Full Stack Developer - Budapest

  • TransferWise
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • 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.

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.


So, what’s the role?

In general, as a Full Stack Engineer in TransferWise you will work towards making our product the best that it can be. On one hand you will do this by solving very complex technical puzzles while on the other hand, you will do this by figuring out what are the best product decisions based on feedback we get from our great customers. 

More specific, we are currently growing our local Business and Help Experience engineering teams. Business teams holds from an engineering perspective our TransferWise for Businesses product while the Help Experience team holds engineering wise our Customer Support centre. 

So, we’re currently looking for cool & talented Full Stack Engineers to join these 2 teams in Budapest. If one of them then you will for sure have:

  • Background with backend MVC framework - Java and SpringBoot preferred 
  • Experience with developing in a modern front-end framework, Angular.Js is preferred but React, Backbone, Ember and/or Knockout are also relevant 
  • Experience with SQL databases, writing custom queries and designing schemas
  • Understanding of test driven development (TDD), and the desire to write tests
  • Experience in distributed and concurrent systems, knowing the tradeoffs between stateful/stateless and synchronous/asynchronous architectures. 

... while we will also very much appreciate any of the following

  • Passionate about technology, product and user experience
  • Customer is at the heart of everything you do and that empathy drives every decision you make
  • Ability to work independently and plan your own solutions to problems
  • Open to travel and work with Engineering teams from UK and Estonia
  • Broad understanding of the minimum viable product concept & conversion rates
  • Knowledge of/interest in payment platforms, foreign exchange & performant complex systems
  • Experience using database abstraction layers like Hibernate
  • Understanding of Scrum and Agile development - particularly lean methodologies
  • Be a customer of TransferWise

For a sneak - peek into our Engineering world check: http://tech.transferwise.com/

Cool enough? Then come along and we'll empower you to engineer great stuff!  


Want to know more?

To find out a bit more about what it’s like to work at TransferWise plus a full run through of our employee benefits - visit our careers page.


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. 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.