Posted on: 
May 15, 2023
Full Time
$48K - $194K

Engineer Lead


Wise needs an Engineer Lead to go above and beyond to help the team execute – whether this is, supporting group level prioritisation, unblocking technical hurdles or supporting the development of our engineers.


Wise is one of the fastest growing companies in Europe and we’re on a mission: to make money without borders the new normal. We’ve got 10 million customers across the globe and we’re growing. Fast.

Current banking systems don't let us send, spend or receive money across borders easily. Or quickly. Or cheaply.

So, we’re building a new one.

And, we need a talented Engineering Team Lead to join our mission.

Team you’ll be working in: Get Paid

Wise has already pioneered new ways for people to transfer money across borders and currencies. Our customers can also manage their hard-earned money with the world’s first platform to offer true multi-currency banking.

Wise already helps hundreds of thousands of businesses and people receive money around the world by offering them access to international banking details that let them get paid like a local. However, there is much more to be done.

Your mission is to enable customers to receive payments using any payment method and by any currency and build the most convenient, transparent and trustworthy option to get paid internationally. You will enable Wise to expand from offering payer’s the ability to pay via bank transfer to being offered whatever method is most convenient for them. While doing so, you will build scalable and well designed software for future extension with a healthy, and effective team.

Get Paid works in one of the fastest areas of growth for our company, making this Engineering Lead a key role for our business. The team is distributed, with most of its engineers based in London and Tallinn.

Your role in the team:

  • You’ll be responsible for the overall health and productivity of the engineers within your team
  • You’ll provide feedback on architecture and approach and help teams make data-driven decisions
  • You’ll have an overview of what’s happening across the organisation and thinking about engineering as a whole
  • When needed, you’ll roll your sleeves up to be involved in the entire process

Is that you?

  • Experience leading, coaching and mentoring driven and high performing teams
  • A passion for international finance, foreign exchange and payment systems
  • Comfortable working on big challenges and taking full ownership of the customer journey
  • Experience building and designing scalable and performing systems
  • Experience working with Java, Spring framework, asynchronous message queues and have worked with microservices architecture
  • Experience in designing, deploying and maintaining clean RESTful APIs
  • Comfortable with SQL databases, optimisation and transaction

…but don’t worry we don’t expect you to know everything!

What does success look like in this role?

  • You’ll have found your place in our mission by understanding how to drive engineering solutions and look to future challenges
  • You’ll understand our customers and the impact our product makes in their lives
  • You’ll make contributions to the wider engineering goals of the company
  • You’ll inspire a team environment where ideas are shared and openness is valued
  • You’ll help us scale-up and build a world class money transfer product that impacts millions of customers

What you get back:

  • The ability to choose your own path to success - you’ll have the freedom to define the vision
  • The freedom to have real impact
  • The opportunity to inspire teams
  • A fun work environment with social activities and events

Find out more about our benefits in our London office.

Interested? Find out more:

...or check out our Engineering blog.

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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Wise is a London-based financial technology company.

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