Our Mission

In 2019, immigrants worldwide sent over $550 billion home to family and friends, dwarfing foreign governmental aid. In the age of cheap, quick transfers through services like Paypal and Venmo, these people are trekking to stores to pay fees averaging over 7% for transfers that typically take 24 hours or more.

Sendwave's mission is to change that by making sending money anywhere in the world easy and affordable. Since 2014, our app has allowed diaspora members from across Africa — and more recently the Philippines and Lebanon— to send money abroad fast, saving our users over 70% relative to Western Union and MoneyGram.

We are looking to rapidly expand around the world in the next year. That's where you come in...

How you'll help us achieve it

Sendwave wouldn’t have made it where it is today without an incredible team of talented people dedicated to the mission and values of the company. As we’ve grown to over 400 people from under 100 in the past two years, many of the processes and systems we put in place are no longer effective at our current scale. We’re looking for a strong owner with a passion for making teams succeed to view Sendwave’s employees as their user and our culture and systems as their product and make sure we deliver - no previous people/HR experience required.

In this role, you will:

  • Spearhead major people initiatives like compensation overhaul and building psychological safety from ideation through execution.
  • Adapt as needed to get things done - sometimes managing people and sometimes working independently, sometimes doing admin work and sometimes doing high-level strategy, and sometimes working within the people organization and sometimes working within other departments - all based on what’s most likely to get results in our most pressing areas of need.
  • Become an expert in whatever you’re working on - we don’t need you to come in with HR experience, actually, we’d rather like a pair of fresh eyes - but once you’re on a project you should dive into the research, meet with experts, and become a trusted source of knowledge in that particular area.
  • Jump in and help other members of the department on their priorities as-needed

Key details

  • Compensation: Global: L3, $74,700  L4, $96,000 | US: L3, $93,325 - L4, $120,000
  • Location: Our company is 100% remote. You can be based anywhere in the the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal or South Africa. We will consider contractors in countries not listed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Major benefits:
    • Subsidized health insurance and retirement contribution matching (both vary from country-to-country)
    • 26 weeks fully paid parental leave and subsidized fertility assistance
    • Unlimited vacation with a 20-day minimum requirement
    • $10,000 annual charitable donation matching

Requirements

  • Exemplary track-record of being a leader who gets things done. We’re talking entrepreneurs, teachers, class presidents, sports team captains, military officers, etc - you know the type.
  • At least five years in the full-time workforce (diverse experience like military service, teaching, professional sports, etc all counts)
  • Demonstrated curiosity about motivation, team-building, equity, bias, and learning

You might be a good fit if you

  • Are a self-starter, take initiative, self-manage and require little day-to-day direction to be successful
  • Take responsibility for the outcomes of your core duties
  • Are passionate about achieving Sendwave's mission and are excited at the prospect of lowering remittance costs for diaspora communities.

Bonus points if you

  • Speak French, Spanish, or German

Our team

  • Our team of over 400 employees are fully distributed across the world— working from coffee shops, homes, and coworking spaces — making us one of the larger fully distributed growth-stage startups in the world.
  • We are proud parents, community organizers, farmers, play in bands, teach yoga , moonlight as YouTube influencers, are former Olympians, and serial entrepreneurs.
  • We collectively speak over twenty languages, including Akuapem, Amharic, Bengali, Ewe, Fante, Ga, Igbo, Kalenjin, Luganda, Oromo, Somali, Swahili and Wolof.
  • We recently joined forces with WorldRemit, another remittance company, and we’re excited about the ways we can continue to provide the best service to our users.

How to apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If interested, please submit your resume & cover letter describing your interest in Sendwave below. Please also indicate the countries in which you have work authorization.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Sendwave is a place where everyone can thrive. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to wake up everyday.

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