Java Developer / Backend - Conversion Team


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Java Developer / Backend- Conversion Team

Who we are

TransferWise was founded in 2011 with a clear mission: Money without borders - so people and businesses can send and receive any currency effortlessly, whenever, wherever.

Sure, the heart of what we do is international money transfer. And we’re committed to making it instant, convenient and fair for millions of people, all over the world. But we’re growing our other products and our teams at an exciting pace. And we’re looking for the very best to jump on board.

What it’s really like to work here

At TransferWise, we do things a bit differently. There’s no corporate nonsense, and no old-fashioned hierarchy. Instead, we work in dozens of self-sufficient, autonomous teams. Think of them like start-ups within a start-up that learn from each other.

Each team picks the problems they want to solve. So there’s no micro-management. No hiding behind fancy job titles. And no one telling you what to do. You are your own boss. But you’ll get tons of guidance and plenty of support from talented, super-smart colleagues from all over TransferWise.

We’re going to be upfront — the way we work doesn’t suit everyone. But if freedom, autonomy, and life-affirming, head-scratching professional challenges rock your world, we could be a match made in heaven.

Product engineers only

Here at TransferWise we don’t hire coders, who pick up tickets from a backlog and push code to production without considering value and impact.

What you’ll be working on:

  • Adding and improving features that define the core of TransferWise and will be used globally across different markets
  • Give input on how our product can be improved.
  • Making TransferWise products more convenient, faster and scalable
  • On the backend, you will be working on a distributed architecture which is based on Java microservices, using Netflix OSS tools and other distributed technologies like Kafka, Zookeeper, Spring Cloud. More details:
  • On the frontend we are writing microapps using React and AngularJS

Who we are looking for:


  • First and foremost, you like writing clean code.
  • Expert skills in back end development, ideally with Java, Spring Boot.
  • Experience architecting robust systems.
  • Knowledge of Javascript and libraries like React, Angular, LESS and SASS.


  • You like writing automated tests for your code.
  • You thrive at getting things done and measuring impact for customers.
  • You aren’t afraid of failing.
  • You have a customer-focused approach to product development, putting the customer first when making decisions.


Apart from the all-expenses-paid company trips, stock options in one of Europe’s most hotly tipped startups, a laptop and team lunches every other Thursday, you won’t get much in the way of extras. However, we will give you 28 days holiday a year (plus public holidays), a fun, friendly atmosphere, plenty of opportunities to grow and the chance to be part of our little revolution. Oh, and coffee, there’s plenty of coffee.

Not from Estonia? - No stress, we will help you (and your family) to relocate from any part of the world!

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