Software Engineer - Continuous Delivery



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Company Description

About the role

We are looking for a Software Engineer with a passion for solving problems at scale.

Continuous Delivery is key to delivering features to our customers as quickly as possible whilst minimising the risk of change-related incidents. The team is responsible for designing, building and running a comprehensive CD platform for the entire engineering organisation.

We believe CD is essential in supporting Wise’s Mission by proactively preventing incidents and safely delivering service and system level changes. We want to be opinionated and incorporate SRE and CD industry-wide best practices by default. If you enjoy thinking about problems at scale, using data and metrics to drive technical investments, this is the role for you.

Job Description

How we work

We operate on a strong belief in automation, programmatic implementation, and reusable design. We’re looking for people who can step back and think holistically about the ecosystem, but also follow through and help implement the design; drawing on the resources across the rest of the platform tribe.

As we grow, so does our need to deploy software with maximum confidence and minimum effort. We need to sustain this growth by continuously iterating on the services we run, with a focus on availability, security, and ease of use. We’re looking for an engineer with relevant experience who can analyse complex requirements and deliver simple solutions to help our teams achieve our mission with speed and confidence.

What will you be working on?

  • Evolving the Continuous Delivery platform offering; currently the focus is principally extending the OSS project of Spinnaker.

  • Creating a scalable foundation for our CD platform, integrating with partner teams in Platform Engineering.

  • Working closely with engineers across the company to help them as they shift towards the CD paradigm for deploying software.

What do you need?

  • Hands-on Java Software Engineer - you will be building the platform and applying best SDLC practices (development, testing, applications, monitoring).

  • Strong understanding of Java and relevant application frameworks (e.g. Spring Boot).

  • Experience of cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, GCP) both in utilising services and how cloud infrastructure works.

  • Experience with containerisation technology and orchestration platforms e.g. Docker, Kubernetes.

  • Knowledge of architectural concepts such as microservices, service mesh.

  • Experience in scaling, building and testing with automation; e.g. including tooling in pipelines instead of manual operational changes.

  • Growth mindset and a desire to learn, teach, and improve skills.

  • Previous ownership of mission-critical shared infrastructure.

Nice to Have

  • Experience with CI/CD systems, in particular Spinnaker.

  • Experience in implementing SRE principles.

  • Good knowledge of observability stacks and tooling (e.g. Grafana, ELK, Prometheus, Tracing).

  • Good discipline and skill in producing written documentation and diagrams.

  • Good knowledge of cloud networking and security.

  • Experience working in a regulated business (e.g. PCI).

  • Experience of capacity planning as well as performance and load testing.

You get back:

  • The ability to choose your own path to success – you’ll have the freedom to define the vision.

  • The opportunity to gain visibility in the open source community.

  • 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:

What do we offer:

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

  • Paid annual holiday, sick days, parental leave and other leave opportunities

  • 6 weeks of paid sabbatical after 4 years at Wise on top of annual leave

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.

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