OpenJaw to create 45 new jobs via €3.3m R&D investment

16 Jan 2012

Online travel technology company OpenJaw is to create 45 new jobs in Dublin and Galway as part of an Enterprise Ireland-supported €3.3m R&D investment.

OpenJaw enables travel companies such as airlines, online travel agencies (OTAs), hotel chains and loyalty programmes to offer their products and services in the internet domain.  

Its customer portfolio features in excess of 40 customers, including British Airways, Airmiles, SAS and other large global travel players.

“Our growth strategy is aimed clearly on greater penetration of the global travel market," the CEO of OpenJaw Technologies Kieron Branagan explained.

“The R&D investment programme on which we are embarking will enable us to advance the development of our technology offering and continue to serve the business needs of airline, hotel groups, OTAs and loyalty programmes. We see tremendous opportunities for on-going growth in the sector and look forward to continuing to drive the future of the industry."

The new tech jobs at OpenJaw

The new jobs jobs will be created predominantly in the sales, engineering, development and product management functions, and will be located across its Dublin operation and its regional office in Galway.  

This will bring the total number of people employed by the company in Ireland to 151 by 2013 and its global head count to 169 over the same period.

“OpenJaw is an exciting Irish technology company which is innovating, exporting and creating jobs, and today’s announcement is very welcome," the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, said today.

“Through my department’s capital budget and the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs I will provide greater support to businesses like this so that more dynamic Irish companies can start up, grow, and get our country back to work."

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service He was recipient of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and Siliconrepublic.com has been awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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