There are a vast array of career paths to be followed within the ICT/FinTech sector. 

Here are just a sample of the different opportunities available right here in Donegal.

Software Development

When you use a computer, cell phone, tablet, video game system, or e-reader, or use a software program, game, or app on any of these devices, you have a software developer to thank for making it possible. These computer science professionals oversee everything involved in creating the software that makes these devices functional and useful.

Becoming a software developer, also known as a computer programmer, you'll be playing a key role in the design, installation, testing and maintenance of software systems. The programs you create are likely to help businesses be more efficient and provide a better service. There is an abundance of different very high-level career paths you can choose to follow in a technical sense as a software developer, such as Web Development, Mobile Development, Video Game Development and Desktop Development to name a few.

Technical Support

These are the professional troubleshooters of the IT world. Technical support team members support, monitor and maintain the technology of the workplace and respond to requests for help from users in the business.

FinTech Roles

FinTech is a relatively new industry that uses Technology to improve activities in Finance. The use of smartphones for mobile banking, investing services and cryptocurrency are examples of technologies aiming to make financial services more accessible to the general public. Fintech companies have technology at their core and that means the key roles that they need to fulfil are technology roles. Java, C# and Python are among the most popular technology skills for FinTech employers.

 

Because the main drivers of FinTech are AI and blockchain, you’ll see a number of jobs in these areas. As the regulatory burden in FinTech grows, there will be more compliance experts, compliance officers, and compliance analysts working in these financial companies.

Business Analysis

Business analysis is a research discipline of identifying business needs and determining solutions to business problems. Solutions often include a software-systems development component, but may also consist of process improvement, organisational change or strategic planning and policy development. The Business Analyst is required to analyse business needs, gather requirements and create a project plan to design technological solutions.

Solutions Architect

A solution architect is responsible for the design of one or more applications or services within an organisation, and is typically part of a solution development team. He or she must have a balanced mix of technical and business skills, and will often work with an enterprise architect for strategic direction.

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing makes computer system resources, especially storage and computing power, available on demand without direct active management by the user. The term is generally used to describe data centers available to many users over the Internet.

Cyber Security/ Digital Forensics

Computer Security is about securing computer systems against all types of unauthorised access. Digital Forensics is about detecting intruders, analysing what they have done to your computer system, tracking and identifying the intruder and creating a portfolio of evidence about the intruders’ activities to assist with a successful prosecution. 

Software Testing

As technology is always evolving and developing, software testers are required to test, fix and analyse systems to determine how it could fail. Software testing helps to identify errors, gaps or missing requirements in contrary to the actual requirements. It can be either done manually or using automated tools.

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is the marketing of products or services using digital technologies, mainly on the Internet, but also including mobile phones, display advertising, and many other digital medium.

Network Engineer

Network engineering is one of the more technically demanding IT jobs. Broadly speaking the role involves setting up, administering, maintaining and upgrading communication systems, local area networks and wide area networks for an organisation. Network engineers are also responsible for security, data storage and disaster recovery strategies. 

Human Resources

Human resources are the people who make up the workforce of an organisation, business sector, or economy. Human Resources staff are also responsible for advising senior staff about the impact on people (the human resources) of their financial, planning, and performance decisions.

Technical Sales

Network engineering is one of the more technically demanding IT jobs. Broadly speaking the role involves setting up, administering, maintaining and upgrading communication systems, local area networks and wide area networks for an organisation. Network engineers are also responsible for security, data storage and disaster recovery strategies. 

Donegal ETB

Donegal Education and Training Board  provides a broad range of Educational Services including post primary schools and colleges, and further and adult education and training. They actively pursue the further development of educational services in the County, and have a history of responding flexibly to community needs and aspirations.

Letterkenny Institute of Technology 

LYIT is a proud member of the Donegal ICT/FinTech Working Group and has developed a range of customised and innovative ICT and FinTech programmes in collaboration with key regional employers which can help shape your career into job roles such as those mentioned above and many more.

Employers in Donegal

Donegal is host to many international companies who employ local people into job roles just as mentioned above to name a few. To learn more about these Employers and possible job opportunities, click below.

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