The digital payments provider says it expects roles to open up in customer support, business development and compliance as it expands its headcount in Ireland.
Wirex, a global digital payment and regulation platform, is aiming to make its Dublin office the company’s European headquarters.
The company told Siliconrepublic.com that recruitment is ongoing in the area and that it hopes to hire more, provided its operations and growth in Europe go to plan.
It expects roles to open up in customer support, business development and compliance in particular. It will be looking for trailblazers, which it describes as people who are innovative, inquisitive, creative and entrepreneurial, as well as candidates who are passionate about customer success, security and compliance and teamwork.
Wirex is currently undergoing electronic money institution licensing in Ireland and hopes to have the results in either Q2 or Q3 this year, at which point it expects recruitment to ramp up.
Pavel Matveev, co-founder and CEO at Wirex, said: “Global crypto adoption has been skyrocketing in the past few years. Having recently reached the milestone of 3.5m Wirex customers with more than 100pc increase in the size of our customer base over the past year, and with crypto mass adoption on the horizon, we are endeavouring to scale and grow sensibly and focus on developing our workforce to cater to this demand.
“This will be vital to continue offering our industry-leading services, developing new and innovative features and empowering everyone to have easy and cheap access to crypto in their everyday lives.
“This will involve creating new roles in our offices across the globe, as well as building out an Irish office that we hope to serve as our new European headquarters in the coming months.”
Launched in 2014 by CEOs and co-founders Pavel Matveev and Dmitry Lazarichev, Wirex went on to develop the world’s first crypto-enabled payment card. The company now has more than 3.5m customers in 130 countries. It offers a centralised app that allows users to store, buy and exchange different currencies – traditional and crypto.
It also rolled out the world’s first crypto reward programme, called Cryptoback, which earns cardholders up to 2pc back in its native utility token for every transaction.
Alongside Dublin, Wirex has offices in London, Singapore, Kyiv, Tokyo, Toronto, Atlanta and Dallas. There are currently 278 employees working across these locations. To date, it has processed $5bn worth of transactions.
Learn more about jobs at Wirex here.