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Selby Jennings: Your Leading Quant Recruitment Partner for Financial Technology Talent

Selby Jennings is a leading specialist quant recruitment talent partner for banking and financial services. Our global Financial Technology team provides permanent, contract, and multi-hire FinTech recruitment from our offices across three continents.

For more than 15 years, clients and candidates have had peace of mind that their Financial Technology recruitment process is in safe hands. As the high use of mobile devices and technology-based applications increases demand for financial and banking solutions, now is the best time to team up with an experienced talent partner.

From streamlining processes and upskilling workforces, to staying cutting edge by employing flexible work models, our quant recruiters advise enterprise leaders on when to strike and how. We also provide expert insight to Fintech professionals on benchmarking benefits packages and salaries and assist them through their career moves.

If you’re interested in securing the very best Financial Technology talent or you’re a professional looking for Fintech jobs, the Selby Jennings Financial Technology team connects exceptional talent to industry-leading clients.

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Benefits of working with Selby Jennings’ Financial Technology team

We are a specialist FinTech quant recruiter. Among the many benefits of working with Selby Jennings’ global Financial Technology team are:

Experience

Experience

We have nearly 20 years of experience as a leading talent partner in financial sciences & services.

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A vast, global network of the best, in-demand professionals, working with the world’s largest financial institutions to innovative fintech start-ups .​

Knowledge

​Knowledge

Our award-winning talent specialists offer bespoke, tailored guidance on the latest hiring trends and industry news to help you achieve your goals.

​At Selby Jennings, we are committed to fostering relationships rooted in trust, integrity, and shared success. We strive to provide customized solutions tailored to your specific needs, offering flexible options to align with your recruitment strategies and goals. Whether you need immediate placements in critical Fintech roles or are seeking long-term FinTech recruitment solutions, our quant headhunters expertise and resources are at your disposal. Submit your job vacancy to us today to begin your Financial Technology acquisitions journey.

Take the first step to tackle your talent needs in the Fintech sector by filling out our form today. Our team is keen to explore the possibilities of how we can aid your organization in addressing your hiring needs swiftly and effectively.

​Financial Technology Jobs

In the rapidly evolving financial landscape, Fintech professionals are at the forefront. With the surge in digital financial solutions, skilled individuals are highly sought-after. Collaborating with Selby Jennings, a specialist in Fintech, could advance your career. Explore our current FinTech roles or submit your CV/resume, and we'll connect when a fitting job becomes available.

Low-Latency Network Engineer

A global, tech-driven trading firm is looking to bring on a Senior Network Engineer in Chicago. This individual will play a pivotal role in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting the firms low-latency networking infrastructure, working on critical projects that will help to scale the trading business. Scope of Work: Low-latency networking, unicast and multicast routing, network automation, WAN technologies, data center and colocation design, exchange connectivity The Ideal Candidate: Extensive multicast experience, proficient in Python, network and performance monitoring skills, experience working across LAN and global WAN networks

US$150000 - US$250000 per annum
Chicago
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Trade Support Associate

Responsibilities: Maintain operational excellence by keeping the environment secure and up to date. Provide Tier-1 application support and efficiency improvements to the firm's Order Management System (OMS) Work closely with business users on application requests and issues Develop and execute test plans to verify solutions. Train new hires on best practices within the OMS Qualifications: Strong comprehension of OMS (Charles River, Eze Castle, Flex Trade, etc.) Bachelor's Degree in an Information Technology or similar field Experience with SQL Server (query writing, reading stored procedures, etc.) Ability to correct issues quickly and supply solutions. Knowledge of publicly traded asset classes (equity, fixed income, derivatives, etc.) Apprehension of the portfolio management process (positions, weights, benchmarks, etc.) Understanding of the trade and allocation life cycle Beneficial Skills: Understanding of FIX protocol Experience with Alternative Trading Systems (TradeWeb, MarketAxess, Liquidnet, etc.) Scripting experience (Power Shell, etc.) The firm is committed to an inclusive culture, valuing diversity in support of our people and clients.

US$110000 - US$125000 per year + end of year bonus
New York
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Python Quant Developer (Fixed Income) - Hedge Fund

Python Quantitative Developer - Fixed Income Multi-Asset Investment Manager Location: London, UK Salary on application Our client are a highly successful and renowned multi-asset investment manager with a proven track record of delivering exceptional returns across a diverse range of asset classes. They are currently seeking a talented Python Fixed Income Quantitative Developer to join the dynamic team. If you are passionate about finance, possess strong quantitative skills, and have expertise in Python programming, we encourage you to apply and be a valuable contributor to their continued success. As a Python Fixed Income Quantitative Developer, you will play a vital role in shaping their investment strategies and ensuring their effective implementation, particularly in the Fixed Income domain. You will collaborate closely with our quantitative research and portfolio management teams to develop, maintain, and enhance the tools and systems that drive their investment processes across various asset classes. This is an exceptional opportunity to leverage your expertise in finance and programming to make a significant impact on investment decisions. Responsibilities: Collaborate with quantitative researchers to translate financial models into production-ready Python code. Develop and maintain Python-based quantitative tools and libraries for fixed income analytics, risk management, and portfolio optimisation. Implement, test, and optimise trading algorithms for fixed income securities. Work on data analysis, data integration, and data quality initiatives to ensure reliable data sources for quantitative research across multiple asset classes. Participate in the research and development of new trading strategies and risk management techniques, spanning various asset categories. Monitor and maintain trading systems, ensuring high availability and performance. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher in a technology/ quantitative field such as Finance, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related discipline. Strong proficiency in Python programming with a focus on financial modelling, data analysis, and software development best practices. CI/CD knowledge and experience Solid understanding of fixed income securities, financial markets, and quantitative finance concepts, as well as knowledge of trading systems and electronic trading platforms is advantageous Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Strong communication skills required Apply now for immediate consideration!

Negotiable
London
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Lead Software Engineer

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Software Engineer with a strong background in C programming, Linux, and trading systems to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining software systems for a high-performance trading platform, as well as leading a team of software engineers to ensure project success. Key Responsibilities: Design, develop, and maintain software systems for a high-performance trading platform using C programming and Linux Lead a team of software engineers and ensure project success Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and prioritize software needs Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in trading systems and apply them to projects Ensure software quality through code reviews, testing, and debugging Monitor and troubleshoot trading system performance in real-time Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field Strong experience in C programming and Linux Experience in the financial industry, specifically with trading systems Experience leading software development teams Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively Excellent written and verbal communication skills Experience with Agile development methodologies is a plus This role offers competitive salary, benefits, and opportunities for professional growth. If you are a skilled and experienced software engineer with a background in trading systems, we encourage you to apply.

