Mobile Engineering Manager

| Santa Monica

The Engineering Manager (EM) manages and recruits a team of Mobile Engineers. As a coach and mentor, the EM guides the team towards advancing Tala’s mission and business objectives. As a leader within the Engineering guild, the EM ensure consistent practice of Tala’s engineering processes and standards.

This is a management role within Tala’s management track. You will report to the Head of Engineering and collaborate cross-functionally with all Tala teams.

THE ROLE:

  • Lead and manage current team of Mobile Engineers to execute on current roadmap
  • Effectively manage team as a highly technical and hands-on coder when needed
  • Recruit, mentor, and level-up 5-10 Engineers
  • Review design documents, perform code reviews, and weigh in on implementation choices
  • Support and collaborate with cross functional teams (Product, Data, Credit, and Business Development) to ship scalable software solutions
  • Continually improve our codebase with clean and efficient code as well as solving problems using the most appropriate technology
  • Design and architect technical designs and TDD (Test Driven Development) to solve engineering challenges
  • Own, maintain, and extend all existing automation tests (unit, whitebox, and blackbox tests) with acceptable code coverage targets
  • Provide guidance for integrations with external partners including user/events tracking, monitoring, and payment/KYC systems integration

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience, including hands-on technical management
  • 5+ years coding in one or more of the following languages: Java, Kotlin, Swift, Objective-C, Scala, GoLang
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage technical teams, including performance management
  • Developed and launched large scale consumer mobile applications with the backend on Cloud infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure) using microservices architecture paradigm
  • Working knowledge in REST API development for mobile/web use
  • Hold your own in technical discussion, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence
  • Expert proficiency in Agile development process
  • Excellent ability to prioritize and communicate in a fast-paced environment
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or related fields
  • Bonus: Experience in predictive analysis and machine learning

About Tala

Tala is the leading mobile technology and data science company committed to financial inclusion globally. More than 1.3 million people have borrowed through Tala’s smartphone app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, and other personalized financial services in emerging markets. Tala has raised more than $105 million from leading venture and impact investors including Revolution, IVP, Ribbit Capital, Data Collective, and Lowercase Capital. Tala’s global team is headquartered in Santa Monica, with additional offices in Nairobi, Manila, Dar Es Salaam, Mexico City, Mumbai, and Bangalore. 

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Location

429 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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
Child Care Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
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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