We’re making a positive, irreversible change in the world of finance. Together.

Site Reliability Engineer – London (UK) or Tallinn (Estonia)

Our customers are moving more than £2bn every month through our platform. As we re-platform from the monolith to microservices, our engineers must have the confidence in shared services and infrastructure so they can spend more time focused on business logic and product changes. You will be the technical owner of the runtime environment, whether that’s use of hosted or Cloud solutions, we don’t care (as long as it meets security requirements).

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

Your Mission

You'll be working hands on in our Runtime Environment team. We expect you to build and own the vision for Shared Services in TW, lead the way regarding piloting and implementing new solutions on both server and client aspects, track their impact and iteratively reduce overhead in all technical aspects of building new services. You'll also work with our product engineering teams to understand their needs and onboard them to new solutions.

Must Have

  • Experience with building out scalable and automated Cloud platforms on preferably AWS, OpenStack
  • Experience in infrastructure automation tools (Ansible/Puppet/Chef)
  • Good knowledge of relational (RDBMS) and NoSQL databases
  • Will not settle at all for downtime and outages, do not want to be woken up in the middle of the night
  • Define and create standard operating procedures that are compliant and auditable
  • Ownership of mission-critical shared infrastructure - run, maintain and schedule upgrades
  • Isolation of environments and work with various engineering teams to figure out how to best suit their needs
  • Sees failover and DR events as something that needs to happen with regularity and should be seamless

Nice to Have

  • Experience with languages such as Java, Groovy, Python, Go, Scala etc
  • Experience in hiring and building a DevOps/Platform team
  • Containerisation technology and various orchestration platforms e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos etc
  • Sysadmin knowledge of DNS, network topology, switches, routers etc.
  • Knowledge and an eye on newer architectural concepts such as microservices, service mesh, lambda programming
  • Have ran performance and load tests at scale, and able to forecast capacity for the future
  • Handling of data or event pipelines

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:

https://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.