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Platform Engineer

  • Type Job
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Location London, United KingdomLondonGBGreater LondonSW1P
  • Posted
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  • FULL_TIMEEngineeringFinance & banking

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At WorldFirst we are building the best platform for international trading in the world!

WorldFirst was born back in 2004 by two innovators in a South London basement armed with ten years of banking experience, an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to provide customers a real alternative to the big banks. Since then, we’ve grown exponentially and with a global team around 600 strong, have become a market-leading, multi-award winning, bank-beating, rapidly-growing, fun-loving international payments company.

Currently, more than 400,000 global customers & 150,000 global businesses choose WorldFirst for their international transfers. We have transferred £70 Billion for our customers since we launched in 2004, more than 1 million transfers per year!


Our platform has carried us so far but we have taken it to its limits. We are currently deep in tech transformation. We are moving our platform to the Cloud, building microservices and exploring asynchronous communications models. The platform is a product for the business and it should empower teams to deliver high quality architecture and services in an agile fashion.


We are looking for highly skilled engineers, passionate about software & technology. We value learning and improving, team spirit and positive attitude. We are trying to deliver pragmatic solutions while ensuring good quality (no hacks, no cutting corners). Join us if you are a strong all-rounder and a critical thinker ready to challenge and be challenged!


  • Fluency with Terraform, Ansible and at least one scripting/programming language (e.g. Python, Bash, Golang).
  • Experience with modern cloud technologies and principals to ensure reliability and scalability 24x7.
  • Comfortable working in an agile environment.
  • Good base knowledge of Networking and Security topics.
  • We value automated testing and practices that support it: TDD, BDD.
  • Passion in creating tools to assist with DevSecOps workflows and cultures.


From day one you'll find yourself a part of our friendly, innovative and internationally collaborative team. We are driven and inspired, and our workplace reflects that.

Our People First culture means our staff are empowered to take chances and build real connections. And, we offer opportunities to grow – whether that means joining one of our international offices or broadening your skill set through training from our dedicated learning and development team.

On top of that we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday, plus birthday day off, charity leave, 3 life event days during your career with WorldFirst
  • Perks and benefits :
  • Training: We have an awesome L&D team, running our training portal (LearnFirst) with access to content from Coursera, Udemy and much more… On top of that, we have additional Training Budget for individuals. We also encourage code clubs, brown bag sessions, etc ran by our engineers.
  • Flexible career progression. All vacancies in the business are available for internal candidates too! We encourage both career progression and career path changes.
  • Open culture. Our senior Management team run regular update sessions for the department, promoting transparency and open culture.
  • Corporate social responsibility programs supporting one of the key pillars; social, belong and community :


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