Tala helps the global emerging middle-class use, protect, and grow their money.
Santa Monica, CA

Senior Designer, Brand at Tala

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About Tala

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Tala is a mobile technology and data science company that is working to expand financial access, choice and control to underserved consumers globally. Tala’s smartphone app instantly evaluates customers for credit using only the data on their devices and delivers customized loans in minutes.

We are reinventing credit by using alternative data to underwrite customers in real time, without reliance on traditional credit reports and helping our users build an entirely new financial identity through digital credit. Our proprietary identity and credit scoring technologies have helped us lend to over 1M+ customers overlooked by traditional finance – with the goal of serving an estimated underserved population of 3 billion globally!

Our Mission

At Tala, we see the world differently. We’re driven by a fundamental belief in people, and we work hard to prove their potential. We take risks that others won’t, in order to put more power in our customers’ hands. Every day, we challenge the limits of a system that has left 3 billion people behind – committing to building a world where underserved people everywhere have financial access, choice, and control. We call this way of doing things Radical Trust. We think trust will be the currency that drives a better financial system – one that sees, understands and serves more of the world’s people.

The Role

In this role, you will work on helping to form the Tala visual brand and define how it’s expressed across multiple customer touchpoints, both online and offline. You’ll work on engaging and compelling designs for social, website, brand marketing, and to a lesser extent ad creative and internal projects. A typical day in this role would involve working on many different types of projects including brand patterns and icons, social media posts, website updates, and emails as well as other online and offline marketing projects. You would exhibit a thoughtful approach to producing quality designs and help establish a high visual design standard that is relevant and resonant in a variety of global markets and contexts.

The candidate who would thrive at Tala has a genuine interest in helping people, welcomes a challenge, is respectful, and brings a fresh diverse perspective to the team. You have a steller mix of visual acumen, creative thinking, writing, project management, a genuine curiosity in data and are passionate about making high-quality brand and marketing creative. Above all, you understand the importance of helping build a global brand with creative that resonates in different countries across the world.

What you’ll do

  • Work closely with the Senior Design Lead to help evolve the Tala visual brand
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to produce visual design creative (including icons, animated gifs and illustrations) for digital marketing campaigns across all channels including social media, website, email, in-app messages, ads and more
  • Leverage data & learnings to help inform the creative process
  • Generate ideas, inspire your teammates, respectfully give and receive feedback
  • Ability to self-manage to meet multiple deadlines, prioritize work, and keep projects moving forward

What you’ll need

  • 7+ years of experience working in graphic design
  • Skills in two or more disciplines: graphic design, 2D animation or illustration
  • A link to an online portfolio showcasing relevant work (include link on your resume)
  • Experience working with consumer brands either in-house or at an agency
  • Possess deep customer empathy and awareness of the impact of design
  • Experience establishing and working within brand guidelines while localizing creative to fit marketing needs
  • Strong command of design principles, typography, color theory, and conceptual thinking
  • Expert knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, particularly Photoshop and Illustrator. Working knowledge of Sketch. Knowledge of AfterEffects or any animation program is a plus.
  • Comfortable working with Slack, Asana, and GSuite, or willingness to learn.
  • Collaborative and fun! You love working across multiple teams with passionate and fun people who believe in the Tala mission.

Additional Information

Tala, formerly known as InVenture, is backed by Google Ventures, IVP, Revolution, Ribbit Capital, Lowercase Capital, Data Collective, Collaborative Fund and other leading venture and impact investors. In 2016, Fast Company ranked Tala, formerly known as InVenture, as one of its top 10 companies in Money, and Forbes named Tala as one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. Additionally, Tala’s work has been highlighted by the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, TED, and Wired, among others.

Benefits and Perks

We offer a competitive benefits package including comprehensive health and wellness coverage, 401k and reimbursement for commuting expenses. To promote healthy work-life balance, we offer unlimited paid time off and paid parental leave. At Tala, we provide enriching opportunities for personal and professional development, including travel to our global markets to meet with actual customers.

We truly 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.

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Where we are

1633 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavaLanguages
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    • PHPLanguages
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    • jQueryLibraries
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    • ReactLibraries
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    • IllustratorDesign
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    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • WordpressCMS
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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 Talazen 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.

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Shuffle Board.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

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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Technical Recruiter

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1 day ago
At Tala, we are connecting millions of people to the financial services they deserve. We're a small team, growing at a massive rate, and we are looking for a Technical Recruiter/Sourcer. We are looking for someone who leads by serving, is highly collaborative, high-energy, is results-oriented, has a bias towards action, is exceptionally imaginative, is adaptable, and truly excited about Tala’s mission! You will help shape our organization by

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Technical Product Manager

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2 days ago
Deliver and set strategy for technically complex initiatives (e.g. platform distribution, integration of new data sources), that impact global engineering hubs. Lead engineering squads to align, prioritize, and execute roadmap against KPIs. Collaborate with the broader PM community on strategy, dependencies, and creating a center of excellence. Map the interdependencies between multiple services and build roadmaps that incorporate impacts to each. Develop product specs that minimize assumptions and ambiguity for developers. Global travel may be required.

Android Engineer

Santa Monica
2 days ago
We are looking for a Mobile Engineer to produce life-changing financial services applications. In this role, you’ll be helping develop our Android application as well as contributing to the core architecture of the system. Creating a global credit-scoring platform involves solving problems that are both conceptually and technically hard, so you’ll get a mix of experience including engineering and scaling for a high-volume mobile platform. Enthusiasm and drive for crafting a great user experience is a must. If you enjoy taking a complicated idea/process and simplifying it for the user into a beautiful and compelling experience then our team may be the right place for you.

Lead Recruiter

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The Role At Tala, we are connecting millions of people to the financial services they deserve. We're a small team, growing at a massive rate, and we are looking for a Lead Technical Recruiter. We are looking for someone who leads by serving, is highly collaborative, high-energy, is results-oriented, has a bias towards action, is exceptionally imaginative, is adaptable, and truly excited about Tala’s mission! We’re looking for someone eager to

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Engineering Manager

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Tala is looking for a highly motivated Engineering Manager to successfully lead a team of Back End Engineers in building new platform features which will enable us to provide financial services to millions of people worldwide. Tala is a world leader in providing direct loans and financial services in emerging markets. We are a global team with diverse backgrounds who are singularly focused on using technology, data, and a customer-centric approach to meet the financial needs of the 2+ billion people of the emerging global middle class.

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