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Global Business Development - Explorers Program

Job Description 

FD and Kx are currently recruiting elite graduates for Global Business Development positions on a full-time, entry level basis.This exciting opportunity will allow you to build your own pipeline in a fast-paced, tier one city, and to develop the innovative Kx brand in new industry verticals.This role will play a vital part in our US and Global expansion plan.

This role will help you develop your skills and career pathway in an exciting, fast-paced environment at the forefront of new and innovative technologies. You will be afforded the rare opportunity to attain a mix of theoretical study and practical experience as you choose between a career in Business Development and sales in a global PLC. You will be challenged throughout the programme — not only because you will work with senior management within the Company, but also because you will work on live projects across multiple industries. In addition to developing your presentation and communication skills, we will invest heavily in your personal development with the option to enrol in an accredited marketing qualification.

Training & Logistics

A key part of Explorers is the potential to travel globally. You will spend circa 3-6 months at our Newry HQ, reporting directly to our CEO and VP Marketing, gaining an understanding of the intricacies of our business model. Then, based on performance, you will either choose between a role working on client site in major financial centers, or have the opportunity to be deployed in a major city in the U.S. in a Business Development capacity, with the autonomy of building your own pipeline. We do not believe this type of Graduate opportunity exists anywhere else.


  •  U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency - we cannot provide sponsorship and do not accept OPT/STEM visa

  • Minimum 3.4 GPA in any degree discipline

  •  Effective oral and written communication skills

  • An enthusiastic, entrepreneurial spirit and a “whatever it takes” attitude

  • Passionate about promoting FD’s products and services across the capital markets and other industries, such as Pharma, Utilities, Retail and Manufacturing
  • A genuine Interest in technology, big data, machine learning, cloud computing, and IOT

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FD is a global technology provider with 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, retail, pharma, manufacturing and energy institutions. The Group’s Kx technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, is a leader in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. Kx delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. FD operates from 14 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including its headquarters in Newry, and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide.