Full Stack Developer - Latin American Markets – London

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

Job Description

What are we working on:

  • Our mission is to expand TransferWise in Latin American countries, so we are constantly working on integrating new partners such as banks and financial institutions.
  • The challenges in this region are many: regulations (for instance anti money laundering checks, licences, etc), optimisation of cash movement, trading risk management, localised payment methods, volatile currencies.
  • This is the list of countries that we are planning to integrate in the near future: Argentina (sending and receiving), Chile (sending), Mexico (sending), Paraguay (receiving). Long term plan: all countries; both flows: sending and receiving.
  • We are focusing mainly on two streams: the first one is to open new routes and the second is to localise and improve existing ones.
  • We are a vertical team that operate from backend to frontend and mobile apps (iOS - Android).


  • 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 and Groovy microservices (Spring Boot), using Netflix OSS offerings, with a legacy Grails monolith. We are moving quickly to proven distributed technologies that can be scaled (Kafka, Zookeeper, Eureka, Bouncer +  much more)
  • There is also room for new technologies (when proven to be relevant) since our teams work in an autonomous manner.
  • More details: http://tech.transferwise.com/the-transferwise-stack-heartbeat-of-our-little-revolution/

Must Have:

  • Tech
    • Java experience, back-end MVC Frameworks
    • Experience working closely with relational databases
    • Experience with API integrations (Restful or otherwise)
    • Experience with messaging services
    • 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 their own 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.
    • But we are not working alone, we have a strong sense of teamwork and we spend a good portion of our time collaborating with the rest of the team.
    • We work very closely with Operational and customer facing teams, so we are looking for nice communication skills and people able to collaborate with non tech colleagues: being able to communicate and collaborate with non tech colleagues is paramount.

Latin American team works following Agile principles which we periodically review and adjust according to our needs.


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.