One of the world's largest digital banks and Russia's second-largest provider of credit cards, Tinkoff, confirms the official opening of the development center in Almaty by the end of June, according to Kapital.kz.
Expansion and networking
Tinkoff is considered a 'neobank', which means it does not have physical branches. Instead, its development centers provide a workspace for product managers, analysts, quality engineers and other specialists to get together and collaborate.
In this case, finance and digital specialists in Almaty will be teaming up with Russian and Belarusian specialists that are moving to the country.
In early April, Tinkoff posted job vacancies on one of the most popular job search sites in Kazakhstan, Headhunter.kz. Next month, the new recruits will have a physical office to work in.
The center's director Sergey Borisov explained that overseas expansion and the desire to recruit new talents are the main incentives to enter Kazakhstan’s market. Kazakhstan’s IT community has a good foundation and is developed enough, and the bank has more than two years of remote work experience with Kazakhstani programmers, Borisov added.
The director believes this will foster more internship opportunities and greater networking within the IT community in Kazakhstan and the CIS countries. The company plans to attract 50-100 employees in Almaty and open another center in Nur-Sultan sometime in the future.