Skyscanner plans London office amid further growth forcasts

Skyscanner plans London office amid further growth forcasts

Skyscanner has announced plans for a London office, as part of forecasts of further growth.

The expansion of three offices takes Skyscanner’s number of global offices to 10, a five-fold increase in three years.

It includes the official launch of engineering hubs in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia and London’s Moorgate. A new, larger mobile-focussed office in Budapest has also been unveiled.

Skyscanner said the move is part of an expansion of engineering resources having seen a 77% increase in mobile visitors.

More than 160 new roles have been created across the business in 2015, with the existing engineering team making up almost half of Skyscanner’s staff. The engineering team is set to grow further as part of a large-scale recruitment campaign, with 115 roles currently open in Skyscanner’s European offices.

Former director of engineering at Amazon’s S3, Bryan Dove has been appointed as senior vice president of engineering. Dove will also head up the London hub.

He said: “As a rapidly growing tech company and a leader in online travel, strength in engineering is at the core of our strategy.

“Delivering a world-class product to 50 million monthly visitors across the globe is not easy, and we require the best talent out there to help us do this and continue our growth at scale.

“Our London office will be a new hub for hiring talented individuals as we continue to augment our product engineering teams here and across our other worldwide locations in Europe, Asia, and North America.”

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