Senior Backend Engineer – Crypto / Blockchain

Our client is an established and rapidly expanding global cryptocurrency & payments platform. Their mission is to move the world to digital currencies. They are growing their team and looking for an experienced head of backend engineering and 2-3 senior backend engineers. The roles require a high level of initiative and expertise in technical infrastructure, software development, security and finance.


We are looking for individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and excellent communication skills combined with a high level of technical engineering expertise. Ideally you have experience of 


The roles can be remote, semi-remote or based in their London office.


Role and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with all teams within the business to ensure technical needs are met and planned for
  • Architect and implement new features as required by internal and external API consumers
  • Maintain and improve performance of existing backend code bases
  • Maintain and improve policies relating to backend code quality and security
  • Manage and assist teams requiring devops support


Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience of working in a Crypto / Blockchain environment
  • Infrastructure tools experience preferred:

Kubernetes, AWS EC2/VPC/ELB, General Networking

  • Programming languages:

Java, Groovy, JavaScript

  • Frameworks:

Spring, Spring Boot, Grails, JAX-RS / REST, OpenAPI

  • Databases:

MySQL compatible, Athena

  • A higher qualification or equivalent professional qualifications relating to computer science (preferred but not required)
  • Minimum 5 years previous experience in a business environment
  • Finance industry experience
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication


CEO / Founders Associate – FinTech / Consumer Finance

Job description

Why this is a great job:

Because this is not a job. We are looking for a business and sparring partner that can help grow our clients business from a Series B stage company to a global banking giant – the first of its kind, focused solely on Emerging Markets. You will be working with a driven A Player team that sees their business as their once in a lifetime opportunity to build an unicorn.



You will be a part of a small elite team within the CEOs Office. Your missions will evolve around the highest priority items in the company and you will be tasked to inform high stake decisions, execute highly complex projects. Previous examples include Identifying new business opportunities, developing products, leading teams.



  • Lead high priority projects to ensure the achievement of objectives and key results
  • Enjoy great autonomy allowing you to identify problems, carry out analysis, design solutions and execute them
  • Design and build leading processes and products
  • Work on multiple projects in parallel that will require you to be adaptable across multiple functions
  • Some previous projects have involved identifying new business opportunities, leading product teams, and hiring talented peopl



  • 5+ years of work experience in a fast-paced FinTech environment (start-up / strategy consulting / investment banking)
  • Previous entrepreneurial experiences are a strong plus
  • High willingness to travel and get stuff done
  • You have a track record of being a top performer in several different areas
  • You can break complex problems into smaller ones and enjoy working with data to facilitate your work
  • You are curious in nature and passionate about making an impact
  • You can demonstrate this through various projects you have been involved in
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skillsIdeally, you hold a STEM or another highly quantitative degree from a globally recognised university


Head of Data Engineering / Lead Database Engineer

Head of Data Engineering / Lead Database Engineer

Global Financial Services Organisation



The Role & Key Responsibilities:

  • You will be reporting into the IT Operations Manager in Luxembourg and will manage all databases in Luxembourg and ensure systems are monitored. As a DBA & Data Engineer, you will support the local databases and take part in projects, covering all aspects of data management.
  • Be accountable for all aspects of the daily administration of all local databases, including set-up of databases (Oracle, MS SQL …), maintenance, optimisation, etc.;
  • Represent all data management aspects in projects, BAU, and troubleshooting;
  • Ensure SLA’s are adhered to for databases;
  • Work together with the local IT Team to identify IT solutions to support business
  • Growth;
  • Plan and schedule project activities using appropriate tools;
  • Support with internal and external audits and take ownership of any remediation actions (for databases data in general;
  • Perform problem management and manage process on problems through to resolution;
  • Developing technical standards and optimisation for related services;
  • Perform patching where and when needed;
  • Perform out-of-hours support services for the business;
  • Ensure compliance with Apex standards including data protection, compliance and information security.


Skills Required:

  • Bachelor degree in computer science or IT related apprenticeship;
  • Several years of operations and project management experience;
  • DBA certification;
  • Knowledge of System administration is an advantage;
  • Strong analytical and decision- making skills as well as a structured way of working;
  • Good working understanding of the CSSF regulations and circulars, and how they are applied to technology standards and controls;
  • Excellent reporting & communication skills;
  • Ability to converse with both technical & business teams;
  • Experience of troubleshooting and technical support;
  • Certified in ITIL and other control frameworks such as COBIT would be an advantage;
  • Knowledge in Information security and certifications such as CISM would be an advantage;
  • Fluent English skills, both written and verbally, German language skills are an advantage


What you will get in return:

  • A high level of visibility within a large organisation on an upwards trajectory;
  • Be part of a dynamic and fast-paced team that makes a genuine impact on revenue and sales pipeline;
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse, agile and global IT team

EMEA Head of Regulatory

EMEA Head of Regulatory

Our client is a leading international FinTech / Blockchain company with a strong continued growth strategy.

