What you need to know about a career in fintech

With help of these resources, find out more about working in the financial technology industry.

The world around us continues to evolve faster than ever. The information security field remains dynamic with opportunity for specializations. Depending on what you want and what works for you, your interests, focus and expertise can change over time.

We encourage you to explore! Who knows? You might find information to help power your own fintech career path.


What is Fintech?

Financial Technology (Fintech) is new technology that improves and automates the delivery and use of financial services. Specialized software and algorithms used to help companies, business owners and consumers better manage financial operations.

Power your potential with a fintech career.1

  • Agile Software Developer: Execute end-to-end development and testing of software
  • Auditing and Compliance: Evaluate and rate security programs and check compliance
  • Financial Systems Analyst: Develops, constructs and automated new and existing interfaces into management information systems
  • Forensic Analyst: Focuses on recovering digital data and records ranging from corporate HR focus to infection assessments
  • Incident Responder: Coordinates response and recovery details
  • Information/Cybersecurity Manager: Support critical automation activities
  • Malware Analyst: Analyzes malware code down to its most basic level and gets it to run in safe test environments to see its objectives
  • Product Owner: Design evolution of the assigned product(s) such as many mobile banking features
  • Reliability Engineer: Drives reliability of applications to avoid issues and quickly resolve service disruptions
  • Threat Intel: Analyzing adversaries, can be strategic (less technical) or tactical (technical)


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Key terms defined

  • Agile: The “agile” approach emphasizes cross-functional teamwork, frequent delivery and iteration, close customer collaboration and the ability to quickly respond to change. The Agile way of working and making decisions has proved its value for developing products, processes, software and customer experience.
  • Cloud computing: The practice of using a network of remote services hosted on the Internet to store, manage and process data which makes information available without storing it on physical servers.
  • Cybersecurity: The protection of Internet-connected systems from cyberattacks.
1 Source: https://tisiphone.net/2015/10/12/starting-an-infosec-career-the-megamix-chapters-1-3/
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