Financial Technology

Financial Technology

Selby Jennings: Your Leading Partner for Financial Technology Talent in Hong Kong

As a leading specialist talent partner for financial sciences & services, Selby Jennings takes the lead in connecting top talent with the booming field of Financial Technology in Hong Kong. Our global Financial Technology team operates from offices across three continents, providing comprehensive permanent, contract, and multi-hire FinTech recruitment solutions.

For over 20 years, our clients and candidates in Hong Kong have placed their trust in us, knowing that their Financial Technology recruitment process is in expert hands. As the use of mobile devices and technology-based applications surges, creating a high demand for innovative financial and banking solutions, now is the opportune time to collaborate with an experienced talent partner like Selby Jennings.

We specialize in streamlining processes and empowering workforces through upskilling initiatives, keeping enterprises at the forefront by adopting flexible work models. Our strategic guidance helps business leaders determine the right moments to make impactful decisions. Additionally, we provide expert insights to FinTech professionals, enabling them to benchmark benefits packages and salaries, while also offering support throughout their career journeys.

Whether you're seeking to secure the very best Financial Technology talent for your organization or you're a skilled professional looking for exciting Fintech jobs in Hong Kong, the Selby Jennings Financial Technology team is dedicated to connecting exceptional talent with industry-leading clients. Trust Selby Jennings as your go-to partner for success in the ever-evolving landscape of Financial Technology in Hong Kong.

Benefits of working with Selby Jennings team

We are a specialist talent partner. Among the many benefits of working with Selby Jennings’ global g team are:

Experience

We have nearly 20 years of experience as a leading recruiter in financial sciences & services.

​Network

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

​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 believe in fostering long-term partnerships based on trust, integrity, and mutual success. We strive to provide personalized solutions tailored to your specific requirements, offering flexible options to accommodate your preferences. Whether you need to fill critical positions quickly or are seeking strategic talent acquisition solutions, we have the resources and expertise to deliver results. Submit your vacancy to us today.

Take the first step towards overcoming your talent shortage today by completing the form. Our team looks forward to speaking with you to explore how we can partner with your organization to meet your recruitment needs efficiently and effectively.

Financial Technology Jobs

Data Engineer

A top Quantitative Asset Manager in Boston is seeking a Data Engineer to create and deploy SQL and Python solutions tailored for their Portfolio Management, Operations, Marketing, and Client Reporting teams. Qualifications: Possess 2-5 years of experience in SQL and Python programming. Interest in and prior experience working within the financial services sector. Familiarity with cloud-based platforms like Microsoft Azure or AWS. Understanding of distributed enterprise applications. Primary Responsibilities: Manage an Azure Synapse Enterprise Data Warehouse. Transfer current systems to a cloud-based environment. Deploy efficient data modeling and access strategies to enable high-performance yet cost-effective data utilization.

US$131 - US$175000 per year
Boston
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FPGA Engineer

Seeking a motivated individual to take on the role of an FPGA Engineer with a leading FinTech firm in Boston. Primary Responsibilities Include: Developing RTL/testbenches using SystemVerilog Designing FPGA compute and networking systems used in electronic trading Solving technical problems at the intersection of hardware and software Requirements: Experience writing RTL/testbenches with SystemVerilog or VHDL BS or MS in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering (or related) Experience with FPGA architecture and design techniques Familiarity with C programming and Linux systems (No sponsorship at this time)

Negotiable
Boston
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Lead Software Developer

One of Boston's Top Asset Managers is seeking a Lead Software Developer to create, optimize, and provide assistance for strategic proprietary applications and tools for the Trading and Compliance teams. Qualifications: Strong background in SQL, C#, and WPF is essential. A minimum of 7 years of Application Development experience is highly desired Familiarity with Git or alternative source code control systems is necessary. A solid understanding and previous involvement in the development of Investment Management systems is advantageous. Primary Responsibilities: Primarily responsible for developing, improving, and maintaining strategic proprietary tools. Conduct integration testing for third-party tools and data as needed. Offer secondary support for business-oriented services on an ad hoc basis. Oversee the morning production process to ensure the commencement of trade-ready operations. Implement a formal development approach in this vital production environment as a fundamental principle.

