CARDIFF-BORN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY EYES WELSH TALENT
Founder of MYPINPAD, Justin Pike, announces plans to attract more tech talent in Cardiff’s answer to Silicon Valley
Cardiff: November 21, 2018; MYPINPAD, the global leader in payment acceptance and customer authentication solutions, has announced plans to grow its workforce in the heart of Wales’ burgeoning tech sector, with vacancies for highly skilled Android, iOS, Operations and Services Developers and Technical Sales Support Consultants.
A fast-moving company, MYPINPAD is leading the way globally in secure mobile payments with the development of familiar and friendly user authentication interfaces such as card PIN. Operating throughout Europe and Asia, the company has plans to continue its expansion on a global level and believes home-grown talent will help achieve this.
Described as “the epitome of cool, pulsing with a creative energy and relaxed atmosphere that complements its youthful heritage” by Lonely planet, Cardiff, has an offering for tech professionals that is second to none. That is one reason why MYPINPAD chose central Cardiff’s iconic Tramshed Tech building as its home. Here employees have access to a range of business support services, industry events and enjoy the vibrant co-working community.
Justin Pike, Founder of MYPINPAD commented: “Famed for castles, countryside and culture, the Welsh Valleys are not always the obvious choice when considering thriving tech scenes rivalling the infamous Silicon Valley. But this is not a true reflection of the opportunity in the region.
“MYPINPAD is a Welsh Company, established in 2012, and has since gone from strength-to-strength, evolving within Cardiff’s burgeoning tech scene. There’s a great vibe in the city, which is testament to the community here that is fast becoming one of Wales’ proudest accolades. Adding new recruits to our team throughout the next year will help build on everything MYPINPAD has already achieved. In future we hope to attract the most inquisitive and enthusiastic tech fanatics interested in pushing boundaries and being part of a company that is truly driving change.”
MYPINPAD’s recruitment plans reflect recent Welsh government figures which reveal that it’s a great time for tech in the country. With over 1,500 homegrown tech businesses located in Wales, contributing a staggering £8.2 billion to the Welsh economy. Plus, a further £1 billion recently invested in the sector. South Wales in particular has been named the fastest growing location for financial and professional services in the UK.
Cllr Russell Goodway, Cabinet Member for Investment and Development, Cardiff Council commented: ‘’We’re pleased to have worked with MYPINPAD since 2012 – from a new start-up to a fast-growing tech business. Cardiff is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, with faster job growth than any of the Core Cities. Over a quarter of the city’s workforce is employed in financial and professional services, while across Wales more than 153,000 people work in the sector with this number set to grow to 200,000 by 2021. We are delighted that the growth of MYPINPAD is taking place within Tramshed Tech, a leading Tech space within the city centre, and that MYPINPAD plans to create opportunities across all levels of the business from graduates to senior developers.”
To find out more about MYPINPAD, click here: https://mypinpad.com