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Peter LaComber

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CRH plc

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  Peter LaComber
Skills - organisation and attention to detail Interests - all things technical Education - basic engineering foundation course (degree or similar)

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75 New Jobs for Dublin with IFDS

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75 New Jobs for Dublin with IFDS

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 

75 New Jobs for Dublin with IFDS

International Financial Data Services (IFDS) has today announced the creation of 75 new jobs. IFDS is a global provider of outsourced administration and technology solutions to the collective investment, retirement, insurance and platform markets.

The new roles are based in Dublin and cover financial technology, project/change management, and administration. They will be filled throughout 2015.

Career opportunities with IFDS span various fields including: application support, business analysis, change management, technology development, project management and support, quality assurance, and fund and policy administration.

The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

About IFDS

IFDS currently employs more than 550 people in Ireland. In Europe, the company’s staff numbers have risen from 1,600 to over 5,000 in the past 10 years. The company has eight offices, with locations in Ireland, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom, with a wider group network in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland via parent organisation State Street.

“Ireland is internationally recognised and respected as a financial and technological hub and is a key market for many of our clients,” said Steve Parkinson, CEO retirement and insurance solutions at IFDS. “Our Dublin operations are at the heart of some of the most exciting transformational change programmes in Europe and we believe the Irish workforce is a hotbed of talent to help us innovate and continue to drive the growth of our business and the local economy.”

Financial services continues to be a high growth sector in Ireland with companies opening new offices and expanding existing operations on a daily basis,” said IDA Ireland CEO, Martin Shanahan. “More and more of our financial transactions become automated - IDA Ireland is targeting the financial technology sector as an area with employment potential.”

Details of career opportuniites with IFDS are available here.

Source: IDA Ireland Press Release

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