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Here’s how to get hired at Flutterwave

Sehrish Alikhan

Sehrish Alikhan

Reporter, Finextra

In the latest of our Breaking into Fintech series, which dives into the other end of the fintech hiring market and learns from leading companies in the field, Finextra interviewed Flutterwave’s chief people and culture officer, Mansi Babyloni, and associate vice president of talent management, Reni Odebiyi. 

Flutterwave is a Nigerian fintech company that offers payment infrastructure for merchants worldwide and payment service providers within Africa.

What top tips can you offer candidates looking to join the industry?

Babyloni and Odebiyi state that those looking to work in fintech should keep and eye out for major players in the industry, as well as paying attention to recent developments and trends in their area of interest. Keeping on top of current events in the sector will allow candidates to make informed decisions about the companies they are applying for and what roles they want.

They add that that being aware of regulation and compliance standards relevant to the industry they are applying in is also useful. Additionally, candidates should research what key skills are needed in the field and what they can do to fit into the jobs that are needed to be filled.

What does Flutterwave want from their ideal candidates?

According to Babyloni and Odebiyi, “An ideal Flutterwave candidate would embody a perfect blend of technical prowess, passion for driving innovation in the African fintech space, adaptability, and a commitment to delivering exceptional solutions collaboratively. Candidates should also demonstrate robust business acumen, adept communication skills, a customer-centric mindset, and a resolute can-do attitude.”

They add that adaptability, collaborative spirit, and technical proficiency are desirable traits in a new hire. The ability to communicate effectively, stay engaged with clientele, and navigate the financial landscape is key for those looking to work in leading fintechs.

What roles is Flutterwave currently hiring for?

Flutterwave is hiring in their compliance, product management, sales, and engineering teams among others. Available roles can be viewed here.

Why work at Flutterwave?

Babyloni and Odebiyi emphasise that Flutterwave is an innovative and growing company that consistently offers exciting and challenging projects for their employees to embark upon.

They expand on their consumer impact: “We build every product with the customer in mind. This stems from our mission of simplifying payments for endless possibilities for individuals and businesses of all sizes, from one-person-owned small businesses to multinational larger enterprises. Our products, like the Send App by Flutterwave, make it possible for Africans in the diaspora all over the world to send money back home quickly and securely, directly supporting the livelihoods of millions across Africa. With our payment gateway, enterprise merchants like Uber seamlessly process payouts and collections in Africa.”

Babyloni and Odebiyi add that the diversity within the company and global impact of Flutterwave’s products makes the company a desirable place of work. Flutterwave operates in over 30 countries and has employees in 23.

What can Flutterwave do for you?

Flutterwave offers employees learning and development opportunities for professional growth. Training opportunities are at regular intervals and are team-wide, department-wide, and organisation-wide in order to ensure growth for employees. The company also provides employees with parental leave.

Babyloni and Odebiyi explain the perks of working at Flutterwave: “Tailored to individual locations, these perks and benefits include competitive salaries, robust healthcare coverage, retirement plans, professional coaching and training, employee assistance programs, flexible work arrangements, competitive time off and the unique privilege of paid sabbatical.”

The company also offers hybrid working options and the opportunity to work in one of their many offices in various countries.

Tell us the success stories of employees that have risen through Flutterwave’s ranks.

Babyloni and Odebiyi describe the trajectory an employee that rose within the company: “Someone who has grown through the ranks is our current senior engineering manager of quality assurance. She joined Flutterwave back in 2017 as an analyst and, over the years, has grown to lead the global quality assurance team. Through increased responsibility, increased managerial responsibilities, and by leading distributed teams across geographies, she has gained a ton of personal and professional experience.

“Similarly, our senior product manager for remittances started off as an analyst in 2016. In the span of seven years, he now handles the product management lifecycle for our remittance products (SendApp and SWAP) and leads a globally distributed team of product managers. “

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