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Selby Jennings: Your Leading Recruitment Partner for Financial Technology Talent

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

For more than 20 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 Financial Technology 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 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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​Network

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

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​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 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.

Algorithmic Trading Developer (C#) | HFT

Job Title: Algorithmic Trading Developer (C#) Location: Amsterdam, NL or Dubai, UAE Our client is a leading high-frequency trading (HFT) firm specialising in commodities trading. The team is dedicated to leveraging cutting-edge technology and advanced trading algorithms to capture market opportunities and deliver outstanding results. They pride themselves on fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment, where talent and ambition can thrive. Job Description: They are seeking a highly skilled and motivated C# Software Engineer to join the dynamic team in Amsterdam or Dubai. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in software development, and an interest in algorithmic trading and high-frequency trading systems. This role requires an individual who is passionate about technology and financial markets, and who is eager to contribute to the development and optimisation of their trading strategies. Key Responsibilities: Design, develop, and implement high-frequency trading algorithms using C#. Collaborate with traders and quantitative analysts to translate trading strategies into efficient and robust code. Optimise existing trading systems to improve performance, reduce latency, and enhance scalability. Conduct research and analysis to identify new trading opportunities and refine existing strategies. Perform thorough testing and debugging to ensure the reliability and stability of trading algorithms. Monitor and support live trading systems, promptly addressing any issues that arise. Stay abreast of the latest developments in algorithmic trading, financial markets, and technology. Requirements: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, or a related field. Proven experience in C# development, with a strong understanding of object-oriented programming. Experience with algorithmic trading and high-frequency trading systems is not required, but an interest is essential. Familiarity with commodities markets and trading dynamics is desirable. Experience with low-latency programming and performance optimisation techniques. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail. Excellent communication and teamwork abilities. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Knowledge of other programming languages such as C++, Python, or Java is a plus. Understanding of data structures, algorithms, and software design principles. Experience with trading platforms, FIX protocol, and financial data feeds is an advantage. What They Offer: Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses. Opportunity to work in a cutting-edge industry with a talented and passionate team, and have ownership of projects from day 1 Professional development and continuous learning opportunities. Relocation assistance for candidates moving to Amsterdam. Apply Now

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Amsterdam
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Overseas BD Manager- Base Shanghai

Responsibilities: Open channels for the fund in overseas markets, actively establish and maintain relationships with overseas partners, investment institutions, and portfolio companies to explore cross-border investment and partnership opportunities. Deeply understand and adapt to the culture and business environment of target markets, integrate into local entrepreneurial scenes, ensuring effective communication and cooperation in a multicultural environment. Responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, managing the entire process from sourcing to deal closure, including but not limited to due diligence, valuation analysis, negotiation, while also providing strategic and operational empowerment services. Assist partners in strategic planning and decision-making processes, offering in- depth insights into market trends, industry dynamics, and competitive analysis. Oualifications: 3-5 years of relevant overseas work experience, including but not limited to prior experiences in international business/corporate development, top-tier investment banking, PE/VC, or strategic/management consulting. Fluency in English and Mandarin, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of establishing effective working relationships in a multicultural context. In-depth understanding of at least one international market (e.g. the Americas, MENA, etc.), capable of conducting market analyses and investment evaluation. Prior business and investment connections is highly valued and preferred. Strong project management skills, able to independently advance complex projects. Able to travel internationally on a frequent basis.

Negotiable
Shanghai
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Overseas BD Manager- Base Shanghai

Responsibilities: Open channels for the fund in overseas markets, actively establish and maintain relationships with overseas partners, investment institutions, and portfolio companies to explore cross-border investment and partnership opportunities. Deeply understand and adapt to the culture and business environment of target markets, integrate into local entrepreneurial scenes, ensuring effective communication and cooperation in a multicultural environment. Responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, managing the entire process from sourcing to deal closure, including but not limited to due diligence, valuation analysis, negotiation, while also providing strategic and operational empowerment services. Assist partners in strategic planning and decision-making processes, offering in- depth insights into market trends, industry dynamics, and competitive analysis. Oualifications: 3-5 years of relevant overseas work experience, including but not limited to prior experiences in international business/corporate development, top-tier investment banking, PE/VC, or strategic/management consulting. Fluency in English and Mandarin, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of establishing effective working relationships in a multicultural context. In-depth understanding of at least one international market (e.g. the Americas, MENA, etc.), capable of conducting market analyses and investment evaluation. Prior business and investment connections is highly valued and preferred. Strong project management skills, able to independently advance complex projects. Able to travel internationally on a frequent basis.

