Expect a lot and pay well: The Berlin fintech mainly looks for techies. With seven years of professional experience or more, they can expect a six-figure salary. Certainly, Trade Republic (website) also laid off numerous employees last year but still hires promising people. The startup, founded in 2015 by Christian Hecker, Thomas Pischke, and Marco Cancellieri, closed a Series C financing round of €250 million last year at a valuation of almost five billion euros.
Rodrigo Adanya, HR director at Trade Republic, proclaims: “We are hiring!” In the last quarter, he says, he has hired ten new people in his HR department alone, for which he sifted through an average of 40 resumes per position and conducted a total of 100 to 120 interviews. In an interview with Gründerszene, the fintech’s head of HR explains who he’s looking for, what his company pays, and the wrong answers candidates always give when talking to him.
Currently, 40 to 50 positions are advertised – but there are even more jobs, Adanya explains. In particular, he only advertises tech positions once, even if several people with the same profile are wanted, sometimes “dozens,” he says. He says that about two-thirds of the open positions are in the tech sector. In other words: software developers, data engineers, product managers – and at all levels, from entry-level to team leader. The other third are corporate functions, open positions in finance, compliance, HR or business operations.