Engineering Manager, Accounts

Job Field
The Engineering Manager – Accounts will lead an Engineering Squad to unlock financial capabilities for Tala’s customers and those globally underrepresented. As an Engineering Manager, you will own a functional or architectural domain within the Accounts Engineering group, where you will lead a cross-functional team and collaborate with several other squads to provide customer value. The ideal candidate will have a track record of promoting a DevOps culture and acceptance test-driven development.

This is a technical leadership role within Tala’s technical track. You will report to the Director of Engineering – KE and collaborate cross-functionally with all Tala teams across the globe.


What You’ll Do

Bring together a full-stack team of Backend, Frontend, QA and SDETs to continually deliver on market initiatives with quality
Own initiatives across squads to successfully deliver customer impact
Continually improve the relationship and integration with our third party partners
Contribute to the Engineering roadmap and help set the vision for the group
Mentor and grow Engineers.
Direct reports performance management.
Partner with Program Management to continually improve the SDLC and development processes
Partner with Product Management to improve requirements gathering and Engineering’s understanding of what needs to be built.
Evaluate technical designs.


5+ years as an IC Engineer in Java, Scala, PHP, Go, Python
5+ years directly managing software engineer FTEs
Delivered cross-functional products in a timely manner
Worked with stakeholders to deliver on definitions of doneDeep experience building complex, scalable backend systems
Have implemented and are familiar with RESTful API implementation, SOA and microservices
Knowledge of RDBMS and NoSQL databases (including best practices around design and modeling)
Experience using open source technologies
Experience utilizing AWS
Excellent mentoring skills
Ability to partner with non-technical business peers in meetings and working sessions.
Demonstrated strong commitment to testing methodologies and maintainable code quality
Strong communication and cooperation skills
Experience with agile software development methodologies
Experience working in and managing distributed teams
Technical aptitude for understanding complex distributed systems
Knowledge about common design patterns.

Added Advantage

Application security experience.
DevOps experience.


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About Tala (formerly InVenture)

Tala (formerly InVenture) builds mobile products that help creditworthy individuals in emerging markets validate their financial identities and get access to fair credit to advance their businesses and families. Tala is providing choice and control to individuals around the world when it comes to their financial identity.