Elite Recruitment

Elite specialises in providing Executive Search and Talent solutions for the fast growing and cutting edge companies who operate within the FinTech sector.

Our trusted relationships and reputation have been built over 10 years of partnering with international technology driven companies and by the accomplishments of the international teams we have helped to shape.

We believe that people drive innovation and we support high growth start-up, micro and mid-sized technology businesses through our innovative HR and Talent solutions and strategies including HR management and recruitment solutions in London, Malaga and Gibraltar regions.

Elite is the preferred choice for visionary clients and executive candidates looking for tailored, knowledge led Executive Search and Talent solutions within FinTech.

Elite Recruitment Gibraltar
Apr 21, 2018
Permanent
Our client, a rapidly growing international FinTech company, that is creating an open exchange for borrowing and lending digital currencies and assets, is seek a Backend Software Engineer based in Gibraltar. As the Backend Software Engineer you will be responsible for working on server side services including the order book for borrowing and lending, the order matching engine, interaction with blockchain smart contracts, trade settlement and post trade lifecycle.  This role provides a fantastic opportunity for a talented and proactive software engineer who is truly interested in disrupting an industry to develop their career within an entrepreneurial company that possesses a culture promoting values of teamwork and innovation. The Role: • You will be responsible for maintaining and developing a service-oriented backend. • You’ll be required to analyse and identify bottlenecks in performance. • Designing secure, stable and robust architecture will be essential to your success in this role. • You’ll collaborate with frontend engineers to add support for API functions and user interfaces. • Working alongside smart contract engineers to integrate the interaction with blockchains will be a key requirement of the role. • You’ll be required to collaborate with platform engineers in order to successfully deploy services into the cloud. What you’ll need to succeed: • You possess proven experience as a backend engineer, preferably supported by a Degree / Master / PhD in Computer Science or Engineering, with demonstrable success in software development. • You have experience with, or a strong interest in, blockchain technology. • You have demonstrable experience of Distributed and asynchronous programming, as well as working with Data Structures and Algorithms. • You possess strong Python, C or C++ skills and preferably knowledge of Kafka, PostgreSQL, Redis, Node.js, Docker, AWS, HTTPS and Websockets • You’re able to work and deliver independently, and as part of a high performing team, with equal success.  • You possess excellent communication skills with the ability to work alongside various business stakeholders. • Curiosity, drive, enthusiasm and a willingness to accept and overcome challenges are all personal attributes that you have in abundance. 
Elite Recruitment Gibraltar
Apr 21, 2018
Permanent
Our client, a rapidly growing international FinTech company, that is creating the first open exchange for borrowing and lending digital currencies and assets, is seeking a Frontend Developer based in Gibraltar. As the Frontend Developer you will be working on a new project and will collaborate with fellow engineers, UX designers, product managers and other cross-functional teams to design and deliver a compelling and intuitive front-end. This role provides a fantastic opportunity for a talented and passionate Frontend Developer who truly understands user behaviour to develop their career within an entrepreneurial company that possesses a culture promoting values of teamwork and innovation. Skills and Requirements: • You will be responsible for developing significant frontend architecture maintaining and developing a service-oriented backend. • You’ll be required to analyse and identify bottlenecks in performance. • Designing secure, stable and robust architecture will be essential to your success in this role. • You’ll collaborate with frontend engineers to add support for API functions and user interfaces. • Working alongside smart contract engineers to integrate the interaction with blockchains will be a key requirement of the role. • You’ll be required to collaborate with platform engineers in order to successfully deploy services into the cloud. What you’ll need to succeed: • You possess proven experience in software development, developing significant frontend architectures and are passionate about delivering and maintaining clean extensible code. • You have a natural ability to understand user behaviour and incorporate intuitive designs and workflows into your work. • You prefer working in a team environment where you share code, choose technologies, build common libraries, components and establish common team practices. • You enjoy collaborating closely with UX designers and product managers and are keen to contribute to the quality and features of the product. • Outstanding server and client-side JavaScript, CSS3 and SASS experience, with experience of React/Redux stack, Python and D3js advantageous. • You have strong experience of best practice in Frontend Test Driven Development (TDD). • You possess a strong interest in blockchain technology and cryptography. • You possess excellent communication skills with the ability to work alongside various business stakeholders. • Curiosity, drive, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn new technologies are all personal attributes that you have in abundance. 
