Irish IT Company opensky announces 30 New Jobs over the next 18 months - Minister Bruton
26th April 2013
opensky data systems, an innovative Irish IT Company headquartered in Naas, Co. Kildare continues to expand as it announces the creation of 30 new jobs over the next 18 months. In effect these additional jobs will now almost double the company’s current number of employees of 50, bringing the total to 80. This major development will provide opportunities for Software Developers, Project Managers, Support, Sales & Marketing and QA Personnel. It follows opensky`s previous addition of 20 plus new staff members throughout 2012. The recruitment drive is expected to commence immediately.
opensky has been supported in its development by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland. The company has announced these 30 new jobs to meet the demands of new business and predicted growth over the next two years. In addition opensky is accelerating its expansion into Irish and international markets.
Founded by college friends and IT specialists, Michael Cronin and William Flanagan in 2004, opensky, a major exporter, has extensive expertise, pioneering across a range of technologies and solutions. Key areas that opensky are involved in include big data management, business intelligence, IT consultancy and managed services for driving business performance, budgeting and planning solutions for large enterprises.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD, welcomed the announcement saying: “opensky is an exciting Irish technology company which is innovating, exporting and creating jobs, and today’s announcement is very welcome. Irish companies like this with ambitious growth strategies are playing a critical part in getting this country back to work. The ICT sector, which we have specifically targeted through our Action Plan for Jobs, has added a total of more than 11,000 jobs since this Government took office and Irish companies are playing a key role in that. I am determined to continue and build on the strong supports we have put in place so that we can see more growth from Irish ICT companies to help get the country back to work”.
Michael Cronin, MD opensky said: “opensky is a highly successful company that has achieved phenomenal growth since our establishment in 2004. In addition to our HQ in Kildare, we now have two offices located in mainland Europe. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals to be part of a dynamic, professional and international team.
“Our growth over the last 12 months has increased significantly and with this we need to build a strong team and develop our resources. We have several major projects in the pipeline, as well as plans to expand further overseas”.
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opensky is a trusted provider of business technology solutions, CRM, business intelligence and managed software services to the food manufacturing, retail and public sector. It has grown its revenues by 100% in the last two years and forecasts growth in the region of 60% in 2013, with our UK business delivering 20% of revenues.