As part of their continued development, we are actively searching for a new EMEA Head of Regulatory to be based in their EMEA HQ in Luxembourg.

This is a senior role, highly visible and with strategic influence. You will lead the management team in the continued rollout of the EMEA Regulatory framework and be responsible for all regulatory matters in Luxembourg and Europe.


Candidate Profile:

8-12 years Regulatory experience in Luxembourg

Regulatory experience in other EU countries preferred

Experience of working in the FinTech / Online Payment / Blockchain / Crypto space.

For more information please apply with a copy of your CV.

COO – Chief Operating Officer

Position: COO – Chief Operating Officer

Company: High Growth Fintech Company

Location: London / Berlin

Salary: GBP 150 – 250 K Depending on Experience


Job Description:


An exciting, high growth Fintech company who are built on cutting edge technology is currently searching for an exceptional Chief Operating Officer to join the team. This is an extremely important role for the company and will overall contribute to the growth and expansion plans they have in place.

As the COO, you will help shape and oversee the systems, processes and people necessary to underpin the business operations and deliver to the forecast revenue, expense budgets and timing.


You will be responsible for ensuring the business delivers on its promises to clients, including uptime and that customer feedback is always excellent.

This is a critical role for the organisation. This is a perfect opportunity for a highly skilled and experienced Fintech Chief Operating Officer to join this already successful and high growth company.


Essential Candidate Profile:

The successful candidates core capability will be in FinTech operations and technology, both in development and product management

Deep understanding of financial technology and software development, delivery, project management disciplines are crucial

You will have a successful background in running operations unit to ensure non-IT processes are delivered to and quality

Experience in having the responsibility for mitigating risk and meeting all compliance & legal requirements

Overall Key Responsibilities:


  • Strategy
  • People Leadership
  • Technology Development
  • Operations
  • Management Boards
  • Qualifications & Expertise
  • Deep understanding of the Financial Services Sector
  • Experience managing IT Units and managing major IT Implementation projects
  • Strong operations experience

Demonstrate an appropriate level of technical skills

Specialism: COO, Chief Operating Officer, Fintech, Technology, IT, Operations, Software Development, Strategy, People Leadership, Financial Services, Banking, Fintech, Insurance

Senior Product Manager – Leading FinTech / Private Equity Tech


Our client is a hugely successful international FinTech business. They are expanding their EU HQ which is based in Munich and we are recruiting for a new Senior ProdUct Manager.

Main Responsibilities:  

  • Manage Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for core Fintech platform
  • PE.Analyzer  Capture and record conceptual requirements and priorities from business leaders and client-facing staff.
  • Implement measurement of client engagement on products through digital KPI tracking and implement active feedback loop to product development to enhance engagement
  • Ensure business requirements and all possible paths for behavior and design are fully elaborated and recorded
  • Ensure high quality and modern design that optimizes user experience is incorporated into software design
  • Coordinate any internal and external resources to optimize software product development
  • Manage handoff and priorities of requirements with development teams
  • Manage the Software Quality Assurance that ensures development teams are delivering quality product based on the original business requirements
  • Manage software release planning and ensure efficient, frequent and high quality enhancements are delivered to clients

Your profile:

  • 5+ years´ experience in Software Product Management
  • University degree in in Software Engineering, Informatics, Design or equivalent  B2C or B2B commercial product background with digital KPI tracking and analysis
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple product inputs and translate to product development road map and manage development priorities
  • Experience using hard data and metrics to substantiate assumptions that link product design and features to strategic objectives based on user KPIs
  • Strong conceptual and UI/ UX design skills
  • Experience in SDLC including knowledge of business requirements and documentation  Experience in agile project management
  • Experience in QA management software including documentation and code deliverables through UAT and release planning
  • Six Sigma, CMMI or equivalent experience in formal process improvement and software development (is aplus)
  • Work proficiency in English (German optional)

We offer you:

  • Exciting and challenging role in a dynamic and international team
  • Competitive salary contribution
  • Office in the heart of Munich
  • Work in private equity – one of the most demanded and attractive finance industries today
  • Professional development opportunities and potential for career growth
  • Support with training and coaching

CTO / Co-Founder, Big Data Fintech

Job description

Co-Founder for B2B Fintech / Big Data / Data Scientist

Our client is a very promising B2B FinTech. Your full skill set will be required!

They bet on PSD2 which will change the European banking landscape. Based on this trend they have come up with a brilliant B2B business-model in credit-scoring based on data-analytics, which they are currently putting in place.

