Dublin-based fintech Plynk to create 40 roles

Company will fill software engineer and mobile app developer roles over next year

Plynk co-founders Charles Dowd and Clive Foley. Photograph: iStock

Plynk co-founders Charles Dowd and Clive Foley. Photograph: iStock

 

Money messaging app Plynk is creating 40 jobs in its Dublin headquarters as part of its European expansion.

Over the next year the company plans to fill roles including back-end software engineers, mobile app developers and customer service representatives.

Founded in 2015 by Charles Dowd and Clive Foley, Plynk allows consumers to send money as a message to a single contact or in group chats instantly. Once a Plynk account is created, users receive a dedicated IBAN and virtual Mastercard for online payments. In addition, the application plans to integrate with both Apple and Android Pay, enabling users to spend their money across multiple outlets.

Commenting on Tuesday’s employment announcement, Mr Dowd said: “The new roles offer an exciting opportunity to be part of a leading fintech organisation, continuing with the development of our core product, and building more features that are unique to the social payments industry.”

The Dublin-based financial technology start up recently raised €25 million in a Series A fundraising round as it ploughs on with plans to roll out its money-messaging app globally.

Looking to the more immediate future, Mr Dowd believes the company’s growth opportunities lie in Europe.

“We plan to expand further into Europe with eyes on Spain and Portugal next, and have every intention of becoming the de-facto pan-European money-messaging app.”