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YapStone Announces 200 jobs for Drogheda

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YapStone Announces 200 jobs for Drogheda

Thursday, November 16, 2017 

YapStone Announces 200 jobs for Drogheda

YapStone, a leading global payments company, has announced 200 new tech jobs at its heaadquarters in Drogheda. 

The leadership team at YapStone has decided to grow its Irish presence by establishing a Product Engineering development center at its International HQ in Drogheda with recruitment commencing in early 2018 for over 200 highly skilled engineering and technology positions over the next five years.

YapStone, which first established operations in Ireland in 2012, opened a new 16,000 square-foot International headquarters in 2016 where it currently employs 125 people. The company’s hyper-growth in both Ireland and the United States has continued well into 2017, earning numerous accolades including placement on the INC 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies, The Deloitte Fast 500, The San Francisco Business Times Top 50, and the 2018 Wealthfront Career-Launching Companies List.

Debra Tenenbaum, EVP/Chief People Officer at YapStone commented “Up until now, YapStone has mostly hired customer service and operations talent to fill positions in its global operations center. However, this new investment will be allocated towards hiring for engineering positions, under the leadership of our esteemed Chief Technology Officer, Sanjay Saraf, who is responsible for global Product Development.”

“Irish tech talent is exceptional,” says Sanjay Saraf, EVP/Chief Technology Officer, Yapstone. “We are very excited to employ Ireland’s finest software engineers and build technology IP that will further revolutionize digital payments for shared economy and global marketplaces.  YapStone is investing in cutting edge cloud enabled technology, big data, API platforms, and modern NoSQL databases and tech talent in Ireland will have an opportunity to build great products and enrich their professional careers.”

To find out more about employment opportunities at YapStone click here or contact Kendra Ingram at

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