Senior Backend Engineer – Speed Team

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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 15 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 Senior Backend Engineer to join our mission and help us build a customer experience which is delightful, scalable and at the same time solves real problems. We’re building experiences allowing customers to send their money conveniently and reliably.

Why is the role great?

You’ll be a lead figure in the team responsible for making all of our transfers move around the world as quickly as possible – this is a high degree of responsibility as this person will decide how fast money will move around the world in the future.

The team  is responsible for one of the pillars of Wise – Speed! Speed involves not only technical challenges but we have a ton of product ones as well. We are trying to ensure all of our transfers reach their destination in under twenty seconds, and we’re making quick progress.

You are solving a very hard problem that will directly affect the lives of millions of our customers. From day one you will be building incredible products that will affect people globally in a very real way and that will leave a mark.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Choose your own path to success – you’ll have the freedom to define the vision and the responsibility for making it happen
  • Be flexible in how and where you work, we understand everyone needs a little something different so we’ll do our best to make it happen
  • Inspire teams with your ideas, knowledge and self-starting attitude
  • Grow a lot you will be surrounded with highly motivated and experienced folks who are ready to help when the help is needed.

A bit about you: 

  • You are customer obsessed
  • You’re kind and empathetic, relying on and supporting the rest of the team for discussions and code or design reviews
  • Naturally a positive, friendly and ambitious person
  • Hands on engineering experience (JVM stack preferred, but let’s talk)
  • You are able to craft a vision and clarify an ambiguous problem space into clear, tangible building blocks of a roadmap 
  • You’re hands on, and you’d do everything needed to make the team and the product successful. You get it done

What you get back:

  • 🚀 RSU’s in a growing company 
  • 💪 An annual self-development budget
  • ❤️ Statutory 24 weeks at full pay, plus 12 months at minimum wage for maternity leave
  • ❤️ 18 fully paid weeks of paternity leave
  • 🌿 Fully paid ‘me days’ per year to help you manage life
  • 🌍 Relocation and visa expenses covered 
  • 🏝️ A paid 6-week sabbatical leave after four years 

Find out more about our benefits in our  Budapest office.

Interested? Find out more:

…or check out our Engineering blog.

Salary: 1,500,000 Fr – 2,200,000 Ft per month + RSUs

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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If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Wise visit Wise.Jobs.

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Application Review

The first step is the application form. Here we ask you to include your CV detailing your past experience and achievements, a cover letter and a few questions related to the role.

Chat with Recruiter

In this round you will have a short chat with our recruiter to introduce you to Wise, our engineering philosophy and the role. We’ll get to know you a bit better – you won’t need to prepare anything in advance, but we do recommend finding out more about Wise if you haven’t already done so. You’ll also be able to ask us any questions you might have.

Pair Programming Interview

The goal of a pair-programming interview is to verify that a candidate can solve a “medium level” coding task within 40-45 minutes. In order to achieve it, we will use an interactive coding platform on HackerRank where the idea is for an interviewer to collaborate with the candidate and help him/her to solve a given task. You can find out more on Pair Programming here.

Technical Interview

The Technical Interview round will usually comprise of a casual chat with the interviewers about some of your recent work that you are proud of, you could expect questions around justifying some of the choices you’ve made or discussing solutions for hypothetical problems that interviewers present. There will also be a coding round, a language-agnostic solution designing  and you will also have a chance to ask questions so you can find out more about Wise.

Product Interview

The product interview focuses on evaluating your ability to understand details of a problem and how to prioritise what to build when solving it. You can find out more about how we think about Product Engineering on this blog.

Final Interview

The final interview’s focus will be around the feedback you got from the previous interviewers  (which we will keep you informed about) and also with a bit of culture fit, motivation and your vision on how you see yourself working at Wise. The final interview usually takes 1 hour + will still involve some technical questions.

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