Technical Lead - Observability
TransferWise Ltd
London
12d ago

Observability team in TransferWise makes sure both our employees and customers have visibility into the health of TW systems.

As part of Platform Engineering, they contribute to our internal platform offering by providing tooling and frameworks for other engineering teams to meet transaction tracing, application performance analysis, business monitoring and alerting needs.

Your mission :

  • Your role will be a combination of coaching and leading a talented team of engineers and contributing hands-on yourself
  • With a high level of autonomy, you’ll work closely with your engineers, to make both product and project decisions.
  • Some of your focus areas will be :

  • Building your team : You’ll help your team to work together and bring out individual strengths. Using an agile approach you’ll put in place the structures you feel your team needs and communicate effectively.
  • You’ll play an active part in hiring, onboarding and growing your team to increase your capacity to take on bigger challenges.

  • Ensuring technical excellence : You’ll be a hands-on engineer who can teach best practice within your team. You’ll play a leading role in technical design as well as project delivery.
  • You’ll help the team with maintaining quality of delivery and take personal ownership of the products the team ships.

  • Project planning and prioritisation : You’ll help the team focus on the needs of your customers. By understanding those needs you’ll help them determine which projects will be most impactful, and by defining project scope, you’ll help them prioritise and manage their work.
  • Coaching : You’ll have regular one to ones with your team, helping your engineers to work through both technical and personal challenges.
  • You’ll help them to improve and develop over time, and to meet their personal objectives

    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 with our teams in London, Budapest and Singapore.
  • A bit about you :

  • You have previous experience of leading and mentoring a team of engineers
  • You understand the value of balancing customer centric thinking and technical skills and can coach other engineers on both
  • You're comfortable and confident providing input to other teams' priorities
  • You enjoy creating an inspiring team environment where ideas are shared, and openness is valued
  • You have been involved in designing and operating business critical information systems, including 24 / 7 support
  • Some extra skills that would be awesome :

  • Experience with Java applications, AWS, Kubernetes and service mesh architectures
  • Passion for building and supporting the tooling needed to build better products
  • Experience with modern practices in logging, service instrumentation, monitoring, alerting etc
  • Site Reliability or DevOps background
  • Passion for international finance, foreign exchange and payment systems.
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