US$160000 - US$200000 per year
Boston
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Manager, Data Governance

Responsibilities: - Design and implement right-fit Data Governance structure - Manage Data Domains and Data Owners - Manage data glossary, data catalogue, and report inventory - Set DQ KPIs and metrics - Organize data lineage and data structure Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree - 5 to 8 years of Data Governance experience at a investment management firm - Experience creating new data governance frameworks from scratch

Negotiable
Boston
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AVP, Business Intelligence

Responsibilities: - Act as the Tableau data manager to create and publish data sources to the Tbleau Cloud and monitor the uses - Act as Alteryx Server Administrator - Act as SAP BusinessObject server administrator - Manager user access on all BI systems - Set up repositories, users, and security management - Develop complex SQL code for reporting Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field - 10+ years of Tableau administration and data management experience - 5+ years of Alteryx administration experience - 5+ years of SAP BusinessObjects adminstration experience - Professional experience with AWS and SQL

Negotiable
Boston
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Manager of Central Data Governance

Seeking to have a direct impact with one of the World's Top Investment Firms? Look no further! My client looking to expand their Data Governance Team and is seeking a multi-faceted individual to build a data governance framework from the ground up. Primary Responsibilities Include: Develop and implement an appropriate Data Governance framework. Coordinate Data Domains and Data Owners across departments to ensure they fulfill their duties effectively. Maintain data glossary, data catalog, and inventory of reports. Establish Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), metrics, and workflows for Data Quality (DQ) improvement. Collaborate with Data Owners to establish DQ KPIs, progress monitoring dashboards, and criteria for "good data quality" for various datasets. Collaborate with IT, Reporting, and Operations teams to deploy DQ rules and checks, as well as manage escalations. Qualifications: Possess 5-8 years of experience in asset management or a closely associated field. Demonstrated experience in establishing or upholding data governance programs within comparable firms. Ability to navigate a data-intensive and high-volume transaction environment comfortably. Compensation: Base+Bonus+Profit Sharing Work Environment: 3 days on-site, 2 days remote in Boston, MA

Up to US$200000 per year
Boston
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Business Systems Analyst, Real Estate

Responsibilities: - Facilitate application support across business and technical end users on Yardi and other Real Estate accounting and portfolio management solutions - Gather and document business requirements for technology initiatives (data flows/modeling, workflow context/design, UI designs, etc.) - Contribute to UAT and system training Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Finance, or related field - 6+ years of Business Technology experience (Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, etc.) - 2+ years of experience working with Yardi modules (Voyager, Construction Manage,r P2P, Investor Accounting, etc.)

Negotiable
Boston
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Senior Software Developer

Proficiency in Microsoft-based technologies, including robust SQL, C#, and WPF expertise, is essential. A minimum of 7 years of Application Development experience is highly preferred; significant relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. Familiarity with Git or other source code control systems is mandatory. A solid grasp and prior experience in developing Investment Management systems are desirable. Preferably, candidates should possess 5+ years of relevant experience in Investment Management. * Knowledge of Agile development methodologies is advantageous. Demonstrated proficiency in business analysis, coupled with outstanding application development and database skills. Thrives in a fast-paced environment while maintaining methodical and deliberate approaches. Exceptional troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities with a keen attention to detail. Capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously. Self-motivated with a penchant for working independently. Collaborative nature, adept at involving others in tasks. Excels in a collaborative team environment.

Negotiable
Boston
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Senior Software Engineer

