5 Fintech companies looking to hire in Europe right now
Rising inflation, COVID-19, the war in Ukraine and interest rate hikes are not the best indicators of a healthy global economy, but one sector that has come through relatively unscathed is the fintech.
This sector has only really emerged in the past 35 years, as emerging technologies have been applied to fund the creation of new services, systems and opportunities.
In particular, technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have radicalized banking and financial payments, creating new startups that compete with traditional finance.
The three most valued startups in Europe are Fintechs, Klarna, Checkout.com and Revolut, while 35% of Fintechs are already unicorns – a private startup valued at over $1 billion.
That doesn’t mean traditional finance is being left behind: far from it, as deep-pocketed existing banks are leveraging their resources and knowledge to compete head-on.
In a way, the Fintech sector has taken advantage of modern crises by pushing a digital future where costs are lower, transactions are faster, innovations abound, and access to finance is via a mobile device.
Here are the biggest Fintech companies currently recruiting in Europe:
One of the world’s leading professional services firms, KPMG offers corporate solutions, audit, tax and advisory services to global clients. There are more than 10,000 vacancies with this giant across the world.
In Hamburg, where knowledge of German would be desirable, there are many open jobs with an interesting position for a Senior Insurance Consultant.
The successful candidate will work with a team to advise insurance companies on digital transformation, business model development, customer interface optimization, and process optimization and automation.
This position requires a dynamic thinker, as the position requires candidates not to think in terms of problems, but to approach each new challenge in a solution-oriented manner. If this sounds like your kind of role, apply here.
Possibly one of Fintech’s largest employers with over 28,000 jobs currently online, Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance services, consulting, financial advisory, risk, taxation and related services.
Founded more than 150 years ago, it currently employs 286,000 people in 150 countries and territories.
There is a role available for a Lead Talent Communications Specialist. The role is remote, which is another frequent benefit of joining a fintech company.
Deloitte is looking for a communications professional who sees the world differently, finds opportunities where others don’t, and keeps a pulse on the next big trends. Anyone looking to make an impact should apply to join The Deloitte Marketing Excellence Team.
Wefox is the European leader in Insurtech and is reinventing insurance on a large scale. A record Series C funding round of $650 million (€618 million) in 2021 made it the biggest funding round of any Insurtech to date.
The company is looking to hire a machine learning engineerwhich offers lots of fun perks, including flexible working, free office snacks, gym discounts, and free access to a mental health and wellness platform for personalized care, such as 1:1 coaching and therapy, whether at work, at home or in private relationships.
For more details on the responsibilities and benefits involved, click here.
4. Fidelity Investment Solutions and Services (ISS)
ISS offers investment expertise to wholesale, institutional and other professional investors.
ISS Technology is responsible for the design and delivery of all technology solutions that support the Investment Solutions and Services business, which are organized into Asset Management Operations, Investment Management and Distribution, and span all Fidelity International sites, including London, Dublin, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
ISS is looking for a Senior Business Analyst work from its London office. You will need excellent needs analysis and consulting skills, as well as a logical approach to problem solving. If this sounds like you, apply here.
Mirakl is a French software developer that sells an online marketplace solution in SaaS mode called Mirakl Marketplace Platform.
It is used by retailers, B2B or media companies to create, launch and operate their own online marketplace. Mirakl’s customers are mainly retailers, for example, Galeries Lafayette, Rue du commerce, Darty, Mistergooddeal, Nature et Découvertes, MedicAnimal, Godsavethekids and Menlook.
For a Swedish-speaking applicant based in London, there is a Corporate Business Development Representative position open now.
Interestingly, the job description adds a codicil encouraging potential candidates to apply for one of the company’s roles, even if you don’t think you’re an exact match. For more information on all open positions at Mirakl, click here.