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Full Stack Developer - Middle East & Africa Team – Tallinn

Full Stack Developer - Middle East & Africa Team

We’re looking for a Full Stack Developer to join our growing team in Tallinn

You’ll receive a competitive package include a salary within the range of 28K-74K annually depending on your level of experience , and generous stock options.

Your mission:

When you will join the team you will take part in building tools to scale our internal operations and systems to help achieve our goal of nearly free international money transfers (focusing and Middle-East & Africa region).

The product growth also requires new tools for our customers so they can resolve typical payment problems without contacting us - not only helping us scale, but helping customers have a 10x better experience even for problematic transfers.

Within the team you will follow Agile methodologies to approach and solve customers’ problems via development of impactful functions, automate processes and measure results. You will be moving fast and sometimes break things, but we learn from mistakes without blame or drama.

You'll travel often & work together with teams in  London, Budapest, New York, etc.

This role will give you the opportunity to: 

  • Choose your own path to success - you’ll have the freedom to define the vision and the responsibility for making it happen
  • Be flexible in how and where you work, we understand everyone needs a little something different so we’ll do our best to make it happen
  • Travel to work with our teams as well as meet various partners and organizations when needed
  • Inspire teams with your ideas, knowledge and self-starting attitude

A bit about you:

  • Java and Spring Boot preferred
  • You know how to Integrate RESTful APIs with client side applications and secure them
  • You have hands on experience using backend MVC Frameworks (Spring, Rails, Django)
  • Experience using database abstraction layers like Hibernate, JOOQ, etc...
  • Experience working with SQL databases, writing custom queries and designing schemas
  • Understand and value automated tests for your code
  • Write good technical documentation
  • Adamant about backwards compatibility and contract testing
  • Passionate about technology, product and user experience.
  • Likes to tackle scalability challenges
  • Ability to work independently and plan your own solutions to problems
  • Open to travel and work with Engineering teams in the  UK and Estonia
  • Broad understanding of the concept of minimum viable product, prototypes, ledgers..
  • You put the customer at the heart of everything you do and that empathy drives the decisions you make

Some extra skills that would be awesome: 

  • Understanding of Scrum and Agile development
  • Be a customer of TransferWise

Some of your benefits:

Apart from the all-expenses-paid company trips, stock options in one of Europe’s most hotly tipped startups, a laptop and team lunches every other Thursday, you won’t get much in the way of extras. However, we will give you 28 days holiday a year (plus public holidays), a fun, friendly atmosphere, plenty of opportunities to grow and the chance to be part of our little revolution. Oh, and coffee, there’s plenty of coffee.

Not from Estonia? - No stress, we will help you (and your family) with full relocation from any part of the world!

For a sneak - peek into our Engineering world check:


A bit about TransferWise:

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

Our People:

At TransferWise, you’ll be joining a movement of people who believe in a better, fairer, more transparent way of moving money around the world. You’ll collaborate to do your best work and take on problems that no one has looked at before.

If you’re keen to learn, grow, try new things and aren’t afraid of a bold plan, you’ll fit right in.

How we work:

At TransferWise our strategy emerges from the collective brainpower of all our people, who are organised in dozens of independent, autonomous teams. Teams stay closest to our customers, so they choose what problems to solve and where to spend the most time.

You’ll experience radical levels of ownership and empowerment within your role. Plus the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work on our customers.

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 drop us an email at adjustments@transferwise.com. 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.