Data Platform Engineer

Los Angeles, CA, United States


Role Location

  • Los Angeles, CA, United States


501+ people


429 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 450
Santa Monica, CA, 90401, US

Tech Stack

  • Java
  • Scala
  • AWS
  • Redshift
  • Kotlin
  • Python
  • Go
  • MariaDB
  • Spring Boot
  • microservices
  • restful apis

Role Description

We’re looking for a Data Platform Engineer to design and implement core components of our data platform and scale it to serve millions of users across the world. In this role you will lead these vital initiatives.

We expect you to work collaboratively with the data science and analytics teams to ship scalable software solutions. Your work takes into consideration the holistic user experience from mobile to data science driven loan decision. You value the craftsmanship of clean and efficient code as well as solving problems using the most appropriate technology. You help set the standards and drive your teammates’ productivity.


Develop and deploy platforms, services, abstractions, and frameworks that enable Data Science to iterate and launch data models into production Design and implement database and storage solutions that fit the needs for both data transaction and reporting Mentor engineers, data scientists, and analysts on best practices and code efficiency


Strong Computer Science fundamentals 4+ years experience working on backend software using modern languages and frameworks (Java, Scala, Python) Strong database experience (MySQL, PostgreSQL, NoSQL) Strong familiarity AWS (EC2, S3, RDS, ELB) Experience with Hadoop data and underlying file systems (HDFS, HBase, Cassandra, Hive) Working knowledge in API development for mobile/web use

Preferred Skills & Experience:

Expert proficiency in Agile development process Advanced degree in Computer Science and/or Math Excellent ability to prioritize and communication in a fast pace environment Bonus: Experience in predictive analysis and machine learning

About Tala

Tala is the leading mobile technology and data science company committed to financial inclusion globally. More than 2 million people have borrowed through Tala’s smartphone app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, and other personalized financial services in emerging markets.

Company Culture

Tala's culture is built on diverse backgrounds that are all united by a common mission + vision. Our Founding Principles built on #RadicalTrust that keep the customer first drives everything that we do at Tala. We are determined to fix a broken system and we have fun doing it!

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