Engineering Lead – Europe


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Ft1,700,000 - Ft2,500,000 (Gross/Month) + 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 need a talented Engineering Lead to join our mission. You’ll be a leading one of the regional expansion engineering teams in Europe.

The team you’ll be working with: Regional Expansion – Europe

Wise has always been focused on moving money between as many currencies and countries as possible. Our Regional Expansion tribe works toward this goal by building new routes, and improving our existing ones, making them cheaper, faster, and more robust. Through integration with local partners, they build a foundation for other tribes to succeed. To get there, we’re working on a variety of interesting projects and challenges.

Since our focus is not a single area, our regional teams worked on various challenges which span from making the verification experience smoother and faster to our customers, providing account details to Wise customers with a click of a button, leveraging OpenBanking to make payment initiation and account information fetching easier, going direct with a national bank, and bringing investment live, letting customers invest their money.

As an Engineering Lead you’ll be heavily involved in the development life-cycle of the solutions provided to the region, 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.

Your role in the team:

  • You’ll be responsible for the overall health, productivity and growth of the engineers within your team
  • You’ll provide feedback on architecture, approach and help teams make data-driven decisions 
  • You’ll have an overview of what’s happening across the organisation and thinking about engineering as a whole 
  • When needed, you’ll roll your sleeves up to be 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!

Nice to have bonuses:

  • Experience working with ReactJs or Angular

What does success look like in this role? 

  • 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 Budapest

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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