Santa Monica, CA

Product Lead, Growth

| Santa Monica

Lead global, product-driven growth initiatives across all emerging markets for the purpose of unlocking financial access, choice, and control for the underserved. Lead a cross-functional squad of LA and in-country team members to increase acquisition, improve activation or deepen engagement by developing a deep understanding of our users.


  • Lead global growth efforts across all markets and own acquisition, activation and retention KPIs
  • Lead cross-functional squad to align, prioritize, and execute roadmap in sync with company strategy
  • Partner with marketing and growth team to devise both product and non-product solutions
  • Up to 30% global travel to develop strong understanding of in-country context, user needs, and competitive landscape
  • Central hub intersecting acquisition, engagement and credit across various functions: Engineering, Credit, Data, CX, Research, and Growth


  • 6+ years product experience w/ 3+ years of growth in two of the following; mobile, personal finance or emerging markets
  • Expert in growth frameworks and analysis, from activation to retention and engagement, with a record of shipping successful product against growth KPIs
  • Strong command of the latest methods of product discovery and development
  • Effective communicator that listens as well as motivates and inspires, with strong cross-functional leadership and understanding
  • Checked ego, humble, empathetic, collaborative, service-oriented attitude of “user first”

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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Where we are

1633 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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
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.

Jobs at Tala

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Data Engineer

Santa Monica
1 week ago
We’re looking for a Data Platform Engineer to design and implement core components of our data platform and scale it to serve millions of users across the world. In this role you will lead these vital initiatives.

Android Engineer

Santa Monica
1 week 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.

Security Engineer

Santa Monica
1 week ago
This position is responsible for the security and availability of all services across functional teams. You will provide expert advice and consultancy to internal customers on risk assessment, incident triage, threat modeling, and security vulnerability mitigation. Collaborate with engineering teams to drive product roadmaps by providing security requirements that map security controls to service features.

Technical Product Manager

Santa Monica
1 week 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.

DevOps Engineer

Santa Monica
1 week ago
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.

Staff Accountant

Santa Monica
2 weeks ago
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!

Engineering Manager

Santa Monica
3 weeks ago
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.