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Platform Engineer – Governance & Architecture – London (UK) or Tallinn (Estonia)

Platform Engineer - Governance & Architecture

We are looking for a Platform Engineer to join our growing team in London or in Tallinn within our Governance and Architecture team.  

The team is responsible for building and designing the base platform in AWS.  This involves connectivity, defining guardrails, and implementing policy at the account/organisation level.

Your Mission

You’ll be part of a small team of engineers who build out the platform according to both strategic goals and incoming requests. You’ll be responsible for together with the team of operating on-premise data centres and driving the platform into AWS. You will get to work closely with our service platform team, who build the environments for our services to run whilst using kubernetes, terraform and Ansible, and are also building our development environments and maint config/secrets.

You’ll get to do all this whilst working across platform teams on architecting robust and secure infrastructure, designing infra-as-code solutions and enable product teams to use new and existing AWS products. You will have autonomy over working patterns and task selection and are able to contribute to regular ceremonies and planning.

Must Have

  • Deep level AWS experience at scale
  • AWS access management and user control
  • Terraform module design and governance
  • VPC (& peering)/Direct Connect/VPN/Transit Gateways
  • General Linux systems administration and networking knowledge

Nice to Have

  • VMWare/ESXi experience
  • Hybrid on-prem/cloud environments
  • Juniper SRX experience
  • Understanding of distributed systems, Java code, ansible, k8s

Key Areas of the role;

  • AWS account management
  • Cost reporting and tagging
  • Terraform module architecture
  • Risk analysis
  • Disaster Recovery architecture

More about us here:


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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.