Full Stack Developer - European Markets – London

  • TransferWise
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Jul 28, 2017
Full time Developer

Job Description

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.

European markets

Stack:

  • TransferWise is complex under the hood, but we’re just getting started. With our own payment rails, there are lots of opportunities to build new products and services on them.
  • At its core, our stack is Java microservices, using Netflix OSS offerings, and SPAs written in Angular 1/React, with a legacy Grails monolith. We are moving quickly to proven distributed technologies that can be scaled (Kafka, Zookeeper, Eureka, Bouncer +  much more)
  • More details: http://tech.transferwise.com/the-transferwise-stack-heartbeat-of-our-little-revolution/

What are we working on:

  • We are constantly building robust, scalable and error-free integrations with a variety of partners and providers across Europe, so our customers can send money across borders with minimal fuss and maximum confidence.
  • We still cannot provide our services in Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Iceland, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia. We are just getting started!
  • On the other hand, understanding the difference between existing markets across the continent is a huge challenge. Providing a truly local experience is even harder.
  • We constantly experiment and iterate extremely quickly, validating dozens of different hypothesis at the same time.
  • We work across the whole product - starting from building banking integrations and ending with research on why our customers recommend us to their friends. Being involved in the product lifecycle is a huge part of being part of our team.
  • We participate in our mobile engineering efforts - still plenty of opportunities to work on our iOS and Android apps

Must Have:

  • Tech
    • Strong grasp on algorithms and data structures is a must.
    • Java experience, back-end MVC Frameworks
    • Experience working closely with different relational databases like PostgresSQL and MySQL
    • Exposure to parallel processing and distributed systems challenges (e.g. consistency during high data volumes)
    • Experience with different messaging services (Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ, JMS etc)
    • We do not have QA’s- we look for engineers with a strong sense of ownership and mindfulness around test coverage.
  • Mindset
    • We get it done - in a market of this scale we cannot afford to stall and wait.
    • Every engineer in the team is able to work independently and plan your our solutions to problems. We build it, we ship it, we own it.
    • We understand the concepts of A/B testing, value the importance of direct customer feedback and know how to measure impact
    • We put the customer at the heart of everything we do. Empathy drives every decision we make.
Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

We want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form, or drop us an email at adjustments@transferwise.com. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.

Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

We want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form, or drop us an email at adjustments@transferwise.com. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.