Data Platform Engineer II

Data Platform Engineer II

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Tala was named one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. We are a financial technology company on a mission to make financial services simple, inclusive, and accessible for the doers and dreamers globally.  We are building the digital bank for the next billion!

So far, more than 6 million people in emerging markets have borrowed through our Android app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, education, and other personalized financial services. Headquartered in Santa Monica, we support the needs of our customers in Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, and India.

The Data Platform Engineer II will contribute their expertise in building and maintaining high quality, monitored data pipelines which draw from a broad variety of business sources. This IC role will deliver new products and improvements within Tala’s Data Platform team, participating in collaborative design discussions and delivering well-tested, performant solutions which meet the quality and design standards of the senior engineering staff. The Data Platform Engineer II will proactively identify and overcome potential barriers to their project’s success, requesting appropriate guidance and mentorship from senior staff.


    • 2+ years experience working on backend software using modern languages and frameworks (Java, Scala, Python, GoLang)
    • 1+ years of engineering experience relating to data engineering and large-scale data transformations
    • Database experience, relational or non-relational (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, HDFS)
    • Hands-on experience in cloud computing (AWS, EC2, S3, RDS, ELB, GCP, Azure)
    • Working knowledge in API development for mobile/web use
    • Ability to prioritize and communication in a fast paced environment 
    • Ability to build, instrument, and engineer medium to complex projects without excessive reliance on the senior staff
    • Ability to clearly communicate and understand algorithms, design, and complex architectures
    • Ability to become quickly proficient with the tools and procedures used by the Data Platform team
    • Readiness to own a task throughout design, development, launch, and post-launch operability
    • Prefer experience with batch and real-time processing data (Kafka, Airflow)Prefer expert proficiency in Agile development process
    • Prefer advanced degree in Computer Science and/or Math


    • Solve routine problems in the capture, storage, and delivery of business data to Data Science, Business Intelligence, and other client teams
    • Work collaboratively with QA, Product, and Business teams to identify project needs and negotiate scopes of work
    • Understand project goals clearly and grasp how they fit into the larger scope of our business
    • Consistently set and meet time expectations for tasks
    • Be empowered by the planning process to select contextually appropriate tasks and approaches
    • Take part in code/design reviews to further develop your sense of code quality, maintainability, test coverage, and good design
About Tala

Our vision is to build a new financial ecosystem where everyone can participate on equal footing and access the tools they need to be financially healthy. We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse global team that represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, and experience. We hire talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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