4 years working here, I’m taking my development skills to Google, It’s banks’ loss. I can work across Python, Spring, Java, Jenkins, Sybase and more. I know markets. I understand risk. I’ve been through the training programs and I understand what bank’ need from their developers – but I don’t want to work in finance any more, Leadership will tell we are a tech companies. Don’t believe them. Technologists here are second class citizens– Because of this, I know people who only found out how much they didn’t know about tech after they left banking. Banks need people who can write the code they’re told to write. They don’t need innovative problem solvers
So, now I’ve taken my coding knowledge to Google, The work here is more interesting: we’re trying to add value rather than just execute. There’s a lot less bureaucracy and I feel like I’m growing again. The money’s Is great. The only real question is why I stayed in big banks for so long.