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Technical SEO Specialist – London

A bit about the role

We're looking for a super smart technical SEO specialist with considerable web development experience to join our growing performance marketing team. SEO at TransferWise isn’t about sticking keywords on a webpage or building artificial links, but making sure we offer the best possible products, content and on-site experiences to our customers. At TransferWise we’re on a mission to empower our users to make smart financial decisions based on transparent information. Our SEO team is no different. There is no point in working in search unless you understand how what you’re building is providing value to our customers.

So while we need someone who ‘gets’ SEO, we also need someone who can get to the heart of how we help our customers and change the world for the better. If that’s you, read on.

What will you get to do?

  • Team collaboration is key - you’ll work closely with our product engineers and designers to develop products that will help us drive more qualified traffic.
  • Define technical specs for new and existing products and contribute to our custom content management platforms.
  • You’ll have the chance to put on your lab coat and run SEO experiments, proving ideas, and helping to scale them up.
  • Keep on top of troubleshooting and fixing site issues, and continually improve site crawlability, indexation, and performance.
  • Work within a truly international team and travel to our offices around the world...

About you…

  • You’ll have experience in executing large scale technical SEO projects (international experience is beneficial but not essential).
  • Strong demonstrable understanding of front-end technologies - including the ability to confidently hand-code valid semantic HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Previous experience with React and understanding of progressive web apps is beneficial.
  • An understanding of structured and linked data, with experience working with Schema.org and structured data syntaxes such as Microdata, RDFa-Lite or JSON-LD
  • Proficient in crawl management – Log file analysis, Screaming Frog, Custom crawlers.You’re confident using the most popular SEO tools: webmaster consoles, keyword tracking, and backlink discovery tools. You know how to make some basic requests from an API and build basic SEO tools.
  • You’re skilled with Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics. Bonus points for MixPanel experience. More importantly, you’ll need to have a head for numbers, and show you can easily extract key, actionable insights from the data. Comfortable working on large datasets and proficiency using advanced Excel functionalities. Ideally, you’ll have some knowledge of SQL.
  • You’ve a proven record of assuming ownership and moving quickly to implement ideas.
  • Knowledge of foreign languages is beneficial.
  • Lastly but most importantly: passion for TransferWise mission and drive to provide our customers the best possible search experience.

What’s in it for you?
You’ll be part of a team of exceptionally talented marketers who consistently break new ground in performance marketing. You’ll also be on the receiving end of some truly excellent benefits, including Vitality Healthcare, Aviva pension scheme, subsidised gym membership and a whole lot of free food.

Within TransferWise we operate with a great degree of autonomy, so you’ll be in charge of your own workload and focus areas, giving you the chance to have a huge impact on one of the UK’s fastest growing & most successful startups.


More links that will help give you an understanding of what SEO at TransferWise is like:

Scaling SEO by Building Products - Fabrizio Ballarini

We inspire smart people and we trust them - Nilan Peiris

We don't build links but focus on what matters for our customers - Fabrizio Ballarini

Using Natural Language APIs in SEO - Stephan Solomonidis


Who we are

TransferWise was founded in 2011 with a clear mission: Money without borders - so people and businesses can send, spend and get paid in any currency, 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.  

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 your talented, super-smart teammates.  

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.






Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

At TransferWise we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form or reply with your request to the email we send you after you have applied. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.