Elite Recruitment Gibraltar
Apr 21, 2018
Permanent
Our client, a rapidly growing international FinTech company, that is creating the first open exchange for borrowing and lending digital currencies and assets, is seeking a Lead Platform Engineer based in Gibraltar. As the Lead Platform Engineer you will be working alongside the CTO with a focus on designing and maintaining the Kubernetes cluster serving the platform, which is a distributed system for lending and borrowing digital assets that includes native applications, Restful API’s and ethereum blockchain integration.  This role provides a fantastic opportunity for a talented and passionate Engineer to long term develop their career into a team lead position within an entrepreneurial company that possesses a culture promoting values of teamwork and innovation. What you’ll need to succeed: • You possess proven experience in building high performance, scalable and resilient infrastructure and solutions.  • You have demonstrable experience of engineering within a distributed systems platform, successfully delivering continuous integration and deployment (Jenkins – AWS CodePipeline) • Kubernetes cluster management, Database management (PostgreSQL) Cache and data stores (Redis MongoDB) and Cloud platforms (AWS or GCP) are all areas of expertise for you.  • You possess a strong understanding of network and web security best practice.  • Experience with Microservices, Restful API’s and Kafka as well as one or more of Python, Node, Rust and C/C++ would be advantageous.  • You possess a strong interest in blockchain technology and opensource. • Experience working in an agile environment, preferably including scrum master experience, alongside excellent communication skills and the ability to successfully work alongside multiple business stakeholders with be key to your success.
Elite Recruitment Gibraltar
Apr 21, 2018
Permanent
Our client, a rapidly growing international FinTech company, that is creating an open exchange for borrowing and lending digital currencies and assets, is seeking a Chief Operating Officer based in Gibraltar. As the Chief Operating Officer you will oversee the business’s ongoing operations, supporting the CEO in the effective operation of the business and providing leadership for the efficient operational running of all departments.  You will be a key member of the management team, bringing strong appreciation of operational management at a senior level as well as a flair for organisational design and development. The role will require excellent relationship management and people development skills alongside the development of an effective and sustainable operating model that is fit-for-purpose for a fast growing firm, ensuring it is able to sustain innovation, quality, productivity and operational performance through a framework of effective governance. This role provides a fantastic opportunity for an experienced COO, or C-suite equivalent, to successfully deliver within a position that is critical to the future direction of an entrepreneurial FinTech company that is truly innovating within the digital asset economy.  The Role: • You will be responsible for designing and implementing an effective operating model for the business. • Successfully coordinating the development of the annual business plan and budgeting and agreeing and setting comprehensive goals for performance and growth will be a key deliverable. • You’ll oversee the development and maintenance of operational procedures and effective internal controls. • Establishing policies that promote the business culture and vision, and leading employees in a manner that encourages excellent performance and engenders dedication will be key to your success in this role. • You will oversee the daily operations of the company and the effective running of all departments. • You’ll be responsible for monitoring and evaluating performance by establishing, tracking and interpreting data and metrics. • Writing and submitting reports to the CEO in all matters of importance and assisting the CEO in internal and external stakeholder management will be required on an ongoing basis.  • You will coordinate corporate development activities such as investments, acquisitions, corporate alliances etc. • Successful management of relationships with partners and vendors will be continuously required. • You will coordinate major change projects and oversee all significant change activities. What you’ll need to succeed: • You possess proven experience as Chief Operating Officer or equivalent relevant C-Suite role, with demonstrable understanding of business functions including, but not limited to, HR, Finance, Marketing.  • You have a successful track record in strategic planning and business development.  • You possess experience in data analysis, performance management and key operational metrics.  • You have an aptitude for decision-making and problem-solving, alongside outstanding organisational and leadership abilities.  • You possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, which allow you to successfully build and maintain relationships, negotiate and public speak.  • You have working knowledge of the key IT / Business infrastructure tools of a business operating in the digital asset and distributed ledger technology sector.
