Travel Software Firm OpenJaw To Create New Jobs

Up to 50 new jobs are to be created in Dublin and Galway by travel software company OpenJaw Technologies, as part of a global expansion.

The jobs announcement was made at OpenJaw's annual Global Travel Retailing Summit at Dublin's Mansion House, a two day event attended by executives from the world's leading airlines and travel companies, IDA Ireland, the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Dr. Yue Xiaoyong, Larry Liang, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OpenJaw and General Manager of TravelSky R&D Division as well as other industry experts in travel retailing and technology.

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."

Speaking at the announcement, Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive of IDA Ireland, said: "The decision by OpenJaw to expand here in Ireland and internationally, is a major endorsement of Ireland as a leading location for global software companies. OpenJaw will act as a reference company of IDA Ireland when encouraging Chinese FDI into Ireland."

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.


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