Engineering Manager

| Greater NYC Area

NYC tip #528 There’s a Brooklyn beyond Williamsburg.

Money transfer tip #2 There’s a better exchange rate beyond your bank.

Career tip #6 Join TransferWise to help build money without borders.

Seen any of our top tips on the Subway recently? It’s all part of our campaign to help more US customers save money using TransferWise. So far, we’ve saved over 3 million customers more than $1 billion in bank fees so far. Yet we’re moving less than 1% of the world’s money. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

We’re looking for an Engineering Manager to join our scaling-up team in New York. The role is a unique opportunity to join one of the hottest fintech start-ups and lead one of our engineering areas to help millions more potential customers save money by using TransferWise.

Your mission:

As an engineering manager you'll be a "lead of leads" for North America product engineering team working with and coaching a group of team leads. These teams as a group own the entire TransferWise user experience for our U.S. customers, helping to make their international transfers faster, easier and cheaper (this covers: banking; payment processing; verification; compliance & marketing). You'll be expected to give your leads a high level of autonomy while assisting and mentoring them in a number of areas:

  • Team health: You’ll be responsible for the overall health and productivity of the engineers within your teams, and will help your technical leads to set the right culture, and implement the right approaches. You’ll work with your leads to ensure they have the right people by driving hiring decisions, and you’ll help to grow the next generation of leaders
  • Architecture: When your teams are making technical decisions you’ll provide feedback on architecture and approach, and help them make smart decisions about managing debt while creating new features
  • Engineering culture: You’ll have an overview of what’s going on across the organisation, and connect up teams and individuals who are working on mutually beneficial projects. You’ll spend time thinking about TransferWise engineering as a whole, how do we continue to scale our team and our systems? What steps to we need to take ensure our team is happy and productive?
  • Technical contribution: Working with your teams and leads, and solving organisation level challenges will consume a lot of your time, but at times you’ll jump in and help your teams get a project over the line, or help them solve thorny technical challenges.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Choose your own path to success - you’ll have the freedom to define the vision and responsibility for making it happen
  • Be flexible in how and where you work, we understand everyone needs a little something different so we’ll do our best to make it happen
  • Inspire teams with your ideas, knowledge and self-starter attitude
  • Travel to work and learn with our dev teams in London, Tallinn, Budapest, Singapore and more.

A bit about you:

  • You’ll have experience in leading, coaching and mentoring, driven and high performing teams. With extensive technical and leadership expertise you’ll lead engineers across multiple teams and locations
  • You’ve got experience building and designing scalable and performant systems and making significant contributions to the wider engineering goals of the company
  • You’re comfortable working within teams that face big challenges bearing full ownership over the customer journey
  • You enjoy creating an inspiring team environment where ideas are shared, and openness is valued
  • You’ve worked with Java, Spring framework, asynchronous message queues and have experience with microservices architecture
  • Experienced working with SQL databases, query optimization and transactions. 

Some extra skills that would be awesome:

  • Expertise in AWS, Kubernetes and service mesh architectures
  • Passion for international finance, foreign exchange and payment systems

 For a sneak peek into our Engineering world and what it’s like to work here check out:

  • Product Engineering Principles @ TransferWise
  • How TransferWise works: Your step-by-step guide
  • Read about the TransferWise Mission
  • From 2 founders to 1000 employees - how we grew into a global community

 Some of your benefits...

This is a full-time position with our growing North America team and our scaling-up engineering office in New York City. All of our full-time employees are eligible for our great benefits, including:

  • Competitive package including salary, stock options, and company matches to a 401k plan
  • Generous vacation policy, including an all-expenses-paid company holiday in Europe and paid sabbatical after a certain period of time in the company
  • Travel to and work with teams in our UK and European offices
  • Peace of mind with terrific medical, dental, and vision plans alongside family leave
  • Many social events, including team lunches on Friday

A bit about TransferWise:

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

Our People:

At TransferWise, you’ll be joining a movement of people who believe in a better, fairer, more transparent way of moving money around the world. You’ll collaborate to do your best work and take on problems that no one has looked at before.

If you’re keen to learn, grow, try new things and aren’t afraid of a bold plan, you’ll fit right in.

How we work:

At TransferWise our strategy emerges from the collective brainpower of all our people, who are organised in dozens of independent, autonomous teams. Teams stay closest to our customers, so they choose what problems to solve and where to spend the most time.

You’ll experience radical levels of ownership and empowerment within your role. Plus the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work on our customers.

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Technology we use

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Location

Our NYC office is located on 24th street, in the Flatiron district amongst all the best places to eat!

An Insider's view of TransferWise

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

"We work in autonomous teams that focus on specific customer problems. We define the top line KPI for the company and then teams have full autonomy on what customer problems to solve to move that KPI. This structure empowers people closest to the customers to make their own decisions. Teams move fast and in parallel."

Harsh

CTO

What are TransferWise Perks + Benefits

TransferWise Benefits Overview

We listened to what our employees wanted from us as an employer and have tailored a benefits package around them, which includes; 6 weeks paid leave for people who have been at the company for four years, a flexible-working policy, generous maternity and paternity leave, and an annual all company trip away.

When we designed our new offices, we asked our teams what they’d like to have in their workplace. We’ve created office environments where people enjoy coming in and where they can do their best work.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Our employer paid short-term disability insurance pays you a portion of your earnings if you miss time at work because of a disabling illness or injury.
Dental Benefits
We offer individual and family plans which include preventative examinations and contribution towards basic and major dental treatments.
Vision Benefits
We provide cover towards your annual eye exams, frames and lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
We have options for family and individual insurance plans
Wellness Programs
Our wellness programme includes gym discounts and other local offers.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
We offer all our employees stock options because we’re all creating TransferWise together and we want to share the value of our success.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We care about your important life events and want to make sure you take the time you need with your family. In NY everyone gets 16 weeks fully paid leave to care for their child.
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer a flexible schedule that works around you and your team.
Remote Work Program
You may need to work remotely or take some time to work from home or abroad with your family. Whatever it is, you can chat to your team lead and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We offer 23 days per anniversary year plus public holidays and a day off on your birthday!
Paid Volunteer Time
We offer a full days paid volunteering per year
Sabbatical
After 4 years at TransferWise, all our employees have the option to take 6 weeks paid time off.
Paid Holidays
We offer all employees paid time off for public holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Our Commuter Benefits Plan reduces your commuting expenses by allowing you to set aside pre-tax money for qualified transit and parking expenses you incur while getting to and from work.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
You can pay for parking at or near your regular place of employment tax-free.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

23 days holiday (PTO) + your birthday off + bank holidays and volunteer days. International Travel + 1 Abroad Company Holiday per year.

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