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Systems Engineer - Platforms Integration – Tallinn

Cloud Engineer

We are looking for a “hands on” Cloud Engineer or Architect to join our growing team in Tallinn or London. Tallinn is preferred but for the right profile and skills we are open to hire in London also so don't shy away from applying if Tallinn not your thing.  

The team is responsible for building and designing the foundations of the platform in AWS.  This includes: bakery functions around provisioning and hardening, connectivity (internal and external), and cost mapping/optimisation.

Your Mission

You’ll be part of a small team of engineers and architects who design and build out the platform according to both strategic goals and operational needs. You’ll be responsible for growing the platform in Amazon Web Services, and expanding our reach both globally and in scale.

We operate on a strong belief in full automation, programmatic implementation, and repeatable design patterns.  We’re looking for people who can step outside the system and come up with robust architectures, but also follow through and help implement the design; drawing on the resources across the rest of the platform tribe. Someone in-between engineer and architect would be ideally placed to fill this role.

Our AWS estate is becoming ever more complex, and we need to absorb the scale of our growing user base, whilst constantly improving our uptime and availability.  We also need to control costs as we grow: monitoring cost and adoption patterns of the estate, and optimising where possible. The cloud engineer/architect will be a key driver in this regard, and will take ownership for a wide range of AWS products.

Desirable Knowledge

  • AWS products at scale and complexity
  • Proven track record on architecting AWS networks
  • Taking single-region systems global
  • Defining service catalogues and constraints
  • Previous Experience with; JVM applications, Databases (PostgreSQL/MySQL)


  • Terraform (module design, CI)
  • Ansible
  • Packer
  • VPC design/architecture
  • Transit Gateway
  • Partner VPN connectivity

About You

  • Self starter who can run with projects
  • Thinks about risk and reliability
  • Security mindset
  • Strong communication, written and verbal
  • Looks for where you can add impact and upset the norm
  • Can work in a flat hierarchy, with servant leaders

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.