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Boston
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Senior Software Engineer

We have a current opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer on a Permanent basis. The position will be based in Boston. For further information about this position please apply.

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Boston
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Lead Software Engineer

Company Summary: Founded over 10 years ago, we strive to create and maintain platforms by using powerful and innovative computing systems to increase accuracy, scalability and effectiveness. Whether your strengths lie in hardware, software, or both, you can find an area to succeed with us. As a Lead Software Engineer, your talents will be used both in technical and leadership aspects. Not only will you be leading and mentoring fellow software engineers, but you will also utilize skills including C applications through Linux systems, processing high-throughput functions, and networking data. The Lead Software Engineer will be responsible for: Applying your extensive experience in programming to improve upon high-speed computing and online trading. Improving upon the performance and guidance of development, design, and debugging of applications to process data. Communicating with customers that are making use of the products that you will develop and maintain. Leading teams of fellow software engineers to encourage, mentor, and improve our culture, to promote continuous learning and teamwork across the company. The Lead Software Engineer should have the following qualifications: BS or MS in either Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related fields. Around 3 to 10 years of applicable work experience. Expertise in the development of Linux Systems Strong skills in programming using C applications, preferably C++. Socket programming proficiency and TCP expertise A passion for software development that is effective, elegant, and clean. Benefits include: Casual dress code Team events Free food and beverages Gym and pool access

US$100001 - US$200000 per year
Boston
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Data Engineer - Markit EDM

We have a current opportunity for a Data Engineer - Markit EDM on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Boston. For further information about this position please apply.

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Boston
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Full Stack Developer

We have a current opportunity for a Full Stack Developer on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Boston. What You'll Do: Collaborate with a talented team of developers, designers, and product managers to create exceptional web applications. Develop back-end components using Python frameworks like FastAPI and Django, ensuring optimal performance and security. Design and implement responsive front-end interfaces using React and other modern web development technologies. Utilize your expertise in AWS to deploy, monitor, and scale applications effectively. Problem-solve and innovate, contributing fresh ideas to enhance the user experience and drive technical excellence. What You Bring: Strong proficiency in Python and experience with FastAPI and Django. Front-end development skills using React or similar frameworks. Proven track record of working with AWS services for deployment, monitoring, and scaling. A passion for creating clean, efficient, and well-documented code. Collaborative mindset with excellent communication skills. [Any additional skills relevant to your company's tech stack or values.]

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Boston
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Network Engineer

As a Network Engineer, you will be at the forefront of designing and managing network solutions that rely on Linux systems and C programming. Your responsibilities will encompass: Network Infrastructure: Design, configure, and maintain network infrastructure, ensuring seamless integration with Linux-based systems. Linux Expertise: Leverage your in-depth understanding of Linux operating systems to optimize network performance and security within Linux environments. C Programming: Develop custom tools and scripts using C programming to enhance network automation, monitoring, and performance analysis. Network Security: Implement and maintain robust security measures to safeguard network data and ensure compliance with industry standards. Troubleshooting: Diagnose and resolve network issues, working closely with cross-functional teams to minimize downtime and maintain high availability. Collaboration: Partner with software engineers and developers to design and deploy network solutions that align with software requirements. Documentation: Maintain comprehensive documentation of network architecture, configurations, and troubleshooting procedures. Emerging Technologies: Stay up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies to drive innovation within the network engineering space. Qualifications: To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. Proven experience as a Network Engineer, with a strong focus on Linux systems and C programming. Proficiency in Linux administration, including command-line tools, system configurations, and shell scripting. Solid understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching technologies. Expertise in C programming to develop network tools, automation scripts, and performance monitoring applications. Familiarity with network security best practices and tools. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex network issues. Excellent communication skills for collaborating with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Negotiable
Boston
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Software Engineer II

We have a current opportunity for a Software Engineer II on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Boston. For further information about this position please apply.

Negotiable
Boston
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Full Stack Angular Engineer

About the Firm: A top-tier bank has invested heavily in cutting-edge technology and is seeking an experienced full-stack engineer to help design and develop customer-facing cloud-based applications. About the Job: This developer will cross-collaborate with engineering teams and stakeholders within the firm to create new products from the ground up and deliver top-tier business-critical solutions. You will also ensure that web products allow a seamless user experience across devices. This is an opportunity to work with modern technology and directly impact the success of the company. Compensation: $180,000-250,000 Qualifications: A degree or higher from a prestigious computer science institution with *above a 3.5 GPA* Fluent in Angular and .NET 10+ years of full-stack development Experience with ASP.NET Web APIs to build Restful APIS 5+ years of experience using Git, TFS/Azure DevOps Benefits: Gym membership Exceptional medical benefits Competitive 401k .

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United States of America
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Quantitative Researcher (Options desk)

About Us: A leading prop trading firm known for its innovative investment strategies and commitment to delivering superior returns. They specialize in futures and options trading and are currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated Quantitative Researcher to join their dynamic team. Job Description: Utilize sophisticated statistical techniques for the creation of models employed in forecasting, selecting strategies, and constructing portfolios. Apply quantitative approaches within the realm of financial engineering to craft algorithmic solutions, perform complex data modeling, and create visualizations. Employ machine learning expertise to refine and adjust algorithms for optimal data processing. Key Responsibilities: Quantitative Research: Conduct in-depth quantitative research to identify trading opportunities in futures and options markets. Develop, test, and refine trading models and strategies. Data Analysis: Collect and analyze market data, historical prices, and relevant economic indicators to inform trading decisions. Model Development: The quantitative researcher will build and maintain sophisticated mathematical and statistical models to predict market movements and optimize trading strategies. Risk Management: Implement risk management techniques to control exposure and ensure portfolio stability. Collaboration: Collaborate with portfolio managers, traders, and other team members to refine trading strategies and enhance performance. Monitoring and Reporting: Continuously monitor the performance of trading strategies and provide regular reports to senior management. Research Innovation: Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in quantitative research and trading technology, and integrate new insights and tools into our strategies. Qualifications: Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, statistics, finance, physics, or related field preferred. Strong expertise in quantitative research, statistical analysis, and mathematical modeling. Proven experience in futures and options trading strategies. Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, or C++. Knowledge of financial instruments, derivatives, and risk management. Excellent problem-solving skills and a detail-oriented mindset. Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team. Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Previous experience within equities or commodities working on options strategies. Benefits: Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses. Health, dental, and retirement benefits. Opportunities for professional development and training. A collaborative and intellectually stimulating work environment. Exposure to cutting-edge quantitative research and trading strategies.

