Platform Engineer – Site Reliability


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£60,000-£80,000 or £80,000-£115,000 + RSU's

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 13 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 Platform Engineer – Site Reliability to join our team in London.

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: SRE 

The SRE team’ mission is to focus on engineering-wide reliability problems at Wise. We set the reliability standard we expect of our hundreds of microservices to achieve, we do this via libraries, tooling, documentation, consulting and hands-on contribution.

Here’s how you’ll be contributing to the Team

  • You’ll be working with product and platform teams to tighten the loop between the two 
  • Identify potential reliability issues before they impact our customers
  • Measure our reliability to help teams make data-driven decisions

Is that you?

  • Experience of Incident Management and enjoy troubleshooting
  • Good Java knowledge, experience with relevant application frameworks e.g. Spring
  • Knowledge of architectural concepts such as microservices, service mesh
  • You’re passionate about helping others and keen to roll up your sleeves and take ownership to drive company-wide impact

Nice to Have

  • Experience of cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, GCP)
  • Containerisation technology and orchestration platforms e.g. Docker, Kubernetes
  • 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
  • Basic sysadmin skills in debugging issues with disk, network, app/JVM performance etc

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 Wise achieve its mission by building on one of the key foundation technology layers at the heart of our platform.

What you get back:

🚀 RSU's in a growing company
💪 An annual self-development budget
🐶 Pet friendly offices
🏃‍♀️Lots of fun group activities like yoga, running and boardgame nights
🌍 Relocation and visa expenses covered
🏝️ A paid 6-week sabbatical leave after four years
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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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