Backend Engineer - Wise Platform

80000 - 102000 GBP Annual
  1. Technology
  2. London

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Company Description

Wise is a global technology company, building the best way to move and manage the world’s money. Min fees. Max ease. Full speed.

Whether people and businesses are sending money to another country, spending abroad, or making and receiving international payments, Wise is on a mission to make their life easier and save them money.

As part of our team, you will be helping us create an entirely new network for the world's money. For everyone, everywhere.

More about our mission.

Job Description

Wise Platform helps banks, software companies and large enterprises leverage Wise’s infrastructure to offer their customers world class payments products through their own channels. Wise Platform is a start-up within a scale up.  We’re a cross functional team across sales, account management, product, engineering, compliance, analytics and many other functions. We’re based across the world - from New York, to London, to Singapore and beyond. 

As a Product Engineer at Wise, you'll be an integral part of our dynamic Wise Platform team, working at the

forefront of innovation. You'll collaborate closely with our Implementation, Solutions Engineering, and Business Development teams and other Wise Engineering teams to support partner integrations alongside Product managers and embark on new and thrilling projects that expand our network of global partnerships. 

With expertise in Java, Spring Boot, Kubernetes, Kafka, and SQL, you'll design and implement scalable code to support our partner ecosystem's rapid growth. Collaborate with talented Engineering teams, explore various domains, and contribute to over 700 Microservices at Wise. Team up with the deal flow team and product managers to integrate our platform with global partners and drive the development of high-quality, lightning-fast money transfers using Java, Spring Boot, Kubernetes and Kafka.

At Wise, we believe in fostering a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing, so you'll have the opportunity to become a domain expert in correspondent banking services and share your wisdom with the wider company during planning sessions. We value your active involvement in cross-team collaboration, representing Wise Platform and championing quality. You'll also get to be a mentor and guide to our talented junior engineers, providing them with technical leadership and promoting best practices.

To excel in this role, you should have a passion for building the future of international payments and a strong drive to connect banks and businesses globally with maximum ease and speed. We're seeking someone with extensive hands-on experience in Java and Spring Boot, a solid understanding of Kubernetes and containerization, and proficiency in designing and developing databases using PostgreSQL or similar relational databases. Your familiarity with domain-driven design principles will be key in architecting robust and scalable solutions. If you have a proven track record of building and deploying scalable systems, along with excellent problem-solving skills and outstanding communication and collaboration abilities, then you're exactly who we're looking for!

What does it take?

  • A strong product mindset and passion for user experience, you prioritise work with the customers in mind and make data-driven decisions to fix customer pain-points
  • Great communication skills and the ability to articulate complex, technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work independently while also being a good team player. Your work will frequently involve cross-team collaboration.
  • Ability to break down complex projects into incremental milestones that deliver customer value
  • Experience with common design and architectural patterns coupled with a passion for writing clean code that is performant and well tested 
  • Curiosity and drive for continuous learning and improvement
  • Following and advocating best coding practices, continuous delivery and code reviews
  • Experience working with relational and non-relational databases, query optimisation and designing schemas is a plus
  • Knowledge of Java and Spring boot and experience with a messaging system, like Kafka

What does success look like?

  • You’ll have onboarded and found your place through understanding your team and tribe vision and how you can contribute
  • You’ll understand how our values can help you guide your work
  • You’ll understand the reasons behind problematic payments and customer difficulties and how to go about solving them
  • You’ll be raising the automation level to enable scaling of the product
  • You’ll understand our customers and the impact our product makes in their lives 
  • You’ll help us scale-up and build a world class global banking product by finding solutions to our technical challenges and opportunities
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  • Together, we will build a world-class payment network that connects banks and businesses globally with unrivalled ease and maximum speed. If you're thrilled about designing scalable solutions, collaborating with talented teams, and driving innovation in the payments industry, we can't wait to hear from you.

Additional Information

For everyone, everywhere. We're people building money without borders  — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

We're proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.
Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to contribute towards our mission and able to progress in their careers.

If you want to find out more about what it's like to work at Wise visit Wise.Jobs.

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