US$150000 - US$250000 per year + Performance Based Bonus
New York
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Wealth Technology: Reshaping Wealth Management

What is Wealthtech?Wealth Technology, also referred to as Wealthtech, is a term coined to define a segment of Financial Technology (Fintech) that focuses on enhancing wealth management and the investment process. The rise of Wealthtech has facilitated a significant shift in the wealth management industry, creating more client-focused, transparent, and efficient models. By leveraging machine learning algorithms, advanced analytics, blockchain, and other emerging technologies, wealth managers are now more empowered than ever to deliver a seamless, personalized financial service to their clients. Here's how:Digitalization and AutomationIn the digital age, manual processes are being rapidly replaced by automated systems. Automation is significantly impacting wealth management practices, offering ways to eliminate the inefficiencies associated with traditional methods.Automated portfolio management systems, such as robo-advisors, offer algorithm-driven, automated investment advice with minimal human intervention. They use complex algorithms to determine the optimal investment strategy based on the client's risk tolerance, financial goals, and time horizon. This kind of automation not only improves efficiency but also reduces costs, making wealth management services accessible to a larger audience.Enhanced Client EngagementWealthtech has revolutionized client engagement, delivering a more personalized and interactive experience. Advanced data analytics and machine learning tools offer deep insights into a client's investment behavior and financial preferences, allowing wealth managers to tailor their advice accordingly.Client-facing platforms also offer custom interfaces where clients can manage their portfolios, access real-time data, monitor their investment performance, and engage with their advisors through integrated messaging systems. These tech advancements all help to improve client-advisor interactions, accessibility, and transparency.Regulatory Technology (Regtech)The wealth management industry is subject to rigorous regulatory requirements and compliance obligations. With Regtech, wealth managers can automate complex compliance processes, ensure accurate reporting, and reduce the risk of regulatory penalties. Leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning, Regtech can help wealth management firms navigate the complex, ever-changing regulatory landscape more efficiently.Blockchain and SecuritySecurity is a paramount concern in wealth management, and this is another area where Wealthtech shines. Blockchain technology, famous for its high security, transparency, and immutability, is being utilized to ensure secure transactions, verify identities, and improve data integrity. Smart contracts on blockchain can automate the execution of complex financial contracts, reducing the need for intermediaries and minimizing the potential for fraud.Also read: find out how to write a job description.The Power of AI and Machine LearningAI and machine learning are at the forefront of Wealthtech. They enable predictive analytics, which can forecast market trends, identify investment opportunities, and even warn about potential risks. This enhanced predictive capability enables wealth managers to offer proactive, data-driven advice to their clients.Furthermore, AI-powered chatbots can provide clients with instant responses to their queries, 24/7, improving the client experience and freeing up time for wealth managers to focus on complex tasks.Also explore: how AI can boost diversity in hiring.​Wealthtech At Selby JenningsWealthtech has transformed the landscape of wealth management through its integration of cutting-edge technology and a focus on client-centric strategies. This has paved the way for improved operational efficiency, tailored financial services, and cost-effective solutions, opening up new opportunities in the industry.As the Wealthtech industry continues to thrive, it is important to stay abreast of the latest innovations and developments. The WealthTech 100, a prestigious list highlighting the most innovative and influential companies in the sector, showcases the cutting-edge solutions shaping the future of wealth management.To remain competitive and successful in this evolving landscape, wealth management firms must prioritize Wealthtech recruitment. Identifying and retaining talent that possesses a deep understanding of both financial markets and emerging technologies is crucial, and the integration of these technologies into wealth management practices requires a strategic vision, significant investment, and effective change management. However, the potential rewards in terms of improved client satisfaction, efficiency gains, and business growth make it a journey worth embarking on.At Selby Jennings, we understand the evolving needs of the Wealth Management sector. We have the expertise to identify and highlight niche talents, especially those with a strong background in both Wealth Management and Financial Technology. Our rigorous Wealthtech recruitment process ensures that we only recommend candidates who can bring the dual advantage of financial expertise and tech acumen to your firm. Together, we can build you a world-class Wealth Technology team who are not only capable of surviving the digital transformation, but thriving in it. Request a call back today and embrace the future of Wealth Management with Selby Jennings to ensure your business remains successful and competitive.​ ​

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Software Development Tops the US Best Jobs for 2023

In today's rapidly advancing technological landscape, the demand for development jobs has skyrocketed. Among these roles, software development stands tall as a key profession that has experienced significant growth. U.S. News and CNBC declared software developers as the number one best job in 2023, reflecting the remarkable rise in the prominence and opportunities within the field. At Selby Jennings, we have explored the factors contributing to the surge in development jobs, while also highlighting the job satisfaction aspects of being a software developer.Contributors to the Surge in Development JobsTechnological AdvancementsThe proliferation of technology in every aspect of our lives has fueled the rise of development jobs. From mobile apps to artificial intelligence, cloud computing to data analytics, businesses across industries are embracing digital solutions, including in banking and finance. As a result, the need for skilled professionals who can create and maintain these technologies has increased exponentially. Software developers, in particular, are at the forefront of developing innovative software applications that drive efficiency, productivity, and innovation in various sectors.Digital TransformationOrganizations worldwide are undergoing digital transformation to stay competitive in today's fast-paced market. This transformation requires the expertise of development professionals who can build and optimize digital platforms, streamline processes, and enhance customer experiences. As businesses recognize the strategic importance of digital presence, the demand for software developers has surged to support this transition and drive organizational growth.Demand for Custom SolutionsEvery business has unique requirements, necessitating custom software solutions to address specific challenges. Off-the-shelf software often falls short in meeting these needs. Consequently, there has been an increased demand for software developers who can design and develop tailored applications that align with business objectives. This demand has led to a rise in development jobs, as companies seek to build competitive advantages through custom software development.Find out how to write an effective software developer job description.Growing Start-up EcosystemThe flourishing start-up ecosystem has significantly contributed to the rise of development jobs. Start-ups are disrupting traditional industries, introducing innovative products and services, and driving technological advancements. These companies heavily rely on software developers to create their core offerings and maintain their digital platforms. The start-up culture's fast-paced nature and emphasis on innovation make it an attractive environment for developers seeking challenges and career growth.Embracing Agile MethodologiesThe adoption of agile methodologies in software development has revolutionized the industry. Agile approaches prioritize iterative development, collaboration, and rapid prototyping, enabling faster time-to-market and increased customer satisfaction. As organizations shift towards agile practices, the demand for skilled developers who can work in agile teams and deliver high-quality software products has surged. This shift has opened up new opportunities for developers and has further contributed to the rise of development jobs.Job SatisfactionJob satisfaction is a crucial aspect of any career, and software development does not disappoint in this regard. According to U.S. News, software developers enjoy high levels of job satisfaction due to several factors:Upward MobilitySoftware development offers ample opportunities for advancement and salary growth. As developers gain experience and expertise, they can move up the career ladder, taking on more challenging roles and responsibilities. This upward mobility allows software developers to continually expand their skill set, broaden their knowledge, and increase their earning potential.Stress LevelWhile software development can be demanding, it typically comes with an average stress level. The work environment is often collaborative and supportive, allowing developers to collaborate with their peers and share the workload. Additionally, the complexities of the job's responsibilities are balanced by the sense of accomplishment that comes with successfully solving problems and delivering high-quality software.FlexibilitySoftware development offers above-average flexibility, allowing developers to enjoy a better work-life balance. Many companies, particularly in the tech industry, embrace alternative working schedules and remote work options. This flexibility enables software developers to design their work environment and schedule, leading to increased job satisfaction and overall happiness.Explore how to hire senior developers in financial technology.Software Developer Jobs at Selby JenningsDevelopment jobs, particularly software development, have emerged as one of the most sought-after and fulfilling careers in today's digital age. With the rise in demand, opportunities, and job satisfaction within the field, software developers are well-positioned to shape the future of technology. If you are a software developer seeking new challenges and growth opportunities, it's worth exploring live developer roles in fintech at Selby Jennings.Selby Jennings is a renowned talent partner firm specializing in Fintech, connecting talented professionals with leading companies in the Financial Technology sector. With our extensive global industry connections and expertise, Selby Jennings can help software developers find exciting opportunities within the dynamic world of Fintech. Whether you are passionate about developing cutting-edge financial applications, implementing advanced algorithms, or creating innovative solutions for the finance industry, Selby Jennings can assist you in finding the perfect role that aligns with your skills, interests, and career aspirations.​VIEW JOBS​

