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Full Stack Developer – London

We’re looking for a full-time Full Stack Developer to join one of our growing teams in London. The roles are a unique opportunity to join one of Europe’s fastest growing companies and help us take TransferWise to the next level as we scale to impact 100’s of millions more customers.

For our customers, using TransferWise is as simple as sending money from A to B. Yet behind our app and website is a complex engine of currencies and routes, that’s being designed, built and powered by our talented teams in cities around the world. With new capabilities being built every day, there’s still heaps to figure out, and we can’t do it alone.

You’ll receive a competitive package, generous stock options, private healthcare, flexible working and a range of other benefits.

Your mission:

  • Work within one of our feature teams who look at specific areas of TransferWise (e.g. Borderless accounts, our payment cards, the transfer experience) to figure out how best to improve our product for our customers through new features and capabilities that will be used globally
  • Help us to further integrate with a variety of financial partners and providers around the world to so that more customers can send money across borders, with minimum fuss and maximum confidence
  • As we grow our users and transaction volumes to reach new markets, our architecture needs to grow too. You’ll help us to make TransferWise faster, more convenient and scalable

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Choose your own path to success - you’ll share your expertise and ideas to take on a range of intriguing challenges, with 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 and learn with our teams in London, Tallinn, Budapest, Singapore and more

A bit about you:

  • You’re passionate about technology, product and user experience - customers are at the heart of what you do and that empathy drives your decisions
  • You know back-end MVC Framework, HTML, CSS and JavaScript, plus Java and Spring Boot are preferred
  • You have experience developing in a modern front-end framework, Angular.js is preferred, but experience with Backbone, Ember, Knockout or React is also relevant
  • You’ll have worked with SQL databases, writing custom queries and designing schemas
  • You understand test driven development (TDD) and want to write tests
  • You have an understanding of Scrum and Agile development
  • You have experience using database abstraction layers like Hibernate
  • Your confident working independently and can plan your own solutions to problems

Some extra skills that would be awesome:

  • You have a broad understanding of the concept of minimum viable product (MVP) and conversion rates
  • You might already be a customer :)

A bit about our tech:

On the back end, you will be working on a distributed architecture which is based on Java microservices, using Netflix OSS tools and other distributed technologies like Kafka, Zookeeper, Spring Cloud. While on the front end we are writing microapps using React and AngularJS. You can find more details about our tech stack here: http://tech.transferwise.com/the-transferwise-stack-heartbeat-of-our-little-revolution/

And for a sneak peek into the TransferWise world of Engineering check out our Tech Blog: https://tech.transferwise.com/  

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.