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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

Algorithmic Trading Developer (C#) | HFT

Job Title: Algorithmic Trading Developer (C#) Location: Amsterdam, NL or Dubai, UAE Our client is a leading high-frequency trading (HFT) firm specialising in commodities trading. The team is dedicated to leveraging cutting-edge technology and advanced trading algorithms to capture market opportunities and deliver outstanding results. They pride themselves on fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment, where talent and ambition can thrive. Job Description: They are seeking a highly skilled and motivated C# Software Engineer to join the dynamic team in Amsterdam or Dubai. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in software development, and an interest in algorithmic trading and high-frequency trading systems. This role requires an individual who is passionate about technology and financial markets, and who is eager to contribute to the development and optimisation of their trading strategies. Key Responsibilities: Design, develop, and implement high-frequency trading algorithms using C#. Collaborate with traders and quantitative analysts to translate trading strategies into efficient and robust code. Optimise existing trading systems to improve performance, reduce latency, and enhance scalability. Conduct research and analysis to identify new trading opportunities and refine existing strategies. Perform thorough testing and debugging to ensure the reliability and stability of trading algorithms. Monitor and support live trading systems, promptly addressing any issues that arise. Stay abreast of the latest developments in algorithmic trading, financial markets, and technology. Requirements: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, or a related field. Proven experience in C# development, with a strong understanding of object-oriented programming. Experience with algorithmic trading and high-frequency trading systems is not required, but an interest is essential. Familiarity with commodities markets and trading dynamics is desirable. Experience with low-latency programming and performance optimisation techniques. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail. Excellent communication and teamwork abilities. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Knowledge of other programming languages such as C++, Python, or Java is a plus. Understanding of data structures, algorithms, and software design principles. Experience with trading platforms, FIX protocol, and financial data feeds is an advantage. What They Offer: Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses. Opportunity to work in a cutting-edge industry with a talented and passionate team, and have ownership of projects from day 1 Professional development and continuous learning opportunities. Relocation assistance for candidates moving to Amsterdam. Apply Now

Negotiable
Amsterdam
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Overseas BD Manager- Base Shanghai

Responsibilities: Open channels for the fund in overseas markets, actively establish and maintain relationships with overseas partners, investment institutions, and portfolio companies to explore cross-border investment and partnership opportunities. Deeply understand and adapt to the culture and business environment of target markets, integrate into local entrepreneurial scenes, ensuring effective communication and cooperation in a multicultural environment. Responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, managing the entire process from sourcing to deal closure, including but not limited to due diligence, valuation analysis, negotiation, while also providing strategic and operational empowerment services. Assist partners in strategic planning and decision-making processes, offering in- depth insights into market trends, industry dynamics, and competitive analysis. Oualifications: 3-5 years of relevant overseas work experience, including but not limited to prior experiences in international business/corporate development, top-tier investment banking, PE/VC, or strategic/management consulting. Fluency in English and Mandarin, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of establishing effective working relationships in a multicultural context. In-depth understanding of at least one international market (e.g. the Americas, MENA, etc.), capable of conducting market analyses and investment evaluation. Prior business and investment connections is highly valued and preferred. Strong project management skills, able to independently advance complex projects. Able to travel internationally on a frequent basis.

Negotiable
Shanghai
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Overseas BD Manager- Base Shanghai

Responsibilities: Open channels for the fund in overseas markets, actively establish and maintain relationships with overseas partners, investment institutions, and portfolio companies to explore cross-border investment and partnership opportunities. Deeply understand and adapt to the culture and business environment of target markets, integrate into local entrepreneurial scenes, ensuring effective communication and cooperation in a multicultural environment. Responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, managing the entire process from sourcing to deal closure, including but not limited to due diligence, valuation analysis, negotiation, while also providing strategic and operational empowerment services. Assist partners in strategic planning and decision-making processes, offering in- depth insights into market trends, industry dynamics, and competitive analysis. Oualifications: 3-5 years of relevant overseas work experience, including but not limited to prior experiences in international business/corporate development, top-tier investment banking, PE/VC, or strategic/management consulting. Fluency in English and Mandarin, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of establishing effective working relationships in a multicultural context. In-depth understanding of at least one international market (e.g. the Americas, MENA, etc.), capable of conducting market analyses and investment evaluation. Prior business and investment connections is highly valued and preferred. Strong project management skills, able to independently advance complex projects. Able to travel internationally on a frequent basis.

