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

DevOps Engineer at Tala

| Santa Monica
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We’re looking for a SeniorDevOps Engineer to support and maintain the core components of our financial platform and scale it to serve millions of users across the world. The technical scope of the project is broad and leverages a variety of cutting-edge commercial and open source tools to get the job done.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in infrastructure migration process to IaC (Infrastructure as Code)
  • Build and deploy monitoring and alerting systems across our entire infrastructure
  • Complete migration to CI/CD deployment model
  • Support integration projects with 3rd party services (Payment Rails, SMS/Email, KYC, Analytics, etc.)
  • Build, maintain, and own InfoSec compliance efforts by implementing and enforcing appropriate processes and standards across the organization
  • Maintain, review, propose and implement improvements to existing infrastructure, tools and processes

Qualifications:

  • Tinkerer- you love to try out new tools and technologies to further improve the platform.
  • Technology Toolbox- you have all of the tools for development plus a few extras.
  • Leader- you have the ability to keep pace with, and set pace for, your teammates. Able to learn and teach new technologies and solutions.
  • Solutions Driven- experience thinking out loud to create the best solutions to complex, tricky problems, using the latest technical methodologies/processes.
  • Global Thinker - you have the passion to deploy a service that is truly global and love the chance to solve complex problems that arise from this.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience in DevOps processes and tools (Ansible, Docker, Vagrant, Chef/Puppet, PagerDuty, NewRelic, Splunk)
  • Expert knowledge in AWS (EC2, S3, RDS, ELB, ElasticCache, VPC, VPN, EMR, CloudDeploy, Kinesis, Redshift)
  • Proficiency in Cloud and Application Security, and Certification (ISO-27001, SOC 1, SOC 2)
  • Degree in Computer Science and/or Math
  • Proficiency in Agile development process
  • Excellent ability to communicate and collaborate with a globally distributed team
  • Bonus: Certifications in Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP)

Preferred skills & experience:

  • Highly motivated and self-disciplined.
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals.
  • Excellent ability to prioritize and communicate in a fast-paced environment.

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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1633 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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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.

Culture
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
Diversity
Highly Diverse Management Team
Diversity Manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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
Parking
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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Senior SDET

Tala
Santa Monica
2 days ago
+33
SDET is responsible for tools, frameworks and automated tests coverage across our entire stack. SDET delivers tools and frameworks to automate and speed up test and release process. By making automation an early and integral part of SDLC, you will enable Tala to move towards CI/CD process. This is an individual contributor role within Tala’s engineering track. You will report to the Release Manager and collaborate cross-functionally with all Tala teams across the globe.

Global Controller

Tala
Santa Monica
2 days ago
+33
We are looking for a Global Controller based in Santa Monica to grow and lead our accounting team across our international markets. As Tala operates in a unique segment of the fintech industry and across emerging markets, this isn’t your typical accounting position. This role will require practical problem-solving skills and a balance between big-picture strategic thinking and a willingness to roll up sleeves and dive into the details, as the Controller will play a key part in both our operations and decision-making. This role will report directly to our CFO and will be responsible for helping drive Tala’s strategic initiatives in complex environments as the business continues to scale globally. The Global Controller will identify risks, work across our Data, Credit, and Engineering departments to find operational solutions, and continue to grow and develop the accounting team. We need a self-starter and entrepreneurial-minded individual who has a strong technical background and a maniacal focus on execution and results. The ideal candidate will bring strong leadership skills and technical expertise along with acute analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.

Finance Manager

Tala
Santa Monica
1 week ago
+33
We are looking for a Finance Manager that is passionate about developing a deep understanding of the business and using data to drive insightful decision-making. This role will lead financial planning and business forecasting across a global organization, as well as partner across departments to drive key business initiatives.

