Android Engineer

Bangalore /
Technology /
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 Role

We’re looking for an Android Engineer to contribute to our life-changing financial services app.  In this role, you’ll join the elite team of Android engineers developing features for our large global userbase, now including India.  Enthusiasm and drive for crafting a great user experience is a must. 

What you'll do?

    • Deliver customer focused features that prioritize polish, stability, and security.
    • Develop/improve features for current and future supported countries.
    • Provide input to facilitate successful integration with external partners (tracking, payment/KYC, support, etc.)Contribute to design documents and perform code reviews.
    • Identify and improve code to follow best practices.
    • Add, maintain, and extend automation tests to comply with code coverage targets

What you'll need?

    • 3-5 years of Android development
    • At least a year coding in the following languages: Java, Kotlin
    • Developed and launched consumer mobile applications
    • Comfortable working with dependency injection, like Dagger 2
    • Understands concept of reactive development and frameworks like RxJava
    • Familiar with fundamentals of REST API development
    • Understands software architecture concepts like MVP, MVVM, and Clean Architecture
    • Experience with Agile development processes like Scrum
    • Comfortable with prioritization and communication in a fast-paced environment
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or related fields
At Tala, we build products that help expand financial access, choice and control globally.  Working with our technology and engineering team is part art, part skill—and all heart.  We like to surround ourselves with other smart people that will challenge us and bring new thinking to the team to help us build better products.
If you enjoy taking a complicated idea/process and simplifying it for the user into a beautiful and compelling experience, then our team may be the right place for you.

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.