Careers at Tala (formerly InVenture)

Careers at Tala (formerly InVenture),

Careers at Tala (formerly InVenture)

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Senior Credit Analyst

What You’ll Do:

  • Effectively assess and communicate the health of a given country’s portfolio, and make recommendations on credit strategy changes when necessary
  • Identify, test, and implement credit strategy, including approval/decline decisions and loan limit, pricing, and duration offerings
  • Contribute to the development of new products and features for various customer segments
  • Partner with other functional members of the country team to drive positive customer and business outcomes

What You Need:

  • Previous experience working with either lending or other financial services analytics
  • Ability to set and manage own agenda based on business priorities and relative impact
  • 2-4 years experience in analytical roles, with track record of success in FinTech, consumer lending, consumer banking or related industries
  • Proven strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in SQL and either Python or R
  • Ability to pull, process, and interpret vast amounts of data in a self-sufficient manner
  • Ability to use a combination of data, assumptions, and intuition to formulate recommendations
  • Ability to navigate the product life cycle – taking an initiative from ideation to implementation
  • Curiosity that will enable you to quickly digest the Tala loan product business model
  • Comfort working and effectively communicating in a fast paced, dynamic environment with distributed teams.

Senior Revenue Analyst – KE

What you’ll do:

  • Assist the Global Accounting Team with all aspects of Tala’s Revenue Recognition, preparation and diving into inquiries on data changes and analysis of monthly Revenue numbers against KPI’s.
  • Collaborate with Data and Finance teams to build a sustainable revenue recognition tool with a goal to automate the process and standardize the output reports
  • Maintain internal data files and reports in an organized manner that can be relied upon during internal and external audits.
  • Provide Accounting teams the support needed during the month-end accounting tasks, Statutory and Regulatory Audits, Close and reporting cycles
  • Confirming accuracy/appropriateness of source data files from the database.
  • Review Global GL reconciliations pertaining to Tala’s Revenue lines
  • Establish reasonable internal controls and maintain adequate and current documentation of Revenue recognition process.
  • Build and maintain an adequate, efficient and effective process of  Revenue reporting to improve the close and reporting cycles in a timely and accurate manner.
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Who you are:

  • Loves data – will dig deep to understand the intricacies of a data set
  • Can manage discovery and reporting projects from end to end
  • Have a strong curiosity around what makes a business tick
  • Know how to translate questions into a set of metrics, requirements, and/or reporting

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Statistics,  or Related Field.
  • 3-4 years experience in the Accounting and/or Finance sector with  relevant experience Financial analytics, Reconciliations
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good understanding of IFRS and US GAAP (added advantage)
  • Strong proficiency in Excel required, Knowledge of and experience with reporting and data visualization packages (Lookr, Tableau), databases (SQL etc), programming (SQL, XML, )
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS, R, etc.) a plus but not required
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence in a dynamic, cross-functional environment; customer-focused, with strong history of driving results, managing complexity and dealing with ambiguity
  • Basic understanding of core accounting concepts (balance sheet, profit and loss account, impact of cash transactions on accounts receivable)

Preferred Requirements:

  • CPA K or CPA candidate
  • Preferably with experience in Netsuite or other accounting software.
  • Experience working for a global company
  • Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work.
  • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate updates in a concise manner.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction to set and achieve established goals
  • Exceptional work ethic

Senior Backend Engineer, Markets (Kenya)

Responsibilities

  • 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
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Requirements

  • 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

Senior Web Applications Developer – KE

What You’ll Do:

  • 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 cross-functional teams (Product, Data, Credit, CX and Business Development) to ship scalable software solutions
  • Help to continually improve our codebase with clean and efficient code as well as solve problems using the most appropriate technology
  • Contribute to complete migration of legacy codebase to a microservices architecture
  • Contribute to the testing infrastructure to increase code coverage for frontend modules
  • Help advance monitoring and alerting capabilities of backend modules to allow proactive improvements to availability and response times

What You’ll Need:

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • 3+ years coding in one or more of the following languages: Javascript, Typescript
  • Expert knowledge in building React based frontend applications
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following languages: Java, Scala, Kotlin
  • Expert knowledge in REST API design and development for mobile/web use
  • Familiarity in building services as part of microservices architecture deployed in a cloud environment
  • Experience working with both relational (MySQL) and non-relational (Cassandra, Redis) databases
  • Experience working with a team distributed globally
  • Ability to prioritize and communicate effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with Agile development process
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interview candidates and evaluate technical skills and develop junior engineers
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Software Development Engineer in Test – KE

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and maintain test automation suites to expand test coverage to all our legacy services and microservices.
  • Integrate it into regression and release process
  • Deliver tools to help test integration with 3rd party services (loans, Payment Rails, SMS/Email, KYC (know your customer), Analytics, etc.)
  • Integrate automated tests execution into the software development process
  • Collaborate with product lead and other key stakeholders to strategize rollout and support for quality releases.
  • Support and collaborate with cross-functional teams (Product, Data, Credit, and Business Development) in identifying automation areas to further increase the quality of our product
  • Maintain, review, propose and implement improvements to existing frameworks, tools, and processes

What you’ll need:

  • Minimum 6+ years of experience in building test tools and frameworks using Groovy/ Java/ Scala, Jenkins or similar CI-CD tools, Shell Scripting, Linux/ Mac OSX for either backend or frontend services
  • Preferred Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and/or Math or equivalent skills
  • Experience with BDD testing paradigm and one of the Behavior Driven Testing frameworks such as Spock or JBehave or cucumber
  • Strong Knowledge  in automation and  microservices architecture.
  • Experience working in an Agile development process (Scrum/ Kanban/ Scrumban)
  • Experience with one or more version control systems such as Github, Gitlab, Perforce
  • Experience in FinTech is a plus
  • Excellent ability to communicate and collaborate with a globally distributed team working in different timezones

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Careers at Tala (formerly InVenture)