Negotiable
Shanghai
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Senior Fund Operations/ Accountant Opportunity

Responsibilty: Review quarterly fund financial statements prepared by other members of the department and third party administrators Assist with the audit of fund financial statements Assist with the audit of WOFE entity financial statements Assist with the financial data collection for regulation purpose Assist in valuation of fund investments and valuation of portfolio companies Maintain and review cash positions entries for various private equity funds Review journal entries for private equity funds Independently assess and resolve client questions and requests Ensure accuracy and timely delivery of client deliverables and oversight of administrators Manage aspects of departments core functions Present departments goals and initiatives to internal personnel and existing or prospective clients Requirements: Undergraduate degree (B.A., B.S. or B.B.A.) Minimum of 4-5 years working experience in an accounting/financial industry setting Must be fluent in English and Mandarin Knowledge of private equity fund services industry preferred Must be proficient in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Must be detail oriented and organized and possess excellent analytical skills

Negotiable
Shanghai
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Product Manager - Salesforce Business Analyst

As a Product Manager, you will be crucial in optimizing acquisition and divestiture applications to support rapid growth and evolving business needs. Reporting to the Chief Product Officer, you will leverage your domain expertise to prioritize the feature roadmap and oversee feature implementation. This role requires hands-on decision-making in feature development, close collaboration with developers and designers, and a dedication to achieving product excellence. Our organization utilizes Salesforce to facilitate asset acquisition processes. In this role, you will collaborate directly with stakeholders to understand their objectives and lead the Salesforce team in delivering solutions that enhance operational efficiency and provide valuable data insights. Additionally, you will spearhead the creation and launch of a real assets marketplace to enhance trading velocity and improve engagement with assets through real-time access. Responsibilities: Establish a real assets marketplace initially focused on oil and gas assets. Enhance transaction velocities through data analytics to drive user adoption and optimize company profitability. Enhance seller entity research capabilities by leveraging existing technology to develop system-integrated analytics for segmenting and enriching seller entity data with social media and socio-economic data. Translate buyer needs into detailed requirements and ensure clear understanding across internal teams, including designers, developers, and engineers. Conduct training sessions for internal product users. Collaborate with engineering management to identify and mitigate technical risks. Develop and execute strategies for Salesforce customization, streamline workflows, and improve data management practices. Ensure Salesforce platform compliance with security standards relevant to the investment management industry Requirements and Skills: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field; Master's degree preferred. Proven experience as a Salesforce expert in an enterprise environment with comprehensive knowledge of Salesforce technologies, including reports, lightning components, and advanced features. Salesforce certifications such as Salesforce Administrator, Salesforce Advanced Administrator, Salesforce Platform Developer I, or relevant Salesforce Architect certifications, are advantageous. Experience in an online energy or real assets marketplace is beneficial. Technical proficiency, including understanding of programmatic APIs, API design, ERDs, and data management; prior technical experience is advantageous. Background in product management, certification, or training with the ability to draft detailed product requirements.

Negotiable
Dallas
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Data Center Technician

A leading high frequency trading firm is looking to grow out their Data Center Engineering team in both Dallas, TX and Charlotte, NC. This trading infrastructure team is a global team of skilled engineers who architect, build, and maintain our world-class infrastructure. From designing and implementing colocation facilities to optimizing exchange connectivity and creating cutting-edge Wide Area Networks, we rely on research and automation to continuously adapt and innovate. As part of our team, you'll work with state-of-the-art server, network, and storage technology, including high-density cabinets and liquid cooling. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to take ownership of projects from inception to completion, contributing to our dynamic and evolving business environment. Responsibilities: Maintain data center infrastructure (power, cooling, hardware, cabling, tools/supplies, etc.). to provide maximum availability of services. Perform requirements gathering and planning for new hardware installs (i.e. physical location, power and cooling requirements, cabling, etc.). Install and configure data center infrastructure components (cabinets, power strips, structured cabling, etc.). Racking and cabling of data center hardware (servers, network equipment, storage devices, etc.). Hardware troubleshooting and break-fix. Initial configuration of network devices and Linux servers (Linux cli commands, switch cli commands, zero-touch-provisioning). Skills & Education Required: Knowledge of cabling standards/media types and ability to manage cables to an extremely high standard. Strong understanding of data center infrastructure (electrical/power, cooling, liquid cooling, mechanicals, safety, etc.). Availability to work evenings and weekends as required. Hardware repair experience (data center infra, servers, network devices, storage devices, etc.). Experience using/configuring Cisco and Arista devices via CLI. Strong experience working at the command line of Linux systems doing basic system troubleshooting and running scripts. Experience programming (such as in Python) a plus.

