Senior DevOps Engineer - KE

Nairobi /
Technology /
Full-time
About Tala

Tala is a global technology company building the world’s most accessible financial services. With more than $350 million raised from visionary investors, we are serving millions of customers around the world who have been overlooked by traditional financial institutions – and our plan is to serve millions more, and have been named by the Fortune Impact 20 list, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and Forbes’ Fintech 50 list for four years running. We are expanding across product offerings, countries and crypto and are looking for people who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about the mission.

By creating a unique platform that enables lending and other financial services around the globe, people in emerging markets are able to start and expand small businesses, manage day-to-day needs, and pursue their financial goals with confidence. Currently, more than 6 million people across Kenya, the Philippines, Mexico, and India have used Tala products. Due to our global team, we have a remote-first approach, and also have offices in Santa Monica, CA (HQ); Nairobi, Kenya; Mexico City, Mexico; Manila, the Philippines; and Bangalore, India. 

Most Talazens join us because they connect with our mission of enabling financial agency for underbanked people around the world. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Tala, we’d love to hear from you!

The Senior DevOps Engineer (DE) is responsible for the health of our infrastructure. As an expert, DE delivers solutions that provide automated configuration and scaling of our architecture. As a CI/CD advocate DE proposes and implements tools that automate and streamline our development and deployment processes, enforce industry standards and best practices, increase effectiveness of Tala’s team members, and reduce risks of human errors. 

This is an individual contributor role within Tala’s Engineering track. You will report to the Engineering Manager and collaborate cross-functionally with all Tala teams across the globe.

What You'll Do:

    • Build and deploy monitoring and alerting systems across Tala’s entire infrastructure
    • Complete migration to CI/CD deployment model
    • Support and collaborate with cross functional teams (Product, Data, Credit, and Business Development) to ship scalable software solutions
    • Support integration projects with 3rd party services (Payment Rails, SMS/Email, KYC, Analytics, etc.)
    • Build, maintain, and own InfoSec compliance efforts by implementing and enforcing appropriate processes and standards across the organisation
    • Maintain, review, propose and implement improvements to existing infrastructure, tools and processes

What You'll Need:

    • 6+ years of hands-on experience in DevOps processes and tools (Docker, Kubernetes, PagerDuty, NewRelic, Splunk, Chef, Puppet)
    • Demonstrated ability for building, automating and scaling production level environments with high availability, reliability, security and throughput
    • Expert knowledge in AWS (EC2, S3, RDS, ELB, ElasticCache, VPC, VPN, EMR, CloudDeploy, Kinesis, Redshift)
    • Preferred BS Degree in Computer Science and/or Math or equivalent skills 
    • Excellent ability to communicate and collaborate with a globally distributed team
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.