Senior Backend Engineer, Markets


Tala is a global technology company building accessible financial services. With over $350 million raised, they serve millions of customers overlooked by traditional institutions across Kenya, Philippines, Mexico, and India. Tala has been recognized by Fortune Impact 20, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and Forbes’ Fintech 50 lists. They are expanding products, countries, and crypto offerings with an entrepreneurial, remote-first approach.

Job Description:

Tala is hiring a Senior Backend Engineer to build and extend their backend architecture for new country launches, features, and user growth. This technical leadership role will drive building a highly available, scalable, reliable, fault-tolerant, and performant microservices platform. The engineer will uphold and improve Tala’s processes and standards to advance their mission and objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • – Design and implement features per the product roadmap
  • – Review designs, code, and provide technical guidance across teams
  • – Collaborate cross-functionally to ship scalable software solutions
  • – Improve codebase with clean, efficient code using appropriate technologies
  • – Contribute to migrating legacy code to microservices
  • – Enhance testing infrastructure for increased backend code coverage
  • – Advance monitoring and alerting for backend module performance
  • – Technically lead and mentor the Backend Engineering team


  • – 4+ years backend software engineering experience
  • – 4+ years coding in Java, Scala, or Kotlin
  • – Developed large-scale consumer apps on cloud with microservices
  • – Expert in REST API design for mobile/web
  • – Proficient in Agile development
  • – Strong prioritization and communication skills
  • – Expertise in relational (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.) and non-relational databases (Cassandra, DynamoDB, etc.)
  • – BS in Computer Science or related field (preferred)
  • – Ability to interview and evaluate technical candidates

Tala fosters an innovative, inclusive culture with a global, diverse team hired regardless of personal characteristics.

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