Tala Senior Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Tala Senior Project Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • Tala was named one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. We are a financial technology company on a mission to make financial services simple, inclusive, and accessible for the doers and dreamers globally. We are building the digital bank for the next billion!

  • So far, more than 6 million people in emerging markets have borrowed through our Android app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, education, and other personalized financial services. Headquartered in Santa Monica, we support the needs of our customers in Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, and India.

  • Tala is looking for a highly motivated Project Manager to drive high performance of teams by building strong lines of communication across and our global offices. 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 Project Manager will report to the Program Management lead and will be responsible for supporting the delivery of products and initiatives using Agile practices. Successful candidates will have deep expertise in Agile methodologies and have a background managing technical programs.

  • The ideal candidate for this role will be comfortable taking a leadership role. Sound decision making, understanding when and why escalation is needed, and a high level of emotional intelligence are essential capabilities the person that fills this role must possess.

    What you'll do

  • Work to improve the performance and sprint predictability of squads based on sprint velocity and cycle time, and use those agile metrics to sanity check roadmap commitments, as needed.

  • Participate in quarterly roadmapping, bi-weekly check-ins, as well as continuous reporting and unblocking.

  • Ensure collisions and/or dependencies are identified and planned for across all assigned projects and work with program leads of cross-squad initiatives to ensure roadmap alignment.

  • Support the delivery of products and
    initiatives using Agile practices and by serving as Scrum Master for assigned teams.

  • Develop a strong understanding of the context (across markets) of our internal tools to optimize for efficiency, productivity, and team morale.

  • Be the team champion to ensure team alignment, advocate product and be the subject matter expert for internal Program tools.

    Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of Project Management experience with proven expertise in Agile methodologies, concepts, practices, and standards.

  • 2+ years experience leveraging software development and team collaboration tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Smartsheet, etc.

  • Success at managing technical projects for distributed and remote teams across multiple locations and countries.

  • Experienced in managing mobile app development, full stack software development projects in CICD environment, integration with third party APIs. Experience in managing other technical areas, such as BI, Data Engineering, IT are nice to have.

  • Practical experience working at start up pace with heavy virtual communications.

  • Flexibility to respond to changing requirements and juggle multiple responsibilities.

  • Must be comfortable working both as part of a team and independently - includes ability to set priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.

  • Proven ability to coach and mentor others who are learning project management and Agile practices in a replicable, scalable way.

  • Checked ego, humble, empathetic, collaborative, service-oriented attitude of “customer first”.

  • Global travel may be required, once it is safe to do so.

  • PMP, CSM certification nice to have.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Tala Senior Project Manager Jobs in Kenya


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