First Derivatives announces recruitment of 1,000 new employees by 2021

27 September 2018

First Derivatives (FD) today announces its intention to recruit 1,000 new employees in the next three years. The new recruits will facilitate the continued rapid growth of the business and will be across graduate, experienced and senior levels. This employee expansion builds on sustained growth at FD, with annual growth averaging 31% over the past three years.

FD is a multinational software and consulting company that currently employs more than 2,400 employees. The company recruits exceptional candidates, both local and international, with a focus on STEM backgrounds, and provides unparalleled career opportunities. The new jobs will be across the company’s operations, including FinTech, where FD works with many of the world’s leading financial institutions, and a range of other industries, including manufacturing, digital marketing, retail, gaming, telecoms, automotive and space. FD’s Kx technology addresses Big Data challenges across all these industries, providing a stimulating work environment and the opportunity to work with our global client base to provide cutting edge technology solutions.

Brian Conlon, CEO of FD, commented: “This is an exciting time for FD and this expansion reflects the strong growth and development of the company. We have a highly skilled and accomplished team, and we look forward to bringing on more talent.”

About FD
FD is a global technology provider with 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, retail, pharma, manufacturing and energy institutions. Kx technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, is a leader in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. Kx delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. The Group operates from 14 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including its headquarters in Newry, and employs more than 2,400 people worldwide.

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