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Platform Engineer – Observability – London (UK) or Tallinn (Estonia)

We’re looking for a Platform Engineer to join our growing team in London. This is a unique opportunity to bring your ideas and expertise to one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Europe, defining the vision, delivering the plan and leading the team.

At TransferWise we’ve doubled in size in the last 18 months to 1400+ people globally and we continue to grow at breakneck speed. You’ll receive a competitive package including generous stock options and private healthcare amongst other benefits.

Your Mission

Observability is key to building quality product, helping the business move fast and resolving issues as soon as possible. The team is responsible designing, building and running a comprehensive observability and monitoring stack for a diverse range of products and architectures. In addition, this team leads the charge on defining good observability practices company wide and making it easier to build better product. Observability is a part of the broader platform tribe and moving between platform and other product teams is encouraged.

Must Have

  • Broad experience of open source and commercial monitoring tools and frameworks.
  • Have strong computer science fundamentals and are passionate about scale, quality, and performance.
  • Growth mindset and a desire to learn, teach, and improve skills
  • Experience in infrastructure automation tools (ideally Ansible and Terraform)
  • Good knowledge of relational (RDBMS) and NoSQL databases
  • Ownership of mission-critical shared infrastructure - run, maintain and schedule upgrades
  • Be metric driven.
  • Experience of working across team and across time zones
  • Experience with languages such as Java, Groovy, Python, Go, Scala etc
  • Knowledge of architectural concepts such as microservices, service mesh, data pipelines, lambda programming

Nice to Have

  • Containerization technology and various orchestration platforms e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos etc
  • Experience of implementing various monitoring frameworks (golden signal, USE, RED) and methodologies (synthetic testing, Service SLO) etc.
  • Have experience of capacity planning as well as performance and load testing
  • 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. Experience of some or all of these desirable.

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What we offer in return:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Generous stock options package
  • Lots of awesome TransferWise benefits

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 organized 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.