex. Python, R)
  • Proficient in SQL, GitHub, bash commands
  • Willingness and ability to travel for multi-week periods throughout each quarter
  • Ability and dedicating to working effectively with distant teams

Perfect candidates would have:

  • Experience with an early stage analytics team
  • Experience in emerging markets, either personally or in professional capacity
  • Advanced modeling and machine learning expertise outside of school or Kaggle
  • Able to look beyond the immediate deliverable, find the real data problem, and solve for it

We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse team with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We focus on hiring talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Tala:

Tala is the leading mobile technology and data science company committed to financial inclusion globally. Millions of people have borrowed through Tala's smartphone app, which provides instant, personalized credit to underserved customers in East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Tala is backed by leading venture and impact investors including PayPal, Revolution Growth, IVP, and Lowercase Capital. Tala is headquartered in Santa Monica with additional offices in Nairobi, Manila, Dar Es Salaam, Mexico City, and Bangalore.

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Location

429 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

What are Tala Perks + Benefits

Tala Benefits Overview

International Travel - Want to try nyama choma in Kenya, or halo halo in the Philippines, while seeing your work in action? With offices in Mexico City, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Manila and Bangalore, Tala offers Santa Monica-based team members frequent opportunities to travel to our markets to get to know our customers and local team members.

Medical Coverage & Wellness - We believe in people, and empowering each team member to be their whole self. With that comes wellness! Tala offers full coverage for health, dental and vision insurance for our team members and their families. We also celebrate wellness days, with opportunities for free massages in the office, and healthy snacks and treats always available onsite. Join one of our intramural sports teams or the running club, and make space for self-care by taking advantage of unlimited PTO and work from home days.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Professional development opportunities – from conferences and online classes to weekly lunch & learns. Company-sponsored health and wellness activities, including local sports leagues and at-work massages! Gender-neutral paid parental leave for 12 weeks.

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