Senior Software Engineer - Connect



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 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 Software Engineer in the Connect team, you will be at the heart of this transformation, entrusted with complex, critical tasks that play a direct role in the way Wise’s (hundreds of distributed) microservices communicate and discover each other, and how requests get proxied to the correct destination. You’ll be leading work that has a direct impact on the scalability of our services, and be a technical mentor for your peers.

Specifically, our team:

  • Develops and operates Wise’s Envoy-based service mesh on top of Kubernetes and an in-house built control plane

  • Owns the primary routing points for public or non-public connections into and out of Wise’s infrastructure

  • Implements and maintains tooling that provides workload identity, encryption and network connectivity controls

  • Provides secret management solutions for the Kubernetes clusters

How we work

Ensuring the lowest money transfer fees and timely transactions means we operate with a strong belief of reducing toil, iterative implementation and reusable design, all while prioritising reliability, security, and maintainability.

Our team structure encourages practical collaboration across disciplines such as security and observability, streamlining communication and process integration. We are committed to continuous learning, and value creative problem solving, curiosity and drive for making things better. We never work in isolation, and collaborate towards the best possible technical solutions that directly support our customers' needs and the company's mission.

What will you be working on?

  • Help drive complex initiatives that scale, maintain and evolve a variety of backend and infrastructure services, from the service mesh to our secret management service, across multiple environments

  • Reduce complexity and toil by identifying bottlenecks and improving system efficiency

  • Ensure critical system upgrades and maintenance

  • Run our infrastructure with Terraform and Kubernetes in AWS

  • Participate in a team on-call rotation

  • Collaborate with the security team on strengthening our security posture

  • Mentor teammates and work closely with the Staff engineer on the team's technical roadmap.

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!

  • Proficient in Go

  • Production experience of building, operating, and scaling microservices in a cloud environment such as AWS or GCP.

  • Good working knowledge of Linux and a scripting language such as Bash

  • Experience with infrastructure and distributed systems, and a desire to learn

  • Experience with containerisation and orchestration technologies such as Kubernetes (preferred) or Nomad

Nice to have:

  • Experience with other object languages such as Java is a plus

  • Experience with data intensive applications and high availability

  • Familiarity or interest in networking

Interested? Find out more:

What do we offer:

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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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