Fintech Engineering

in Hong Kong

Why are Fintech Engineering jobs in demand?

Whether it's a multinational corporation to VC backed start-ups, the need for Fintech Engineering leaders is more in demand than ever before. The technology market is already fiercely competitive which means that roles such as Fintech Engineering are pivotal to businesses.

The field of engineering plays a crucial role in the Fintech industry, as it is responsible for producing high-quality, scalable code that enables a product to function. Disruptive innovations in FinTech include robotic advisory, asset management firms, online banking, mobile payments, and online remittances, among others. As a result, landscapes are redefining, financial services are restructuring, and traditional models are being pushed toward an end. Engineering professionals and FinTech engineers make finance accessible to both businesses and individuals. To succeed in today's complex world, fintech engineers need to be able to identify and solve problems that their predecessors never faced. Integration of the cloud, remote workforces, rapidly changing technologies, the evolution of new technologies are all part of this challenge.  

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Key responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

- Collaborate with all relevant stakeholders across the business to build an achievable, realistic long-term roadmap

- Build, scale and develop a team of engineers with high accountability

- Managing the work, performance and professional development of teams

Depending on the size/type of business, Fintech Engineering may be called different titles, such as Engineering Manager, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Engineering, Chief Information Security Officer, Senior Backend Developer, Senior Frontend Developer and other such combinations.

Global Opportunities

Space Executive, an international recruitment business spanning the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. We hire permanent and interim leadership mandates within the FinTech arena at both multinationals and high-growth, VC backed start-ups. We represent a wide variety of Fintech Engineering opportunities across the globe. Get in touch with us to hear more and we can run a tailored search to your requirements.

What are salaries like for Fintech Engineers?

Salaries for Fintech Engineers in the UK and Europe vary depending on the company, size and the experience of the engineer. Generally speaking, salaries for Fintech Engineers can average around £60,000 in the UK, while very experienced workers can make up to £80,000 per year or more. Take a look at our Salary Survey Report which gives a valuable snapshot of trends around salary ranges.

​​Hong Kong

Our executive recruitment in Hong Kong was launched to take advantage of the city's strong business environment, which is home to a large number of multinational companies and provides a gateway to the rest of Asia. Hong Kong is also a major financial hub, making it an ideal place for executive talent scouting and recruitment. Additionally, Hong Kong is renowned for its diverse workforce, which makes it easier to find the right people with the right skills and expertise for the job.

Hiring effective leadership in this complex region is the biggest challenge facing VC backed start ups and multinational companies. Our Space Executive team, based in Hong Kong, are regional experts, supporting companies to build teams that will drive forward their Greater China growth and change strategies.

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Commuting and Culture:

Commuting in Hong Kong can be a challenge due to its dense population and limited public transportation options. The public transportation network is extensive, but can be crowded and slow during peak hours. For those who drive, traffic can be notoriously congested, especially during rush hour. The MTR (Mass Transit Railway) is the most popular form of public transport and is relatively reliable, however, its stations can become extremely crowded during peak times.

​The work culture in Hong Kong is fast-paced and highly competitive. People here are highly motivated and ambitious, and often work long hours to achieve their goals. Respect for hierarchy is important, and there is a focus on efficiency and productivity. There is also a strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration, as well as a commitment to quality.

Our Recognised Awards

• Finalist - Global Brands Magazine Awards

• Best Places to Work in Singapore for 2019

• LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency 2017

• The Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Awards 2017

• Asia Recruitment Awards 2017

• LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency 2016

• Recruitment International Best Newcomer

What are senior to executive level salaries like in Hong Kong?

Senior to executive level salaries in Hong Kong vary greatly depending on the type of job and the individual's experience and qualifications. Generally, base salaries for senior to executive level positions range from around HK$200,000 to HK$2,200,000 per year. In addition to the base salary, senior to executive level employees may receive bonuses, performance-based incentives, and other benefits.

Take a look at the Salary Survey Report which gives a valuable snapshot of trends around salary ranges, how global events have impacted salary levels and the predictions for future salary changes. It also discusses the key issues employers are facing in relation to talent management and recruitment.​

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