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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Santa Monica, CA, USA | Tala

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
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  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
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Job Description:
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CTO Mission Attract, develop and lead Tala’s Technology & Data organizations to realize the vision of providing financial access, choice, and control for people everywhere via technical innovation and building scalable, intelligent decisioning systems.

Responsibilities (In this role you will)

Lead Engineering and Data teams and execute on company initiatives

Identify organizational gaps within tech team to achieve company objectives. Plan, recruit, retain, and build capacity accordingly

Facilitate the evolution of a healthy and high performing engineering culture practiced consistently across all offices

Establish effective, sustainable development hCompany across Santa Monica, NInstituteobi, and Bangalore, staffed with the necessary technical talent in alignment with product roadmap.

Build exceptional recruiting and retention capabilities

Coach, mentor and develop Tala’s technical managers on their journey of learning and growth as inspiring and effective people managers.

Lead the development of scalable technical platforms to support business growth, new country launches, feature development, and economies of scale, in both production and offline environments

Build technical platforms to meet engineering Production metric goals while supporting business growth

Optimize the data infrastructure to support Organizationel research, development, and deployment (reduce current cycle time by 50%)

Build infrastructure and deployment systems to achieve continuous integration / continuous delivery

Ensure superior security and data compliance

Expand company-wide culture of data-driven thinking

Ensure data collection and availability across all dimensions of Tala’s products, internal tools, and business metrics

Provide effective tooling and training to company to leverage data day to day thinking and decisioning

Enable experimenters to ship safe, informative experiments across the entire Tala product flow in a self-service platform

Requirements (For this role you must have/be)

Ability to lead and coordinate distinct functions within a global and/or distributed technology org both onshore and offshore (Managerial experience 150 people, 5+ years)

Organizational design, capacity planning, recruiting, and ability to execute on those in context of 2-3x a team size to 200+

Strategic planning (building roadmaps, difficult tradeoffs, decision frameworks) to achieve business goals aligned to Tala’s mission and current growth stage

An effective communicator who motivates and drives strong cross-functional leadership (technical and non-technical audiences)

Technical knowledge in scalable distributed systems, data infrastructure, machine learning; proven track record of implementing new systems and products in industry setting

Experience with cloud technologies including AWS, Company Cloud Platform, and/or Microsoft Azure

Familiarity with Organizationern programming languages such as Java, GoLang, Scala or Python

Agile driven product development experience

A technical evangelist to advance Tala’s reputation as innovative leader in fintech

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