Job description

About Tala
Tala is a global technology company building the world’s most accessible financial services. With more than $350 million raised from visionary investors, we are serving millions of customers around the world who have been overlooked by traditional financial institutions – and our plan is to serve millions more, and have been named by the Fortune Impact 20 list, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and Forbes’ Fintech 50 list for four years running. We are expanding across product offerings, countries and crypto and are looking for people who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about the mission.

By creating a unique platform that enables lending and other financial services around the globe, people in emerging markets are able to start and expand small businesses, manage day-to-day needs, and pursue their financial goals with confidence. Currently, more than 6 million people across Kenya, the Philippines, Mexico, and India have used Tala products. Due to our global team, we have a remote-first approach, and also have offices in Santa Monica, CA (HQ); Nairobi, Kenya; Mexico City, Mexico; Manila, the Philippines; and Bangalore, India.

Most Talazens join us because they connect with our mission of enabling financial agency for underbanked people around the world. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Tala, we’d love to hear from you!

We’re looking for a product designer to build, implement, and own Tala’s design system. You’ll work with our design team (both product and brand) to take our very early UI system and make it real. We help people who are underbanked get access to financial services across (currently) 4 different countries. Being able to create consistency, comprehensible experiences, and bringing together our brand and product experiences will be among the many reasons this role is critical to the success of our business. If you’re excited about building a system more or less from the ground up in an app already serving millions of people, passionate about financial access and inclusivity, and have an appetite for working with leadership to evangelize design systems, we should talk!

What You'll Do
- Build Tala’s design system, helping to scale our design and engineering efforts as we work to expand financial access to people around the globe
- Collaborate closely with Engineering, Product, and Research to develop and align around a long-term vision, define the strategy for achieving that vision, and build out Tala’s design system
- Document and define the system’s components and processes – how and why particular components and styles are used and why, and how to contribute to/maintain the system
- Perform audits, competitive research, and benchmark against industry standards for all components before codifying them into the system
- Work with engineering to implement the system in a scalable way

- Experience: 3-4+ years of product design experience, including 2+ years of successfully designing and building durable design systems at scale within a large product organization
- Demonstrated ability to tackle complex problems, design phenomenal customer experiences, and produce strong customer and business outcomes
- Shareable portfolio of design work that breaks down the problems you were solving, explains your process for working with teammates to reach a solution, and showcases strong interaction and visual design skills
- Excellent understanding of best practices and processes around governance and maintenance of large scale design systems
- Technical understanding of how to build and architect scalable design systems

Our vision is to build a new financial ecosystem where everyone can participate on equal footing and access the tools they need to be financially healthy. We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse global team that represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, and experience. We hire talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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