Senior Backend Engineer – Crypto


Unleashing the economic power of the global majority

Job Description

The Senior Backend Engineer (Crypto) builds and extends Tala’s backend crypto architecture to support new country launches, new features, and a fast-growing user base. As a technologist and a leader, the Senior Backend Engineer (Crypto) pushes the team towards building a highly available, scalable, reliable, fault-tolerant, and performant microservices platform.
The Senior Backend Engineer (Crypto) follows and improves upon Tala’s engineering processes and standards while advancing Tala’s mission and business objectives
This is a technical leadership role within Tala’s technical track. You will report to the Backend Engineering Manager and collaborate cross-functionally with all Tala teams across the globe.

What You’ll Do

    • Design and implement features as defined in the Crypto Product roadmap
    • Review design documents, perform code reviews, and weigh in on implementation choices from other technical teams
    • Collaborate and support with cross-functional teams (Product, Data, Credit, and Business Development) to ship scalable software solutions
    • Collaborate with external partners such as the blockchain development team to design integration, troubleshoot issues
    • Continually improve our codebase with clean and efficient code as well as solve problems using the most appropriate technology
    • Contribute to the testing infrastructure to increase code coverage for backend modules
    • Advance monitoring and alerting capabilities of backend modules to allow proactive improvements to availability and response times
    • Technically lead and mentor a team of Backend Engineers to build/extend complex modules

What You’ll Need

    • 5+ years of backend software engineering experience
    • 5+ years coding in one or more of the following languages: Java, Scala, Kotlin
    • Developed and launched large-scale consumer applications with the backend on Cloud infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure) using a microservices architecture paradigm
    • Expert knowledge in REST API design and development for mobile/web use
    • Expert knowledge in architecture & system design
    • Expert proficiency in the Agile development process
    • Excellent ability to prioritize and communicate in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong relational database experience (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, or MS SQL)
    • Strong non-relational database experience (Cassandra, Redshift, DynamoDB, HDFS)
    • A BS degree in Computer Science or related fields is a plus
    • Demonstrated ability to interview candidates and evaluate technical skills
    • Ability to provide technical leadership & mentorship
    • Preferred crypto experience

Are you looking to sharpen your Software Development skills to stay relevant in the market? CLICK HERE to have a look at the top schools.

For all your IT certification needs, please, click here for information on how to get started

To apply for this job please visit

Job Overview
Job Location