India - Backend Engineering Manager at Tala
Bangalore, IN

We are looking for an Engineering Manager (EM) that will manage and recruit a team of backend engineers. As a coach and mentor, the EM will guide the team towards advancing Tala’s mission of empowering hundreds of thousands of customers globally to choose their financial futures. As a leader of the Engineering team, the EM ensures consistent practice of Tala’s engineering processes and career development.

This is a leadership role within Tala’s management track. You will report to the Engineering Lead, India and collaborate cross-functionally with all Tala teams across the globe.


  • Recruit, mentor, and level-up 5-10 Engineers
  • Lead and manage a team to execute on Tala India’s roadmap
  • Effectively manage team as a highly technical and hands-on coder when needed
  • Ensure consistent application of Tala engineering practices
  • Review design documents, perform code reviews, and weigh in on implementation choices
  • Support and collaborate with cross functional teams (Product, Data, Credit, and Business Development) to ship scalable software solutions
  • Design and architect technical designs and TDD (Test Driven Development) to solve engineering challenges
  • Provide guidance for integrations with external partners including user/events tracking, monitoring, and payment/KYC systems integration


  • 5+ years of software engineering experience, including hands-on technical management
  • 5+ years coding in one or more of the following languages: Java, Kotlin, Scala, GoLang
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage technical teams, including performance management
  • Developed and launched large scale consumer mobile applications with the backend on Cloud infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure) using microservices architecture paradigm
  • Working knowledge in REST API development for mobile/web use
  • Hold your own in technical discussion, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence
  • Expert proficiency in Agile development process
  • Excellent ability to prioritize and communicate in a fast-paced environment
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or related fields

Bonus: Experience in predictive analysis and machine learning