Making online payments work for companies

A little about The Payment Works

Tech leaders | Online Payments | Dublin Fintech

 
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26 Years and Counting

That's the number we came up with when we counted up our combined years of working with online payments. From mobile card payments to high-volume e-commerce sites, we've been fortunate to have been part of some pretty advanced payments products. We've worked in some really exciting (aka pressurised!) global online merchant companies. Enjoyable? Yes. Pressure? Sure. Easy? Much more difficult and frustrating than any software development should be. 

We're on the side of the Merchants 

In our time working for and advising Online Merchants, it has always been a major battle to make the customer payments work perfectly. The truth is, the merchants have the least control among the chain of parties involved in each online transaction, including banks, payment processors, card schemes, etc.

And it doesn't seem to be getting better. We see the same problems time and time again. The same barriers that we've had to overcome years ago are the same barriers that online merchants are hitting today. The innovations in every other area of technology just don't seem to be there for Online Merchants.

There's something intrinsically wrong with that:  the Merchants - those generating all of the payments traffic - are the party with least tooling. More often than not, that leads to frustration in those working at the coalface and less-than-perfect payments software.  And that inevitably leads to money being dropped on the floor.

In 2016 we decided the status quo needed a shake up. We set out to raise the standard of payments software on all merchant sites. And to shift the balance of control to the Online Merchants. The Payments Works was born in the fintech world of Dublin.

We established The Payment Works with a singular vision:

To empower online merchants to perfect their customer payments.

Who are we?

Conor Wogan - Managing Director Working years of leading software teams and developing products to The Payment Works. He's worked in cutting-edge payments development since 2007. Roles included Head of Software Engineering at leading mobile payments company, Sumup, where he lead the launch and growth of the company from launch to series B. His passion is in making products that are centred around the user.   LinkedIn: Conor Wogan Twitter: @conorwogan

Conor Wogan - Managing Director

Working years of leading software teams and developing products to The Payment Works. He's worked in cutting-edge payments development since 2007. Roles included Head of Software Engineering at leading mobile payments company, Sumup, where he lead the launch and growth of the company from launch to series B.

His passion is in making products that are centred around the user.

 

LinkedIn: Conor Wogan

Twitter: @conorwogan

Máté Marjai - Engineering Director Máté has been developing payments software for big brand companies since 2007, from high-volume end-user cashiers in online gaming, through mobile payments in the online travel sector. He was the lead engineer responsible for delivering the entire payments platform for mobile payments company, Sumup from launch in 2012 thru' to EMV certification in 2014. A proponent of pragmatic development - 'the right tools for the right job' - he speaks regularly at various tech meetups and conferences. LinkedIn: Máté Marjai Twitter: @marjaimate

Máté Marjai - Engineering Director

Máté has been developing payments software for big brand companies since 2007, from high-volume end-user cashiers in online gaming, through mobile payments in the online travel sector. He was the lead engineer responsible for delivering the entire payments platform for mobile payments company, Sumup from launch in 2012 thru' to EMV certification in 2014.

A proponent of pragmatic development - 'the right tools for the right job' - he speaks regularly at various tech meetups and conferences.

LinkedIn: Máté Marjai

Twitter: @marjaimate

James Byrne - Software Engineer Since joining the team in mid-2016, James has been the motor at the centre of our software development. A programming polymath, he has worked across multiple languages to build our products. His hallmark is 'think twice, code once'.     LinkedIn: James Byrne Twitter: @jamesdesbyrne

James Byrne - Software Engineer

Since joining the team in mid-2016, James has been the motor at the centre of our software development. A programming polymath, he has worked across multiple languages to build our products.

His hallmark is 'think twice, code once'.

 

 

LinkedIn: James Byrne

Twitter: @jamesdesbyrne

Luke Rickard - Software Engineer Luke joined The Payment Works in late 2016, bringing with him over 6 years of delivering software in leading-edge online merchants. With spells at Full Tilt Poker and Wonga, he's seen the challenges of developing high-availability payments software for big volume merchants. He is enthusiastically applying the skills learnt from his recentMasters in IT. LinkedIn: Luke Rickard Twitter: @lukerickard

Luke Rickard - Software Engineer

Luke joined The Payment Works in late 2016, bringing with him over 6 years of delivering software in leading-edge online merchants. With spells at Full Tilt Poker and Wonga, he's seen the challenges of developing high-availability payments software for big volume merchants.

He is enthusiastically applying the skills learnt from his recentMasters in IT.

LinkedIn: Luke Rickard

Twitter: @lukerickard

Some of the Online companies that we've been worked with

 
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