Senior Backend Engineer

| Santa Monica

Tala is looking for great Software Engineers who want to tackle challenging problems in an innovative and collaborative manner. We pride ourselves on having an ego-free environment. We consider ourselves language agnostic-problem solvers and do not discriminate if you haven’t worked with our exact tech stack.

Engineering is a craft, and at Tala we want the internals of our software to be as elegant as the end user experience we are designing. We spend our days scaling our infrastructure and building new features to meet and exceed our user’s needs and wants. We teach and learn from another and push each other to be at our creative and analytical bests.

As a Senior Backend Engineer You Will:

  • Design and implement complex, distributed platforms for storing data, scaling parallel algorithms, etc.
  • Analyze fault-tolerance and high availability issues, performance and scale challenges, and solve them.
  • Understand trade-offs between consistency, durability and costs to build solutions which can meet the demands of rapidly growing services.
  • Ensure operational readiness of the services and meet the commitments to our customers regarding availability and performance.

Our Ideal Senior Backend Engineer Will Have:

  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals.
  • 5+ years’ experience working on backend software using modern languages and frameworks (Java, Scala, Python, Play, Django).
  • Strong relational database experience (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, or MS SQL).
  • Working knowledge in API development for mobile/web use.
  • Experience with developing complex software systems scaling to thousands of users with production quality deployment, monitoring and reliability.
  • Ability to decompose complex business problems and lead a team in solving them.

You Can Stand Out by Having:

  • Expert proficiency in Agile development process.
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science and/or Math.
  • Excellent ability to prioritize and communicate in a fast-paced, startup environment.
  • Bonus: Experience in predictive analysis and machine learning.

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. 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
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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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