Engineering Lead – UK/Europe


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£95,000 - £130,000 (gross/year) + 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.

The team you’ll be working with: Regional Expansion – UK & Europe Pay-in Team

In the Regional Tribe, we are working on both expanding Wise to new currencies and countries, but also deepening and improving the Wise experience in the countries we are already present in.  The UK & Europe squad looks after our customers who reside in both the UK and Europe.  And the Pay-in Team is focused on improving the pay-in experience for those customers.  We do this by integrating new pay-in features for our customers, and improving the features we already own.  The team is focused on the pay-in step as we’ve identified this as having a lot of potential to increase growth.  There are a lot of pay-in focused products we can leverage to make the experience more convenient for our customers, and we’re using some of these already to improve the transfer experience.

One of the on-going projects the team is working on is our Open Banking payment flow that our UK based customers use to get money into Wise.  We integrate with new banks, try and improve the success rate of our Open Banking flow, and look at ways to reduce friction for our customers.  As a lead of this team, one of the projects you’ll consider is expanding our Open Banking payment product into Europe.

As a team lead, you’ll work with a Product Manager to scope and assess the pay-in opportunities the team is able to pick up to improve the pay-in experience.  You and your team will plan autonomously and decide what to take and how things should be done; the only requirement is that your goals are aligned with our mission, and are ambitious and achievable. Your manager will work closely with you to guide you in your first few months and then coach you to grow as a leader within Wise.  You’ll also be involved in the development cycle, helping the team deliver those projects.  And you’ll represent Wise at meetings with other companies and organisations that can help us on our mission.

Your role in the team:

  • You’ll be responsible for the overall health and productivity of the engineers within your team
  • You’ll provide feedback on architecture and 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 with Open Banking, or any other pay-in product in Europe
  • Experience with Java and Spring framework

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 London office.

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…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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