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Embracing Flexible Work in Fintech: Unlock a Larger Talent Pool

In a recent survey conducted by Selby Jennings, we gained valuable insights into the preferences of 1,547 Fintech professionals regarding remote work options. The results revealed that 717 respondents (46%) expressed their unwillingness to accept a job without the option to work from home, while 420 (27%) stated they might consider it. However, it's important to acknowledge that not all companies can provide full-time remote work options. At Selby Jennings, we have explored the significance of flexible working options beyond remote work and how they can help attract a larger talent pool. By accommodating various flexible arrangements, businesses can meet the needs of candidates while still fostering a productive and engaged workforce.The Power of FlexibilityWhile remote work is highly sought after, it may not be feasible for all positions or industries. However, by offering alternative flexible working options, companies can still demonstrate their commitment to work-life balance and adapt to the evolving needs of professionals.Alternative Flexible Working OptionsFlexitime: According to our survey, 46% of Fintech professionals indicated their preference for remote work. However, if remote work is not possible, offering flexitime can be an excellent alternative. Flexitime allows employees to have control over their daily work schedule, enabling them to adjust their hours to accommodate personal obligations or preferences.Compressed Workweek: Of the respondents, 27% stated they might consider a job without remote work options. Implementing a compressed workweek can be an appealing solution. This arrangement condenses the standard 40-hour workweek into fewer days, allowing employees to have longer consecutive periods off, providing greater work-life balance.Part-Time or Reduced Hours: For the remaining 27% who would not consider a job without remote work, offering part-time or reduced-hour positions can be an attractive option. This flexibility allows candidates to balance personal commitments, pursue education, or engage in other interests while still contributing to your organization.Job Sharing: While not explicitly mentioned in the survey, job sharing is another alternative that can accommodate candidates' preferences for reduced hours or flexibility. By sharing responsibilities with a colleague, employees can strike a balance between work and personal life while maintaining challenging and meaningful roles. Click here for more information on the benefits of job sharing and how to implement it.Also, explore Fintech jobs for the future.Adapting to Candidates' NeedsAt Selby Jennings, we understand that businesses have their operational constraints and limitations. However, by incorporating flexible working options into your talent acquisition strategy, you can appeal to a larger pool of candidates who prioritize work-life balance and flexibility. Our experienced team can help you identify top candidates in Fintech who value flexibility and match them with roles that align with their preferences.Also, explore the future of Fintech.Looking to hire?To discuss your talent acquisition needs and explore how Selby Jennings can assist your organization in attracting and retaining top talent through flexible working options, we invite you to request a call back. Our team is ready to understand your unique requirements, provide valuable insights, and partner with you to create a recruitment strategy that aligns with your goals.Embrace flexibility, unlock a larger talent pool, and position your organization as an employer of choice in the crowded dynamic Fintech industry. Take a step towards building a more adaptable and successful workforce today by sending us your vacancy.

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Best Fintech Jobs for the Future: Navigating Your Career Pathway

