Senior Backend Engineer, Markets


Design and implement features as defined in the Product roadmap
Review design documents, perform code reviews, and weigh in on implementation choices from other technical teams
Collaborate and support with cross functional teams (Product, Data, Credit, and Business Development) to ship scalable software solutions
Continually improve our codebase with clean and efficient code as well as solving problems using the most appropriate technology
Contribute to complete migration of legacy codebase to microservices architecture
Contribute to the testing infrastructure to increase code coverage for backend modules
Advance monitoring and alerting capabilities of backend modules to allow proactive improvements to availability and response times
Technically lead and mentor a team of Backend Engineers to build/extend complex modules


4+ years of backend software engineering experience
4+ years coding in one or more of the following languages: Java, Scala, Kotlin
Developed and launched large scale consumer applications with the backend on Cloud infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure) using microservices architecture paradigm
Expert knowledge in REST API design and development for mobile/web use
Expert proficiency in Agile development process
Excellent ability to prioritize and communicate in a fast-paced environment
Strong relational database experience (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, or MS SQL)
Strong non-relational database experience (Cassandra, Redshift, DynamoDB, HDFS)
BS degree in Computer Science or related fields is a plus
Demonstrated ability to interview candidates and evaluate technical skills


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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.