TransferWise is hiring a

Platform Engineer

Kesklinna, Estonia

Platform Engineer

Who we are

TransferWise was founded in 2011 with a clear mission: Money without borders - so people and businesses can send and receive any currency effortlessly, whenever, wherever.

Sure, the heart of what we do is international money transfer. And we’re committed to making it instant, convenient and fair for millions of people, all over the world. But we’re growing our other products and our teams at an exciting pace. And we’re looking for the very best to jump on board.

What it’s really like to work here

At TransferWise, we do things a bit differently. There’s no corporate nonsense, and no old-fashioned hierarchy. Instead, we work in dozens of self-sufficient, autonomous teams. Think of them like start-ups within a start-up that learn from each other.

Each team picks the problems they want to solve. So there’s no micro-management. No hiding behind fancy job titles. And no one telling you what to do. You are your own boss. But you’ll get tons of guidance and plenty of support from talented, super-smart colleagues from all over TransferWise.


We’re going to be upfront — the way we work doesn’t suit everyone. But if freedom, autonomy, and life-affirming, head-scratching professional challenges rock your world, we could be a match made in heaven.

Product engineers only

Here at TransferWise we don’t hire coders, who pick up tickets from a backlog and push code to production.

What you'll be working on

You'll be working as part of our Platform Team. You will take ownership of shared platform components like central configuration, service discovery, messaging and others. Together with product teams you discover new needs and set up components while making sure our systems speak the same language. You'll also set up monitoring and troubleshoot the components in production, hands-on.

 You:

  • Have built customer-facing features
  • Have experience with large Java-based systems
  • Have worked in a microservice environment
  • Have seen the pros and cons of asynchronous communication
  • Love optimizing for resilience
  • Really want to build the plumbing for a global payments network
  • Love working with many different people
  • Possess empathy to the user and are able to build great code that drives fantastic user experience.
  • Have strong communication skills and ability to articulate complex and technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Are willing to travel, to work and learn with dev teams in London, Ukraine, US.
  • Excitement to work in a high-growth company, and throw themselves fully into a revolution.
  • Be open, communicative, and fun to work with.

Nice to haves:

  • Understanding of Scrum and Agile development
  • Experience using database abstraction layers like Hibernate.
  • Be a customer of TransferWise
  • Experience with Spring Boot
  • Experience with Eureka and other Netflix Stack

Benefits:

Apart from the all-expenses-paid company trips, stock options in one of Europe’s most hotly tipped startups, a laptop and team lunches every other Thursday, you won’t get much in the way of extras. However, we will give you 28 days holiday a year (plus public holidays), a fun, friendly atmosphere, plenty of opportunities to grow and the chance to be part of our little revolution. Oh, and coffee, there’s plenty of coffee.

Not from Estonia? - No stress, we will help you (and your family) to relocate from any part of the world!

 

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