Saturday 14 December 2019

Omnipay seeks 30 new staff – foreign language not required

Peter Flanagan New Technology Correspondent

DUBLIN-based payments firm Omnipay is to take on 30 staff in an expansion that will boost its workforce to more than 200 people.

The firm, which processes more than a billion payments a year for PayPal and some of the biggest banks in the world, is looking for business analysts, project managers, and systems developers. Applicants should also be experienced in processing payments.

Omnipay aims to expand business in South America, Africa, India and the Asia-Pacific region. Unlike many of the jobs that have been created here in recent years, a foreign language is not a prerequisite for the new positions.

Chief executive Hubert O'Donoghue said that as a "business to business" operation, English was the main language used.

Omnipay is an Irish company, but is owned by US giant FirstData – thus the IDA rather than Enterprise Ireland is supporting the investment.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the move "adds to a growing list of positive financial services announcement sin recent months".

Mr O'Donoghue described it as "great news for OmniPay, but also the burgeoning payments industry in Ireland".

"Each new hire will be joining a business that is perfectly positioned for sustained international growth," he said.

PayPal employs around 2,000 people in Ireland and is taking on 1,000 more at its office in Dundalk. Last autumn, another firm, SumUp, announced plans to hire 40 staff.

Meanwhile, Chinese electronics giant Huawei is to take on 50 staff for a new research and development centre that will be split between Dublin and Cork. Huawei, which makes a huge range of products for the telecommunications industry, said it would initially be focused on customer services to telecoms operators here and abroad. Future expansion will extend R&D to cover a wider range of IT software projects.

The IDA is supporting the investment.

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