The job:

Do you want to own a company and experience the fast-paced life of a founder? Do you want to work in a fair partnership of close highly motivated and qualified co-founders? Then work with us as a Co-Founder, CTO and partner to build the company. Together with us as the founding-team you will go through a huge learning-curve:• You take full responsibility for the successful design as well as implementation of the company´s business mission by defining and developing all service-related technologies

• You manage the implementation of infrastructure- and product-requirements• You understand QoS, but you are also very pragmatic and are able to quickly deliver prototypes or manage the process for it• You build the IT-Team and product-management function over the next couple of monthsSalary: normal startup salary with >20% equity package, negotiable. Risk-takers are welcome!


• Minimum 2-3 years of planning or development of data-intense backend-structures• Experience or strong interest in working with big unstructured datasets• Experience or strong motivation to lead IT-/product-teams or software development projects• Ideally experience in encryption and security environments/applications• Ideally basic knowledge of FinTS/HBCIWhat we offer:

Our goal is to become a leading FinTech company in the near future:• Become an entrepreneur and founder and take on responsibility from day-1• Become part of the highly qualified founding-team and shape the future organization• Enjoy a highly competitive direct equity participation in the company• Work in a stimulating, flexible and self-determined working-environment in BerlinAbout the company:

We are a team of startup-experienced tech entrepreneurs and angel-investors based in Berlin. Our investors themselves are highly successful in their own fields of banking and technology. With this new FinTech we are betting on a new EU law “PSD2” which is breaking up decades-old banking industry-structures across Europe. In our eyes creditscoring will hugely benefit from PSD2 and its vast digital disruption in banking, and we want to make perfect use of this opportunity. With our various data-driven online services customers will from now on be able to receive a better, finer and more accurate credit-scoring.

Contact the job poster

Chris Leek

Managing Director at Fintech Recruitment Ltd

Job Poster Location


Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level


  • Banking
  • Information Technology and Services
  • Financial Services

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Information Technology

COO / Co-Founder for B2B Fintech

COO / Co-Founder for B2B Fintech

Our client is a very promising B2B FinTech. Your full skill set will be required!

They bet on PSD2 which will change the European banking landscape. Based on this trend they have come up with a brilliant B2B business-model in credit-scoring based on data-analytics, which they are currently putting in place.

For the right candidate the setup is awesome, as you can contribute with your full skill set along product-development, recruiting, general business development, analytics and fund-raising later on.

The ideal candidate has a business background and a love for details, data and analytics, maybe even a technical interest OR a technical background with a few years of commercial experience, e.g. in management consulting.

We are looking for a co-founder, not just an employee. We want your ideas to work with us on the long-term vision of the company and the execution of it. Become part of the management-team and part of the story!

EMEA Compliance & Regulatory Manager – Fintech / Bitcoin / Blockchain

Job Summary

The EMEA Compliance & Regulatory Manager manages regulatory and specific compliance projects, acting as an internal and external point of contact and aiding in the completion of any action and the preparation of all documentation required.

Key Responsibilities

Engage with regulators in countries in which the company operates particularly within the EU Region, including preparation and review of documents for same

Pursue applicable licensing within the EU jurisdictions, consultants and junior internal staff to ensure smooth management of licensing process

Research regulatory environment in new target markets and advise Management on same

Keep abreast of licensing trends in relevant payment, money remittance, and digital currency sectors, including speaking with external experts, advisors, and officials as necessary

Engage with external counsel and consultants regarding regulatory requirements

Manage European Banking relationship

Opening Bank Accounts all over Europe and Africa

Providing information to banks to open accounts (funds flow)

Create compliance policies

Engage and update the compliance team on regulatory obligations

Providing compliance information to banks

Liaise with the FCA, CSSF and regulators in other Jurisdictions that we operate in
Conduct due diligence for euro clients and respond to due diligence queries from euro clients.

Assist in management for East Africa licensing applications

Assist with the preparation of and filing of documentation with regulators in countries in which the company operates, as necessary

Candidate Requirements

Experience managing complex regulatory environments of innovative financial products across UK and/or Europe

Experience working with international, distributed team across UK, Europe and Africa

Flexibility, ability to work independently, and strong problem-solving capability to enable navigation of fast-moving ecosystem and fast-growing young company

Fluency in English and French

Bachelor’s degree is Law is preferable

Minimum of 6 Years’ experience in Financial Services Industry or Money Service Business  


Excellent leadership and management qualities such as strong work ethic, trustworthiness, self-confidence and the ability to delegate responsibilities

Critical problem solving ability

Project management skills

Global Head of Business Development – FinTech

Global Head of Business Development – FinTech


Our client is an established market leading consumer finance led Fintech company.


With cutting-edge technology they are continuing to expand rapidly.


We are recruiting for a newly created Global Head of Business Development to set up and establish the international BD function.


Your mission will be to develop new e-commerce partnerships globally and recruit and manage your team.


This is an exciting international position with huge future career growth potential.


Your profile:


  • 5+ years of Business Development experience
  • Consumer Lending experience
  • Fintech experience
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to travel