Senior Backend Engineer – AML

Engineering, London

Office

London

Team

Engineering

Salary (annual)

80,000 - 115,000 GBP + benefits

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’re looking for a talented Backend Engineer to join the mission.

Wise has already pioneered new ways for people to transfer money across borders and currencies. Our customers can also manage their hard-earned money with the world’s first platform to offer true multi-currency banking. 

The team you’ll be working with: AML team

The team is building solutions for detection and prevention of Money Laundering related activities on Wise platform. But what does that mean exactly?

We’re building high throughput data gathering pipelines to collect and process dozens of complex features. We own and maintain a set of rules and machine learning models that evaluate activities happening on the Wise platform. We scale our operations by improving alert review tools and automation. Additionally we are building a customer-facing UI for more convenient collection of documents.

Our main vision points are:

  • We want to fight financial crime, not just comply with requirements
  • Machine learning models are essential for the decision making
  • Near-real time performance requirements for data processing and aggregations.
  • Automation of manual processes: If some process logic can be described, it can be automated.

What does it take?  

  • A strong product mindset and passion for customer 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 audience
  • Experience working with relational and non-relational databases, query optimisation and designing schemas
  • You enjoy writing testable code and believe in Test Driven Development
  • You have 7+ years of Java 8+ knowledge, experience with Spring framework
  • You believe in and follow best coding practices, code reviews and open feedback
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and Distributed and Concurrent Systems
  • Hands on knowledge of system integration patterns 

What does success look like?

  • You’ll have onboarded and found your place through understanding your team and tribe vision and how you can contribute
  • You’ll understand how our values can help you guide your work
  • You’ll understand the reasons behind problematic payments and customer difficulties and how to go about solving them
  • You’ll be raising the automation level to enable scaling of the product
  • Understand our customers and the impact our product makes in their lives 
  • You’ll help us scale-up and build a world class money transfer product by finding solutions to our technical challenges and opportunities

What do we offer: 

Key benefits:

  • Flexible working – whether it’s working from home, school plays or life admin we get that flexibility is essential and you’re trusted to do the right thing and be responsible
  • Paid sick days, parental leave and other leave opportunities
  • 6 weeks of paid sabbatical after 4 years at Wise on top of annual leave
  • The empowerment to solve problems your way
  • The freedom to have real impact
  • Loads of development opportunities 
  • A fun work environment with social activities and events
  • The opportunity to work with super smart people
Salary (annual)
£80,000£115,000 GBP

We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive. We’re proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.

Every Wiser should feel that they can be themselves at work. Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to share their contributions towards mission zero and able to progress in their careers.

Having diverse teams that reflect our diverse customer base helps us build a better product. We can be more creative and empathetic to our customer’s needs and life experiences and makes sure we leave no-one behind on our journey to mission-zero.

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

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