I'm interested in moving into Finance after a few years as SWE @ Google. I have a BS and MS in CS (unknown school, grades were okay) and am working towards an online MBA.
How hard is it to break into Finance later in life? What are the odds of making it into BB IBDs with FAANG on my resume? Anyone here who's done it and can share more about their experience?
Edit: Also curious to hear if it's possible to transition from a SWE position within a bank since some recruiters have reached out.
It’s gets you in the financial domain and would help educate ya on all the nuances of tons of data sets, valuation methods, sector quirks, you name it (provided you end up in a financially focused area of course... eg not news or internal systems).
Our ICs are heavily targeted by IBs not just for eng work but also for analyst positions. Their offers are quite good... retention there is a PITA for us actually.
Might be a good step for you and a win for us temporarily (or who knows... you might like it here! Many do )