Product, Platform

Tala - Santa Monica, CA

Lead the development of a platform that is a force multiplier for Tala's product development and business operations. Lead a cross-functional squad of remote and local team members to establish common global components by developing a deep understanding of the needs of our internal customers.

  • Lead the development of common components whether it be the interface between data science and engineering or tools used by internal users to administer the loan servicing or CX platform
  • Develop a strong understanding of when to enable consistency across the platform and when to allow customizations due to specific country needs
  • Partner with and be central hub for various functions: Engineering, Credit, Data, and CX
  • Collaborate with Program Management to ensure consistent agile practices and reporting
  • 5+ years technical experience working on platform products; personal finance, emerging markets, or payments experience a plus
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a history of shipping successful, platform products
  • Familiar with the latest methods of product discovery and development
  • Curiosity and knowledge of technical and product innovation and trends
  • Efficient communicator that motivates and drives strong cross-functional leadership
  • Checked ego, humble, empathetic, collaborative, service-oriented attitude of "user first"
  • Technical degree
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. Millions of people have borrowed through Tala's smartphone app, which provides instant, personalized credit to underserved customers in East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Tala is backed by leading venture and impact investors including PayPal, Revolution Growth, IVP, and Lowercase Capital. Tala is headquartered in Santa Monica with additional offices in Nairobi, Manila, Dar Es Salaam, Mexico City, and Bangalore.