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CTO/Head of Engineering - fintech at mytalu

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  • London/Remote
  • fulltime

About mytalu

mytalu is a startup in the fintech space. The company is focused on global family budgeting and we are on a mission to revolutionize the remittance industry. We want to bring tangible improvements to the lives of migrants in the UK and to the family members that they support through their remittances in East Africa. We are a mission-driven business and love engaging with anybody who wants to make a difference on a big scale. We are really excited by the solution that we are building and we are keen to speak to anyone that wants to be involved in building a business that will change lives for the better.


The Role

This is a role for someone who really wants to invest themselves and their abilities in something they believe in. It’s a chance to have an entrepreneurial impact on the direction that the product moves in and more importantly on the way in which it helps make people’s lives more productive.

The primary responsibility of the CTO role centers on building out our products. Wireframing and design stages have been finished as has market testing of our MVP, and a pre-seed funding round has been completed. We are now at the execution stage and want someone to fill this role who has a passion for fintech and is keen to build products that have a positive impact on people’s lives.    

You will be in direct communication with the CEO of the company. mytalu is a current participant in the London Business School Incubator program for 2020/21. You will be fully involved in the start-up experience.


Key responsibilities

Building out the mytalu solution

Working with the CEO to create a clear roadmap for implementing new features

Identifying gaps and brainstorming solutions

Constantly searching for new approaches and unique features

Critiquing the product, always on the lookout for ways in which it can be improved



A background in Computer Science - both in terms of education and in terms of work experience

Prior experience in the banking/e-money/digital wallet/payments/neobanking space

Prior experience leading a team

Fluent in English

Self-motivated, willing to take ownership of the project with limited guidance

Able to work in a dynamic environment, multi-tasking

Flexibility to work around roadblocks and difficulties

Roll-your-sleeve-up attitude


Nice to haves

Prior experience working in a start-up

Fluent in any secondary language spoken by the East African diaspora.



Opportunity to have a tangible impact on people’s lives

New and exciting product with an ambitious growth plan

Chance to experience a dynamic start-up environment

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