Despite Brexit uncertainty, fintech remains one of the fastest growing industries in the UK.

In 2017, investment in fintech increased by more than 150 percent from the previous year.

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The sector is worth £7 billion to the British economy and currently employs around 60,000 people.

For a developer or engineer looking to work in a dynamic, booming industry, it’s really a no-brainer.

If you’re looking to break into fintech or on the hunt for a new opportunity within the sector, here’s 8 companies currently hiring.

Transferwise

Valued at £1.6 billion at its most recent funding round, Transferwise is one of the most successful fintech companies in Britain.

It was founded by Estonian friends Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus after they moved to London and had to pay large fees to exchange and transfer money.

The team at TransferWise enjoy a flat structure with each different element of the business working in independent and autonomous teams in what’s described as a cluster of startups within a startup.

They are currently hiring a back-end developer to work as part of the Security Intelligence Team.

The successful candidate will be charged with looking after the abuse detection infrastructure and will be the first line of defence against new threats and abuses.

To land this role you’ll need experience working with relational databases, writing analytical queries and designing schemas - as well as excellent communication skills.

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Bud

The autonomous working environment at Bud makes it a great place for developers to really flourish, according to Danny Stewart who works on the talent team. “Developers choose the projects they want to work on, they take ownership with the technical decisions and have their say in a way that influences the overall company,” he said.  

If you’re a strong team player with great attention to detail and have significant development experience in PHP, then Bud want you to join their ranks as a senior back-end developer.

This position involves working with front-end developers and design and will be best suited to someone who enjoys working with a variety of technologies.

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Revolut

Since its inception in 2015, Revolut has grown to over 200 employees, working in multiple countries around the globe.

The team attribute their rapid success to a lack of bureaucracy and an ethos that despite their growth, they are one team working towards a common goal.

You could join this team as a senior front-end developer if you have a proficiency with Sketch app and a strong understanding of the ReactJS, Redux state container and Webpack module bundler.

Bonus points if you’ve worked on interesting GitHub projects and have experience developing mobile first sites!

The successful candidate can look forward to excellent training and guidance and autonomy over their work.

Further perks include free food, drinks and company socials.

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Curve

Curve is a startup that allows you to consolidate all your finances on a single card and app. The team is hiring a data engineer to help build the data and analytics infrastructure and really drive smarter, more informed business decisions across marketing, sales and product.

You’ll need experience working with Python, Scala, Java or another programming language as well as a background in complex data modelling and database administration.

Bonus points if you’ve worked with deployment and integration tools such as Jenkins.

According to Cynthia Aliaga, Talent Partner at Curve, the people that do well there are those who are collaborative and enjoy working with others. “The type of people that really excel are those who get things done, are competitive, nice, enthusiastic, open-minded, flexible and inspire others,” she said.

Perks associated with this role include the option of remote working, an annual budget for learning and development and a generous holiday allowance. Looking for a new challenge?

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Smarkets

The online betting company turned fintech has raised $3.3 million since it’s public launch in 2010. The company is currently recruiting a senior back-end engineer to join their London outfit.

The role requires experience with DevOps, data structures, algorithms and relational databases as well as a passion for high quality, consistent code.

Brian Evje, People and Talent Lead at Smarkets says developers should be excited to work at Smarkets as it’s an environment where people aren’t limited by their job titles or descriptions.

“We’re looking to hire engineers who want to be technical experts but who also want to be involved in the business realities and the business priorities,” he added.

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Everledger

Everledger is a startup looking to reduce risk and fraud for banks and insurers using emerging tech such as blockchain, smart contracts and machine vision.

The company has an opening for a senior software engineer to support their continued growth in new markets.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with Javascript, Node.js, Golang, a thorough understanding of distributed systems architecture and systems engineering.

The recruitment process is 5 stages and includes an initial phone interview, a code test, a technical interview and a discussion around the company’s core values. Their Head of Recruitment, Louise Matthews, says the dev team enjoy a lot of freedom and autonomy in their roles.

“We really appreciate and fully embrace the creative solutions our team bring to the table - so we don't put limits on where you can work, when you work or what your natural style is”, she added.

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American Express

American Express Technologies has a vacancy on their development team for a Java engineer.

Responsibilities of this role include the design and development of business to business enterprise-scale Java applications, conducting code review and tests, and writing user guides for technical and non-technical audiences.

The rewards of this role include private medical coverage, health assurance, a pension scheme and childcare vouchers.

If you’re interested in joining the team you’ll need experience working in an agile scrum environment, a strong background in JavaScript, knowledge of Java application servers including JBoss and a degree in computer science or IT systems.

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MarketInvoice

MarketInvoice is a company that helps startups and SMEs scale by taking charge of their financing.

They offer a range of solutions including business loans and invoice finance. The company has had five funding rounds to date raising more than $37.7 million.

They are currently hiring a Senior C# Full Stack Engineer to lead a team of talented engineers.

To land this role you’ll need over 6 years experience in a similar position, knowledge of Javascript frameworks such as Angularjs or Reactjs and a keen interest in learning new platforms and languages.

In return, you’ll enjoy private health coverage, good career progression opportunities and unlimited eBooks!

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