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Backend Engineer – Activity

Posted 23 Sep 2022
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
£75,000 - £100,000 per year
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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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 talented Senior Backend Engineer to join our mission and build our product, creating a scalable, performing platform so that Wise works as it should.

In this role you’ll get to work on challenging technical problems across the full product life-cycle. You’ll be building complex systems that translate in a smooth customer experience.

The team you’ll be working with: Activity

The Activity team is a diverse and full stack team that builds products and platforms that all our customers, as well as other teams, use.

As the team is a central part of the company, we collaborate heavily with other teams across Wise to build the best international account experience, at scale, for our customers.

Some of the products we own, on all platforms, are:

  • Home page experience
  • Transactions activity feed (list, search, details)
  • Insights (currently only for spending, but scope will increase)
  • Customer communications platform (push, email, in-product)

In order to get there, one of our challenges is to provide a bespoke experience to our customers while still allowing them to understand in a transparent way how their money is behaving, which is why we still have a long way to go before reaching our goal.

What does it take?

  • 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

…but don’t worry we don’t expect you to know everything!

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
  • You’ll understand our customers and the impact our product makes in their lives
  • You’ll help us scale-up and build a world class global banking product by finding solutions to our technical challenges and opportunities

We’re making a positive, irreversible change in the world of finance. Together.
People on every continent around the world are choosing TransferWise to help them live, travel and work internationally. We’re the fairest, easiest way to send money overseas.
Built by and for people who live global lives, we make sending money abroad up to 8 times cheaper than the bank. This is money without borders - instant, convenient, transparent and eventually free.

1,000 employees