Software Is Eating The World

Technical Recruiter – Tallinn

Tallinn, EE

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Who we are

TransferWise was founded in 2011 with a clear mission: Money without borders - so people and businesses can send, spend 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. You'll be a huge part of that.

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.

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. But you’ll get tons of guidance and plenty of support from talented, super-smart colleagues from all over TransferWise.

The way we work doesn’t suit everyone. But if freedom, autonomy, and life-affirming, head-scratching professional challenges rock your world, we could be a match made in heaven.

We're looking for a creative, adaptable recruiter that understands the bigger picture of bringing new hires into a rapidly scaling organisation. You'll proactively identify, source and support the right talent to build on the strengths of our global Infrastructure, Mobile and IT Support teams.

What will you be doing?

  • Finding out who we want to hire for our engineering teams in Tallinn - the biggest engineering hub in TransferWise, and how to approach them

That’s not just posting a job advert or searching our database (although we would definitely expect you to be able to do these things). It’s also about finding unique ways to identify and excite those candidates no one else can reach, and being able to vary this depending on the market. You'll play a big part in building an employer brand that appeals to this audience.

  • Building long-term relationships with talented people, and guiding them through a seamless process

You’ll be doing all initial screening calls and early interviews, making sure that the shortlist you give our teams includes only the best of the best. But you don't stop there. You'll support your candidates on every step of the journey up until they walk through the door on Day 1. That means collaborating with our People team to make sure that everything from contracts, visas, background checks and onboarding happen like clockwork for your candidates. We’ll be relying on you to make sure that we exceed our candidates' expectations at every opportunity. Even those candidates that weren't successful stay on your radar in case that perfect role comes along later.

  • Partnering with super smart leaders

You’ll need to make sure that our hiring teams have the information they need, know what their role is, and that everyone agrees to a clear attraction and interview process. You'll use data to figure out the blockers to hiring, and communicate this so everyone in the hiring team understands their role in improving the hiring KPIs. You'll continually optimise the process and make sure it is globally scalable. You'll also support your hiring teams with their planning, onboarding, talent mapping and salary benchmarking. 

Who would this suit?

  • A Technical Recruiter with a track record of success

Success not just measured in billings, but in candidate satisfaction and a network of trusted contacts. Extra in-house recruitment experience is a bonus. You are ready to go beyond just sourcing and managing the interview process, looking at the bigger picture instead. You can spot the great candidates without relying on qualifications or titles.

  • An adaptable self starter

Someone who can use their own initiative to keep things running at pace, and doesn’t sit around waiting for answers to come to them. You’re comfortable dealing with ambiguity and an always-changing environment. We’d prefer it if you’ve worked in or recruited for a startup or high growth company before.

  • A creative problem solver

A tricky niche role won’t get you down. It’s a challenge that just spurs you on to find a new approach and try something new. You're curious and get a real kick out of learning different skills.

  • A confident communicator and influencer

You’re totally comfortable talking to people of any level, whether it’s in person, on the phone or in writing. You understand how best to adapt your approach to your audience.

  • A perfectionist with a keen eye for detail and accuracy

  • Someone who has recruited for Infrastructure, IT or Mobile roles before

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 at 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.