Nigerian fintech leaders, including Flutterwave, Moniepoint, OPay, Palmpay, and Paga, boost recruitment for sustained growth.
Despite a challenging year for many businesses, these fintech firms have flourished, reporting substantial increases in transaction volumes, values, and user acquisitions.
Moniepoint, for instance, boasts over 1.6 million businesses on its platform and has expanded its reach by acquiring a fintech company in Kenya as part of its expansion strategy.
Flutterwave, with ambitions to become a publicly listed company, has launched operations in new markets outside of Africa, rekindling its IPO plans.
OPay is eyeing a digital banking license in Egypt, signaling further expansion intentions.
These fintech trailblazers are on a hiring spree, recognizing the need to bolster their teams for the next phase of growth.
Flutterwave recently unveiled its inaugural Engineering Mobility Programme in collaboration with Capgemini, a global technology and business transformation services provider. This initiative will see Flutterwave’s Nigerian and UK-based engineering teams team up with Capgemini’s tech talent in Bangalore to share insights and mentor the next generation of tech professionals.
Meanwhile, Moniepoint has announced the graduation of the pioneer cohort from its HatchDev programme—a specialized nine-month training initiative designed to produce hundreds of market-ready software engineers annually. Recognizing Nigeria’s shortage of software developers (only 115,000), Moniepoint has partnered with Nithub to bridge the talent gap.
Their goal? To mold 300 junior software engineers, 100 intelligent systems developers, and 100 IoT embedded systems engineers, equipping them with the skills needed to thrive in a tech-hungry market.
OPay, PalmPay, and Paga are also actively recruiting for various positions, highlighting the fintech industry’s continued growth and demand for talent.
As these fintech leaders forge ahead, they understand that their teams are the linchpin to building a prosperous digital economy in Nigeria and beyond.