Director, Data Science

Tala
Santa Monica
1 week ago
+33
We are looking for a Director of Data Science interested in solving one of the world's largest problems: financial inclusion. Our team is doing cutting edge work in the field of Data Science and Machine Learning, using unique data to give people in emerging markets access to something that they’ve never had before - credit. Our Data Scientists work directly with Credit, Engineering, and Data Analytics teams to develop and iterate models that

Senior Credit Analyst

Tala
Santa Monica
2 weeks ago
+33
We’re looking for a Senior Credit Analyst to help manage credit risk across each of our markets, with a focus on enhancing our relationship with existing customers. In this role, you will analyze data to identify opportunities to optimize our loan product across dimensions including limit, price, term and collections strategy and make recommendations for change. You will also have the opportunity to influence new product development. You will report to a Senior Credit and Risk Manager, and collaborate closely with partner teams including growth, data, collections, and engineering. 

Technical Recruiter

Tala
Santa Monica
2 weeks ago
+33
We’re looking for someone eager to help shape the future team during an exciting time of growth at Tala. Reporting to the Global Head of Talent, this seasoned recruiter will lead and execute hiring efforts for all functions with a heavy focus on tech roles (product, engineering, and data science) at Tala. The ideal candidate will play a critical role in protecting and evolving Tala’s culture by finding amazing talent to bring into the organization and improving overall selection capabilities. You will have the opportunity to fine tune existing initiatives but also build strategy around growing the organization that maps to our company objectives.

Director, Global People Operations

Tala
Santa Monica
2 weeks ago
+33
The Director of Global People Operations will be a member of Tala’s People leadership team and will report directly to the Chief People Officer, and serve as a trusted thought partner to team leaders across the company and around the world. The Tala People team co-creates an environment where teams unlock their infinite potential to accelerate Tala’s global impact. 

Backend Engineer

Tala
Santa Monica
2 weeks ago
+33
The Senior Backend Engineer builds and extends Tala’s backend architecture to support new country launches, new features, and fast growing user base. As a technologist and a leader, the Senior Backend Engineer pushes the team towards building a highly available, scalable, reliable, fault tolerant, and performant microservices platform. The Senior Backend Engineer follows and improves upon Tala’s engineering processes and standards while advancing Tala’s mission and business objectives

Business Intelligence Analyst

Tala
Santa Monica
3 weeks ago
+33
As a Business Intelligence Analyst, you will drive optimizations by converting raw data into actionable insights. By tying together our mobile, demographic, operational, and spending data points, you will generate models and insights that will push our strategy and drive optimizations around the globe. As we scale and innovate our approaches to reaching new customers, you will validate which generates sustainable growth and develop a deep understanding of our user base. Our social mission requires you to provide quantitatively-driven and socially-conscious decisioning every day.

Strategy Analyst

Tala
Santa Monica
3 weeks ago
+33
Empower squads to measure progress towards Tala’s performance goals: Assess whether strategic initiatives are in line with the company’s standards and objectives and stakeholders are aligned. Expedite decision making through analytical frameworks: Develop analytical frameworks to support squads in business decision-making (build business case frameworks and ensure initiatives are positive ROI) help in answering tactical business questions without over-analyzing to get to consensus. Bridge the gap between data and business teams: Identify where we can leverage data and technical expertise (such as Business Intelligence and Data Science) to solve non-technical business problems, and lead the operationalization of the tools they develop. Establish baseline metrics from key projects, apply methods to anticipate and evaluate A/B test results. Improve data capture for analytics needs, including front end tracking requirements, and coordinate basic ETL and aggregate table development with the Business Intelligence Team. Support ad-hoc data and analytical needs of our country and product squads that fall outside the credit team’s mandate. 

Staff Accountant

Tala
Santa Monica
3 weeks ago
+33
Assist with all aspects of Tala’s US accounting function - including, but is not limited to: the company's consolidated financial statements, general ledger, portfolio accounting, accounts payable, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, budgeting, tax compliance, and various special analyses or projects. Build and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting. Responsible for handling incoming invoices, obtaining necessary approvals, and facilitating payments to vendors.  Adhere to corporate policies and procedures such as invoice processing, cash management, and expense policies. Ad Hoc projects as they arise, we are a start-up after all!