Senior Project Manager

Mexico City
Program Management /
Full-time /
The role
Tala is looking for a highly motivated Senior Technical Project Manager to manage technical projects. Tala is a world leader in providing direct loans and financial services in emerging markets. We are a global team with diverse backgrounds who are singularly focused on using technology, data, and a customer-centric approach to meet the financial needs of the 3+ billion people of the emerging global middle class.

The Senior Technical Project Manager will report to the VP, Program Management and will be responsible for supporting the delivery of technical projects using Agile practices and the Tala SDLC.  Successful candidates will have deep expertise in Agile methodologies and have a background in managing projects in high-growth and remote first environments.  The ideal candidate for this position will be one who is comfortable taking a leadership role, excels at sound decision-making, understands when and why escalation is needed and possesses a high level of emotional intelligence.

What You'll Do

    • Manage project delivery using Agile practices and Tala SDLC  
    • Organize project plans, schedules and review meetings for project success
    • Track and ensure resolution of project risks and alignment of dependencies
    • Foster a culture of continuous improvement through needed process improvements and establishment and monitoring of applicable KPIs of processes and outcomes
    • In collaboration with Engineering, manage resource and capacity planning
    • Develop a strong understanding of context (across markets) of our internal tools to optimize for efficiency, productivity, and team morale

What You'll Need

    • 5+ years of Project Management experience with proven expertise in Agile Scrum & Kanban methodologies, concepts, practices, and standards
    • 5+ years experience leveraging software development and team collaboration tools like JIRA, Confluence, Smartsheet, etc
    • Proven experience managing projects for distributed teams across multiple locations.
    • Familiarity with public cloud (AWS, GCP), containerization (Kubernetes), Dev Ops, SRE and InfoSec practices, mobile app development
    • Practical experience with managing KPIs and using data to drive continuous improvements
    • Practical experience working at high-growth company(s) with heavy virtual communications