OpenJaw Technologies to double workforce
Irish travel software company OpenJaw Technologies has announced plans to double its global workforce from 230 to 450 employees in the next three years, with at least 50 of the jobs being located at the company’s offices in Dublin and Galway.
The jobs announcement was made at OpenJaw’s travel retailing summit at Dublin’s Mansion House, a two day event attended by executives from the world’s leading airlines and travel companies and IDA Ireland.
OpenJaw delivers eCommerce Technology to the world’s leading travel brands and supports them to become online retailers, using OpenJaw’s specialist software. The company is headquartered in Dublin on Ormond Quay and following its acquisition by TravelSky last year, OpenJaw became the only travel tech company to have unique and proprietary access to the Chinese market. OpenJaw’s software also facilitates many of the world’s leading customer loyalty programmes.
From startup, (OpenJaw was set up by three Irish entrepreneurs in a one roomed office in 2002), to a business processing an annual gross transaction value of $2bn on the company’s platform, the company has taken advantage of one of the fastest growing trends – travel retail – and one of the fastest growth markets, China.
The company has over 30 customers globally, including British Airways, Iberia, Cathay Pacific, Hainan Airlines, Four Seasons Hotels, Avis Budget Europe and Air Miles. The company services its global customer base from regional offices in Galway, Krakow, Madrid and Hong Kong. A major R&D Centre in Dalian, China will commence operations in June of this year. Today’s announcement and expansion project is supported by the Department of Jobs and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Welcoming the announcement Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD said “It is a tremendous achievement to be doubling your global workforce so soon after your acquisition by TravelSky last year and I particularly welcome the additional 50 jobs being created in Dublin and Galway as part of the global expansion. It is a huge endorsement of your product that 30 global travel companies have already become customers. I wish you every success with your expansion both here and In China and I look forward to watching you grow in the coming years.”
Kieron Branagan, CEO, OpenJaw Technologies, said: “Our intention to expand our workforce globally, is directly linked to the tremendous growth we are experiencing in Asia, especially in the domestic Chinese market. Our relationship with TravelSky has given us proprietary access to the Chinese market and we’re already live with four Chinese carriers and we have another four in development. Ireland is a great location from which to attract key talent into our business and we are opening a large R&D centre in Dalian, China. As part of this recruitment campaign, we are looking for a wide range of talent including; travel tech specialists and software engineers.”
Recruitment for the positions has already started and OpenJaw intends to fulfil up to half of the roles by the end of 2018, before completing the recruitment drive by the end of 2019. For details of how to apply for these positions, please visit http://careers.openjawtech.com/jobs/.