Senior Software Engineer


Bangalore, IN
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/21/2021
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  • Company Address: , Santa Monica, CA, 90401

About Tala

Tala is a financial technology company on a mission to build a financial system that works for everyone. Our first product is a lending app that instantly underwrites and delivers credit to customers who have little or no formal borrowing history. Tala has disbursed over $1B to more than 4 million customers across East Africa, the Philippines, Mexico, and India who use Tala loans to start and expand small businesses, pay school fees and bills, and build more stable financial lives.

Job Description

Tala was named one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. We are a financial technology company on a mission to make financial services simple, inclusive, and accessible for the doers and dreamers globally. More than 5 million people in emerging markets have borrowed through our smartphone app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, education, and other personalized financial services. Headquartered in Santa Monica, we support the needs of our customers in Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, and India. 
The Role
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
This is a technical leadership role within Tala’s technical track. You will report to the Backend Engineering Manager and collaborate cross-functionally with all Tala teams across the globe.

What you'll do

    • Designing and building large components or multiple services
    • Ensure high quality of architecture and design of systems
    • Create the optimum technical solution considering all the non-functional requirements
    • Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions
    • Articulate precisely both technical and business requirements by engaging with architects, data scientists, businesses and product managers
    • Engage with team members through technical discussions, design and ideation through white-boarding
    • Evaluate the technical needs and select appropriate software, hardware, scalability and security requirement and suggest integration method

What you'll need

    • 7+ years’ experience building successful production software systems
    • Solid grounding in Computer Science fundamentals (based on a BS or MS in CS or related field)
    • Incisive ability and demonstrated experience to convert raw requirements into solid architecture and design while exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs
    • Strong understanding of Java and open-source technologies
    • Experience designing and deploying for cloud technologies (AWS or GCP)
    • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality 
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
About Tala
Our vision is to build a new financial ecosystem where everyone can participate on equal footing and access the tools they need to be financially healthy. We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse global team that represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, and experience. We hire talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.