Engineering Lead – Receive team


Key Details

  • Location: Tallinn
  • Team name: Receive
  • Team Size: 7
  • Level: Engineering Lead

Key benefits:

  • Flexible working – whether it’s working from home, school plays or life admin we get that flexibility is essential and you’re trusted to do the right thing and be responsible
  • Stock options in a profitable company
  • 4 weeks paid holiday per annum;
  • An annual, all-expenses-paid company trip, SummerDays;
  • Personal development budget;
  • Monthly sports allowance;
  • Regular teams events;
  • Pizza Thursdays, weekly brunches and breakfast in the office;
  • Health benefits;
  • Relocation support and Visa;
  • 6 weeks of paid sabbatical after 4 years at TransferWise on top of annual leave.

Check all our benefits here.

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TransferWise is one the fastest growing companies in Europe and we’re on a mission: to make money without borders the new normal. We’ve got 8 million customers across the globe and we’re growing. Fast.

Current banking systems don't let us send, spend or receive money across borders easily. Or quickly. Or cheaply. 

So, we’re building a new one.

And, we need a talented Engineering Lead to join our mission.

The team you’ll be working with: Receive

Our Receive team is working across our offices in London and Tallinn. The team’s mission is to enable people and businesses to get paid from anywhere in the world no matter where they are based. They are responsible for the end-to-end experience of our customers when they are receiving money into their multi-currency account.

The team has  built our local bank details product, enabling customers to get real local accounts in more than 8 different countries. They have also built a global Direct Debits platform which enables DirectDebit functionality for our local accounts across all countries in a unified way.

And this is just the beginning. The team has identified several opportunities in helping even more businesses and people get paid across the world. This is where your role comes in. You’ll help us expand our receive proposition globally and build the missing features that will make our multi-currency account the best choice for businesses and people to get paid.

What does it take?

  1. Being responsible for your team’s overall health and productivity
  2. Helping your team make data-driven decisions by providing feedback on architecture and approach
  3. Fostering an environment of autonomy where everyone is encouraged to  identify and prioritise customer problems and opportunities
  4. Rolling your sleeves up and being involved in the entire process. Working closely with the team’s product manager and designer to ensure the team is focusing on the right things
  5. Having an overview of what’s happening across the organisation and thinking about engineering as a whole 

Is that you?

  • You’re passionate about building high quality products, working on big challenges and taking full ownership of the customer journey
  • You have experience in leading, coaching and mentoring driven individuals
  • You’re enabling your team to solve complex problems by breaking them down into small iterative steps of incremental value
  • You’ve built and designed scalable and performing systems
  • You have experience in designing, deploying and maintaining clean RESTful APIs
  • You have experience with microservices architecture, asynchronous message queues and SQL databases

…but don’t worry we don’t expect you to know everything!

Nice to have:

  • You’ve worked with Java, preferably with Spring Boot

What does success look like? 

  • You’ll have found your place in our mission by understanding how to drive engineering solutions and look to future challenges
  • You’ll understand our customers and the impact our product has on their lives 
  • You’ll make contributions to the wider engineering goals of the company
  • You’ll inspire a team environment where ideas are shared and openness is valued
  • You’ll help us scale-up and build a world class global banking product that impacts millions of customers

What you get back:

  • The ability to choose your own path to success – you’ll have the freedom to define the vision 
  • The freedom to have real impact
  • The opportunity to inspire teams 
  • A fun work environment with social activities and events

Find out more about our benefits in our Tallinn office

Interested? Find out more:

👀 How we work – a practical guide

📹 TransferWise Vlogs: Omar, Engineering Lead 

💻 The TransferWise Tech Stack, 2020 edition

📈 Our Engineering career map

…or check out our Engineering blog.

We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, qualifications aren’t that important to us. If you’ve got great experience, and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

And because we believe that diverse teams build better products, we’d especially love to hear from you if you’re from an under-represented demographic.



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