Senior Backend Engineer – Wise Platform (Partnership Experience)

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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 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 Backend Engineer to join our mission and help us build a global platform that’s scalable, reliable and secure. We’re working on lots of algorithmical challenges, and you’ll dive right into projects on reconciliation, integrations, authorisations and authentications.

Our Wise Platform team works with businesses and financial institutions globally to offer our services directly to their customers through our API. We help our partners to integrate with the new standard in international money transfer and deliver it to their customers as quickly and smoothly as possible, while improving our Platform making it easier to integrate with. 

The team’s goals are to drive the growth of Wise through partnerships and integrations by creating a world class product delivered through third parties. We want to make the experience of working with Wise great for partners, customers and internal teams by building solutions to better manage the partnership.

Some of your focus areas will be:

  • Designing and building scalable solutions to make the experience of working with Wise great for partners, customers and internal teams and allow partner operational teams to better manage the operational side of the partnership.
  • Building solutions to improve API integration experience for engineers integrating with Wise API.
  • Working closely with other engineering teams to make sure new features are available for Wise Platform customers as well.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Choose your own path to success – you’ll have the freedom to define the vision and responsibility for making it happen.
  • Identify problems and unlock opportunities for Wise and partners through technology solutions.
  • Inspire teams with your ideas, knowledge and self-starter attitude.

A bit about you:

  • A strong product mindset and passion for user experience, you prioritise work with the customers in mind and make data-driven decisions to fix customer pain-points
  • Great communication skills and the ability to articulate complex, technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work independently while also being a good team player. Your work will frequently involve cross-team collaboration.
  • Ability to break down complex projects into incremental milestones that deliver customer value
  • Experience in developing web applications and distributed systems in a production environment
  • Experience with common design and architectural patterns coupled with a passion for writing clean code that is performant and well tested 
  • Curiosity and drive for continuous learning and improvement
  • Following and advocating best coding practices, continuous delivery and code reviews
  • Experience working with relational and non-relational databases, query optimisation and designing schemas is a plus
  • Knowledge of Java and Spring Boot and experience with a messaging system, like Kafka, is a plus

Some extra skills that would be awesome:

  • Experience with our stack: Java within the Spring ecosystem, Kubernetes, AWS and service mesh architectures.
  • You have worked with distributed systems and monolithic architectures and understand the advantages and challenges of both.
  • Passion for international finance, foreign exchange and payment systems.
  • Demonstrated experience speaking at conferences and public events.

What you get back:

  • The autonomy to solve problems your way
  • The freedom to have real impact
  • Loads of development opportunities 
  • A fun work environment with social activities and events
  • Salary: 80000 GBP – 115000 GBP + Stock

Find out more about our benefits in our London office.

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, where and what you studied isn't important to us. If you’ve got great experience, the right skills for the role and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

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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