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Data Quality Lead – London

We’re looking for a Data Quality Lead to join the Product Data Stewardship team in London or Tallinn.

Data Quality Assurance is fundamental to the success of TransferWise mission and ensures, that across our dozens of product teams and hundreds of microservices, we have a single source of truth of product data that is complete, consistent and compliant.

You will be leading the Data Quality Assurance team within the Product Data Stewardship team. You will be working closely with our operational and product teams as well as with group controllers, finance and accounting, compliance, internal audit.

Your mission:

  • Lead a team of data quality analysts as part of our larger Product Data Stewardship team.
  • Own the quality assurance of our product data from building up the team, processes, controls to collaboration with other teams and external parties.
  • Work with teams across the company to identify and build controls - based on requirements from Finance controllers, audit committee, internal audit, board etc.
  • Run the data quality assurance operations across teams - you will be setting up operational processes and responsibilities, drive monitoring of how they are executed. You  finding efficient ways of delegating controls and responsibilities to other TransferWise product engineering and operational teams
  • Be the face of product data quality in front of Finance Accounting, Finance Product, Finance Controllers, Internal Audit, Audit committee, Customer Compliance and other TransferWise teams consuming product data

A bit about you:

  • Experience designing and implementing process and data controls, data quality assurance tools and processes.
  • Experience leading a team - you will lead a team, part of it remotely, ensuring the team is engaged, achieving their personal development goals and hitting the required timelines.
  • Self-sufficient with data analytics.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience working cross-team and managing relationships with product teams, functions like accounting and tax, internal and external auditors and regulators.
  • Analytical thinking / problem solving.
  • Ready to travel and spend time in Tallinn, Estonia.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Work on a large, mission-critical system - help us build, at pace, large scale, complex data heavy systems to support a fast growing, global financial services business.
  • 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.
  • Choose your own path to success - experience and learn of how to efficiently operate in agile environment and autonomous team culture.
  • Lead and take responsibility - build your own team and own the data quality assurance end to end.
  • Learn new technologies and architecture.

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 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.