Pulling in as one of the top performing markets of 2021, Fintech is only expected to accelerate its growth in 2022. Formally known as “Financial Technology,” FinTech is defined as the innovation aimed to enhance the delivery of financial services. Investopedia expands on the concept, saying, “Since the internet revolution and the mobile internet/smartphone revolution, financial technology has grown explosively, and fintech, which originally referred to computer technology applied to the back office of banks or trading firms, now describes a broad variety of technological interventions into personal and commercial finance.”
Recruiting for Fintech
According to Matt Schirano, Principal at Green Key Resources and Head of Information Technology, the past year was influential in recruiting for these tech roles. He says, “2021 was our most successful year working in this space. Due to COVID-19, companies allowed these resources to work fully remote, which allowed us to recruit nationally.”
Schirano elaborates on the types of requirements they look for in Fintech, referencing cloud security with AWS or Azure, DevOps engineering, and .NET Core. Trends such as Artificial Intelligence, Crypto, and Big Data will always demand specific resume qualifications, regardless of long term or contract-based contracts.
A strong DevOps Engineer candidate, for example, will have at least five years of experience, with a focus on streamlining the automation, deployment, and configuration of Cloud Infrastructures/Services on the Azure Cloud platform. Their resume might include CI/CD Pipeline experience, training in Kubernetes, proficiency in Jira, and skill in Terraform. Positions on their resumes might consist of Software Developer Consultant, Programmer Analyst, or DevOps Engineer.
Cloud Security resumes will look a little different, though with the same number of years under their belt. A perfect candidate in this field will likely have certification in AWS, CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), or CompTIA Security Plus. Their technical experience could include expertise in Malware Analysis, Splunk, Cloudfare, McAfee, Azure, VPNs, and Microsoft Office 365 Security & Compliance. Their past positions can range from Cloud Systems Administrator to Threat Detection and Response Analyst.
Where is Fintech going?
It’s easy to question where the future of Fintech is headed. The simple answer is: it can only go up. When you consider that financial technology barely existed a decade ago, it’s easy to see how much advancement lies ahead. Thinks Mobility says, “Today 75% of the global population use FinTech services of a kind to send or receive money, but the majority of the financial technology services are still basic cash transaction applications, and looking at the investments in FinTech, a more advanced future for the financial services, in general, awaits us.”
At Green Key Resources, this area of recruiting is only just heating up. Schirano explains that his team is already seeing the high demand. He says, “2022 is already showing no signs of slowing down, as we see an increase in demand of these skill sets across the U.S. and the Fintech space.”
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