Research and Development (R&D) Centre

The Opportunity

  • First Data is the world’s #1 financial transaction processing company. We process for over 4000 Financial Institutions and 6 million Merchants worldwide. Every second we process over 2300 financial transactions across the globe.
  • Part of being the biggest is being the best and to be the best you have to be at the forefront of innovation; driving not just First Data’s direction but the direction of the global financial services industry.
  • The Nenagh Research and Development (R&D) Centre is core to the company’s strategic agenda and key to ensuring First Data’s position as the market leader in innovating new products and new technology.
  • The roles at the Nenagh R&D Centre will be right across the spectrum of Technology from Business Analysts to Data Scientists; Project Managers to Technical Engineers; Solutions Architects to  Application Developers.
  • We are looking for a broad range of skills and backgrounds – not just in the field of Financial Services. We champion diversity and empower those who have a passion and desire to succeed.
  • For the right people, the Nenagh R&D Centre offers an outstanding opportunity to join a world class technology company, arriving at a critical time in Financial Services history to take both First Data and the global industry on an exciting journey of discovery.

The Space

  • The new First Data Research and Development (R&D) Centre at Stereame Business Park (SBP) Nenagh, Co. Tipperary will offer a dynamic, flexible working landscape that takes the best of Silicon Valley and incorporates that with local images and culture.
  • The open plan space will be contemporary, exciting and inspirational; driving an environment of free thought, imagination and collaboration.

The Projects


1. iPOS

The objective of this project is the development of innovative technological enhancements for First Data’s tablet based Point of Sale family “Clover” and other e-commerce products and services. The outputs of this initiative will include advanced development of Digital and e-Commerce applications, Software Development Toolkits (SDKs) and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

2. Perimeter

This project will launch a best-of-breed Card Not Present Fraud Solutions & Services offering, that provides a differentiated value to our merchants by using leading edge technology and First Data’s information, assets & global distribution. Outputs of this initiative will include; fraud analytics allowing merchants to make informed decisions on transactions (Transaction Scoring); integrated into payment gateways for some merchants, compass for direct code; potential for No Chargeback Guarantee.

3. Jupiter

Development of a Next Generation Integrated Infrastructure Automation platform designed for the intersection of Technology and global regulatory compliance and data concerns. Through the use of open source and proprietary technologies and industry insight only available as a result of First Data’s global market position, the project will develop an automated set of processes, technologies, incorporating geographic and regulatory awareness framework.
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