Payments provider Paymentwall opens a new R&D office in Kyiv for 100 employees
What will the new office look like?
The office will be located on 7, Klovsky descent, in the Carnegie Business Center on the 45th floor with an area of 600 square meters. That’s how it will look like (images provided by Paymentwall):
Paymentwall is mainly hiring the following key positions: Frontend (Angular/React) and Backend (PHP) developers, UI/UX designers, graphic designers, and account managers (receivable, payable).
The team members will be distributed between Paymentwall itself and the company’s new products – Terminal3 and FasterPay – which we shall discuss below.
What does the company do?
Last year, Paymentwall launched two new products – Terminal3 and FasterPay.
Terminal3 is a platform for launching, promoting, and monetizing video games. Steam and Epic Games Store are its competitors. According to Petrov, Wargaming, KakaoGames, Goodgame Studios, Tencent and NetEase are the ones among the product’s customers.
FasterPay is an e-wallet and international payment system accepting payments via Visa, Mastercard and bank transfers providing quick and streamlined transactions, competing with PayPal and local e-wallets.
The Paymentwall platform itself will provide global payment coverage, integrating over 150 local payment methods globally such as WechatPay in China, Boleto in Brazil, Konbini in Japan, iDeal in the Netherlands, and many others.
Paymentwall is a global payments platform with Ukrainian roots. The first Paymentwall office was opened in Kyiv in 2004, and still remains one of the main development centers of the company. Currently, over 40 employees work here.
In general, the company’s staff is distributed between 15 offices: San Francisco, Phoenix (Arizona, USA), London, Berlin, Lisbon, Sofia, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Seoul, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hanoi, Manila, Bangalore, and New Delhi.
In 2019, the company plans to grow and scale up to 300 employees.
Investments in office space
Yevgeny Petrov said that the need to open the office has been caused by the launch of new products and, accordingly, due to the need for additional working space for new employees. He also stated that Paymentwall intends to invest UAH 60 million in its development in Ukraine in 2019.