In our rapidly changing world, the fintech industry is standing at the forefront of innovation, constantly reshaping the ways we handle and manage finances. From mobile banking to peer-to-peer lending, cryptocurrency to blockchain, fintech innovations are disrupting the traditional financial services industry, creating countless new job opportunities in the process. As a professional, it's essential to be aware of the current and emerging trends to stay relevant and optimize your career pathway. Here are some of the best fintech jobs for the future.1. Blockchain DeveloperAs blockchain technology becomes more prevalent and finds its applications beyond cryptocurrency, the demand for blockchain developers is skyrocketing. These developers create and implement digital solutions for businesses using blockchain technology. They are responsible for developing, maintaining, and troubleshooting blockchain protocols, crafting the architecture of blockchain systems, and designing smart contracts. A solid foundation in programming, cryptography, data structures, and algorithms is essential to excel in this role.View our current blockchain developer roles available here.2. Data ScientistWith an increase in digital transactions and online financial activities, vast amounts of data are being generated. This data can be harnessed to draw actionable insights, predict market trends, and enhance customer service, which is where data scientists come into play. Data scientists extract, process, and analyze data to help organizations make data-driven decisions. They build predictive models and algorithms, work with big data technologies, and possess a keen understanding of machine learning.View our current data scientist roles available here.3. Cyber Security AnalystAs financial services move online, the threat of cybercrime looms large. Cybersecurity Analysts are integral in the fintech industry to protect sensitive financial information from cyber threats. They develop and implement security measures, conduct vulnerability assessments, and respond to security breaches. Their role also includes educating the organization on security protocols. The demand for cybersecurity professionals is growing at a swift pace, making it a promising fintech job for the future.View our current cyber security jobs available here.4. Financial Analysts with AI SkillsFinancial analysts traditionally study market trends, assess investment opportunities, and provide financial advice. However, the proliferation of AI in fintech has revolutionized this role. Financial analysts who are adept in AI and machine learning can leverage these technologies for advanced data analysis and prediction modeling. They can also help in automating processes and creating more personalized financial services.​View our current financial analyst roles available here.5. RegTech SpecialistRegulatory Technology (RegTech) is an emerging field within fintech that uses technology to streamline compliance processes. RegTech specialists help companies abide by regulatory standards more efficiently and cost-effectively. They could be working on solutions related to risk management, identity control, transaction monitoring, and regulatory reporting. As regulatory landscapes become more complex, the demand for RegTech specialists is expected to rise.View our current regtech roles available here.6. Fintech Product ManagerWith numerous fintech products being launched, there is a growing demand for fintech product managers who can oversee the development, launch, and performance of these products. They collaborate with cross-functional teams, understand market needs, and craft product strategies. Strong knowledge of the financial industry, along with project management and strategic thinking skills, are required for this role.View our current fintech product manager roles available here.7. Mobile App DeveloperThe majority of financial transactions and activities are shifting to mobile platforms. As a result, there's a surge in demand for mobile app developers who can build intuitive and secure financial apps. These developers not only need expertise in mobile development languages but also a deep understanding of secure coding practices and financial industry standards.8. Robo-Advisory Platform EngineerRobo-advisors are digital platforms providing automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services. Robo-advisory platform engineers work on developing and maintaining these platforms, implementing AI algorithms for personalized financial advice, and ensuring smooth user experience.​The world of fintech is an exciting realm full of opportunities for forward-thinking professionals ready to dive into the future of finance. It's a rapidly changing landscape, one that thrives on innovation, agility, and a willingness to push boundaries.If you're a seasoned professional looking for the next big challenge, we would love to hear from you. In the fintech industry, there's always room for those who possess the skills, ambition, and resilience to ride the wave of technological innovation.Send us your resume today to keep up with the latest trends opportunities, and career pathways in fintech. By doing so, you'll put yourself in the best position to seize new opportunities as they arise and be part of shaping the future of financial services.Let's embark on this exciting journey together. Remember, the future of fintech isn't just about technology—it's about talented individuals like you who can harness that technology to create better financial solutions.VIEW JOBS​

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How to Write a Blockchain Developer Job Description

A blockchain developer is responsible for developing decentralized applications and smart contracts using blockchain technology. In order to do this effectively, they must possess a sound understanding of the architecture and protocols associated with this type of technology.Responsible for developing 3D models, 3D designs, and 3D content, blockchain developers develop, and test software and systems, whilst overseeing the development of the network as a whole. The most effective way of hiring and attracting top industry talent is by writing an accurate, well-informed data architect job description. A job description is an essential part of the job application process and will help you determine whether potential candidates are suitable for the role. View our current blockchain developer roles available here.Main responsibilities As an employer, you should always mention the main responsibilities that the successful candidate would be expected to fulfill in the role. A Blockchain developer’s main responsibilities may include:Collaborating with managers to identify blockchain technology requirementsOptimizing and securing blockchain applications using new tools and technologiesEducating sales personnel on blockchain features Documenting blockchain development processesComplying with best practices in data protectionCreating application features and interfaces using programming languages Applying the latest cryptology techniques to protect digital transaction data against cyberattacks Maintaining client and server-side applicationsKeeping up with current blockchain technologies Remaining in tune with cryptography methods.The contracted hours the successful candidate will be required to work each day and week should be clearly mentioned and, if evening and weekend work is required, this should also be stated. Of course, the main responsibilities of a blockchain developer will vary depending on the organization as well as industry needs and requirements. Clearly stating what your company expects from potential candidates helps streamline the recruitment process and attract applicants that are best suited to your business. Skill and qualificationsMentioning the skills and qualifications that your blockchain developer position requires will also help to refine candidate selection. For example, a competent blockchain developer should typically possess the following skills:Advanced proficiency in programming languagesExtensive experience in back-end development and data structuresSound knowledge of cryptography and blockchain protocolsExcellent organizational skillsIn-depth knowledge of best practices in blockchain management and data protection.Advanced analytical and problem-solving skillsKeen attention to detail.Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.Depending on the level of expertise you require for the role, you can request candidates apply only if they have relevant degrees or work experience. The majority of successful blockchain developers have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in information security, computer science, or related. Explore the rise in crypto and blockchain companies here.How to write a job description When writing a job description, always mention the job title and job summary. This information should attract, engage, and appeal to your desired candidate. Always outline the core responsibilities and daily duties of the position and what you expect from employees. In addition, you should introduce your company and its culture to show why a candidate should want to work for your organization. Highlighting your business also helps the candidate determine if they share mutual synergy, helping to attract the best candidate for the position. Including a job location and details of work hours and environment will optimize your job search results and applications as candidates will only apply if they are happy to comply. List the hard and soft skills required by your company to fulfill the vacant role. However, be mindful that too many niche requirements could dissuade potential candidates. Finally, mentioning a salary range and work benefits helps you stand out among other employers and attract best-fit applicants. Find out the future of supply chain finance here.How to hire the best candidateTo hire the best candidate for your blockchain developer position, get in touch with a talent partner today. Talent partners have access to industry-leading talent and are xperts in identifying the right candidates for niche positions. To find the talent you need, submit your open vacancy to the Selby Jennings vacancy page or request a call back to elevate your recruitment process.

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How to Write a Data Architect Job Description

Data architects are highly skilled IT professionals responsible for reviewing and analyzing the data infrastructure of an organization, to oversee the planning of future databases. Responsible for designing and building data models that meet the strategic data needs of organizations of all shapes and sizes, a data architect designs, supports and provides guidance for all aspects of data management. The most effective way of hiring and attracting top industry talent is by writing an accurate, well-informed data architect job description. A job description is an essential part of the job application process and will help you determine whether potential candidates are suitable for the role. View our Data Architect roles available here.Main responsibilities As an employer, you should always mention the main responsibilities that the successful candidate would be expected to fulfill in the role. A data architect’s main responsibilities may include:Developing database solutions to store and retrieve company informationInstalling and configuring information systems Optimizing new and current database systemsDefining security and backup proceduresAnalyzing structural requirements for new software and applicationsDesigning conceptual and logical data models and flowchartsImproving system performance by conducting tests and troubleshooting Providing operational support for Management Information Systems.The contracted hours the successful candidate will be required to work each day and week should be clearly mentioned and, if evening and weekend work is required, this should also be stated. Of course, the main responsibilities of a data architect will vary depending on the organization as well as industry needs and requirements. Clearly stating what your company expects from potential candidates helps streamline the recruitment process and attract applicants that are best suited to your business. Skill and qualificationsMentioning the skills and qualifications that your data architect position requires will also help to refine candidate selection. For example, a competent data architect should typically possess the following skills:An in-depth understanding of database structure principlesFamiliarity with data visualization tools Experience gathering and analyzing system requirementsKnowledge of data mining Proven analytical skillsExcellent problem-solving attitudeExpertise in SQL and OracleProficient in MS Excel.Depending on the level of expertise you require for the role, you can request candidates apply only if they have relevant degrees or work experience. The majority of successful have a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s degree in Computer Science, or a related field. Hands-on software development experience is also preferred. How to write a job description When writing a job description, always mention the job title and job summary. This information should attract, engage, and appeal to your desired candidate. Always outline the core responsibilities and daily duties of the position and what you expect from employees. In addition, you should introduce your company and its culture to show why a candidate should want to work for your organization. Highlighting your business also helps the candidate determine if they share mutual synergy, helping to attract the best candidate for the position. Including a job location and details of work hours and environment will optimize your job search results and applications as candidates will only apply if they are happy to comply. List the hard and soft skills required by your company to fulfill the vacant role. However, be mindful that too many niche requirements could dissuade potential candidates. Finally, mentioning a salary range and work benefits helps you stand out among other employers and attract best-fit applicants. How to hire the best candidateTo hire the best candidate for your data architect position, get in touch with a talent partner today. Talent partners have access to industry-leading talent and are experts in identifying the right candidates for niche positions. To find the talent you need, submit your open vacancy to the Selby Jennings vacancy page or request a call back to elevate your recruitment process.

