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Data Platform Engineer – Tallinn

We are looking for a Data Platform Engineer to join our Product Data Stewardship team in London or Tallinn.

As a financial institution moving billions of GBP of customer money in over 70 countries, TransferWise must have bulletproof financials. We need timely, accurate and scalable financial data to be compliant with regulations and make accurate business decisions inside the company.

Finance data platform 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.

This role is a unique opportunity to build very critical analytical system and find the wise ways of how to make it as simple as possible. This will be the foundation for others to make business decisions, get insights, provide external reporting and stay compliant worldwide.

Your mission

  • Build, grow, monitor and maintain the databases and DWH used by the entire team, in collaboration with our central infrastructure team. You will be covering technical, risk and resilience perspectives.
  • Advise your team members and data users on physical and logical structuring of the data and drive restructuring when needed.
  • Own the data security model design, implementation and application.
  • Ensure data is available to teams and systems who need it as fast, reliably and efficiently as possible.

A bit about you

  • Experience running real time production OLTP and analytical databases where consistency is paramount, data transformation and querying could be smoothly executed by many analysts and business data users.
  • Excellent knowledge of PostgreSQL 9.6, 10 and main extensions.
  • Knowledge/experience with columnar DWH platforms like AWS:Redshift/AWS: SnowFlake.
  • Experience monitoring the efficiency of database structures, database usage and data manipulation.
  • Scaling out, modularizing of databases and DWH.
  • You are a team player - strong communication skills, empathy for the user, being able to communicate with non-technical people.
  • You are agile and flexible towards change and challenges.
  • You are ready to travel and spend time in London, UK and in Tallinn, Estonia.

This role will give you the opportunity to

  • Work on a large, mission-critical data platform - build semi real time analytics on top of microservices architecture.
  • Choose your own path to success - you’ll work in an agile and autonomous culture and will 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,


  • Passionate about technology and its relationship with business and user experience
  • You’re independent and organised - able to work independently and plan your own solutions to problems
  • You understand the risks and care needed to run production environments
  • You love working in a high-growth and agile culture building a global product
  • You’re open, communicative, and fun to work with
  • You see the big picture - think several steps ahead and ensure decisions and actions your team does contribute into bigger vision from data, process, technical perspectives

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.