Toby Amis, Head of Developer Workflows, explains how many companies are now putting coding skills as one of their main requirements on job descriptions. How can job-hunting financial professionals ensure they have the coding skills that companies require?
- As technology and infrastructure advances, so does the profile of people using Refinitiv’s products.
- Many financial services firms now put coding skills on job descriptions as one of the main required skills.
- With 2.5 million annual page views, more than 2,000 attendees participating on our live webinars last quarter, and a very active Q&A forum, the Refinitiv Developer Community can help developers get their jobs done.
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Growth of technology in the financial sector
Advances in technology and infrastructure are constantly improving how companies deliver value for customers. But as technology evolves, so does the profile of the people using our products.
Not too long ago, many global companies were tech savvy partners to an analogue financial world, striving to create simple end-to-end user experiences and fully controlling how firms use data technology.
But the landscape has been changing over the past decade, creating demand for more flexibility in how users’ interface with our data.
Young professionals who have grown up immersed in digital technology are gradually filling more senior roles, and as they progress, they are reinventing how technology is used.
Many financial services firms now put coding skills on job descriptions as one of the main required skills.
Some are going as far as making it mandatory for new hires to complete training on Python, data science concepts, machine learning, and cloud computing.
Refinitiv Developer community
As a financial services company, Refinitiv understands the need for technically equipped workforces.
The creativity and technical skill that comes with coding means that the experience these users seek is less about guidance and more about empowerment.
Simple and intuitive user experiences will always remain important.
How can you benefit?
Our Developer Community and portal is set up to help you benefit from these shifts.
With 2.5 million annual page views, more than 2,000 attendees participating on our live webinars last quarter, and a very active Q&A forum, we help developers get their jobs done.
We are constantly looking for ways to better service financial developers in all their guises, including Fincoders.
Since COVID-19, we have switched from in-person events to utilizing our digital channels to maintain engagement and interaction with our customers.
We run live webinars on a variety of topics, with business leaders alongside developer advocates, ideas flowing into real code and use cases.
We are running series of webinars for financial developers on various topics. You can access our past and upcoming events on our Events Catalog section.