The Galway start up, CitySwift will be hiring for roles in sales and marketing, software and data science over the next two years.
CitySwift, the transport data company are expanding their footprint in Galway, which means they are doubling their headcount.
The 50 new roles announced will be created over the next two years and will be in the areas of sales and marketing and software and data science. The company also plans to move to a larger headquarters in Galway.
CitySwift has developed a cloud-native, data-drive technology platform to optimise urban bus networks. Its data engine has been rolled out in the UK to enhance the customer experience and operations of public transport and the company’s clients include companies such as National Express and Go Ahead.
The company was founded by former CitiBank analyst, Brian O'Rourke and bus industry veteran Alan Farrelly in 2016.
There are massive opportunities in the start-up. Earlier this year, they announced that they had raised an additional €2m in funding, having already raised €1.5 m in 2019 under their former name CitySwifter.
As part of the most recent funding round, they also rolled out When2Travel, an AI-based tool that generates dynamic predictions of bus loadings in a means to show passengers how busy their bus is likely to be.
The new jobs have been created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a rise in demand for the company’s technology from bus operators.
Brian O’Rourke, Co-Founder of CitySwift said that while Britain remains the company’s main market, there are “massive opportunities” opening up globally.
He says, “We’ve made good progress in pilot programmes we’re involved in across Europe and there are conversations happening that could see us starting up in the US shortly,” he said. “We also hope to be going live with various operators in Ireland sometime in 2020, which is something we’re very excited about.”