3+ years of professional experience in software engineering, with a strong preference for a focus on quantitative applications. Expertise in Python and Pandas, coupled with proficiency in related scientific libraries such as NumPy, SciPy, statsmodels, and scikit-learn. Hands-on experience in developing mission-critical production systems, with a solid understanding of best practices for testing, monitoring, and deployment. Proficiency in Linux platforms and a thorough understanding of Git. Working knowledge of one or more relevant database technologies, including MS SQL, Postgres, or MongoDB. Demonstrated proficiency in working with large data sets, both structured and unstructured. Advantageous: Experience in quantitative software development within a front-office environment, such as at a hedge fund, proprietary trading firm, or investment bank. Track record of mentoring junior team members and managing projects. Experience in building web applications using modern frameworks like React. Proficiency with distributed computing technologies such as Spark, Dask, Kubernetes, and Redis. Knowledge of modern data engineering practices, including data pipeline & ETL tools, distributed storage & processing, and data warehousing. Strong understanding of financial markets and instruments, along with experience working with financial market data. Relevant mathematical knowledge, such as statistics and time-series analysis. Personal Attributes: Strong academic record and a degree with a significant mathematical and computing component, such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or Physics. Intellectually robust with a keenly analytic approach to problem-solving. Self-organized with the ability to manage time effectively across multiple projects and competing business demands. Focused on delivering value to the business with a continuous drive to improve processes. Strong interpersonal skills, capable of establishing and maintaining close working relationships with quantitative researchers, portfolio managers, traders, and senior business personnel. Confident communicator, capable of articulating points concisely and positively engaging with conflicting views.

Negotiable
Boston
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Software Engineer

As a Senior Software Engineer within this firm's Front-office Engineering team, you'll engage in close collaboration with Quantitative Researchers and Portfolio Managers. Your role will involve a broad array of challenges, including integrating new datasets, implementing fresh trading signals, developing portfolio optimization tools, constructing data visualization frameworks, enhancing our research platform, and optimizing existing code through efficient numerical algorithms and cluster-computing solutions.

Negotiable
Boston
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FPGA Design & Verification Engineer

Utilize your expertise in FPGA verification to advance high-performance computing and electronic trading: Provide essential guidance and hands-on execution in verifying FPGA designs for multi-core Linux systems, ensuring they process large volumes of high-throughput, low-latency network data accurately. Act as a key contributor to our process and team culture, continuously refining verification methodologies. Lead and mentor software engineers in verification techniques, fostering a culture of continuous learning and collaboration. Collaborate directly with customers to validate FPGA designs against their requirements. Required Skills: MS/BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field. 3-10 years of relevant work experience. Strong expertise in FPGA verification or design. Proven ability to overcome complex engineering obstacles in FPGA verification. Experience defining comprehensive test scenarios and cases to ensure the quality of FPGA designs. Proficiency in FPGA development tools and methodologies. Desired Skills: Familiarity with high-level synthesis tools. Understanding of financial markets.

Negotiable
Boston
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Lead Software Engineer

Responsibilities: Offer expert guidance and hands-on execution in designing, developing, and debugging C applications designed for multi-core Linux systems, optimized for processing vast volumes of high-throughput, low-latency network data. Play a pivotal role in shaping our process and team culture, fostering continuous improvement in product development methodologies. Take charge in leading and mentoring software engineers, fostering a culture of ongoing learning and collaboration. Engage directly with customers to understand and address their needs, leveraging insights to refine the products you develop. Required Skills: MS/BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field. 3-10 years of relevant work experience. Expertise in C programming. Proficiency in Linux application development. Proven track record in overcoming complex engineering challenges and leading teams to efficient, accurate solutions. Experience in defining comprehensive test scenarios and cases to ensure the quality of team deliverables. Strong dedication to crafting clean, simple, and elegant software solutions. Proficient in concurrency and multi-threaded architectures. Deep knowledge of socket programming and TCP. Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python and Shell. Desired Skills: Familiarity with C++ and Java. Understanding of financial markets.

Negotiable
Boston
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Interviewing Financial Services Tech Candidates: Essential Questions for Hiring Managers