US$80000 - US$100000 per year + + Bonus
Dallas
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Lead iOS Engineer

Currently working with a wealth management fintech firm who is looking for an iOS Lead to build both the consumer and enterprise facing apps for a variety of products. This individual would be a Senior Engineer (5+ years experience) and have experience in building and architecting apps from 0 to 1 working closely with designers, engineers, product and the business. While the engineering team at the firm is 40 people, this engineer will get to be the founding engineer for the mobile team and own the project fully for 100,000s of users. The firm has a variety of different products (such as crypto and annuities), your first product will be building the consumer facing iOS app used for high savings account. Minimum Requirements Bachelor's Degree or equivalent working experience 5+ years mobile application development experience 3+ years experience building, launching, and maintaining a high quality mobile app on iOS using native APIs and modern features/frameworks (UIKit, Swift, Foundation) Ability to translate designs and business logic into UI code that works across iOS devices, and also to give effective feedback as a partner to designers Understanding of best practices as it relates to Security for mobile apps Familiarity with analytics collection and related platforms Ability to work independently and as part of a fast moving team Ready to learn, but just as ready to teach

US$150000 - US$220000 per year + + annual bonus
New York
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CTO - Quantitative Investment

Selby Jennings is leading the search for CTO to join a quant hedge fund based in NYC. The firm was founded more than twenty years ago and are well known for dirving industry innovation within technology. They are looking for a CTO to spearhead the development of brand new trading systems while also being involved in the technical road mapping of the infrastructure and hardware enhancements. The CTO will partner with the Director of Quant Research, Network Managers and the CEO directly. The CTO will take on a team of 10, and while mostly working as a leader, the firm would like a CTO who can also code when needed in C++ and/or Python. This is a great opportunity for tech leads who would like to take that step up, or existing CTO's who can still be hands on and want to take on a fresh new challenge. You will be able to work on: Development of a new automated trading system and simulation environment Steer overall technical direction for trading system development and infrastructure Partner with the quantitative research team and understand what they are doing and why. Design and specification of storage and compute farm infrastructure of continuously increasing scale and sophistication Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, physics, or computer science Interest in quantitative finance, financial markets, and high-performance computing. Experience with multi-threaded applications or distributed computing; Knowledge of server and network-level architecture; Fluency in C++ and/or Python

US$400000 - US$800000 per year
Manhattan
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Senior Frontend Engineer

We have partnered with a global macro hedge fund who has had a recent focus in growing out their NYC location. We are looking for a Front End engineer who would built the nextgen UI for quantitative trading platforms in ReactJS and cloud native solutions. You'll work on build large scale data solutions while helping to integrate with APIs, models and data analysis tools. You will also worked on performance optimization to for maximum speed, efficiency, and scalability. KEY REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science or related field. 7+ years of experience in UI development, with a strong focus on React. Experience in financial, trading, or similar quantitative fields is highly advantageous.

US$180000 - US$225000 per year + + annual bonus
New York
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Software Engineer (Python) | Trading Firm

Software Engineer (Python) Global Multi-Strat Investment Management London, UK Our client employs a global, multi-strategy investment approach to achieve compelling returns by combining diverse liquid strategies managed by experienced professionals within a robust risk framework. The Team: A large equity market neutral Quant PM team based in London. The senior members have extensive experience and a strong track record from working together at top-tier hedge funds. Over the past two years, they have developed a cloud-based systematic platform for real-time market data and signal generation, now live with substantial capital allocation. The team is highly collaborative, focusing on systematic trading, alpha research, signal integration, and portfolio optimisation. Job Overview: Seeking a software engineer to deploy, maintain, improve, and monitor production processes, and leverage cloud technologies to enhance system robustness. Skills and Qualifications: Proficient programming skills in Python and NumPy Experience with cloud computing (storage, elastic computing, inter-process messaging, etc.) Experience handling large datasets Degree in a quantitative field Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience (not restricted to finance) Apply Now!

