Technical Product Manager

| Santa Monica

Lead software engineering initiatives that are key to achieving our mission to unlock financial access, choice, and control for the underserved. You will lead a team to deliver the platforms and tools that form the foundation of future financial services, empower developers, and extend access globally.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver and set strategy for technically complex initiatives (e.g. platform distribution, integration of new data sources), that impact global engineering hubs..
  • Lead engineering squads to align, prioritize, and execute roadmap against KPIs
  • Collaborate with the broader PM community on strategy, dependencies, and creating a center of excellence.
  • Map the interdependencies between multiple services and build roadmaps that incorporate impacts to each.
  • Develop product specs that minimize assumptions and ambiguity for developers.
  • Global travel may be required.


Qualifications

  • 3+ years product experience in technical product management; consumer mobile, emerging markets, payments experience a plus
  • Curiosity, empathy for engineers, and passion for emerging technologies.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • The ability to build the business case for technical improvements.
  • Effective communicator that listens, motivates, and inspires with strong cross-functional leadership and understanding
  • Fluency in Agile practices, and defining testing plans and success metrics 
  • Checked ego, humble, empathetic, collaborative, service-oriented attitude of “user first”

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.

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Location

429 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Tala Benefits Overview

International Travel - Want to try nyama choma in Kenya, or halo halo in the Philippines, while seeing your work in action? With offices in Mexico City, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Manila and Bangalore, Tala offers Santa Monica-based team members frequent opportunities to travel to our markets to get to know our customers and local team members.

Medical Coverage & Wellness - We believe in people, and empowering each team member to be their whole self. With that comes wellness! Tala offers full coverage for health, dental and vision insurance for our team members and their families. We also celebrate wellness days, with opportunities for free massages in the office, and healthy snacks and treats always available onsite. Join one of our intramural sports teams or the running club, and make space for self-care by taking advantage of unlimited PTO and work from home days.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Professional development opportunities – from conferences and online classes to weekly lunch & learns. Company-sponsored health and wellness activities, including local sports leagues and at-work massages! Gender-neutral paid parental leave for 12 weeks.

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