Annadale in Kerry seeks ‘highly talented’ programmers

31 May 2011

Annadale Technologies, a software company based in Killorglin, Co Kerry, is actively recruiting highly talented Java and Clojure programmers.

The company’s flagship software solution is a web-based, highly secure money-transfer application which is now being rolled out across the Western Union agent network – reaching more than 250,000 agents in practically every country in the world.

Annadale Technologies continues to develop mission-critical software for Western Union, while at the same time expanding into payments processing solutions and the development of web-based self-service kiosk applications.

“We’re currently developing credit card processing software that we’re really excited about that should be ready before the end of 2011. We have decided that we’re only going to develop something if we’re confident it’s going to be the best in its class, and we are keen to maintain that approach," said Denis McCarthy, founder and managing director of Annadale Technologies.

The company employs 14 people at its base in Killorglin, and has recently developed a sales presence in London. McCarthy said it had plans to expand: “Developing great software is not capital intensive, so long as you have the right people. Our primary goal is to attract the sort of people who share our value of delivering quality work to major clients.”

Employee development a priority

Annadale Technologies’ policy of developing employee skills is a top priority. The developers are given the opportunity to take a lead role on development projects and pair programming is extensively used.

The company promotes career progression through supporting each programmer in enhancing their skills using a combination of peer training and independent learning, as well as inviting world-class subject experts to build the team’s knowledge base.

The team members benefit from working together on all aspects of a project – from requirements analysis right through to software delivery – and the positive team dynamic is something McCarthy is keen to preserve.

McCarthy was recently shortlisted for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2011.

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