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Senior Java Developer - Finance – Tallinn

Senior Java Developer - Finance team

We’re looking for a Senior Java Developer to join our fast growing Finance team in 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. TransferWise is also rapidly expanding globally, creating new products to consumers and businesses, and entering new jurisdictions.

This is a unique opportunity to work on large, mission-critical systems using modern technology - hundreds of microservices, stream data processing in near real-time, millions of data points every day.

Your mission:

You will be developing system which handles hundreds of thousand of events about business decisions in different parts of the system and transforms them in meaningful and analysable financial records. Will help different product teams make strategic decision supported by accurate and reconciled data.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Work on large mission-critical systems
  • Choose your own path to success - you’ll have the freedom to define the vision and the responsibility for making it happen
  • Gain unique experience building scalable, high-performance system moving billions of GBP
  • 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
  • Regular travel to work with our teams in London and our other offices
  • Inspire teams with your ideas, knowledge and self-starting attitude

This means you’ll:

  • work in an independent and autonomous team of product engineers, analysts and product managers to achieve this vision
  • work on the architecture and design of the finance systems to achieve the timeliness, accuracy and scalability of the financial data, as well as high resilience and strong security of the systems
  • actually build software - the finance platform, integrations of financial data from all TransferWise products, operations tools, data quality controls, etc
  • work with other product teams, pushing forwards cross team projects that align with the broader engineering goals of the company (e.g. modularization, performance, stability etc);
  • be a part of creating an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture, closely connected to the whole TransferWise family.

A bit about you:

  • You have at least 5 years of development experience
  • You’ll have solid Java 8 knowledge and hands-on experience
  • You'll have experience with Spring frameworks - Spring Boot preferred
  • You’ll have experience working with SQL databases, query optimization & designing schemas
  • You’ll have an understanding of test-driven development (TDD) and the desire to write tests
  • You’ll have high coding standards - understanding of test coverage best practices & test pyramid concept
  • You’re a great communicator - you give and receive feedback constructively, and you can say no confidently

Some extra skills that would be awesome:

  • Accounting / finance knowledge or experience
  • Containerization technology and various orchestration platforms e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos etc;
  • Experience with AWS or other Cloud offerings
  • Experience using Agile development methodologies, preferably Scrum
  • Experience in distributed and concurrent systems, knowing the trade-offs between stateful/stateless and synchronous/asynchronous architectures
  • Understanding of horizontal scaling and experience with relevant technologies

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.