Elite Recruitment Gibraltar
Apr 21, 2018
Permanent
Our client, a Gibraltar based FinTech start-up, with an innovative and exciting new crypto-currency product offering, is looking for a Compliance, Risk and Data Protection Officer. As Compliance, Risk and Data Protection Officer, reporting into the Director of Compliance, you'll be responsible for managing compliance and risk across a range of business areas.  This role provides an excellent opportunity for a Risk or Compliance professional to join a growing start-up company within a disruptive new industry and to develop their career within a widely varied role. The Role: • You will ensure that all internal processes and procedures are adequately documented to ensure business activities remain compliant with all applicable policies, laws and regulations at all times. • You will ensure that the organisation processes the personal data of its staff, customers, providers or any other individuals in compliance with the applicable data protection rules.  • You will create and maintain compliance and data protection policies and procedures. • You will be responsible for the successful monitoring of compliance and requirements regarding data protection impact assessments and ensuring that risks are mitigated. • You will prepare and maintain the records required to demonstrate data protection compliance with GDPR requirements. • You will review and update organisation wide policies on an ongoing basis. • You’ll be responsible for planning, designing and implementing an overall risk management process for the business. • You’ll perform ongoing risk assessment and evaluations, analysing risks as well as identifying, documenting and quantifying the current and future risks. • You will valuate risk associated with customers and geographic locations, identifying areas with greater AML risk and assessing the level of risk mitigation in place. • You will be required to work with a risk register, quantify the 'risk appetite' and provide appropriate risk reporting for a number of different stakeholders, including senior management. • Ensuring that the business operates and maintains effective and robust KYC, AML and Data protection processes and procedures will be key to the success of this role. • You will perform CDD/EDD of customer, investigate potentially suspicious activity, prepare risk-based SAR recommendation and reports. • You’ll maintain a thorough understanding of money laundering and terrorist financing issues, including policies, procedures, regulations, industry best practices, criminal activities and developing trends. • You will assist with the development of compliance training and protocols, providing guidance and training in business-wide compliance policies and procedures, laws and regulations applicable to the business and raising overall compliance and risk awareness within the business. What you’ll need to succeed: • You possess proven experience in an equivalent Compliance or Risk position, preferably within a highly regulated industry. • Strong working knowledge of various areas of Compliance, Regulation and Risk including, but not limited to AML, POCA, Data Protection, KYC and Marketing Standards.  • You have excellent compliance and risk acumen, combined with the ability to understand broad business issues and manage risk with a commercial mind-set.  • You have the ability the review reports in an analytical manner. • Knowledge of data privacy legislation including GDPR would be advantageous. • Experience with transaction monitoring would be an advantage. • Previous experience of dealing with regulators, statutory bodies or licensing bodies would be advantageous. • Excellent written and spoken communication skills with the ability to negotiate and influence both internal and external stakeholders.  • You possess excellent problem-solving, the ability to multi-task, work under pressure and adapt to changing priorities. • Proactive, results-driven, able to work on your own initiative and with strong attention to detail are all ways in which you would describe yourself.  • You are proficient in MS Office Tools and advance MS Excel in particular. • You are driven, aspirational and possess a desire for career development and growth within a start-up environment.  • A passion and an interest in start-ups and or Fintech or technology driven businesses.
