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Technical Lead – Tallinn

We’re looking for a Technical Lead to join our growing team in Tallinn. 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:

  • Based within one of our product teams, your role will be a combination of coaching and leading a talented team of engineers and getting stuck in with technical contributions
  • With a high level of autonomy, you’ll work closely with a product manager (and perhaps a product designer and/or analyst), as well as your engineers, to make both product and project decisions.

Some of your focus areas will be: 

  • Building your team: You’ll help your team to work together and bring out individual strengths. Using an agile approach you’ll put in place the structures you feel your team needs and communicate effectively.  You’ll play an active part in hiring, onboarding and growing your team to increase your capacity to take on bigger challenges
  • Ensuring technical excellence: You’ll be a hands-on engineer who can teach best practice within your team. You’ll play a leading role in technical design as well as project delivery.  You’ll help the team with software quality and take personal ownership of the product you ship
  • Project planning and prioritisation: You’ll help the team focus on the needs of our customers.  By understanding those needs you’ll help them determine which projects will be most impactful, and by defining project scope, you’ll help them prioritise and manage their work
  • Coaching: You’ll have regular one to ones with your team, helping your engineers to work through both technical and personal challenges.  You’ll help them to improve and develop over time, and to meet their personal objectives

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Choose your own path to success - you’ll have the freedom to define the vision and 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
  • Inspire teams with your ideas, knowledge and self-starter attitude
  • Travel to work with our teams in London, Budapest and Singapore.

A bit about you:

  • You have previous experience of leading and mentoring a team of engineers
  • You understand the value of balancing product knowledge & technical skills, and can coach other engineers and product managers on both
  • You enjoy creating an inspiring team environment where ideas are shared, and openness is valued
  • You’ve worked with Java, Spring framework, asynchronous message queues and have experience with microservices architecture
  • Experienced working with SQL databases, query optimization and transactions
  • You set a high bar for software quality and consider tests a must
  • Your code reads like well-written prose.

Some extra skills that would be awesome:

  • Expertise in AWS, Kubernetes and service mesh architectures
  • Passion for international finance, foreign exchange and payment systems.

For a sneak peek into our Engineering world and what it’s like to work here check out:

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.

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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.