Server Team Lead for Payments

Hello everyone!

We are looking for a Server Team Lead for Payments by Wix, Kyiv.

Further – more, in the Q&A.

What are we doing?

In general Wix.com develops a complete set of specialized free tools so that any Internet user can create a stunning professional website.

Wix’s Server Engineering team where lead developers shape the architecture of our backend microservices. They set the tone and standard of our developer culture, fusing facets of engineering, product management, DevOps, analytics, and technical management. They’re also mentors, helping less-experienced engineers improve and hone their skills so that they are eventually capable of being tech leads themselves. 

The Wix development culture is transparent, highly technical, and agile. Because we ship often, we’ve happily adopted Continuous Delivery and Test-Driven Development. Our primary technologies on server side are JVM (mostly in Scala) and Node JS. We develop and maintain highly scalable systems that support Wix’s tens of millions of users — and the people who visit their websites. We strive to hire engineers who have ‘fire and forget’ abilities, and who are independent, innovative, and bold.

Why are we doing this?

We bring value to Internet users by making it easier for them to do business online with an all in one solution.

How are we as a company different from others? Why is it worth working with us?

Because in our company there are:

  • a special engineering culture: we hold specialized development events, our engineers take an active part in communities development, we contribute a lot to open source
  • an opportunity to decide how the product will develop
  • an opportunity to see the result of your work every day and to grow professionally
  • 5000+ people, but at the same time we develop the culture and atmosphere of a startup: the company adheres to the structure of guilds, the Spotify model
  • 60% of employees are engineers

What professional skills are important to us?

A professional with 1 year of experience in leading a team of at least 3 developers. You can create a vision for your team and lead the people throughout its execution. You’ve written production grade code and are allergic to unmaintainable code. You’re familiar with software engineering best practices (testing, code reviews, pair-programming, immutability, etc.) and are aware of bad practices and anti-patterns.

Do you need English, and at what level?

Yes, English is required, Intermediate+ level.

What to do in a project?

  • Design and lead the development of risk and compliance components in our payment platform

  • Work at least 80% as a hands-on developer

  • Recruit top talent developers to our group

  • Mentor and advise your team in code review, pair programming and more.

  • Influence our engineering culture by interacting with different stakeholders across Wix

Why was the position opened?

Our company is growing and developing various products, requiring new team members.

The conditions:

  • Is there a trial period? – No.
  • What is the work schedule? – From 09:00/10:00 till 18:00/19:00.
  • Is it possible to work remotely? – Yes.
  • Number of vacation days? – 22 business days of vacation.
  • Are business trips possible? – Depends on the epidemiological situation in the world.
  • Social package (medical insurance, other): employment as sole entrepreneur, medical insurance, English courses, sports, equipment is provided.

The process:

1. Technical interview – 1.45 hours

  • intro
  • algorithmic task 
  • design task 

2. Online coding - 2,5 hours

3. Guild interview – 1.5 hours

4. Interview with Team Lead – 1 hour

5. HR interview – 1.5 hours


If you like the vacancy, please send us your CV.