Cardiff tech firm launches recruitment drive

Fintech company Mypinpad is looking to grow its workforce at the heart of Wales’ thriving tech sector after securing £15 million of investment.

The Cardiff-based business, which offers payment acceptance and customer authentication solutions, is on the lookout for skilled Android, iOS, operations and services developers and technical sales support consultants.

With operations throughout Europe and Asia, the company wants to expand globally and says home-grown talent is key to achieving this. It’s currently based at Tramshed Tech, a co-working space that provides access to business support services and industry events.

Justin Pike, founder of Mypinpad, said: “Famed for castles, countryside and culture, the Welsh Valleys are not always the obvious choice when considering thriving tech scenes rivalling the infamous Silicon Valley. But this is not a true reflection of the opportunity in the region.

“MYPINPAD is a Welsh Company, established in 2012, and has since gone from strength-to-strength, evolving within Cardiff’s burgeoning tech scene. There’s a great vibe in the city, which is testament to the community here that is fast becoming one of Wales’ proudest accolades.

“Adding new recruits to our team throughout the next year will help build on everything MYPINPAD has already achieved. In the future, we hope to attract the most inquisitive and enthusiastic tech fanatics interested in pushing boundaries and being part of a company that is truly driving change.”

Mypinpad’s recruitment drive comes as the Welsh tech scene is expanding rapidly. According to government figures, there are 1,500 homegrown digital companies, all of which contribute £82 billion to Wales’ economy yearly.

Cllr Russell Goodway, cabinet member for investment and development at Cardiff Council, added: “We’re pleased to have worked with MYPINPAD since 2012 – from a new start-up to a fast-growing tech business.

“Cardiff is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, with faster job growth than any of the Core Cities. Over a quarter of the city’s workforce is employed in financial and professional services, while across Wales more than 153,000 people work in the sector with this number set to grow to 200,000 by 2021.

“We are delighted that the growth of MYPINPAD is taking place within Tramshed Tech, a leading Tech space within the city centre, and that MYPINPAD plans to create opportunities across all levels of the business from graduates to senior developers.”