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Full-stack Developer

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Are you up to building a modern international financial institution from the ground up, but better than any of the existing global banks? We are looking for a number of Full Stack Developers to join our new Budapest office. As a Full Stack Engineer you will have solid experience with the full stack of web technologies. You will be hands on within the technology and working towards making our product the best that it can be by solving the challenges that we face. However our flat organisational structure means you'll be someone who is unconcerned with titles and hierarchy. What really excites you is problem solving and delivering innovative technology and products that create happy customers.

You will collaborate with product managers, UX and design experts, data scientists and other developers to work towards one unified goal - growth.

As part of the Product-Engineering team, you'll be making sure that the user journey is as precise and delightful as it can be. You'll join a great team that is customer focused to it’s core.

Product engineers only

Here at TransferWise we don’t hire coders, who pick up tickets from a backlog and push code to production.

We hire engineers that empathise with our customers problems, develop solutions and measure results. We’re proud of our engineering team - they have built an incredible product that’s changing the world. They operate autonomously within their teams, focusing relentlessly on our customers.

Main requirements

  • Passionate about technology and it’s relationship with business and user experience.
  • Ability to work independently and plan your own solutions to problems.
  • Experience using a back-end MVC Framework in a dynamic language, preferably Groovy & Grails.
  • Experience developing in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience developing in a modern front end framework, Angular.js is preferred, but experience with Backbone, Ember, Knockout or React is also relevant.
  • Experience working with SQL databases, writing custom queries and designing schemas.
  • Understanding of test driven development (TDD), the ability to structure your code so it’s testable, and the desire to write tests.
  • Broad understanding of the concept of minimum viable product and conversion rates.
  • Possess empathy for the user and able to build great code that drives fantastic user experience.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to articulate complex and technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Be willing to travel, to work and learn with dev teams in Estonia and Ukraine.
  • Excitement to work in a high-growth company, and throw themselves fully into a revolution.
  • Be open, communicative, and fun to work with.

Nice to have

  • Understanding of Scrum and Agile development
  • Experience using database abstraction layers like Hibernate.
  • Be a customer of TransferWise


Apart from the all-expenses-paid company holidays twice a year (which are completely insane), a really competitive salary, stock options in one of Europe’s most hotly tipped startups, a sexy laptop and team lunches. you won’t get much in the way of extras. However, we will give you 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 good coffee.

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