Engineering Team Lead

EngineeringLondon

Key Details

Key benefits:

  • Flexible working – whether it’s working from home, school plays or life admin we get that flexibility is essential and you’re trusted to do the right thing and be responsible
  • Stock options in a profitable company
  • Generous parental leave
  • Private healthcare plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Relocation support
  • Loads of development opportunities
  • A fun work environment with social activities and events
  • The opportunity to work with super smart, curious people

We’re looking for a number of Engineering Team Leads to join our growing team in London. The role is a unique opportunity to join one of the fastest growing companies in Europe and to lead one of our engineering areas in helping millions more potential customers save money by using TransferWise.

You’ll receive a competitive package including generous stock options and private healthcare amongst other benefits.

Your mission:

As a Team Lead you’ll lead one of our product teams. You’ll be expected to give your team members a high level of autonomy while assisting and mentoring them in a number of areas:

  • Team health: You’ll be responsible for the overall health and productivity of the engineers within your teams, will help to set the right culture, and implement the right approaches.
  • Architecture: When your teams are making technical decisions you’ll provide feedback on architecture and approach, and help them make smart decisions about managing debt while creating new features
  • Engineering culture: You’ll have an overview of what’s going on across the organisation, and connect up teams and individuals who are working on mutually beneficial projects.  You’ll spend time thinking about TransferWise engineering as a whole, how do we continue to scale our team and our systems? What steps to we need to take ensure our team is happy and productive?
  • Technical contribution: Working with your teams and solving organisation level challenges will consume a lot of your time, but at times you’ll jump in and help your teams get a project over the line, or help them solve thorny technical challenges.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

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

A bit about you:

  • You’ll have experience in leading, coaching and mentoring, driven and high performing teams. With extensive technical and leadership expertise you’ll lead engineers across multiple teams and locations
  • You’ve got experience building and designing scalable and performant systems and making significant contributions to the wider engineering goals of the company
  • You’re comfortable working within teams that face big challenges bearing full ownership over the customer journey
  • You enjoy creating an inspiring team environment where ideas are shared, and openness is valued
  • You’ve worked with Java, Spring framework, asynchronous message queues and have experience with microservices architecture
  • Experienced working with SQL databases, query optimization and transactions.

Some extra skills that would be awesome:

  • Expertise in AWS, Kubernetes and service mesh architectures
  • Passion for international finance, foreign exchange and payment systems

For a sneak peek into our Engineering world and what it’s like to work here check out:

Please make sure your applications are submitted in English, as this is our working language. 

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We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, qualifications aren’t that important to us. If you’ve got great experience, and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

And because we believe that diverse teams build better products, we’d especially love to hear from you if you’re from an under-represented demographic.

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