TransferWise: Database Engineer at TransferWise (London, UK) (London, UK)

Posted: Mar 1, 2019

Your mission:


You will be a part of our platform team building our database infrastructure in the cloud across a constellation of microservices. You will create tooling to automate database infrastructure deployment on any environment. You will be responsible for backups, recovery and replication of database infrastructure. You will help our product teams make proper datastore decisions in order to scale TransferWise, sitting on the pulsing vein of daily product evolution. Our flat organizational structure doesn't care about titles and hierarchy. You'll stay focused on innovation and problem solving to create happy customers. You will help any engineer that may need your help on databases world via ticketing system. You will sit across different teams, engineers in product teams, data analysts and fellow platform engineers to work towards one unified goal – growth, keeping our data secure and accessible for times to come.


This role will give you the opportunity to:



  • Choose your own path to success - you’ll have the freedom to define the vision and the 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

  • Travel to work with our teams as well as meet various partners and organizations when needed

  • Inspire teams with your ideas, knowledge and self-starting attitude


What you will be working on:



  • You will be a part of our platform team building our database infrastructure in the cloud across a constellation of microservices.

  • You will create tooling to automate database infrastructure deployment on any environment.

  • You will be responsible for backups, recovery and replication of database infrastructure.

  • You will help our product teams make proper datastore decisions in order to scale TransferWise, sitting on the pulsing vein of daily product evolution.

  • Our flat organisational structure doesn't care about titles and hierarchy. You'll stay focused on innovation and problem solving  to create happy customers.

  • You will help any engineer that may need your help on databases world via ticketing system. 

  • You will sit across different teams, engineers in product teams, data analysts and fellow platform engineers to work towards one unified goal – growth, keeping our data secure and accessible for times to come.


Must haves:

Essential Technical Skills:



  • Setting up and running High Availability, including failover, load balancing and upgrading, with PostGreSQL (preferred) and/or MySQL, where almost-zero downtime is required.

  • Running production databases where consistency is paramount.

  • Scaling out databases.

  • Database migrations.

  • Scripting languages, preferably Python and Bash.

  • Configuration management tools, preferably Ansible.

  • Linux, preferably Ubuntu.


Soft Skills:



  • Interpersonal Skills. No lone wolf working in a cubicle.

  • Strong communication skills. 

  • Empathy for the user. Being able to communicate with non-technical people.

  • Adaptability. Being agile and flexible towards change and challenges.


Mindset:



  • Passionate about technology and its relationship with business and user experience.

  • Ability to work independently and plan your own solutions to problems.

  • Be production environment oriented.

  • Paranoid about security.

  • Willing to be involved in building a product that is being used world-wide.

  • Excitement to work in a high-growth company, and throw themselves fully into a revolution.

  • Be open, communicative, and fun to work with.


Bonus Points:



  • Experience with globally distributed systems.

  • Experience with cloud deployment and managed databases, preferably on AWS.

  • Experience with NoSQL.

  • Understanding of Scrum and Agile development.

  • Be a customer of TransferWise



Some of your benefits:


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 25 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.


https://transferwise.com/community/ouroffer


For a sneak - peek into our Engineering world check:


http://tech.transferwise.com/


http://tech.transferwise.com/the-transferwise-stack-heartbeat-of-our-little-revolution/

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