Mastercard seeking new blockchain developers for Ireland office

Mastercard has announced that it will be hiring 175 new technology developers to the company, which includes various blockchain specialists.

The new hires will be working out of the Leopardstown office in Ireland, which is the global headquarters for research and development arm Mastercard Labs.

Heather Humphreys, minister for business, enterprise and innovation, said: “Mastercard’s decision to expand here is an important landmark and I warmly welcome the new jobs that are coming with the announcement.

“Ireland is now a very attractive location for international FinTech and payment companies from all over the world and announcements like this one today illustrate that our policies are continuing to deliver tangible results.”

Teams in Dublin are already researching a range of blockchain solutions for the company, in addition to exploring how artificial intelligence can help provide more secure payments.

“At our Dublin office, we’re working on innovations that will shape the future of payments not just in Ireland, but all around the world. We’re driving projects that promote financial inclusion at home and abroad, and are working to provide consumers, businesses and governments with the most innovative, safe and secure ways to pay,” added Sonya Geelon, Mastercard Ireland’s country manager.