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How to write a C++ developer job description

C++ developers are responsible for designing and building applications for both desktops and mobile devices. Frequently collaborating with a range of different stakeholders, a C++ developer creates user-friendly applications that meet the needs of a range of organizations, across a diverse variety of sectors. C++ is a programming language that allows developers to write code in a controlled and productive way. With this in mind, all C++ developers should be able to design and write code efficiently, whilst maintaining, optimizing, and updating existing software.The most effective way of hiring and attracting top industry talent is by writing an accurate, well-informed C++ developer job description. A job description is an essential part of the hiring process and will help you determine whether potential candidates are suitable for the role. View our current C++ developer roles available here.Main responsibilities As an employer, you should always mention the main responsibilities that the successful candidate would be expected to fulfill in the role. C++ developers’ main responsibilities may include:Designing, building, and maintaining efficient and reliable C++ codeConfidently implementing performance and quality modulesMaintaining code qualityMaintaining automatizationIdentifying bottlenecks and bugsImplementing solutions to all problems identifiedThe contracted hours the successful candidate will be required to work each day and week should be clearly mentioned and, if evening and weekend work is required, this should also be stated. Of course, the main responsibilities of an informed C++ developer will vary depending on the organization as well as industry needs and requirements. Clearly stating what your company expects from potential candidates helps streamline the recruitment process and helps you to attract applicants that are best suited to your business. Explore the importance of finding the right C++ developers here.Skill and qualificationsMentioning the skills and qualifications that your C++ developer position requires will also help to refine candidate selection. For example, a competent C++ developer should typically possess the following skills:Sound knowledge of C++ standards and specificationsProficiency in C++ compliant languages such as C, Java, and PythonExcellent collaboration skillsExcellent communication skillsFantastic organizational and time management skillsExtensive experience in deploying software across a variety of platforms and operating systemsExcellent analytical skillsOutstanding problem-solving skills.The majority of successful C++ developers have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree incomputer science, or a related field. How to write a job description When writing a C++ developer job description, always mention the job title and job summary. This information should attract, engage, and appeal to your desired candidate. Always outline the core responsibilities and daily duties of the position, as well as what you expect from employees. In addition, you should introduce your company and its culture to show why a candidate should want to work for your organization. Highlighting your business also helps the candidate determine if they share mutual synergy, helping to attract the best candidates for the position. Including a job location and details of work hours and environment will optimize your job search results and applications as candidates will only apply if they are happy to comply. List the hard and soft skills required by your company to fulfill the vacant role. However, be mindful that too many niche requirements could dissuade potential candidates. Finally, mentioning a salary range and work benefits helps you stand out among other employers and attract best-fit applicants. How to hire the best candidateTo hire the best candidate for your C++ developers’ position, get in touch with a talent partner today. Talent partners have access to industry-leading talent and are experts in identifying the right candidates for niche positions. To find the talent you need, submit your open vacancy to the Selby Jennings vacancy page or request a call backto elevate your recruitment process.

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The C++ Developer Shortage: Strategies for Recruiting C++ Developers Amid the Talent Drought

There has been an increasing concern in recent years about the apparent shrinking pool of C++ developers. Despite the language's ubiquity and importance in high-performance computing and embedded systems, there seems to be a growing shortage of proficient C++ programmers. The question now becomes, why is the talent pool drying up, and what can be done to ensure a steady supply of expertise in this vital field?The State of C++C++ has had a formidable reputation since its inception in the early 1980s. As an extension of the C programming language, C++ added the Object-Oriented Programming paradigm that has revolutionized software development and provided a foundation for many other languages like Java and C#.C++ has proven to be powerful, efficient, and flexible, widely used in systems software, real-time systems, and other applications where performance is paramount. However, this power and flexibility also come with complexity, which has been a barrier for some developers.Why is the Pool Shrinking?Rising Complexity: Over the years, the language has grown more complex, with new features added for more functionality and better performance. However, these additions have also increased the learning curve for new developers. This complexity can be daunting for beginners, leading to a preference for simpler, easier-to-learn languages such as Python or JavaScript.The Shift Toward High-Level Languages: The software development industry has seen a gradual shift toward high-level languages, which offer simpler syntax and safer abstractions than lower-level languages. This shift is particularly evident in the world of web and mobile app development, where languages such as JavaScript, Python, and Swift dominate.Lack of Formal Education: The complexity of C++ means that it requires a deep understanding to use it effectively. This knowledge is often best gained through formal education, which is becoming less common as bootcamps and self-teaching resources focus on languages with immediate web development applications.The Allure of New Technologies: The popularity of emerging tech fields like AI, machine learning, and data science, where languages like Python and R are more commonly used, has also played a role in the dwindling interest in C++.Explore our current job vacancies for C++ developer roles in banking and financial services.What Can Be Done?Promote C++ Education: Educational institutions and coding bootcamps need to emphasize the importance of C++. They should stress that understanding C++ can provide a deeper understanding of how computers work, leading to better coding skills overall.Improve C++ Onboarding: The C++ community could work on making the language more accessible. Efforts could be made to simplify the syntax and improve the standard library, making it more consistent and user-friendly.Showcase C++ Applications: Emphasize the exciting fields where C++ shines, such as embedded systems and high-frequency trading. Highlighting these opportunities can help attract new talent to the language.Mentorship Programs: Experienced developers could mentor newcomers, helping them navigate the complexity of the language and demonstrating how to write clean, efficient C++ code.The C++ developer shortage presents a substantial challenge in today's tech landscape. However, the language's value in various computing arenas remains unchanged. Reinvigorating the community calls for a strategic approach from educational institutions and the C++ community itself. Through education enhancement, language accessibility, showcasing exciting applications, and mentorship programs, we can stimulate a new wave of developers ready to dive into C++ development, thus meeting the demands of the job market and making the process of hiring C++ developers less daunting.However, finding the right talent can still be a challenging task, which is why partnering with experienced professionals in fintech and tech recruitment becomes crucial. At Selby Jennings, we have a deep understanding of the market trends, challenges, and opportunities in the fintech industry, particularly in finding talented C++ developers. Our experienced team has a successful track record of connecting organizations with high-performance C++ programmers.If you're looking to bolster your C++ development team, request a callback today from Selby Jennings. We're more than ready to help you navigate the complexities of the C++ job market, and find the talent you need to drive your business forward. With our expertise, the task of hiring developers becomes less daunting and more strategic, ensuring that your company is equipped with the very best talent available in the industry.Request a call back​

