Software Engineer – Observability

EngineeringLondon

Key Details

Team: Distributed across London UK, Tallinn Estonia.

Compensation: Salary + Stock options in a profitable company

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
  • Paid sabbatical after 4 years at Wise (on top of annual leave)
  • Generous Paid Time Off, parental leave, paid holidays, sick days, and other leave opportunities
  • Health insurance plans, wellbeing/sports discounts
  • Relocation support
  • A fun work environment with social activities, weekly team lunches and events
  • Loads of development opportunities

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Wise 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’re looking for a Software Engineer – Observability to join our London based team.

For our customers, using Wise should feel as simple as sending a text message. Yet behind our app and website lies a complex, one-of-a-kind engine of currencies and routes that’s being designed, built and powered by our talented teams in cities around the world. With new capabilities being built every day, there’s still a lot to figure out, and we can’t do it alone. This role is a unique opportunity to have an impact on Wise Mission, grow as a product leader and help save millions more people money.

The team you’ll be working with: Observability 

The Observability team’ mission is to make sure Wisers and Customers have visibility into the status of Wise systems. To provide tooling and frameworks for engineering teams for transaction tracing, performance analysis, business monitoring and alerting.

Here’s how you’ll be contributing to the Engineering Team
Observability is key to building a quality product, helping the business move fast and resolving issues as soon as possible. The team is responsible for designing, building and running a comprehensive observability stack for a diverse range of products and architectures.
In addition, this team leads the charge on defining good observability practices company wide and making it easier to build a better product.

Is that you?

  • Experience of distributed logging systems using the Elastic stack.
  • Experience of, or deep interest in, prometheus, thanos or other metric tools.
  • Containerisation technology and orchestration platforms e.g. Docker, Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of architectural concepts such as microservices, service mesh
  • Growth mindset and a desire to learn, teach, and improve skills
  • Previous ownership of mission-critical shared infrastructure

Nice to Have

  • Experience of tracing and apm tooling.
  • Experience of cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, GCP) and how to monitor them
  • Experience in implementing SRE principles
  • Understanding and knowledge of different tiers of storage
  • Experience working in regulated business – PCI etc
  • Have experience of capacity planning as well as performance and load testing

What does success look like?

  • You’ll be building and maintaining the infrastructure and foundation of the technical parts of Wise
  • You’ll ensure we have our services up and running so product teams can work efficiently
  • You’ll understand our customers and the impact our product makes in their lives
  • You’ll have onboarded and found your place through understanding your team and tribe vision and how you can contribute
  • You’ll also have found your place in our mission and you understand our values and how they can guide you doing your best work
  • You help TransferWise achieve its mission by building on one of the key foundation technology layers at the heart of our platform.

What you get back:

  • You’ll be able to choose your own path to success. You’ll have the freedom to define your roadmap and responsibility for making it happen.
  • You’ll be offered the flexibility to decide on how and where you work. We understand everyone needs a little something different, so we’ll do our best to make it happen.
  • You’ll get to inspire teams with your ideas, knowledge and self-starter attitude.
  • You can Travel to work with our teams in London, Budapest, Tallinn and Singapore – post Covid-19.
  • 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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