Eoin is part of the fire.com Product team. We recently sat down with him to find out what his job entails as Product Analyst and what brought him to fire.com. Here’s what he had to say:
Hi Eoin! Tell us a bit about your role as Product Analyst, what does it involve?
It’s difficult to know where to start, and that’s one of the great things about the role! From working on scoping potential concepts, engaging with customers and third part integrations and transitioning these concepts to fully-fledged features, the role is so diverse.
What do you find most rewarding about your job?
The most rewarding aspect is the people aspect for me. Having a direct impact on delivering solutions which are requested by internal employees and external customers and seeing how this can improve their own day-to-day life is very satisfying.
How about the most exciting challenge you’ve worked on yet?
The most exciting challenge yet has been working with Fire Open Payments – it’s a new and innovative way to transfer funds without the need for debit/credit cards, and while that brings its own chances, it’s excellent to be one of the pioneer companies for such a service.
So what’s your background? Why did you want to join a company like fire.com?
I studied Business, Economics and Social Studies (BESS) in Trinity College Dublin, choosing to specialise in Business Studies. I’ve always had an interest in fintech and working at fire.com has giving me exposure to every function of an agile payments company – be it Operations, Development, Product or Sales, there are so many moving parts that all work together to deliver the fire.com products and services used today.
How would you summarise the culture in three words?
Fast-paced, demanding and interactive!
What do you like about working in the payments industry?
Payments is an exciting industry – everyone is always looking for the easiest way to move funds. I really enjoy working on projects that have the propensity to be a future norm.
What do you do for fun outside of work?
I like to use my spare time to be active – I play gaelic football or go to the gym most evenings.
Do you have any unusual or quirky skills, interests or fears?
I’m known for being able to put on different accents, so much so that one of the Operations team was convinced I was from Dublin and not Sligo – although perhaps that’s due to me living here for the last five years! No fears come to mind, however, I am subject to “the fear” the day after a few pints with Darren.