Since our formation, Sterlings have had many success stories in helping industry leading and innovative financial markets software firms hire talent.  We provide a tailored search approach for our clients that serve both the buy-side and sell-side software offerings, in order to find the very best candidates to meet often a very niche set of business or IT specific requirements.

Sterlings clients across FinTech include organisations covering the full spectrum of software; from front office risk analyticsthrough to post trade software for a multitude of asset classes.

Our specialisms span across FinTech IT and FinTech Professional Services:


  • Architecture & Design
  • Application Development across all languages
  • Testing & QA
  • Application Support
  • Infrastructure

Professional Services

  • Pre-Sales
  • Product Management
  • Implementation Consulting
  • Client Services

  • Regulatory Reporting Consultant - FinTech

    Senior Regulatory Reporting Consultant - Leading FinTech BusinessA global leading FinTech business is currently seeking a Senior Regulatory Reporting Consultant to join their Professional Services team.As a Senior Functional Consultant in Regulatory Reporting for the Banking Sector, you will take responsibility for all aspects of customers and customer projects throughout the entire software implementation processKey tasks will include the analysis of customer requirements, translation into (functional) specifications, functional configuration of the system as well as the evaluation and follow-up of the implementation. The Functional Consultant will also work closely with the customer and provide expertise in the form of workshops to ensure they understand the functionality of the platform and tools.Requirements:Knowledge and experience in the areas of regulatory banking reporting (especially BASEL III, CRR2 and EBA ITS. Reports such as LCR, NSFR, CoRep, FinRep, Asset Encrumbrance, as well as national reports such as Millionenkreditmeldung, BiSta, AWV or other related areas)You like to communicate, enjoy working with customers and have a high affinity to softwareAbility to work independently and take a solution-oriented and pragmatic approachIdeally seeking individuals who are fluent in German and English

  • As Tech Lead you will be responsible for the software engineering of their platform - essentially it is a state of the art modelling tool for property developers to raise debt and equity, quickly.Tech stack is cool and modern, they use JavaScript / Typescript, Angular and Python - it is a micro-services based architecture built on top of containerized and cloud platforms. Ideally they are seeking highly numerate people who are strong on data crunching and are delivery focused.There is a small team in place currently, however ultimately they are looking for a candidate to build a technology function in the long term, becoming an Engineering Manager as the business grows. There is also an opportunity to help shape the platform from a technical perspective, providing innovation thought leadership.Remote working in the short term with 2 days working from home and 3 days in the office post pandemic. About you:You can work completely independently, without having to rely on other team members to make progress or resolve blockers.You pride yourself on writing clean and outstanding-quality code.You use strong communication skills to interact both with our staff and with our end users to translate business requirements into technical solutions.You maintain high levels of development practices including technical design, solution development, systems configuration, documentation, testing, and issue identification and resolution.You ensure that applications are delivered with the highest quality.Skill Required:At least 5 years of experience writing code professionally.At least 3 years of experience in web development.Have a proven professional career implementing web UIs using HTML5, CSS3, SQL, Angular, Django, microservices and APIs.Have an understanding of software architecture and design principles.Have strong organizational and project management skills such as patience, diligence, creativity, forward-planning, and an open and calm approach to logical problem-solving.Be proficient in Unit Testing, Test-Driven Development (TDD), and Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) and know how and when to apply that knowledge to the code you will be creating.

  • Global Head of Sustainable Finance - FinTech - c£350k

    Global Head of Sustainable Finance - FinTech - c£350k Sterlings have partnered with a FinTech powerhouse on the search for a Sustainable Finance Leader to take their business/product offerings to the next level. You'll inherit a small but experienced team with a varied background in ESG and SF product delivery and will be responsible for setting strategy and growth of the division. As the global head you will be responsible for client and industry engagement and will be the face of the business so it's important you enjoy public speaking and networking. You will have a demonstrable background in commercial sustainable finance roles and will likely have been operating in the space for many years. You will have launched products and ideally have worked for both end client (buy or sell side institutions) and FinTech organisation and be well versed in the industries developments over the last 10 years, sitting on panels and working groups on the sustainable finance topic. This is a genuine opportunity to really grow a business for a global player and be part of an industry leading offering. Send a CV for a confidential discussion.

  • Global Head of Product (UX/UI) - FinTech - c£300k

    Global Head of Product (UX/UI) - FinTech - c£300k Sterlings have partnered with a FinTech powerhouse on the search for a global product leader to own the user interface (Desktop, Web and Mobile) strategy for their flagship product, serving thousands of customers around the world. You'll lead a strong team of Product Managers and will be responsible for setting strategic direction with the aim of driving user retention and growth through a new world class multi device front end. You should have a background as a product head in the financial services world (experience of trading systems/products would be an advantage), as well as experience working with UX and UI teams to deliver best in class customer experience. You must have experience delivering mobile products and ideally will have delivered products or platforms that operate across multiple devices in a seamless way. Send a CV for a confidential discussion