Elite Recruitment Gibraltar
Apr 21, 2018
Permanent
Our client, a rapidly growing international FinTech company, that is creating the first open exchange for borrowing and lending digital currencies and assets, is seeking a Head of Risk and Compliance based in Gibraltar. As the Head of Risk and Compliance, reporting into the General Counsel, you will be responsible for ensuring that all elements of the business’s operations and its business transactions follow all relevant legal, regulatory and internal rules and that risks are managed appropriately.  You will be responsible for building and maintaining a robust risk management and compliance framework, aligned with the overall business strategy, and will play a critical role promoting the risk culture of the firm. Your ultimate goal will be to ensure the firm operates within its risk appetite at all times in a legal and ethical manner while meeting its business objectives. This role provides a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Compliance and Risk professional to successfully deliver within a key management position inside an entrepreneurial FinTech company that possesses a culture promoting values of teamwork and innovation. The Role: • You will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of an effective business-wide risk and compliance framework. • You’ll provide independent advice and challenge in the development and maintenance of the business’s internal controls and monitor adherence to them. • Drafting and revising company policies will be a key requirement of this role as will developing a business wide risk assessment and monitoring programme. • You will proactively audit the business’s control processes, practices and documents to identify weaknesses. • Evaluating business activities (e.g. investments) and significant transactions to assess compliance risk will be key to your success in the role. • You will collaborate with HR as required in the development of an appropriate risk-aware culture and educate and train employees on relevant regulations and industry practices. • Providing ongoing advice to the management team and all employees on questions of legal and regulatory compliance with you a critical part of the role. • You will establish plans to manage compliance related incidents or compliance violation and will undertake all necessary research required to keep abreast of key developments in the global regulatory landscape. What you’ll need to succeed: • You possess proven experience as a Head of Compliance or Compliance Officer, with a focus on a risk-based approach to compliance. • You have demonstrable experience in establishing and maintaining risk management and internal controls environments within a company.  • Knowledge and experience of financial services regulation and legal requirements and controls would be highly advantageous. • Strong working knowledge and hands-on experience delivering compliance outcomes in various operational areas including, but not limited to, AML, KYC, Data Protection.  • You possess strong familiarity with industry practices and professional standards and appropriate professional certification would be beneficial.  • You possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, which allow you to successfully build and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.  • Integrity and professional ethics, business acumen, teamwork and attention to detail are all characteristics that you hold and value. 
Elite Recruitment Gibraltar
Apr 21, 2018
Permanent
Our client, a rapidly growing international FinTech company, that is creating the first open exchange for borrowing and lending digital currencies and assets, is seeking a Full Stack Web Developer based in Gibraltar. As the Full Stack Web Developer you will be working within the frontend team with responsibility for microservices serving both web applications as well as Restful API’s.  This role provides a fantastic opportunity for a talented and passionate Full Stack Web Developer to long term develop their career within an entrepreneurial company that possesses a culture promoting values of teamwork and innovation. The Role: • You will be responsible for microservices serving both web applications as well as Restful API’s. • You’ll be working on server-side web applications, client-side web applications and Restful API’s. • You’ll be required to deliver data visualisation and database integration, using test-driven development techniques and working in a continuous integration environment.  What you’ll need to succeed: • You possess proven experience in software development working in a Full Stack position in a microservices environment.  • You have demonstrable server and client-side JavaScipt experience as well as proven experience of Restful API design.  • Asynchronous programming, best practice in Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration (CI) are all areas of expertise for you.  • You possess strong experience of technologies including Python3 (asyncio), PostgreSQL, Mongo, Docker, with experience in React/Redux stack, AWS or GCP advantageous. • You can work independently and as party of a high performing team with equal success. • You possess a strong interest in blockchain technology and cryptography. • You possess excellent communication skills with the ability to work alongside various business stakeholders. • Curiosity, drive, enthusiasm and a willingness to accept and overcome new challenges are all personal attributes that you have in abundance.