Engineering Lead – East Asia

TransferWise

Singapore
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/09/2021
  • Website: transferwise.com
  • Company Address: The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ, United Kingdom

About TransferWise

TransferWise is the clever new alternative to banks and brokers, that allows people to transfer money abroad at a lower cost than ever before. It uses technology developed by the people who built Skype and PayPal to remove all the fees the foreign exchange industry has kept hidden for decades. Customers transfer more than half a billion pounds every month using TransferWise, putting £22 million back in their pockets - and that's a number that is growing rapidly!

Our culture is driven by empowering people to make intelligent decisions with our customer at the centre. We hire intelligent people, and believe they can reach their full potential when given the autonomy to experiment and develop innovative ways to deliver a better product.

Our people are extremely proud of working here and that shows through the commitment and passion in everyday life at TransferWise. This is a place where you will develop yourself as well as make a very visible difference for people worldwide.

Job Description

*Unfortunately, we’re unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role, if you are residing outside of Singapore. With  current restrictions on global travel due to Covid-19, we’re not able to relocate any new joiners over the next few months. We encourage you to sign up for our job alerts to keep an eye on new roles posted as we’re hoping the situation will change soon.*

TransferWise is one the fastest growing companies 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 Lead to join our mission.

The team you’ll be working with: East Asia

We’ve been expanding across the Asia Pacific region for the last 5 years and there’s lots more to do. East Asia is full of opportunities for us to impact the lives of millions of more people who want to send money to and from countries like Japan, China and South Korea, just to mention a few.

The East Asia team is in charge of developing solutions that allow our customers to conveniently transfer money to and from East Asia. To get there, we’re working on a variety of interesting projects and challenges. These include things like introducing bank account details for JPY and building a complete eKYC (electronic Know Your Customer) tool to improve onboarding of users in several countries in Asia.

As an Engineering Lead you’ll be heavily involved in the development life-cycle of the solutions provided to the region, from design to coding and testing. Communication and people management plays a big role in this position, too. This means coaching your team, helping them overcome blockers in their work and ensuring a healthy culture for your teams.

What does it take?

  1. Being responsible for the overall health and productivity of the engineers within your team
  2. Providing feedback on architecture and approach and helping teams make data-driven decisions 
  3. Having an overview of what’s happening across the organisation and thinking about engineering as a whole 
  4. Rolling your sleeves up and being 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 
  • Comfortable with SQL databases, optimisation and transaction

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

Nice to have bonuses:

  • Experience working in the Japanese and Chinese markets
  • Experience working with KYC or payment systems

What does success look like? 

  • 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 Singapore office.

Interested? Find out more:

👀 How we work – a practical guide

📹 TransferWise Vlogs: Omar, Engineering Lead 

💻 The TransferWise Tech Stack, 2020 edition

📈 Our Engineering career map

💰 TransferWise is now valued at $5 billion

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