  • Our client is a global Investment Bank who pride themselves on innovation and stand out from their competitors by hiring the smartest people and building cool tech and taking on new markets. They are currently looking to hire a Data Scientist with a commercial mindset to advise on, experiment with and implement emerging technology for a large portfolio of companies the bank have invested in as well as in house functions. This is a client facing role to both internal and external stakeholders and will supported with a consulting style team as well as a stable inhouse tech community. SKILLS REQUIRED: Expertise building data science solutions based on corporate business requirements Advanced understanding of statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and algorithm development Manipulating data and developing models and algorithms using common mathematical, ML and presentation libraries Distributed big data platforms and processing frameworks such as: Hadoop, Spark, Yarn, MapReduce, Kafka, Flink, Drill etc Cloud-based machine-learning environments Core programming skills such as: Scala, Python, R, MatLab, Java, C/C++ etc; Presentation technologies such as: Zeppelin, Jupyter, R-Shiny, Qlik Sense, Tableau, PowerBI etc Data access, manipulation and ingestion such as: SQL, sqoop, Impala, Hive/HiveQL,  Pig, REST APIs, Analysing structured, semi-structured and unstructured data Data Stores such as: Cassandra, Hadoop stores/file formats (sequence, avro, parquet, kudu, orc, text, HBase), MongoDB, MarkLogic Send a CV to for a confidential discussion.

  • A globally renowned Financial Software House, at the forefront of Risk Management and Regulatory Reporting solutions primarily for Investment Banking clients, require a Global Head of QA.  This is a strategic hire for them and will play an integral role in the company's leadership function. You will come from a strong technical background and previous hands-on testing experience.  You will be a thought leader and driver of Test Automation standards and practices.  You will be managing a team of c50 Test Engineers and you will be part of an exciting new stage of the company where they are continuing to grow and hire talent. The company are heavily focused on providing software products to the Banking and (specifically) the capital markets space.  The ideal candidate for this requirement will be a test leader and global manager with a strong track-record in capital markets test delivery and strategy whilst keeping a technical passion.  

  • One of our clients – A global leading Fintech software house based in London, is in the process of seeking a Business Consultant with a solid knowledge of any of the following Regulatory Reporting requirements, COREP, FINREP, LCR, NSFR, IFRS 9, Asset Encumbrance and AMM. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing financial technology firm specialising in the area of risk and regulatory reporting. You will be working closely with the Regulatory analysts and Solutions team in guiding the product roadmap towards their client’s regulatory needs, while also delivering workshops and product demonstrations to current and prospective clients on the range of solutions which they offer. You will also be liaising with the sales team by participating in road shows, conferences and industry held seminars. As a Business Consultant you will have the opportunity to combine your current knowledge and natural flair in a client facing position with incredible potential for development & career progression. The ideal candidate will have a good academic background and ideally have a knowledge of Regulatory Reporting or Risk Management. This will suit someone who has had good exposure within a client facing environment. 

  • Java Technical Consultant - Digital Agency (London)

    One of our clients – A leading digital consultancy based in London, is in the process of seeking a Senior Java Technical Consultant with a background in development/engineering, ideally Java.  They are currently in the process of building out their client base in London, with a focus on the financial markets. The role will be client facing in nature and you will be the technical specialist when it comes to pre-sales engagements with clients alongside the Principle Consultant who is responsible for initiating the conversations with the clients. In terms of the role, you will be involved in elements of pre-sales, technical engagements and finally project delivery oversight once the sale has been made. On the technical side, you will need to be able to have systems build/design conversations with the clients so that they (the client) and the development team are aware of what they need to be working towards to ensure a successful implementation.

  • A globally renowned FinTech who specialise in financial software solutions to the asset management and buy side arena, based in the City of London, require an EMEA Market Manager. This is a very hybrid opportunity and will be primarily responsible for taking a hollistioc view of their product offering and software offering to the industry and drive future roadmap.  Product offering currently is in Investor Communications, Performance Measurement & Analytics and Regulatory reporting - all specifically for the Fund Management Operations businesses. You will ideally have worked in an operationally aligned role with a strong undertanding of fund management ops or asset management operations but you will also have an understanding of technology underpinning it and how software/technology solutions can improve fund management operations. This is a senior position across the organisation and in London and the company have taken significant investment and are wining lots of business - their recent quarter achieving significant results.  This would be a fantastic time to join them.

  • Senior Technical Consultant (Java) – Leading FinTech Company (London) A FinTech company is currently seeking a Technical Consultant to work closely with a Senior Client Manager to help engage with their growing number of clients. This manager is targeting, primarily, banks and corporates who would require digital platforms (both from a UI and server perspective), but primarily across the payments and cash management space.  This position is a Technical client facing consultant position heavily focused across Java.  The individual will be the technical specialist when it comes to pre-sales engagements with clients alongside the Client Manager who is responsible for initiating the conversations with the client. (Please note Client Manager has an extremely strong reputation in this space thus is able to leverage this to help grow the client base).  The Technical  Consultant will be going out onsite regularly with the Senior Client Manager to meet clients, discussing the technical elements of the java web based digital products and platforms that their organisation can provide.  Once an agreement has been made the Technical Consultant will manage the build of the platform and ensure the development team are aware of what they need to be working towards to ensure a successful implementation. This is a hybrid role, which will involve elements of pre-sales, technical engagement and finally project delivery oversight once the sale has been made. This Technical Consultant still needs to be able to have systems build/design conversations and come from a technical Java background (either UI or Server side). The manager is also looking for someone who wants to be part of a small, dynamic business which is growing rapidly and wants to make a real impact across an organisation.