Negotiable
Shanghai
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Senior Fund Operations/ Accountant Opportunity

Responsibilty: Review quarterly fund financial statements prepared by other members of the department and third party administrators Assist with the audit of fund financial statements Assist with the audit of WOFE entity financial statements Assist with the financial data collection for regulation purpose Assist in valuation of fund investments and valuation of portfolio companies Maintain and review cash positions entries for various private equity funds Review journal entries for private equity funds Independently assess and resolve client questions and requests Ensure accuracy and timely delivery of client deliverables and oversight of administrators Manage aspects of departments core functions Present departments goals and initiatives to internal personnel and existing or prospective clients Requirements: Undergraduate degree (B.A., B.S. or B.B.A.) Minimum of 4-5 years working experience in an accounting/financial industry setting Must be fluent in English and Mandarin Knowledge of private equity fund services industry preferred Must be proficient in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Must be detail oriented and organized and possess excellent analytical skills

Negotiable
Shanghai
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Product Manager - Salesforce Business Analyst

As a Product Manager, you will be crucial in optimizing acquisition and divestiture applications to support rapid growth and evolving business needs. Reporting to the Chief Product Officer, you will leverage your domain expertise to prioritize the feature roadmap and oversee feature implementation. This role requires hands-on decision-making in feature development, close collaboration with developers and designers, and a dedication to achieving product excellence. Our organization utilizes Salesforce to facilitate asset acquisition processes. In this role, you will collaborate directly with stakeholders to understand their objectives and lead the Salesforce team in delivering solutions that enhance operational efficiency and provide valuable data insights. Additionally, you will spearhead the creation and launch of a real assets marketplace to enhance trading velocity and improve engagement with assets through real-time access. Responsibilities: Establish a real assets marketplace initially focused on oil and gas assets. Enhance transaction velocities through data analytics to drive user adoption and optimize company profitability. Enhance seller entity research capabilities by leveraging existing technology to develop system-integrated analytics for segmenting and enriching seller entity data with social media and socio-economic data. Translate buyer needs into detailed requirements and ensure clear understanding across internal teams, including designers, developers, and engineers. Conduct training sessions for internal product users. Collaborate with engineering management to identify and mitigate technical risks. Develop and execute strategies for Salesforce customization, streamline workflows, and improve data management practices. Ensure Salesforce platform compliance with security standards relevant to the investment management industry Requirements and Skills: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field; Master's degree preferred. Proven experience as a Salesforce expert in an enterprise environment with comprehensive knowledge of Salesforce technologies, including reports, lightning components, and advanced features. Salesforce certifications such as Salesforce Administrator, Salesforce Advanced Administrator, Salesforce Platform Developer I, or relevant Salesforce Architect certifications, are advantageous. Experience in an online energy or real assets marketplace is beneficial. Technical proficiency, including understanding of programmatic APIs, API design, ERDs, and data management; prior technical experience is advantageous. Background in product management, certification, or training with the ability to draft detailed product requirements.

Negotiable
Dallas
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Data Center Technician

A leading high frequency trading firm is looking to grow out their Data Center Engineering team in both Dallas, TX and Charlotte, NC. This trading infrastructure team is a global team of skilled engineers who architect, build, and maintain our world-class infrastructure. From designing and implementing colocation facilities to optimizing exchange connectivity and creating cutting-edge Wide Area Networks, we rely on research and automation to continuously adapt and innovate. As part of our team, you'll work with state-of-the-art server, network, and storage technology, including high-density cabinets and liquid cooling. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to take ownership of projects from inception to completion, contributing to our dynamic and evolving business environment. Responsibilities: Maintain data center infrastructure (power, cooling, hardware, cabling, tools/supplies, etc.). to provide maximum availability of services. Perform requirements gathering and planning for new hardware installs (i.e. physical location, power and cooling requirements, cabling, etc.). Install and configure data center infrastructure components (cabinets, power strips, structured cabling, etc.). Racking and cabling of data center hardware (servers, network equipment, storage devices, etc.). Hardware troubleshooting and break-fix. Initial configuration of network devices and Linux servers (Linux cli commands, switch cli commands, zero-touch-provisioning). Skills & Education Required: Knowledge of cabling standards/media types and ability to manage cables to an extremely high standard. Strong understanding of data center infrastructure (electrical/power, cooling, liquid cooling, mechanicals, safety, etc.). Availability to work evenings and weekends as required. Hardware repair experience (data center infra, servers, network devices, storage devices, etc.). Experience using/configuring Cisco and Arista devices via CLI. Strong experience working at the command line of Linux systems doing basic system troubleshooting and running scripts. Experience programming (such as in Python) a plus.

US$80000 - US$100000 per year + + Bonus
Dallas
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Lead iOS Engineer

Currently working with a wealth management fintech firm who is looking for an iOS Lead to build both the consumer and enterprise facing apps for a variety of products. This individual would be a Senior Engineer (5+ years experience) and have experience in building and architecting apps from 0 to 1 working closely with designers, engineers, product and the business. While the engineering team at the firm is 40 people, this engineer will get to be the founding engineer for the mobile team and own the project fully for 100,000s of users. The firm has a variety of different products (such as crypto and annuities), your first product will be building the consumer facing iOS app used for high savings account. Minimum Requirements Bachelor's Degree or equivalent working experience 5+ years mobile application development experience 3+ years experience building, launching, and maintaining a high quality mobile app on iOS using native APIs and modern features/frameworks (UIKit, Swift, Foundation) Ability to translate designs and business logic into UI code that works across iOS devices, and also to give effective feedback as a partner to designers Understanding of best practices as it relates to Security for mobile apps Familiarity with analytics collection and related platforms Ability to work independently and as part of a fast moving team Ready to learn, but just as ready to teach

