Who we are
TransferWise was founded in 2011 with a clear mission: Money without borders - so people and businesses can send and receive any currency effortlessly, whenever, wherever.
The heart of what we do is international money transfer and we’re committed to making it instant, convenient and fair for millions of people, all over the world.
TransferWise has proven success with our consumer facing product that brought us the $1.6bn market valuation in our last funding round. We are now opening the same product over the API for others to integrate on top of our balance and payments infrastructure.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that if we’re successful at building the vision we have for the our API, we’ll be changing the financial landscape for everyone, business and individuals alike.
We’re looking for some truly stand-out team members to join us on this project and help us make it a market-leading product for our customers.
What it’s really like to work here
At TransferWise, we do things a bit differently. There’s no corporate nonsense, and no old-fashioned hierarchy. Instead, we work in dozens of self-sufficient, autonomous teams. Think of them like start-ups within a start-up that learn from each other.
Each team picks the problems they want to solve. So there’s no micro-management. No hiding behind fancy job titles. And no one telling you what to do. You are your own boss. But you’ll get tons of guidance and plenty of support from talented, super-smart colleagues from all over TransferWise.
We’re going to be upfront — the way we work doesn’t suit everyone. But if freedom, autonomy, and life-affirming, head-scratching professional challenges rock your world, we could be a match made in heaven.
We hire engineers that empathise with our customers' problems, develop solutions and measure results. We’re proud of our engineering team - it's built an incredible product that’s changing the world. They operate autonomously within their teams, focusing relentlessly on our customers, there is no one telling you what to do. It’s your plan.
In our mission, we are using the following tools and technologies:
We always keep an eye out out for new technologies that will help improve the performance and robustness of our microservices and our frontend. We encourage continuous personal improvement and always seek out opportunities to learn, evolve and improve technically.
Apart from the all-expenses-paid company trips, stock options in one of Europe’s most hotly tipped startups, a laptop and team lunches every Friday, you won’t get much in the way of extras. However, we will give you 25 days holiday a year (plus public holidays), a fun, friendly atmosphere, plenty of opportunities to grow and the chance to be part of our little revolution. Oh, and coffee, there’s plenty of coffee.
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.