Travel search juggernaut and ‘Eunicorn’ Skyscanner has announced three new offices – two engineering hubs in London’s Moorgate and Bulgarian capital Sofia, and a new mobile-focused office in Budapest – as part of “ambitious development plans”.
Skyscanner was originally started in 2003 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has gone through a period of accelerated growth in the past few years. In 2014, the Sequoia Capital-backed company saw a 42% increase in revenue to £93 million. Today, the company helps over 50 million people each month to find their travel options (flights, hotels and car rentals).
The company says its engineering team now makes up close to half of its total staff, and it’s currently recruiting another 115 people for its European offices alone. Skyscanner is today also announcing that it has hired Bryan Dove, previously Director of Engineering at Amazon’s S3 and Skype, to lead its global engineering teams as Senior Vice President of Engineering.
Skyscanner now has offices in Barcelona, Beijing, Budapest, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Miami, Shenzhen, Singapore and Sofia. It currently employs over 700 people.