Lead Java Engineer - Budapest

  • TransferWise
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Jul 28, 2017
Full time Developer JAVA

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?

As an 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 technical puzzles, working on automation, scalability and speed related topics. However, 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. You'll be forced to think how we can get that feedback, how we can develop our product in such a way in which will boost future development, and how we can maximise and track the impact of our product in the life of our customers.   

So, in TransferWise, more than in any other place you'll have the chance to take on the challenge of being a real Product Engineer and not just a coder. And you will do this within a flat organisational structure meaning you'll be someone who is unconcerned with titles and hierarchy. What really excites you is problem solving and delivering innovative technology that makes a real difference in people's lives.

TransferWise currently grows at a breathtaking speed and our strong engineering team is the heart of this growth. So to join this great team, we expect from you solid architectural decisions, rock hard integrity, clean code and some other stuff:

  • strong background with JVM, Spring Boot and Spring Cloud preferably
  • experience in Microservices architecture while knowledge of Grails & Groovy will be appreciated as these are currently power all our business logic that's not extracted into Microservices
  • good with MySQL and other database management systems - preferably PostgreSQL
  • Kafka  will be great to have as most of our messaging is done in Apache Kafka
  • Docker, AWS and/or experience with automated testing will be cool things to bring with you 
  • exposure to Test Driven Development (TDD), A/B testing and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) approaches & concepts 
  • sleeping with a copy of "Clean Code” under your pillow, background within AGILE environments (preferably start-ups) and with FinTech stuff are big pluses 

 

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.