Senior Platform Engineer - Compute



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

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

About the role

At Wise, we're not just developing a product; we're redefining the financial landscape. As a Senior Platform Engineer, you will be at the heart of this transformation, entrusted with complex, critical tasks that extend across the breadth of our technological endeavours.

You will be joining our Compute team, a core component of our technological fabric. This team's mission is critical: to establish a robust, scalable platform that enables our engineers across the globe to deploy and manage services efficiently. Our platform is designed to handle immense scale and complexity, ensuring that millions of users experience seamless financial transactions. Your work will be pivotal in evolving this platform to new heights, leveraging advanced technologies and methodologies.

How we work

At Wise, we prioritize efficient and reliable technology, automating operations to enhance productivity and scalability. Our team structure encourages practical collaboration across disciplines, streamlining communication and process integration. We are committed to continuous learning, employing modern tools and practices to adapt to the evolving fintech landscape. Engineers work in an environment that values direct problem-solving over fault-finding, focusing on improving systems and outcomes. Our approach ensures that technical solutions directly support our customers' needs and the company's mission.

What will you be working on?

  • Help scale, connect and secure our platform infrastructure.

  • Automate our core platform components either at the AWS or Application level.

  • Working hands-on in our Compute team. We are looking for keen engineers who want to build a first-class platform for product engineers in Wise, streamlining how fast an idea can be delivered and scaled into production.

  • We are investing in building cloud native applications backed by AWS as well as scaling our use of Kubernetes, so curiosity and learning is key.

What do you need?

We are fully aware that it is uncommon for a candidate to have all skills required and we fully support everyone in learning new skills with us. So if you have some of those listed below and are eager to learn more we do want to hear from you!

  • Experience coding in GoLang and interacting/building API’s

  • Experience in building highly reliable, scalable, secure, automated cloud native platforms (preferably on AWS)

  • Production experience with containerisation and orchestration technologies (Kubernetes)

Nice to have

  • Solid working knowledge of systems and software engineering fundamentals (algorithms, data structures, OO)

  • Good sysadmin skills (Linux, debugging issues with disk, networking, OS performance etc)

  • Experience with infrastructure as code and automation tools (Ansible, Terraform, etc)

Interested? Find out more:

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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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