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

Senior Technical Recruiter

| Santa Monica

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 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.

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

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Attract, influence and convert hard to find passive talent by understanding the fintech landscape, competitive demographics, and employer value proposition
  • Employ innovative sourcing channels to convert hard to find passive talent including social media, resume mining, diversity resources and networking
  • Develop search strategy for roles as necessary, including creating a target list of competitor companies, identifying names of passive candidates and forecasting the time frame of the search
  • Prioritize and hire against tight timelines and deliverables and have the ability to refocus efforts when business needs change
  • Determine and define attractive and competitive job offers with input from key stakeholders
  • Maintain a high level of transparency and communication with hiring managers in person and via the ATS
  • Partner with People teammates to develop and lead a variety of initiatives such as diversity programming, employer branding, referral programs, candidate experience and more

What we’re looking for:

  • 8+ years of technical recruiting experience
  • Startup environment experience preferred 
  • Demonstrated ability to switch gears as priorities change and influence accordingly
  • Ability to think strategically and communicate ideas effectively to a broad variety of audiences
  • You will lead by example embodying Tala’s values and champion our culture so that we can build on top of our diverse, transparent and dedicated ecosystem
  • You are your team’s #1 fan; you provide guidance, coaching, constructive feedback to help support them in their career
  • Yes, you may know a lot, but you’re humble enough to know that you don’t know it all. You’re still a student at heart and continue to learn from those around you
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Where we are

1633 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ParseLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • ApexFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • S3Databases
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    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
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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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