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Top 8 Tips for Hiring the Right Java Developer

Java is one of the most widely used programming languages in circulation, so Java developers with the right experience and skill set are in greater demand than ever before. In today’s competitive hiring landscape, scaling your Java team may feel like a challenge. However, it is crucial to spend time identifying the right industry talent to scale your financial services company, deliver an enhanced customer experience, and meet the unique programming demands of your organization.This blog will explain the importance of hiring the right Java developer for your business and the eight things every company should know when hiring a Java developer. 1. Describe Your Java Development RequirementsBefore you can pique the interest of potential candidates, you must first identify the needs of your applications and software. These considerations should include the processes and steps that need to be taken to improve your current standard of programming. Assessing your long-term goals, user needs, unique features, and final product expectations will help to identify suitable Java developers with desirable experience and skills. Describing your Java development requirements ensures only appropriate candidates apply for the vacancy and that your hiring team has a clear and concise understanding of the position and what is required from the successful applicant. 2. Consider Niche Skills for Your Java Project When creating a Java-based application it is important to know what will be required during the development process. Every Java application project is unique with its own particular development requirements and technological needs. Establishing a detailed breakdown of the program you wish to create will allow you to target and hire Java IT professionals based on your specific application requests. This refines the hiring process by allowing your business to consider only Java developers with the niche skills you need. 3. Improve the Job Description Due to the varied needs and requirements of each individual Java application, you will need to identify a Java developer with a particular set of talents. For this reason, it is recommended you mention desired characteristics and candidate requirements in the job description. A detailed Java developer job description will often mention the required number of years of experience, level of expertise, and the primary responsibilities of the project. In some instances, job descriptions also mention company culture, employee benefits, and linked opportunities. From reading the job description, the candidate should understand the expectations for the position.  Learn more about writing the right Java developer job description here.4. Use Skill Tests to Assess the Candidate’s Java SkillsSome Java developers may obtain relevant qualifications and skills but lack the ability to apply them in a work setting. To avoid making the wrong hiring decisions, you should use skill tests to assess the candidate's Java skills in practice. Hiring the wrong talent can lead to a loss in productivity, morale, and money. Bad recruitment can have a detrimental impact on business, so it is crucial to test candidates on their skills and knowledge during the selection process. The best way to examine and verify Java talent is by utilizing the Java online test. This test uses ‘scenario-based and code-tracing questions to evaluate knowledge of Java concepts’. By using this recruitment method, you can identify the most suitable Java matches. 5. Industry Vertical Knowledge and Experience Vertical industry knowledge refers to the understanding of operations, issues, and trends within a specific industry. Whereas horizontal development focuses on expertise and skill, vertical development applies that knowledge into practice. In some instances, a lack of vertical knowledge can be the reason behind high turnover and low retention rates, so it is important to understand the value of vertical knowledge. 6. Keep Java Certifications in MindThrough Java, developers can obtain certifications that certify their expertise and demonstrate a high standard of work. In addition, by obtaining these certifications, developers also demonstrate a proactive learning approach. By earning Java certifications, developers become certified to complete difficult coding tasks, detect faults, fix issues, and apply skills in industry scenarios. Java certifications confirm ability, expertise, and dedication so should always be considered during the recruitment process.7. Always Put Skills and Knowledge to the Test As standard, Java developers should have an in-depth working knowledge of Java virtual machine programming languages, frameworks, and tools. These are the primary functions that Java developers use and as a result, should be aware of and competent using them. The level of competence is dependent on the project and candidate experience but in general, Java developers should have at least a basic understanding of multi-threading, concurrency, cache coherence, SQL queries, memory management, and data structures. 8. Look for the Right Developers in the Right Places Reaching the right people can be one of the main challenges when hiring a Java developer. Traditionally, recruitment methods heavily relied on potential candidates making the first initial move, but to keep a competitive edge, companies may benefit from maintaining an active presence within developer communities. Online forums, specialty platforms, developer conferences, and ‘hackathons’ are excellent opportunities to interact and meet with Java developers. Even if you do not have an open vacancy, attending developer community events is an ideal way to expand your network and meet potential future hires. Of course, you can also work with a specialist talent partner like Selby Jennings - our team will utilize our global network of highly-skilled professionals to keep you informed when suitable Java professionals specializing in finance applications are looking for new opportunities.Why Choose Us?At Selby Jennings, we provide financial services organizations with access to industry-leading talent and are experts in identifying the right candidates for niche positions. We are a lead specialist talent acquisition partner with the latest recruitment news, trends, and knowledge to elevate your hiring process.You can even advertise your banking and financial services open job vacancies via our website to access innovative talent and connect with exciting Java professionals. Get in Touch NowFor more information about how we can help you secure top Java developers, get in touch today. ​Request a call back​

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Tomorrow's Fintech

​As the fintech sector continues to experience significant growth, it’s vital that hiring keeps pace with the market.This report investigates the future of hiring in the fintech industry, so whether you are an organization searching for the right people to achieve your business goals, or a professional pursuing your next opportunity in this rapidly evolving market, we bring you valuable insights on:Key hiring trends in the fintech sector and their implications on the wider financial services industryCompensation guidance covering the US, Europe, and APACRecommendations for companies seeking to attract and retain top talentAdvice for candidates looking for their next career moveDownload your copy of the 'Tomorrow’s Fintech' report by completing the form below:​​

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How to Attract the World's Best Fintech Talent

