As fintech becomes more and more central to the future of financial services, globally, the number of jobs in the sector is trending upwards.
Fintech is one of the most visible areas in tech right now. As banking goes increasingly mobile, more and more companies are focusing on innovations in finance.
The fintech sector is replete with new takes on old banking services. Fresh looks at money transfers, banking systems, point-of-sale tools and budgeting have the potential to change the way we interact with money in the long term.
Steady improvements and innovations in connectivity have paved the way for this sea change, creating distributed database technologies – such as blockchain – and bitcoin-esque virtual currencies.
This completely new approach to money – in all its forms – requires a completely new set of skills for those working within it.
Where traditional financial services roles largely fell under the broad umbrella of ‘banking’, fintech offers a little more diversity. Developers, analysts, programmers and UX designers – among other disciplines – are all in demand in the sector.
As the fintech sector continues to grow, there has been an attendant growth in the number of companies seeking fintech experts and experienced hires who can work with the technology.
It can be daunting to wade through all of the possibilities to find the jobs that excite you. We’ve done some of the work for you, finding six top fintech companies that are currently hiring.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of America Merrill Lynch – overseeing the global banking and market functions of Bank of America – has current openings for python developers, software developers and analysts.
Investment solutions firm Fidelity International is currently hiring analysts and technical consultants for open roles at its Dublin location. The company is also seeking a financial services technology apprentice, although that is based in its Kent offices.
Fidelity Investments – the US-headquartered technology and financial services firm – has current vacancies for software and systems engineers, analysts and software developers. Roles are available in the company’s Galway and Dublin offices.
The technology arm of Liberty Mutual Insurance, Liberty IT’s focus is on insurtech. The company is currently looking for a software engineer for its Belfast office.
Pramerica provides business and technology support to its parent company, Prudential Financial, which offers financial products and services to a range of clients and customers. The company is currently hiring developers, engineers, architects and .Net programmers for its Letterkenny offices.