First Derivatives annouces 1,000 post recruitment plan

First Derivatives headquarters in Newry
First Derivatives headquarters in Newry

Newry-based First Derivatives has announced that it is to recruit 1,000 people over the next three as part of its latest expansion plans.

The firm, a leading global provider of products and consulting services to some of the world’s largest finance, technology and energy institutions, says 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 currently employs more than 2,400 staff and recruits locally and internationally to service markets across the world, with a heavy focus on STEM backgrounds.

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 and has experienced impressiev growth since it was founded in 1996 by chief executive Brian Conlon.

“This is an exciting time for FD and this expansion reflects the strong growth and development of the company,” he said.

“We have a highly skilled and accomplished team, and we look forward to bringing on more talent.”

FD now has more than 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, retail, pharma, manufacturing and energy institutions. The group operates from 14 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including Newry which remain the firm’s headquarters.

Kx technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series