Negotiable
London
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Senior Fund Operations/ Accountant Opportunity

Responsibilty: Review quarterly fund financial statements prepared by other members of the department and third party administrators Assist with the audit of fund financial statements Assist with the audit of WOFE entity financial statements Assist with the financial data collection for regulation purpose Assist in valuation of fund investments and valuation of portfolio companies Maintain and review cash positions entries for various private equity funds Review journal entries for private equity funds Independently assess and resolve client questions and requests Ensure accuracy and timely delivery of client deliverables and oversight of administrators Manage aspects of departments core functions Present departments goals and initiatives to internal personnel and existing or prospective clients Requirements: Undergraduate degree (B.A., B.S. or B.B.A.) Minimum of 4-5 years working experience in an accounting/financial industry setting Must be fluent in English and Mandarin Knowledge of private equity fund services industry preferred Must be proficient in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Must be detail oriented and organized and possess excellent analytical skills

Negotiable
Shanghai
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Overseas BD Manager- Base Shanghai

Responsibilities: Open channels for the fund in overseas markets, actively establish and maintain relationships with overseas partners, investment institutions, and portfolio companies to explore cross-border investment and partnership opportunities. Deeply understand and adapt to the culture and business environment of target markets, integrate into local entrepreneurial scenes, ensuring effective communication and cooperation in a multicultural environment. Responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, managing the entire process from sourcing to deal closure, including but not limited to due diligence, valuation analysis, negotiation, while also providing strategic and operational empowerment services. Assist partners in strategic planning and decision-making processes, offering in- depth insights into market trends, industry dynamics, and competitive analysis. Oualifications: 3-5 years of relevant overseas work experience, including but not limited to prior experiences in international business/corporate development, top-tier investment banking, PE/VC, or strategic/management consulting. Fluency in English and Mandarin, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of establishing effective working relationships in a multicultural context. In-depth understanding of at least one international market (e.g. the Americas, MENA, etc.), capable of conducting market analyses and investment evaluation. Prior business and investment connections is highly valued and preferred. Strong project management skills, able to independently advance complex projects. Able to travel internationally on a frequent basis.

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Shanghai
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Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Enhance Leadership Strategies in Financial Services

