@Consultant Great question that many in banking are asking. When Lehman Bros collapsed in Sept 08 I was at a tech conference and the halls were full of what we called Lehman refugees changing their resumes to look more tech.
I think there is too much fetish around coding. Think of how to build something using free or dirt cheap tools platforms and Open APIs. Not much code is needed, but you need to get your hands dirty. Don't rely on those MBA or middle management techniques, they have limited use when building something (not zero use, but not a lot).
And yes, pick a platform that has momentum. So, yes Ethereum scores on that front for sure.