As we hurtle towards a cashless future – a future vastly accelerated by Covid-19 – it’s an exciting time to work in the banking and finance sector. Traditional banking systems have been disrupted by digital-only banks. Mobile wallet services such as Apple Pay and Google Pay are now mainstream, as are payment apps like Monzo and Revolut, and investment banking and direct lending is more accessible through various fintech start-ups.
Those working in cybersecurity, cloud computing, AI and machine learning, data analytics, data science, blockchain, software engineering or compliance are in luck. Fintech is growing and the more it does, the more companies are seeking talent.
In fintech, the culture can be fast-paced, and there is often more opportunity to be creative than in traditional finance organizations. Roles in the sector are usually accompanied by generous pay scales too, as attractive compensation packages are required to attract highly-specialized and skilled talent in such a competitive industry. Storm2 reports that fintech execs expect to be paid a minimum of £110K in the UK, with chief data scientists reaching salary highs comparable to CTOs.
Join the club
Currently digital banking companies, finance organizations and fintechs are all competing for staff that have a strong financial services background. So, if you’re in the industry, the world is your remote oyster. But who are the market leaders and who is currently hiring?
The Finextra Job Board is your go-to for comprehensive listings, but let’s take a closer look at three exciting roles currently on offer.
1. Site Reliability Engineer, Codat
The location: London
The company: Founded in 2017 by David Hoarse and Peter Lord, Codat is a fintech API and online portal that develops software infrastructure for integrating small business financial data sources and back office software. Its integration means accounting data from e-commerce and POS systems is available for lenders, banks and insurance companies. In June 2022, Codat raised $100m in Series C funding.
The roles: Codat is looking for hands-on engineers who are experienced in building and operating .NET services. This Site Reliability Engineer will automate zero-downtime deployments, troubleshoot incidents with reflections on learnings afterwards and will contribute to the platform roadmap ensuring Codat’s Azure infrastructure continues to scale.
You’ll need: An interest in good design for tooling in a .NET environment is good to show, as is knowledge of .NET and REST APIs, plus Azure offerings for serverless architecture. Clear and concise communication is a must, as is a passion for rigorous behavior and data-driven testing.
Sound like a fit for you? See more details for this role on the Job Board.
2. Senior Business Analyst, TransferGo
The location: London
The company: TransferGo is fast becoming the go-to money transferring service for people sending funds internationally. With over 3.5 million customers sending money to over 150 countries, it facilitates digital deliveries securely in minutes, and costs up to 90% less than traditional banks.
The roles: TransferGo is seeking a Senior Business Analyst to gather requirements from multiple stakeholders and to translate these requirements into detailed functional and technical specifications. The successful applicant will regularly conduct workshops, walkthroughs, reviews and presentations outlining system enhancements and alternatives.
You’ll need: You’ll need five or more years’ working within a business analyst role on your CV, with experience working in a high-growth scaling company, ideally financial services, banking or another heavily-regulated industry. Knowledge should include Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence), network, DB, XML, security techniques and principles.
See more information on the Job Board.
3. Engineering Lead, Moneybox
The location: London
The company: Launched in 2006, Moneybox is on a mission to help everyone save and invest for their future, no matter how little starting capital they have. The micro-investing app links to an online bank account and allows card payments to be rounded up to the nearest pound, while the spare change is moved into investment funds.
The roles: Moneybox is seeking an Engineering Lead to be part of leadership in their Cloud Apps Team, which builds and operates their cloud-hosted API. The ideal fit will be someone who enjoys a mix of solution architecture, hands-on coding and team leadership.
You’ll need: A proven track record in a similar role is required, along with a thorough understanding of OO programming languages, relationship databases and APIs delivered over HTTP. The successful applicant will have strong analytical and problem solving skills, be able to work individually and as scrum-master as part of an agile team.
See the Job Board for more details.
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