Senior Site Reliability Engineer
TransferWise Ltd
1d ago

Your Mission

Here at TransferWise we are working hard to ensure our engineering teams are empowered with the capabilities and knowledge to build products that delight our customers.

To support this vision we are looking for exceptional Service Reliability Engineers to be embedded with product teams to both contribute to their host teams roadmap as well as lead the charge on reliability focused initiatives across engineering.

In this role you will be expected to be comfortable moving between (and contributing to the work of) platform teams and product teams with a focus on reliability, efficiency, scalability and performance.

This role is ideal for an engineer who wants to have an impact on the product roadmap but is also passionate about non functional product excellence.

Must Have

  • Experience with building out scalable and automated Cloud platforms. Preferably on AWS
  • Experience with modern distributed highly available containerised microservice architecture
  • Strong Java application knowledge, with proven domain-driven design thinking
  • Networking knowledge of fundamentals in either cloud or on-prem deployments : DNS, network, routing, L3 / L7 protocols etc.
  • Working with external partners on connectivity, requirements and design that scale and delivered on time
  • Good knowledge of relational (RDBMS) and NoSQL databases
  • Will not settle at all for downtime and outages, do not want to be woken up in the middle of the night
  • Define and create standard operating procedures that are compliant and auditable
  • Isolation of environments and work with various engineering teams to figure out how to best suit their needs
  • Strong foundations in service observability and service design.
  • Sees failover and DR events as something that needs to happen with regularity and should be seamless
  • Strong commitment to doing things in a sustainable and secure way.
  • Experience of a similar role either in a centralized or embedded SRE team where they are expected to be highly autonomous.
  • Nice to Have

  • Experience in infrastructure automation tools (Terraform / Cloudformation / Ansible / Puppet / Chef)
  • Experience of Automation of Linux and Windows application installation and deployment.
  • Experience in scaling and making tradeoffs between managed Cloud services vs running own
  • Containerisation technology and various orchestration platforms e.g. Docker, Kubernetes etc
  • Have ran performance and load tests at scale, and able to forecast capacity for the future
  • More about us here :

    On the back end, you will be working on a distributed architecture primarily on Java Spring Boot microservices, using frameworks like Kafka, Zookeeper, Spring Cloud.

    We’ve been baking more functionality into the platform, with Envoy Proxy (Service Mesh) and Kubernetes. While on the front end we are writing microapps using React and AngularJS.

    And for a sneak peek into the TransferWise world of Engineering check out our Tech Blog :

    What we offer in return :

  • Competitive base salary
  • Generous stock options package
  • Lots of awesome TransferWise benefits
  • 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 organized 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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