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Senior Kubernetes Engineer – London

 

Senior Kubernetes Engineer

We’re looking for a full-time Senior Kubernetes Engineer 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:

To support further growth and serve our customers and partners better than ever, we need to distribute our systems globally, resiliently. We also have to keep the velocity of our product teams as our product organization grows.

We've decided to move ahead with Kubernetes. As a member of our Delivery Tooling team, you'll be iterating on our migration roadmap and leading the implementation of our future production platform. You'll have a chance to show leadership when coaching our product teams through adopting container technologies and distributed systems principles.

Must have:

  • Experience running large-scale Kubernetes in production
  • Expertise with containerization
  • Experience in infrastructure automation tools (Ansible/Terraform/Puppet/Chef)
  • Experience with isolated environments and working with various engineering teams to figure out how to best suit their needs
  • Experience building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines (CircleCI preferred)

Nice to have:

  • Experience with migrating existing systems to the cloud is a huge plus
  • JVM experience
  • Experience with both AWS and GCP
  • Experience with on-premise / cloud hybrid systems
  • Experience with setting up and running centralized logging and monitoring for distributed systems

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/ 

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.

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.