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Security Engineer

Tallinn, EE

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Security Engineer - Tallinn, Estonia

Who we are

TransferWise was founded in 2011 with a clear mission: Money without borders — so people and businesses can send and receive any currency effortlessly, whenever, wherever.

Sure, the heart of what we do is international money transfer. And we’re committed to making it instant, convenient and fair for millions of people, all over the world. But we’re growing our other products and our teams at an exciting pace. And we’re looking for the very best to jump on board.

What it’s really like to work here

At TransferWise, we do things a bit differently. There’s no corporate nonsense, and no old-fashioned hierarchy. Instead, we work in dozens of self-sufficient, autonomous teams. Think of them like start-ups within a start-up that learn from each other.

Each team picks the problems they want to solve. So there’s no micro-management. No hiding behind fancy job titles. And no one telling you what to do. You are your own boss. But you’ll get tons of guidance and plenty of support from talented, super-smart colleagues from all over TransferWise.

What you’ll be working on

You will be working as part of Security Intelligence team and Security Incident Response group. You will take ownership of abuse detection infrastructure and will be in front line of defence responding to new threats - detecting, analysing and mitigating attacks and abuses. Together with Users Security and Infrastructure teams you will find new ways how to protect customers and TransferWise from malicious actors while staying invisible for good customers.

Must haves

Passionate about security and privacy;

Java experience, back-end MVC frameworks;

Experience working closely with relational databases, writing analytical queries and designing schemas;

Experience working within a production environment;

Experience with data analysis - extracting information from large sets of data and finding patterns.

Have strong communication skills and ability to articulate complex and technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

Are willing to travel, to work and learn with dev teams in London, Ukraine, US.

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 haves

Experience in information or cyber security;

Experience with Spring Boot;

Experience with NoSQL databases;

Experience with Linux;

Basic understanding of statistics and Machine Learning;

Experience with microservice architecture;

Understanding of Scrum and Agile development;


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 28 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.

Not from Estonia? - No stress, we will help you (and your family) to relocate from any part of the world!

Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

At TransferWise we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form, or drop us an email. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.