US$150000 - US$220000 per year + + annual bonus
New York
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CTO - Quantitative Investment

Selby Jennings is leading the search for CTO to join a quant hedge fund based in NYC. The firm was founded more than twenty years ago and are well known for dirving industry innovation within technology. They are looking for a CTO to spearhead the development of brand new trading systems while also being involved in the technical road mapping of the infrastructure and hardware enhancements. The CTO will partner with the Director of Quant Research, Network Managers and the CEO directly. The CTO will take on a team of 10, and while mostly working as a leader, the firm would like a CTO who can also code when needed in C++ and/or Python. This is a great opportunity for tech leads who would like to take that step up, or existing CTO's who can still be hands on and want to take on a fresh new challenge. You will be able to work on: Development of a new automated trading system and simulation environment Steer overall technical direction for trading system development and infrastructure Partner with the quantitative research team and understand what they are doing and why. Design and specification of storage and compute farm infrastructure of continuously increasing scale and sophistication Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, physics, or computer science Interest in quantitative finance, financial markets, and high-performance computing. Experience with multi-threaded applications or distributed computing; Knowledge of server and network-level architecture; Fluency in C++ and/or Python

US$400000 - US$800000 per year
Manhattan
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Senior Frontend Engineer

We have partnered with a global macro hedge fund who has had a recent focus in growing out their NYC location. We are looking for a Front End engineer who would built the nextgen UI for quantitative trading platforms in ReactJS and cloud native solutions. You'll work on build large scale data solutions while helping to integrate with APIs, models and data analysis tools. You will also worked on performance optimization to for maximum speed, efficiency, and scalability. KEY REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science or related field. 7+ years of experience in UI development, with a strong focus on React. Experience in financial, trading, or similar quantitative fields is highly advantageous.

US$180000 - US$225000 per year + + annual bonus
New York
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Software Engineer (Python) | Trading Firm

Software Engineer (Python) Global Multi-Strat Investment Management London, UK Our client employs a global, multi-strategy investment approach to achieve compelling returns by combining diverse liquid strategies managed by experienced professionals within a robust risk framework. The Team: A large equity market neutral Quant PM team based in London. The senior members have extensive experience and a strong track record from working together at top-tier hedge funds. Over the past two years, they have developed a cloud-based systematic platform for real-time market data and signal generation, now live with substantial capital allocation. The team is highly collaborative, focusing on systematic trading, alpha research, signal integration, and portfolio optimisation. Job Overview: Seeking a software engineer to deploy, maintain, improve, and monitor production processes, and leverage cloud technologies to enhance system robustness. Skills and Qualifications: Proficient programming skills in Python and NumPy Experience with cloud computing (storage, elastic computing, inter-process messaging, etc.) Experience handling large datasets Degree in a quantitative field Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience (not restricted to finance) Apply Now!

Negotiable
London
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Senior Fund Operations/ Accountant Opportunity

Responsibilty: Review quarterly fund financial statements prepared by other members of the department and third party administrators Assist with the audit of fund financial statements Assist with the audit of WOFE entity financial statements Assist with the financial data collection for regulation purpose Assist in valuation of fund investments and valuation of portfolio companies Maintain and review cash positions entries for various private equity funds Review journal entries for private equity funds Independently assess and resolve client questions and requests Ensure accuracy and timely delivery of client deliverables and oversight of administrators Manage aspects of departments core functions Present departments goals and initiatives to internal personnel and existing or prospective clients Requirements: Undergraduate degree (B.A., B.S. or B.B.A.) Minimum of 4-5 years working experience in an accounting/financial industry setting Must be fluent in English and Mandarin Knowledge of private equity fund services industry preferred Must be proficient in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Must be detail oriented and organized and possess excellent analytical skills

Negotiable
Shanghai
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Overseas BD Manager- Base Shanghai

Responsibilities: Open channels for the fund in overseas markets, actively establish and maintain relationships with overseas partners, investment institutions, and portfolio companies to explore cross-border investment and partnership opportunities. Deeply understand and adapt to the culture and business environment of target markets, integrate into local entrepreneurial scenes, ensuring effective communication and cooperation in a multicultural environment. Responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, managing the entire process from sourcing to deal closure, including but not limited to due diligence, valuation analysis, negotiation, while also providing strategic and operational empowerment services. Assist partners in strategic planning and decision-making processes, offering in- depth insights into market trends, industry dynamics, and competitive analysis. Oualifications: 3-5 years of relevant overseas work experience, including but not limited to prior experiences in international business/corporate development, top-tier investment banking, PE/VC, or strategic/management consulting. Fluency in English and Mandarin, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of establishing effective working relationships in a multicultural context. In-depth understanding of at least one international market (e.g. the Americas, MENA, etc.), capable of conducting market analyses and investment evaluation. Prior business and investment connections is highly valued and preferred. Strong project management skills, able to independently advance complex projects. Able to travel internationally on a frequent basis.

Negotiable
Shanghai
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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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