​Technology and finance have always gone hand-in-hand, and the sector is no stranger to huge technological disruption. Money is virtual, cash has transformed into cards and the internet has created a fluid economy. However, in the past decade, technological development has hit lightning speed, and the newly emerged fintech sector has an enviable talent pool of those with both complex technical and analytical skills combined with sound knowledge of financial markets.   Tens of billions are being invested in the global fintech sector and producing great fintech talent who can bring an entrepreneurial ‘startup mindset’ to more traditional firms, including the agility and creativity to adapt to fast-evolving products and provide intelligent solutions quickly.Suddenly larger banks and financial institutions are in direct competition with far smaller companies, who can quickly adapt to new technologies, such as AI and chatbots. Successful fintech companies also reward their talent with fast career progression, flexible working and the opportunity to work on innovative products. There are already large global skills shortages in fintech talent, and this is set to get worse, especially with disruptions such as Brexit and COVID-19. Fintech candidates are now in demand across the financial sector, and more traditional companies are struggling to secure the innovative fintech talent needed to stay on top. Thinking Like A Tech Company - What Is Your EVPWhen positioning your company and job descriptions to attract the best fintech talent available, it is best to break down what would motivate brilliant talent to work for you. Draw up an EVP - or employer value proposition - and work with senior management to consider your overall purpose and mission. Established financial institutions may not hold the culture of constant disruption and innovation which lives in fintech startups, but there is also appeal to be found in knowing the mission and spirit which drives your company - and the essence which makes it so successful.As you look at your EVP, also focus on what your firm does which provides meaningful change within the sector. What makes you truly different? Traditional or long-established companies should focus on their credibility and legacy to attract talent. Questions to ask yourself when creating an EVP include:​Why should a candidate choose to work for you over any other business?​Why does the world’s best talent belong in your company?What makes your firm a unique place to work for?​Work On Building A Faster Recruitment CycleThe first move to make in a talent war is to make sure you have the systems in place to hire in-demand employees as fast as possible. Reducing your time-to-hire is a practical solution to help your firm net the world’s best fintech talent. Dedicating more time to recruitment, including keeping up clear and punctual communication, making decisions quickly and consulting with specialist recruitment agencies will help you speed up your hiring process.Brilliant candidates will not wait a month to get called into an interview. Solutions include video interviews or using an all-day interview and assessment structure where several stakeholders can talk to applicants over the course of a day. These ‘marathon interviews’ are demanding but lead to faster hires.If you want to find the right talent for your roles, you need to act fast. The fintech skills shortage means the best fintech talent will not be short of opportunities and offers if they are waiting too long to hear from your company. To learn more about interviews & onboarding in FinTech, read our blog here.​Build An Aspirational CultureBuilding a company culture from the ground up to account for fintech talent may be an impossibility, but it works to look at some of those leading motivators which will make your culture appealing to those who developed their skills within the fintech sector. This may include introducing new benefits company-wide which will attract fintech specialists. The most important ace in the pack here is providing flexible working. Talented millennial workers have seen the value in working when they are most productive as individuals, rather than the traditional 9-5. Though this may not be entirely possible, offering options such as working from home is a key benefit for attracting the best fintech talent. Company culture also comes from the workplace. As your company pivots towards fintech, adjustments to the workplace can make it more appealing to global fintech talent. Google-style open offices with plenty of amenities and opportunities for training are hugely appealing to fintech talent. An office can be a place employees look forward to coming to, rather than the place they dread to visit.  Retain Through A Focus On InnovationAttracting the world’s best fintech talent is only half the battle. As the skills shortage continues, you will also need to focus on retaining fintech employees. A focus on innovation - investing more in emerging technology and updating legacy systems will help you retain those employees who are thinking about how finances will work in the future.  Offer high performers visits to international conferences, and allow top employees opportunities to build up their skill portfolio. Unusual ideas will also entice innovative talent, such as allowing workers to change their job role more fluidly and giving workers a higher level of autonomy. Develop fintech-focused training programmes which help gain cutting-edge insight. We can see this strategy in action in Singapore, where the AMTD Group, Xiaomi Finance, Singapore Management University (SMU) and the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS-ISS) have launched a joint initiative. The Digital Finance Leadership Programme caters for senior finance and regulatory leaders, fintech entrepreneurs and policymakers. ​Do you need support in finding your next fintech hire? Contact the Selby Jennings team today.Submit Vacancy

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Selby Jennings to Join Panel at AI & Emerging Technology for Finance

​We are delighted to announce thatJesse Skaff, Vice President – Client Relations at Selby Jennings, has been invited to speak on a panel atAI & Emerging Tech for Financehosted byCorinium Global Intelligence. This event, hosted at the Convene on 101 Greenwich Street, New York, NY from November 12-13. The event will explore the role that technology, particularly AI, plays in the finance and how it will impact the future of the industry. Many see AI as a natural step in the evolution of big data analytics and few industries have embraced related emerging technologies, or have more potential to gain from it than the finance community. Early adopters have the potential to make trillions of dollars in the coming years- which makes it even more crucial for organizations to be in the know and on the cutting edge. AI & Emerging Tech for Finance will bring together senior executives from investment houses, funds, wealth managers and investment banks to discuss the most strategic way forward to best embrace the new status quo. Skaff will participate in a panel called “Developing Talent and Increasing Diversity in the Industry”, which will explore some of the most pressing challenges faced by finance industry. Earlier this year, Selby Jennings’ Managing Director of North America , Oliver Cooke, moderated a similar panel at QuantMinds International in Vienna, which discussed challenges and opportunities for gender diversity in quant finance. The emphasis on these topics highlights the need to continue the conversation on improving diversity across finance globally.  “Diversity & Inclusion is not just a leading initiative for hiring talented professionals, it is a principal paradigm that is sweeping the globe. Recognizing and promoting the importance of diversity in thought, character, and individuals in and outside of the workplace is a positive step for industry and humanity,” Skaff states. Joining the “Developing Talent and Increasing Diversity in the Industry” discussion group are an esteemed selection of speakers, including Jess Stauth, Managing Director, Fidelity Labs at Fidelity Investments, and Kathryn Zhao, Global Head of Electronic Trading at Cantor Fitzgerald. Registration for AI & Emerging Tech for Finance is now open. Enjoy an exclusive 15% discount for the event using the code “Selby15”. Click below to learn more and secure your ticket. --------------------About UsSelby Jennings is a leading specialist recruitment agency for banking and financial services. For more than 15 years, we have given clients and candidates peace of mind that the recruitment process is in expert hands. Our continual investment in best-in-class technologies and consultant training enables us to recruit with speed, precision and accuracy. Today, Selby Jennings provides contingency and retained search recruitment across 11 offices in 6 countries. Contact us to find out how Selby Jennings can help you.

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