Engineering Lead, Card Issuance

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Singapore

Team

Engineering

Salary Range

S$165,000 to S$220,000 per year

Wise is 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.

 

More about the Product 

The Wise card is a key part of the borderless proposition, it is responsible for the “spend” part of the general vision. Card issuing is the best way to let customers spend their money in the modern world, but we should keep in mind that physical debit cards are only one of a possible solution to spending problems. Tomorrow it could be virtual cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, QR codes, mobile payments, or something else that is not yet invented. Our mission statement for the Spend & Cards tribe is: Give our customers reliable, easy to use and eventually free way to pay from borderless accounts everywhere in the world.

More about the Team

As the Engineering Lead of the Card Issuance team you’ll be heavily involved in the development life-cycle of the solutions, from design to coding and testing. Communication and people management plays a big role in this position, too. This means coaching your team, helping them overcome blockers in their work and ensuring a healthy culture for your teams.

What does it take?

  • Being responsible for the overall health and productivity of the engineers within your team
  • Providing feedback on architecture and approach and helping teams make data-driven decisions 
  • Having an overview of what’s happening across the organisation and thinking about engineering as a whole 
  • Designing complex systems in a microservices architecture
  • Ability to read and write frontend
  • Hiring and interviewing engineers for the team

Is that you?

  • Experience leading, coaching and mentoring driven and high performing teams
  • Comfortable working on big challenges and taking full ownership of the customer journey
  • Experience building and designing scalable and performing systems
  • Comfortable with SQL databases, optimisation and transaction

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

Nice to have bonuses

  • Experience working with Java, Spring framework, asynchronous message queues and have worked with microservices architecture
  • Experience working with an in-house payment processor

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:

  • 🚀 Stock options in a growing company 
  • 💪 An annual self-development budget
  • 🍎 Daily free breakfast, weekly lunch and lots of snacks 
  • 🐶 Pet friendly offices 
  •  🏃‍♀️Lots of fun group activities like yoga, running and board-game nights 
  • 🌍 Relocation and visa expenses covered 
  • 🎉 An annual, all-expenses-paid company trip, Summer Days 
  • 🏝️ A paid 6-week sabbatical leave after four years 

Find out more about our benefits in our Singapore office.

You’ll get to join one of our coolest office locations, while receiving a competitive package – including a salary within the range of 165-220k SGD (depending on experience & skills proven during selection), and generous stock options, amongst many other benefits. 

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

💳  5 things we learned from building a global debit card

…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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