Irish travel Software Company and wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese technology firm TravelSky, OpenJaw Technologies, (www.openjawtech.com) announced today, 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, 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.
OpenJaw delivers eCommerce Technology to the world’s leading travel brands and supports them 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.
“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.”
Kieron Branagan, CEO, OpenJaw Technologies
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.