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Senior Software Engineer - Data Streams – Tallinn

Senior Software Engineer - Streaming Data

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our growing team in Tallinn. The role is a unique opportunity to build stream processing platform to help product teams at TransferWise to deliver instant money transfer experience for our customers across the globe.


Your mission:

  • Design and develop Messaging as a Service and Stream Processing as a Service that will be used by TransferWise engineers from across the organization.
  • Build a large scale distributed, scalable, self service platform that can seamlessly handle millions of events per day.
  • Help relevant product teams to adopt streaming technology and scale their data processing pipelines.
  • Innovate and collaborate with teams to help them build business critical applications and insights on the real time data infrastructure.
  • Curate or build reusable blocks to analyze events. Build abstractions and developer tooling that allow engineers to quickly build streaming applications in a self service manner.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

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


A bit about you:

  • You know the difference between ETL and real-time.
  • You have experience working with stream processing technologies and/or frameworks.
  • You have years of experience building high performance distributed systems and solving large scale engineering challenges across organization.
  • You have expertise in Java, Scala, or other JVM-based languages.
  • You have worked on and/or have deep understand messaging/queuing systems or stream processing systems such as Apache Kafka.
  • You are a good communicator, self-driven and can pitch ideas across company and product teams.
  • Have experience working with Spring Boot ecosystem and microservices environment.
  • You have strong experience with NoSQL and relational databases and know when to use one vs another.


Some extra skills that would be awesome:

  • Experience working with Flink, Samza, Spark Streaming, Storm or Kafka Streams is a big plus.
  • You have experience building a self service platform with appropriate developer tooling and abstractions.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes is a big plus.
  • Have DevOps skills and aren’t afraid to write some Terraform and Ansible.


Some of your benefits:

Apart from the all-expenses-paid company trips, stock options in one of Europe’s most hotly tipped scaling-up companies , a laptop and team lunches every other Thursday, you won’t get much in the way of extras. However, we will give you 28 days holiday a year (plus public holidays), a fun, friendly atmosphere, plenty of opportunities to grow and the chance to be part of our irreversible change in how money moves across the world.

Not from Estonia? - No stress, we will help you (and your family) with full relocation from any part of the world!

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.



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.