OpenSky Plans 80 New Hires

16 May 2019 | 03.20 pm

OpenSky Plans 80 New Hires

Poppulo in Cork also in expansion mode

16 May 2019 | 03.20 pm

IT provider OpenSky says it is investing €2.5m to drive expansion and will create 80 jobs over the next two years.

The company specialises in providing process automation solutions to public sector bodies and employs 80 people. The new jobs will include digital transformation consultants, software engineers, sales and marketing executives, and project and team leaders.

Managing director Michael Cronin (pictured) said: “More and more public service agencies and government organisations realise how important it is for them to be able to boost productivity, deliver services and support citizens as directly and efficiently as possible.

“By transforming, they can not only streamline their own processes and optimise resources but also enhance the citizen experience and create a digital government that works. In order to meet this increasing and evolving demand, we have invested in expanding our team and adding new services.”

• Elsewhere, employee communications software company Poppulo plans to create 125 jobs to support its international expansion, mostly in high-tech engineering and R&D roles but with some in sales and marketing. The Cork-based company will also add jobs in the US, bringing its total workforce to more than 400 within three years, more than double its present total.

Founder Andrew O’Shaughnessy says its software is used by 30% of the largest employers in Europe and 20% of the largest employers in the US, including Unilever, Bank of America, Nestlé, Johnson Controls, Rolls-Royce and almost half the world’s top pharma companies.

O’Shaughnessy said: “Enterprise Ireland has been with us from the start, when we were a handful of people, and they’re just as committed to our success as we scale. Supporting home-grown successful indigenous companies so that they can scale is incredibly important.”

Earlier this year, US private equity firm Susquehanna Growth Equity invested €30m for a minority stake in Poppulo, which O’Shaughnessy said would help the company accelerate its international expansion plans in a sector now recognised as critical to business success.

 

 

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