Full Stack Engineer- Finance – Tallinn

  • TransferWise
  • Tallinn, Tallinna linn, Estonia
  • Jul 28, 2017
Full time Developer Finance Information Technology JAVA Risk

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.

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 without considering value and impact.

What you’ll be working on:

  • You will build financial system of disrupting fintech startup. You will learn how new business models can fit into old world financial systems and how it can shape mindset of different regulators and authorities in money transfer business.
  • You will be developing system which handles hundreds of thousand of events about business decisions in different parts of the system and transforms them in meaningful and analysable financial records. Will help different product teams make strategic decision supported by accurate and reconciled data.
  • 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, Spring Cloud +  much more)
    More details: http://tech.transferwise.com/the-transferwise-stack-heartbeat-of-our-little-revolution/

Must haves:

  • You know what it means to build software that keeps track of money. You constantly think about security, risks, data integrity, and bulletproof processes
  • Excellent Java knowledge - including complex stuff like multi-threading
  • Good mathematics skills - you don’t need to be a mathematician, but you will working with financial calculations daily
  • Good SQL and database knowledge
  • Domain knowledge:
  • Have experience in finance/accounting systems, you are oriented in basic accounting and financial terminology
  • Mindset:
  • Passionate about technology, product and user experience
  • Ability to work independently and plan your own solutions to problems.
  • Broad understanding of the concept of minimum viable product and conversion rates.
  • You put the customer at the heart of everything you do and that empathy drives every decision you make.

Nice to have:

  • You have experience with messaging systems like Kafka, ZeroMQ, RabbitMQ.
  • Understanding of Scrum and Agile development
  • Data analytics skills - analyze financial data and turn data into stories, build data visualizations
  • Be a customer of TransferWise


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!

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. 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.