I want to work in...Financial technology (financial engineering)

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of technology in finance careers from all about careers

What is fintech?  TARGETjobs guide


Typical Job profiles 

Financial Technology is an industry sector rather than a specific job role, as such there are a wide variety of careers and jobs that can be found in this sector. Some roles include:

Cyber security analyst

Systems Analyst

Applications Developer

Financial Analyst

Business Analyst

Data Analyst

Data Scientist


Useful online resources

Career paths in financial technology.  Article from efinancial careers

FinTech Scotland - the fintech community in Scotland, including list of all Scottish FinTech firms

Inside Careers - the age of fintech

Scottish Fintech sector

Skills you'll need to work in financial technology. Article from efinancial careers

Talent Scotland fintech careers

Working in Glasgow's Fintech community - youtube video from IFSD 

CB Insights The Fintech 250: The Top Fintech Companies of 2021


FinTech Magazine


FinTech & Finance News

The Cyber Security Challenge UK

FData Global Financial Data and Technology Association

Innovate Finance

Fintech Alliance


Women are under represented in this industry and there are initiatives aimed at attracting women into the industry such as:


Equate Scotland 

See also our resources for cybersecurity

To keep up-to-date, try the Fintech Insider podcast


Development and emerging economies

Bobsguide - global supplier and product directory

McKinsey & Co - Innovative development financing 


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Careers in Audit - jobs board

efinancial careers - finance jobs board

Silicon Republic - Examples of employers seeking Fintech candidates


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.