Moving from long time finance swe to tech companies (FAANG, maybe?)
I've spent my whole career working as a swe in finance, total 12 yoe, thinking about attempting a jump to a tech company. I've worked at most bulge brackets including long stints at GS and JPM (current).
I've enjoyed parts of it, but what I'm honestly tired of is the conservative view of tech, and the complete inability to move forward. I'm an advanced Java+Spring developer, not by choice, but because banks for some reason still refuse to allow anything else, even other jvm languages. I'm also a line manager with a large team (13 split between nyc and Bangalore).
Any tips for how someone as experienced/entrenched as me should go about attempting a jump? Is it still all about LC even with this much experience? What level should I be looking at, how does finance experience transfer?
Current TC: about 300k, all cash no equity, though closing in fast on the inflection of having to take rsu.