In today's rapidly evolving technology landscape, securing business-critical talent is crucial for any organisation's success. Hiring managers looking to hire tech professionals in financial services face the challenge of not only assessing technical skills but also identifying candidates who possess the adaptability, passion, and collaborative spirit necessary for impacting and advancing the business.Charlotte Hodgson, Associate Vice President at Selby Jennings Hong Kong, sheds light on the five essential interview questions tailored for hiring managers seeking to evaluate and select top tech talent with a specific focus on the financial services industry:​"How do you stay updated with the latest trends and advancements in technology?"In a field where change is the only constant, it's vital in this space to gauge a candidate's commitment to continuous learning. Staying updated with the latest tech trends is more than just a checkbox; it's a testament to a candidate's awareness of the industry and dedication to their profession. In financial services, I see organisations offering the highest compensation to the people who can utilise the latest technologies companies use. It’s imperative to know whether your prospective teammate is aware of changes and advances in the field.When asking this question, look for responses that demonstrate active engagement with technology, such as:Regularly following fintech news and industry updates.Pursuing relevant online courses and/or projects. For example, exploring other languages such as Rust, OCaml, Scala, or Haskell.Networking with peers in the tech sphere, either through digital channels, chats, or industry events such as Fintech Week HK.Candidates who show a proactive approach to staying informed are likely to contribute significantly and propose new ideas to your organisation's tech advancements. "Describe a situation where you had to quickly learn a new technology or programming language."Adaptability is a prized skill in the tech world, where technologies are in constant flux. Beyond technical expertise, this question assesses a candidate's ability to embrace change and learn new skills swiftly. When evaluating responses, consider:Specific examples of projects or tasks that demanded the rapid acquisition of new skills.The candidate's approach to learning and implementing the new technology. For example, how long did it take before they were comfortable utilising it?How their adaptability positively impacted the project or team's outcomes.Leading companies often require new employees to learn proprietary languages while they are on the job. Candidates who can effectively learn and apply new skills under pressure are invaluable assets in a dynamic tech environment. "Describe a time when something did not go as planned, and you had to be creative in problem-solving."The unexpected is a regular occurrence in tech, from routine issues to new problems that affect major functions, so creative problem-solving is indispensable. This question assesses a candidate's ability to innovate in challenging situations. Look for responses that include:Real-life scenarios where an unexpected issue arose.Insights into the candidate's creative problem-solving approach – how did they identify, approach, and propose solutions effectively?Positive outcomes and lessons learned from the experience.Candidates who can adapt and find innovative solutions when facing adversity are assets in a tech environment where challenges are part of the journey. "Can you explain a situation where you had to work collaboratively with a team?"Collaboration is a key driver of success in the tech industry, but it's often overlooked when evaluating candidates. While most highly skilled professionals excel independently, effective teamwork is equally essential, especially for larger projects. Tech is at the centre of financial services and therefore teams need to frequently interact with different departments, as well as within their own teams. For example, a tech front office needs to work with traders, middle office needs to work with compliance, and developers need to work with dev ops and system engineers. This question encourages candidates to share experiences that demonstrate their capacity to collaborate effectively. Pay attention to: Specific examples of projects or initiatives where teamwork was crucial, both within their team and across departments. The candidate's role within the team and their contributions. Insights into challenges faced and how the team overcame them. How did they set up workflows and collaborative time, how did they ensure constructive feedback?Candidates who can thrive in a team setting are more likely to foster innovation and achieve successful solutions and outcomes. "What motivated you to pursue a career in tech?"While technical proficiency is essential, it's equally crucial to understand a candidate's motivations and passion for a tech career. This question delves into their personal connection to the industry, revealing insights into their drive and aspirations. Listen for responses that include: Personal experiences or moments that sparked their interest in technology. Alignment of their career aspirations with the tech industry. Desires to make meaningful contributions or innovations in the tech sector.Candidates whose motivations resonate with the role and your organisation's mission are more likely to excel and find fulfilment in their careers, staying with your company long-term.Identifying candidates who not only possess technical expertise but also embody adaptability, passion for the industry, and effective collaboration and problem-solving skills is a difficult challenge for hiring managers. By incorporating these five essential interview questions into your hiring process, you can better assess candidates' versatility and identify those who are well-suited to thrive in your team and the ever-evolving tech landscape.​Your talent partner Selby Jennings is an industry-leading talent acquisition partner for financial services organisations. With offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore, our growing network of connections with business-critical professionals helps us in assisting you with your unique talent challenges. If you are interested in learning more about hiring in Asia's financial services tech space, request a call back to start a confidential conversation with our team.​Request a call back

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