Front End Developer - Conversion and Optimisation - London

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

Job Description

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.


What you’ll be working on:

  • Adding and improving features that are at the core of TransferWise product.
  • Although TransferWise is already a nicely working product there are still plenty of opportunities to drive the innovation further. So you will not be working on tiny fixes but making significant improvements for our customers.   
  • Tech Stack:
  • Build and extend single page applications using AngularJS and our internal CSS framework based on Bootstrap.
  • Release new features in a controlled way to manage exposure to customers and A/B test those.
  • Use and help improve our RESTful APIs to build customer experiences.

Must Have:


  • Tech
    • First and foremost, you like writing clean code.
    • Expert knowledge of Javascript, CSS and HTML
    • You have built front end experiences consuming REST APIs.
    • You have used the latest web stacks or libraries such as React, Angular, LESS, SASS.
    • Experience with cross browser compatibility issues.
    • You have a proven track record of writing performant code with user accessibility front of mind.
    • You have written responsive and adaptive code to enable mobile web experiences.
  • Mindset
    • You have a strong sense of good UX and design.
    • You like writing automated tests for your code.
    • You thrive on getting things done and measuring impact for customers.
    • You aren’t afraid of failing.
    • You have a customer-focused approach to product development, putting the customer first when making decisions.
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.