Transit software company RouteMatch has crossed the Atlantic, from Georgia in the US, to expand its R&D team in Waterford. 25 new roles will be created over the next 12 months.
With plans to expand even more, the initial 25 jobs created by RouteMatch will add to its RMPay payment solutions technology services. All new roles are in software development.
“Transit is needed by so many people today and, without it, many cannot get to their jobs, medical appointments or families,” said Larry Breen, head of RouteMatch’s Irish operation.
Calling Waterford a “welcome extension” to his company’s team, Breen said both the environment and talent available makes the location ideal.
RouteMatch provides technologies to help transit companies manage their operations, as well as “engage” their drivers.
The company’s software is used by fixed-scheduled transit services and demand-response transit services where door-to-door delivery is required. It currently services customers across North America and Australia, primarily through state and local government contracts.
“Through the support of the IDA and the Irish Government, and in conjunction with WIT and TSSG, the process for getting started in Waterford was easier than anticipated and we are delighted to now be part of a rapidly growing technology hub within Ireland,” said Breen.
IDA CEO Martin Shanahan called the news “great”, with the tech ecosystem in Waterford “evolving and expanding”, making it an appealing location for innovative companies.
“[Those conditions are enabling RouteMatch] to identify key partners to engage with and also offering opportunities to collaborate with TSSG and WIT in the research area. I wish the company ongoing success with this R&D project.”
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