Equifax today announced the opening of a new information technology talent centre in Dublin to help address the company’s growing global information technology needs.
Founded in 1889, Equifax gathers and maintains information on over 600 million consumers worldwide and over the years has evolved its business model from a traditional consumer credit focus to a company that uses unique trusted data, technology and innovative analytics to help its customers make informed decisions.
The Dublin centre, located in the heart of the South Docks on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, will focus on developing innovative new solutions to support Equifax operations around the world.
Over 100 highly skilled research and development positions will be available, with hiring already underway.
The opening of the Dublin centre further expands Equifax’s global footprint. The company already has a presence in Wexford that houses its database management, customer and consumer activities in relation to its consumer credit referencing services for UK-based clients. This location opened in 1994 and employs approximately 90 full-time employees.
Paul O’Dwyer, leader of the Dublin centre, commented: “We have made a big bet on Dublin as we recognise the technology talent pool is strong and the market can support Equifax’s increasing demand for bold, innovative thinking.”
He continued: “Talent that is interested in working with a globally recognised leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that anticipates customers’ needs by delivering unparalleled customised insights through innovative data solutions is encouraged to apply.”
Coretha Rushing, chief human resource officer, added: “Equifax is a workplace of strong values and one in which we realize our success as a company is ultimately built upon the achievements of our people. We are an inclusive culture, one that offers work-life balance and embraces the innovative spirit.”
Welcoming the announcement Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland, said: “This R&D centre for Equifax in Dublin will play key role in developing new IT solutions for its global operations. Equifax’s decision to establish its R&D activity in Ireland is a great endorsement of the country’s well-educated and technologically savvy workforce.”