Financial technology popularly referred to as fintech has infiltrated every aspect of the finance industry and revolutionalized financial services. Through the use of innovative software, hardware, and networks, millions of consumers have been endeared to fintech. Statistics show that fintech firms are the fastest growing companies in the world. Little wonder conventional banks partner with fintech companies to stay afloat in the industry. As new technological innovations emerge, the rapid adoption of fintech by consumers and the projected growth of the industry make it a viable option for new and experienced developers to start their careers in finance.
While deciding to explore a career in the fintech industry, it is important to note that there are several positions fintech developers can quickly excel at. These are the top five.
1. Mobile Application Developer
A mobile app developer creates, builds, and deploys application programming interfaces (APIs) to support mobile functionality while adhering to modern best practices in software engineering, process improvement, and team culture. They also work closely with product managers to iterate on and define product scope as well as collaborate with engineers across the company to build new features.
2. Software Architect
Software architects create software systems and applications from scratch. They serve as high-level decision-makers in the process, deciding on everything from design options to technical standards like platforms and coding standards. They also interact with developers and engineers, providing them with technical guidance and coaching while ensuring the compliance of software architecture with all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility, etc.
3. Software Development Technical Analyst
They participate in designing software solutions, contribute to the implementation of solutions, translate business requirements into technical specifications and/or task descriptions as well as create, maintain, and manage the review and approval of project/product documentation.
4. DevOps Engineer
DevOps engineers collaborate with software engineering teams to create and implement effective CI/CT/CD pipelines; design, integrate, and continually develop monitoring solutions for infrastructure and microservice-based architecture; and design, implement, and maintain infrastructure-as-code.
5. Frontend Developer
Frontend developers communicate with designers and managers to collect requirements to design, develop, test, and debug responsive web and mobile applications for the company. They are also a part of the whole software development life cycle.
However, before applying for a position at a fintech company, it is important to conduct research on companies that offer room for career growth and can boast of a team made up of thinkers, innovators, and go-getters who are not afraid to take new challenges and push through all the obstacles to get to the peak of their career. Card Issuing company Wallester, one of the most promising and fastest-growing in Estonia, led by a true leader with an inspiring vision, is a great company to work at.
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