I joined TransferWise as a graduate iOS engineer on the 24th of August 2020. A year has passed, and what a year it’s been. A lot’s changed! We’ve rebranded from TransferWise to Wise and become a publicly traded company. The project I’ve been working on since joining has moved into closed beta. I’m now no longer a graduate and have become a mid-level engineer.

I’ve naturally learnt tonnes and improved as an iOS engineer. Working and collaborating with a diverse range of highly skilled engineers has really rubbed off. I’ve learnt how to build, ship and maintain a product used…


I’m a firm believer that apps should be designed and developed inclusively, with a fantastic user experience everyone can enjoy. An accessible product empowers users with disabilities, giving them independence where they’d otherwise need help.

Apple offers a wide range of assistive technologies that apps can harness within iOS, all of which fall into the following four categories.

We usually think of users who are permanently disabled when discussing these assistive technologies. However, in their Inclusive Design Toolkit, Microsoft highlights that disability can also be either temporary or situational. …


I’ve now been at Wise (formerly TransferWise) for six months. I feel like I’m now fully integrated into my team and have a good understanding of the product. Now that I’m settled and comfortable in my role, it’s given me the breathing room to focus on my growth and development as I head towards my first GrowWise, which is a 360 feedback and development discussion we all have at the one year mark.

Figuring out how to continue learning and finding opportunities to grow took me a little while and a few false starts. I got there eventually, though! …


I’m Sonnie, a graduate iOS developer at Wise. I work in the HOLD team, which looks after our multi-currency account and the funds that our customers hold on their Wise accounts.

I’ve never onboarded remotely before, so it was a learning experience for me. Although a different overall experience; I loved my first month at Wise. Here are some tips to successfully navigate the first few weeks of a new job remotely!

Onboarding — Get access, get it quickly.

Like any first day, make sure you know where to be, when to be there and what to wear. It’s also important to test your tech before you’re…


I’m Sonnie, a graduate iOS developer at Wise. I work in the HOLD team, which looks after our multi-currency account and the funds that our customers hold on their Wise accounts. Together we build and maintain our vision which is:

Empower people to save and grow their money in any currency, wherever they are. Money is secured, easily accessible, performing for who owns it, and held with clear or no costs.

Our team, like all teams in Wise, is autonomous. As a team, we have everything we need to build what our customers want and the prerogative to do it…

Sonnie Hiles

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