Blockchain technology is poised to revolutionize how leaders manage organizational changes in their businesses, with over a third (38%) of US workers saying the digital asset technology is already being embraced. The decentralized nature of blockchain will enable new levels of security, efficiency, transparency, and collaboration. At Selby Jennings we understand the transformation blockchain can have on leadership values and practices. We will also discuss the challenges leaders might face and why Selby Jennings is your go-to talent partner for navigating these organizational changes. A decentralized leadership on a blockchain Blockchain operates on a decentralized ledger system, ensuring transparency, security, and immutability of data. This technology creates a tamper-proof and transparent record of digital assets, transactions, and interactions across multiple computers. This moves leadership away from traditional hierarchies to more trust-based models. Financial services in particular have relied on hierarchical structures where decisions flow from the top down. However, Blockchain enables a more decentralized approach, where decision-making can be distributed across the organization, allowing payment systems, trade, and compliance to be managed in a more inclusive, dynamic, and streamlined fashion. The World Economic Forum predicts 80% of banks are currently adopting blockchain.How blockchain will change leadership strategies?Trust & accountability in organizational transactions Blockchain's transparency can significantly enhance trust and accountability within financial organizations. Every transaction or decision made on a blockchain can be traced back to its origin, ensuring that everyone is accountable for their actions. This transparency is crucial in building a culture of trust, where stakeholders can be confident in the integrity of the organization's processes. For example, in banking, blockchain can provide real-time tracking of payments, ensuring that all parties involved are aware. This level of transparency helps build trust with clients, demonstrating a commitment to honesty and integrity. Leaders can leverage this feature to develop an environment where accountability is the foundation of all interactions, leading to more effective and ethical decision-making. Additionally, blockchain's ability to provide a clear and immutable record of digital assets and transactions can help in resolving disputes more efficiently. Agility & adaptability in decision-making The fast-paced nature of blockchain technology demands leaders who are agile and adaptable. Blockchain's structure enables quicker decision-making processes, as it eliminates the need for a central authority. Leaders in financial services can respond more swiftly to changes in the market or organizational needs, making their businesses more resilient to disruptions. For example, smart contracts are digital contracts that can automate and streamline operations in asset management, reducing the need for intermediaries and cutting down on costs. Furthermore, blockchain can facilitate faster and more secure transactions in trade finance by digitizing documents and reducing risk of error and fraud. The cumbersome and extensive paperwork typically associated with trade finance can be streamlined for more cost-effective supply chains processes. Adopting blockchain technology enables financial institutions to adapt rapidly to new market preferences and regulations. Leaders must be prepared to leverage this agility to stay competitive and drive continuous improvement. This responsiveness is crucial in today's fast-paced financial environment, where the ability to adapt to changes swiftly can be a significant competitive advantage. Collaboration & communication by new leadership models Blockchain technology fosters collaboration by providing a secure and transparent platform for information sharing. This new technology can break down silos within a financial organization, enabling seamless communication and collaboration across departments and teams. There are two new leadership models in blockchain that leaders can utilize to promote more collective interaction: Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and Holacracy. Both models distribute decision-making among all members and encourages a collaborative approach to leadership, where every team member has a voice and can openly contribute to the organization’s success. Leaders in financial services can harness this technology to foster a culture open to innovative solutions and creative problem-solving within their teams. For instance, blockchain can facilitate decentralized financial platforms where innovators can share ideas and collaborate on projects without the need for a central authority. This can lead to the development of groundbreaking products and services, as employees are encouraged to think outside the box and take risks. Additionally, blockchain can facilitate more efficient and secure communication channels. With encrypted messaging and document sharing, teams can collaborate without concerns about data breaches or unauthorized access so ideas and collaboration can be securely supported across different departments geographic locations. By promoting open communication and collective decision-making, leaders can build a more cohesive and motivated workforce. Vision & purpose development Blockchain can help leaders develop, articulate, and pursue a clear vision and purpose in their organization. By embedding ethical standards and corporate values into the blockchain, leaders can ensure their businesses are better aligned with their core principles. This alignment is crucial for building a strong organizational culture and achieving long-term goals. To ensure the success of blockchain integration, a blockchain developer can play a crucial role in the building, training, and maintenance of your blockchain technology investment. Challenges and considerations Despite its potential, integrating blockchain into leadership strategies comes with challenges. Leaders must address issues such as: Technical Expertise: Understanding and implementing blockchain technology requires specialized knowledge. Leaders must invest in blockchain training and development to build this expertise within their teams. This investment is crucial for ensuring that the organization can fully leverage blockchain's capabilities. Regulatory Compliance: Blockchain operates in a complex legal landscape. Leaders must stay informed about regulatory changes and ensure their organizations remain compliant. This can be particularly challenging as regulations surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrencies are still evolving. Security Concerns: While blockchain is inherently secure, it is not immune to cyber threats. Leaders must implement robust security measures to protect sensitive data. This includes staying updated on the latest security protocols and ensuring that all employees are trained in best practices. Cultural Shift: Transitioning to a blockchain-based leadership model requires a cultural shift within the organization. Leaders must manage this change effectively to ensure a smooth transition. This may involve addressing resistance to change, fostering a culture of trust, and ensuring that all employees understand the benefits of the new system. Why choose Selby Jennings At Selby Jennings, we understand the transformative potential of blockchain technology in financial services and its impact on leadership strategies. We pride ourselves on being that strategic partner, providing unparalleled hiring solutions that help our clients stay ahead of the curve. Here’s why choosing Selby Jennings is the best decision for your blockchain recruitment and hiring needs: ​Expert Guidance: Our consultants have deep expertise in blockchain technology and its applications in leadership and organizational change. We stay updated on the latest trends and developments to provide the most relevant and effective advice. Tailored Solutions: We provide customized strategies to meet the unique needs of your organization, ensuring a seamless integration of blockchain into your leadership model. Our solutions are designed to align with your strategic goals and organizational culture. Leadership Expertise: Hiring leaders who already have expertise in leveraging blockchain technology can be highly beneficial. Such leaders can effectively guide other management teams, fostering a cohesive approach to adopting and integrating blockchain within the organization. This can accelerate the process of organizational change and ensure that all levels of the organization are aligned with the new strategies. Talent Pool: Selby Jennings has a vast talent pool of candidates with the necessary skills and experience to support your organizational change initiatives. Whether you need leaders with blockchain fintech expertise or specialists in decentralized technologies, we can connect you with top-tier talent to meet your specific needs. Comprehensive Support: From leadership to regulatory compliance and security hiring, we offer comprehensive support to help you leverage blockchain effectively. Our team is committed to providing ongoing assistance to ensure your organization can adapt and thrive in the changing landscape. Request a call back today to learn more about how Selby Jennings can support your blockchain recruitment and hiring needs.

