Engineering Lead – International Expansions

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Key Details

  • Location: London
  • Team name: International Expansions
  • Team Size: 5
  • 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
  • Generous parental leave
  • Private healthcare plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Relocation support
  • Loads of development opportunities
  • A fun work environment with social activities and events
  • The opportunity to work with super smart, curious people

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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 10 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. You’ll be leading, coaching and working with the engineers who sit in our product teams.

Join our International Expansions tribe

In this role you’ll be working with one of our Product teams within our International Expansions tribe, which plays a pivotal role in enabling the movement of money from one part of the world to another.

The teams of this tribe are distributed across the world. While some of them focus purely on expanding our coverage and reach to our customers, others focus more on strengthening our platform so we can deliver value to customers in all regions in a fast, scalable way.

Our teams are autonomous and work in a cross-functional way. We’re looking for a product-oriented Engineering Lead, who can balance technical and product decisions keeping our customers at the heart of them. In your day-to-day you’ll collaborate with lots of teams including Product Managers, Analysts and Bankers, while leading and coaching our engineers. It’s a great opportunity for someone who’s hungry to have lots of impact while growing both themselves and their team.

What does it take?

  1. Being responsible for the overall health and productivity of the engineers within your team
  2. Providing feedback on architecture and approach and helping team make data-driven decisions 
  3. Having an overview of what’s happening across the organisation and thinking about engineering as a whole
  4. Rolling your sleeves up and coding, being involved in the entire process

Is that you?

  • Experience leading, coaching and mentoring driven and high performing teams
  • A passion for international finance, foreign exchange and payment systems 
  • Comfortable working on big challenges and taking full ownership of the customer journey
  • Experience building and designing scalable and performing systems
  • Experience working with Java, Spring framework, asynchronous message queues and have worked with microservices architecture 
  • Comfortable with SQL databases, optimisation and transaction

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

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 makes in 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 money transfer 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 London office.

Interested? Find out more:

…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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