FinTech Futures Jobs: Is remote working causing a workquake?
It turns out lots of us really like working from home.
So much so that since 2020 in the US, around five million people have moved to a new geographical location because of the availability of remote work policies.
This year in the UK, the Office of National Statistics reports 63% of employees in the professional, scientific and tech industries are working a hybrid schedule – some days in the office, and some at home.
Slack’s new Future Forum Pulse Summer Snapshot has found that 80% of all knowledge workers across the globe now want flexibility in where they work, with 94% of employees looking for flexibility in when they do their work too.
When we don’t have that flexibility, it has an impact. The study ascertained that knowledge workers who say they have little to no ability to set their own hours report more work-related stress and anxiety and a worse work-life balance than those who do have flexibility built into their schedules.
The result? Many of them will look for a new job. This comes as no surprise to Marc Andreessen, one of the web’s original entrepreneurs, known for founding Mosaic, the first graphical web browser, then Netscape. Now co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, in 2021 he said that remote work was “a permanent civilisational shift. […] it is perhaps the most important thing that’s happened in my lifetime, a consequence of the internet that’s maybe even more important than the internet”.
He sums up the impact. “We may, at long last, shatter the geographic lottery, opening up opportunity to countless people who weren’t lucky enough to be born in the right place. And people are leaping at the opportunities this shift is already creating, moving both homes and jobs at furious rates.”
Andreessen re-visited his comments this year on a podcast and doubled down, calling the shift “potentially an earthquake”. It’s clear that for many workers, this is the future they want. Companies need to respond, and in fast-growing sectors such as fintech, a ‘remote-first’ approach is on the rise.
Microsoft’s 2022 Work Trend Index shows that employees everywhere are voting with their feet, opting for jobs that don’t tie them to the office, particularly within the Gen Z and Millennial cohorts. 51% of those currently working a hybrid mix will consider a switch to remote working, and 52% of Gen Zers say they are moving to a new location because policies enable them to work remotely.
If you’re thinking that it’s time to make your job fit in with your life (as opposed to the other way around), we have three remote and hybrid roles below that could be a fit. And there are plenty more to discover on the Fintech Futures Job Board too.
Implementation Engineer, Yapily
A fully remote role, the Implementation Engineer will join Yapily’s customer engineering team. This role will suit those with a technical background combined with exceptional communication and presentation skills.
You’ll be responsible for guiding customer technical teams through their integration with Yapily’s APIs, ensuring a strong understanding of the client’s requirements and implementing a solution tailored to their use case.
You’ll need familiarity with common back end development practices and technologies and prior experience within the payments or open banking space, as well as prior experience as a developer or troubleshooting other developers’ work. Apply now.
Partner Solutions Architect (Remote, EMEA), Aiven
Aiven’s partner team is looking for a Partner Solution Architect to join in a remote role. Daily responsibilities will include working with new partner opportunities as well as developing existing partnerships further from a solution perspective.
You will act as a subject matter expert on Aiven service offerings and be the link between the organisation and partners. To succeed, you’ll need to have previous experience in solutions architecture – experience working with partners is ideal. Fluency in one or more programming languages such as Java, Python, Go or Ruby is required, as is knowledge of public clouds (AWS, Google or Azure). Apply now.
Front End Developer (Angular) – Fintech
A successful London-based fintech software house is seeking a Front End Developer to join its talented team and work on mission-critical software solutions within the financial services industry.
You will join an established engineering team working on a flagship solution. You will need to be mainly office-based to start, and then you can work remotely up to four days a week. You’ll need to be a graduate (2:1 and above) or junior developer who has experience using any version of Angular, and you’ll have a drive to continually learn new skills and progress your career. Apply now.
About the author:
Kirstie works for our job board partner, Jobbio.
Based in Dublin, she has been a writer and editor across print and digital platforms for over 15 years.