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US fintech Payroc to bring 75 jobs to Northern Ireland

16 Mar 2021

With 20 roles already in place, the Illinois-headquartered company will be hiring for the remaining 55 at its software engineering and customer services hubs over the next three years.

Payroc, a payment processing company based in the US, has announced plans to invest in Northern Ireland for the first time. It is establishing a new software engineering hub and customer services centre in the region, which will see 75 new jobs created over the next three years.

New hires will work from home and 20 of the roles already in place. The expansion has been supported by £445,000 from Invest NI.

“Payroc is an early-stage company that has developed its high-growth international presence very quickly, and is a welcome addition to Northern Ireland’s thriving fintech sector,” Northern Ireland’s economy minister, Diane Dodds, said.

“The team in Northern Ireland will support Payroc’s existing operations, which service over 46 locations globally. As the team will be working remotely, the 75 jobs will open up opportunities to people in every corner of Northern Ireland.”

According to the Belfast Telegraph, new recruits can expect a monthly stipend to cover costs associated with working from home. It also reports that Payroc will be seeking people in software engineering and data analytics from graduate to director level.

Payroc was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Illinois. Its clients include Visa and Mastercard and it also provides software and technology development to customers looking for bespoke payment systems.

The company’s chief technical officer, Paul Vienneau, said Payroc has experienced “significant success globally”, particularly in the US and Canada. “Our ambition is to continue this rapid growth globally through investment in sales, marketing and specialist technology that will enhance our customers’ experience,” he said.

“Our new Northern Ireland team will add considerable in-house engineering and support resources and expertise. This will help us to achieve our international growth plans, with a focus on the implementation of new technologies, delivering product improvements and increasing capacity to strengthen our customer support.

“We looked at various US locations but the calibre of talent made Northern Ireland the perfect fit for us.”

Invest NI CEO Kevin Holland said there will be opportunities for tech professionals to develop their skills and grow careers in software engineering, data analytics, DevOps and customer engagement.

Learn more about jobs at Payroc here.

Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa briefly served as Careers Editor at Silicon Republic before leaving the company in June 2021.

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