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Fintech and Python: A Match Made in Digital Heaven

The financial technology sector has seen a tremendous evolution over the past few years. As digitalization and automation continue to revamp traditional financial services, the demand for professionals with the right set of skills is also on the rise. One such skill that has emerged as a critical asset in fintechis a proficiency in Python. If you're considering a career in fintech, here's why learning Python might be the game-changer you need.The Dominance of Python in FintechPython has rapidly become one of the most popular programming languages in the world, and its adoption in the fintech sector is a testament to its versatility and efficiency. Banks, hedge funds, and startups are leveraging Python for tasks ranging from data analysis to the development of sophisticated trading algorithms. Discover why hiring managers should work with a specialist fintech recruitment partner.Python: The Bridge Between Tech and FinanceThe beauty of Python lies in its adaptability. Professionals from non-tech backgrounds, such as finance or economics, often find it easier to learn and integrate into their work. This bridge between the realms of technology and finance is precisely what the fintech sector needs. With Python, financial experts can tap into the technological side of things without a steep learning curve, thereby driving innovation and efficiency in the industry.Data-Driven Decision MakingIn an age where data is often termed 'the new oil', the ability to analyze vast amounts of data and extract meaningful insights is paramount. Python, with its powerful data analysis and machine learning libraries, offers tools that can handle massive datasets. By learning Python, fintech professionals can directly interact with data, conduct advanced analytics, and provide data-driven solutions that are pivotal to the modern financial landscape.Explore the future of fintech with our latest global report.Collaboration and CommunityOne of the undeniable strengths of Python is its vibrant and expansive community. Spanning across continents and sectors, the Python community is an eclectic mix of professionals, hobbyists, and academics. This vast network of enthusiasts is one of the key reasons behind Python's incredible growth and continued relevance.The open-source nature of Python has been a catalyst for innovation. When software is open-source, it means that its source code is freely available to the public. This allows anyone, from a college student to a seasoned software engineer, to contribute, modify, and improve upon existing code. As a result, Python has seen an influx of tools, libraries, and frameworks that cater to various needs. This continuous development cycle, driven by the community, ensures that Python remains up-to-date, secure, and efficient.For those in the fintech sector, the benefits are manifold. Whether you're trying to create a complex trading algorithm, visualize vast datasets, or automate certain financial processes, chances are there's a Python library or tool that's been developed specifically for that purpose. And if there isn’t? The supportive Python community is always ready to assist, guide, or collaborate on creating one.In essence, when you invest time in learning Python, you're not just acquiring a programming skill; you're becoming a part of a global community that thrives on collaboration and shared knowledge. This community-driven ecosystem can be the edge someone in fintech needs to overcome challenges, drive innovation, and stay ahead in the rapidly evolving financial landscape.​The symbiotic relationship between finance and technology is more apparent now than ever before. As fintech continues to transform the financial services industry, the demand for professionals who can straddle the line between these two worlds will only grow. Learning Python provides a tangible advantage in this respect, opening doors to myriad opportunities in the world of fintech.If you're an ambitious individual looking to further your career in fintech, or a seasoned professional considering their next career move, take a moment to discover our current fintech roles or submit your resume. One of our consultants here at Selby Jennings will be in contact when we have a role that matches your current skills.

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Financial Technology Salary Guide USA

With projections of becoming a $1.5 trillion industry by 2030, the financial technology sector has witnessed rapid growth in recent years. Banking-focused financial technology companies are expected to make up almost 25% of all banking valuations worldwide by the end of the decade.With this anticipated growth comes the hot topic of salaries, not only for those hiring and professionals already working in the industry, but also for those considering a career in this exciting and lucrative field.Offering a comprehensive overview on financial technology compensation in the US, the following guidance covers key cities across the states, based on our specialist consultants’ market expertise and conversations with hiring managers and top talent. We have provided average compensation ranges across three different functions in five different locations, split into Sell Side/Fintech and Hedge Funds/Prop Trading categories.

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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 our software developer jobs.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, specialized in fintech recruitment, can help you identify top candidates in Fintech who value flexibility and match them with roles that align with their preferences. With our fintech recruitment solutions, we ensure that your company attracts and retains the best talent in the industry.Also, explore the future of Fintech.Looking to hire?To discuss your talent acquisition needs and explore how Selby Jennings, as expert fintech recruiters, can assist your organization in attracting and retaining top talent through flexible working options, we invite you to request a call back. Our team specializing in fintech recruitment 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 with our fintech recruitment solutions. Take a step towards building a more adaptable and successful workforce today by sending us your vacancy.

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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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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 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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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. 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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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