Irish fintech sector offers a broad range of job opportunities
According to James Milligan, senior business director for IT and talent solutions at Hays, fintech is something of a buzzword at the moment, and everyone wants a bit of the fintech pie.
He said that fintech, at its core, encompasses small and medium-sized companies that use disruptive technology and innovation to change the way financial transactions take place.
Larger organisations, however, are determinedly claiming a piece of fintech. It’s a growth industry, according to Milligan, and those big companies are anxious not to miss out on the hype.
That lends itself to a huge number of job opportunities, ranging from the typical technology roles – project managers, developers, testers and analysts – all the way to highly-specialised positions.
“Some of the more interesting roles that Hays have had have been, for example, things like cryptocurrency engineers, who have good familiarity with bitcoin,” said Milligan. “Or we get specialist roles within financial services where there’s very specific software packages that they’re using. Things like Calypso or MIG21, where we’re looking for individuals with very specific skillsets.”
While this may sound skewed towards those who live and breathe code, people may be surprised at the broad range of backgrounds of those working in the fintech arena.
According to Carmel Mitchell, human resources director at Fidelity Investments, opportunities exist in fintech even for those without a qualification in a tech field.
“We have hired people into technology roles that may not have technology as their primary degree, and they have completed conversion programmes to equip them with the skills to work in their field,” said Mitchell.
Further to that, roles in fintech are not confined to technology-based positions. In addition to the more expected roles in development and analytics, many companies are seeing an increased need to expand support services and human resources teams.
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