Engineering Lead-Fincrime&Support

Job Details:

Job Title: Engineering Manager

Experience Level: Senior

Base Salary: £95,000 – £130,000

Visa Sponsorship: Available


Wise is one of the fastest-growing companies in European and we’re on a mission: to make money without borders the new normal. We’ve got 13 million customers across the globe and we’re growing. Fast.

Current banking systems don’t let us send, spend or receive money across borders easily. Or quickly. Or cheaply.

So, we’re building a new one.

And, we need a talented Engineering Lead to join our mission.

The team you’ll be working with: AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Team

The team is building solutions for detection and prevention of Money Laundering related activities on Wise platform. But what does that mean exactly?

We’re building high throughput data gathering pipelines to collect and process dozens of complex features. We own and maintain a set of rules and machine learning models that evaluate activities happening on the Wise platform. We scale our operations by improving alert review tools and automation. Additionally we are building a customer-facing UI for more convenient collection of documents.

Our main vision points are:

  • We want to fight financial crime, not just comply with requirements
  • Machine learning models are essential for the decision making
  • Near-real time performance requirements for data processing and aggregations.
  • Automation of manual processes: If some process logic can be described, it can be automated.

What does it take?

  • Being responsible for the overall health and productivity of the engineers within your team
  • Providing feedback on architecture and approach and helping teams make data-driven decisions.
  • Fostering an environment of autonomy where everyone is encouraged to identify and prioritise customer problems and opportunities.
  • Rolling your sleeves up and being involved in the entire process. Work closely with the team’s product manager and designer to ensure the team focuses on the right things. Also being hands-on and coding sometimes.
  • Having an overview of what’s happening across the organisation and thinking about engineering as a whole.
  • Working together with other product and regional teams at Wise to achieve goals together

Is this you?

  • Experience leading, coaching and mentoring driven and high performing teams
  • A passion for international finance, foreign exchange and payment systems
  • Comfortable working on big challenges and taking full ownership of the customer journey
  • Experience building and designing scalable and performing systems
  • Experience working with Java, Spring framework, asynchronous message queues and have worked with microservices architecture
  • Comfortable with SQL databases, optimisation and transaction

…but don’t worry we don’t expect you to know everything!

What does success look like?

  • You’ll have found your place in our mission by understanding how to drive engineering solutions and look to future challenges
  • You’ll understand our customers and the impact our product has on their lives
  • You’ll make contributions to the wider engineering goals of the company
  • You’ll inspire a team environment where ideas are shared and openness is valued
  • You’ll help us scale-up and build a world class global banking product that impacts tens of millions of customers

What you get back:

  • 🚀 The ability to choose your own path to success – you’ll have the freedom to define the vision and execution together with the team
  • 🤑 RSU’s in a growing company
  • 💪 An annual self-development budget
  • 🌍 Relocation and visa expenses covered
  • 🐶 Pet-friendly offices
  • Lots of fun group activities like yoga, running and boardgame nights
  • 🏝️ A paid 6-week sabbatical leave after four years
Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Hybrid Permanent
Job Location: London

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