TransferWise is hiring a

Senior Java Developer

London, United Kingdom

Who we are

TransferWise was founded in 2011 with a clear mission: Money without borders - so people and businesses can send and receive any currency effortlessly, whenever, wherever.

Sure, the heart of what we do is international money transfer. And we’re committed to making it instant, convenient and fair for millions of people, all over the world. But we’re growing our other products and our teams at an exciting pace. And we’re looking for the very best to jump on board.

What it’s really like to work here

At TransferWise, we do things a bit differently. There’s no corporate nonsense and no old-fashioned hierarchy. Instead, we work in dozens of self-sufficient, autonomous teams. Think of them like start-ups within a start-up that learn from each other.

Each team picks the problems they want to solve. So there’s no micro-management. No hiding behind fancy job titles. And no one telling you what to do. You are your own boss. But you’ll get tons of guidance and plenty of support from talented, super-smart colleagues from all over TransferWise.

We’re going to be upfront - the way we work doesn’t suit everyone. But if freedom, autonomy, and life-affirming, head-scratching professional challenges rock your world, we could be a match made in heaven.

So, what’s the role?

As an Engineer in TransferWise you will work towards making our product the best that it can be. On one hand you will do this by solving technical puzzles, working on automation, scalability and speed related topics. However, on the other hand, you will do this by figuring out what are the best product decisions based on feedback we get from our great customers.   

Which means that in TransferWise, more than in any other place, you'll have the chance to take on the challenge of being a real product engineer and not just a coder. And you will do this within a flat organisational structure meaning you'll be someone who is unconcerned with titles and hierarchy. What really excites you is problem solving and delivering innovative technology that makes a real difference in people's lives.

TransferWise grows at a breathtaking speed and our engineering team is the heart of this growth. To join this great team and our scaling-up hub in Budapest we expect from you solid architectural decisions, rock hard integrity, clean code and:

  • strong background with JVM, Spring Boot and Spring Cloud preferably
  • experience in Microservices architecture while knowledge of Grails & Groovy will be appreciated as these are currently power all our business logic that's not extracted into Microservices
  • good with MySQL and other database management systems - preferably PostgreSQL
  • Kafka  will be great to have as most of our messaging is done in Apache Kafka
  • Docker, AWS and/or experience with automated testing will be cool things to bring with you 
  • exposure to Test Driven Development (TDD), A/B testing and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) approaches & concepts 
  • sleeping with a copy of "Clean Code” under your pillow, background within AGILE environments (preferably start-ups) and with FinTech stuff are big pluses 

For a sneak - peek into our Engineering world check: 

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