This isn't just a job. We're a revolution.

We’re not a bank. Not even close. In fact, we’re pretty much the opposite. We’re flipping a gazillion dollar industry on its head. And we’re looking for revolutionaries.

Front End Developer - Public Platform Team – Tallinn

Front End Developer - Public Platform Team

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.

Sure, 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. But we’re growing our other products and our teams at an exciting pace. And we’re looking for the very best to jump on board.

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. 

What you’ll be working on:

  • TransferWise is complex under the hood, but we’re just getting started. With our own payment rails, there are lots of opportunities to build new products and services on them. We need consistent frontend design which can better explain the power of the underlying products.
  • You will be understanding the business customer journey on deciding to use TransferWise. it’s about explaining our key pillars in a cohesive manner for our product. We need to iterate quickly with designs, experiments, trials etc, but bear in mind, the need to maintain consistency of our marketing comms, landing pages and in-product experiences.
  • We’re open to ideas and technologies - our codebase is mainly Angular 1.5 but moving to ES6, Redux and perhaps React.
  • Businesses are a hugely underserved group of customers, they are being charged by their banks to make international transfers with opaque fee structures.
  • There is no one size fits all - businesses come from different sectors, in all shapes and sizes, with varying concerns and needs. Finding the right solution that works for them is tricky but it’s about learning and distilling it into our product.

Must Have:

Tech

  • Strong command over HTML, CSS, understanding of the best practices
  • Expert knowledge of latest Javascript technologies, how they interact with DOM
  • You have built front end experiences consuming REST APIs.
  • You have used the latest web stacks or libraries such as React, Angular, LESS, SASS.
  • You like writing clean, componentised and well-tested code, heavily favouring reuse.
  • Experience solving cross browser compatibility issues.
  • You have a proven track record of writing performant code with user accessibility front of mind.
  • You have written responsive and adaptive code to enable mobile web experiences.

Mindset

  • You have a strong sense of good UX and design, and understand how to test some of your assumptions.
  • You like writing automated tests for your code.
  • You thrive on getting things done and measuring impact for customers.
  • You aren’t afraid of failing.
  • You have a customer-focused approach to product development, putting the customer first when making decisions.

Benefits:

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 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 little revolution. Oh, and coffee, there’s plenty of coffee.

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

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 drop us an email at adjustments@transferwise.com. 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.