First Data has begun recruitment for 150 technology engineers to staff a new research and development centre in Tipperary, Ireland.
Set to open in March, First Data plans to hire 150 staff in a variety of high calibre technical roles to man the innovation centre over the next 12 months.
The payments processing company is in the market for software engineers, big data engineers, data scientists and product experts to work on an array of projects in the digital commerce arena.
First Data has been working the renovation of the 32,000 square foot site over the past year, although it appears to have scaled back from an initial ambition to house 300 staff at the location.
The facility, supported by IDA Ireland, is First Data's third Irish location after two offices in Dublin, which house about 300 people between them.
“The work we will be doing in Tipperary is not only critical to the future success of First Data; it will shape the future of international payments technology, which is crucial for global business” says Dr. Christopher Mascaro, head of research & development at First Data. “The Nenagh centre in Ireland is looking to make contact with people focused on developing digital innovations with Augmented Intelligence solutions, creating intelligent infrastructures and forging the next generation of commerce platforms."