Engineering Team Lead


London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/20/2021
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  • Company Address: Kensington Centre 66 Hammersmith Road, London, United Kingdom, W14 8UD

About WorldRemit

We’re changing the way people send money abroad. We’re taking something complicated and making it simple.

Our people and our technology work together to create faster, easier and lower cost money transfers. We send to 150 countries around the world and have over 4 million happy customers – a number that’s growing every day. After all, 125,000 5★ reviews can’t be wrong!

Job Description

Who are we?

WorldRemit is changing the way people send money internationally. We’ve taken something complicated and made it as simple as sending a text. And we’re growing. Fast.

To do this, we need to hire bright people who can work autonomously and make the right decisions. 

You are an inspirational role model responsible for leading, coaching and mentoring engineers in a self-organising, cross-skilled team environment.  We expect you to support and empower your team to deliver high quality solutions at WorldRemit, ensuring key decisions on technical approach and delivery are appropriate, timely, communicated and agreed with the Engineering group and Business Stakeholders. 


  • Providing technical and people leadership for a team of engineers, fostering a culture of support and collaboration in the team and across the broader product-engineering organisation
  • Hands-on participation in Engineering tasks such as coding, peer reviews, building automation tests
  • Acting as initial point of contact for your team and facilitating the inclusion of your engineers as required
  • Working closely with Product Managers to align on your team’s capacity
  • Working closely with Scrum Masters to build engagement, focus, responsibility and motivation in the team
  • Working closely with Architects to discuss and agree solutions
  • Facilitating continuous improvement in the team by reviewing performance metrics and ensuring improvements identified from retrospectives are actioned
  • Communicating technical vision, roadmap, progress and knowledge in your area via presentations and digital channels, including the publication of blogs
  • Helping others to reach agreement on solutions for complex challenges
  • Assisting the VP, Engineering with performance reviews and responsible for personal development by holding regular 1:1s with team members
  • Hiring and retaining top engineering talent; fostering a high-performance culture in your team

What we are looking for:

  • Deep technical knowledge in engineering and agile practices with a passion for learning new or emerging technologies
  • Understanding of the microservices architecture
  • Experience operating services running NodeJS and Typescript, GraphQL would be a bonus
  • Strong experience in event-driven architecture with event-sourcing (kafka)
  • People leader with ability to build capability through developing people
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Capable of providing reports, presentations, making risks transparent and driving communication effectively within the Team, with VP, Engineering and CTO and outside to the wider organisation (e.g. writing blog / newsletters)
  • A leader who appreciates the importance of unlocking customer value at the earliest opportunity.
  • Experience of working in a high-volume FinTech business
  • Track record of driving the highest level of engineering standards: architecture, coding, processes, and working practices
  • An innovative mindset who embraces change
  • Ability to represent WorldRemit on a wider stage by attending/presenting at conferences & meet-ups

What’s in it for you…

  • Life assurance of 3 times your salary, should the worst happen
  • Pension scheme offering 8% matched contributions
  • Private medical and dental care plans
  • 25 days of holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 28 after 3 years
  • Free breakfast and fruit every day

Oh and of course we’ll pay you every month, at a competitive rate.

And finally...

Changing the world isn’t easy – so we only hire the most talented people. You need to think differently, believe in new solutions to old problems, and have the drive to make them happen. 

We want to talk to you if you can bring to life our values: 

  • Aim high - We dream big, think bold and go the extra mile
  • Embrace challenge - We ask questions, start conversations, and always love to learn
  • Do what’s right - We act with integrity, building trust in ourselves and in our business

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.