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Our People

At  OpenSky Data Systems we believe that our people are our greatest asset and give us that competitive edge. We only hire the best people whom possess the skills, talent, expertise, experience and motivation that we require. We ensure that they also share our vision and core values as passionately as we do. We attract talented individuals from a wide range of cultural, geographic and educational backgrounds who bring with them a rich variety of skills and experiences.

  Opensky Career Vacancies


Michael Cronin, Managing Director

Michael Cronin

Michael Cronin is architecting and managing web based database systems since 2001 and in 2004 set up OpenSky with college friend, William Flanagan.  His vision for OpenSky is clear. To become a global trusted technology partner to some of the most innovative and progressive organisations in the world. The company has multiple competences in Managed IT Services & Software and Systems Development in the Health, Transport and Environmental industries, both private and public. Under his strong leadership, the company is experiencing 40% growth in home and overseas markets, year on year. He remains grounded in his personal business ethos of integrity and efficiency. Michael has worked on and delivered a number of complex architectures which have multiple integration points with other systems with layers of complex data.

Michael is considered an expert in complex data management and is Prince2 accredited, a Microsoft Certified Professional and holds a B. Tech. In Electronic Engineering (Honours Degree).  He has managed the entire delivery of complex web based workflow & Business Intelligence systems, web based information systems , Document management and enterprise / workflow mobility projects in several countries.

Michael’s professional interests are open data platforms, smart systems integration and semantic web.


William Flanagan, Chief Technology Officer

William Flanagan

Co-Founder, with college friend Michael Cronin, William Flanagan has worked as solution architect, project manager, business analyst, and data analytics expert on a number of enterprise workflow and analytics systems for OpenSky clients, including Lloyds Pharmacy UK, Denso-ID, the Irish Health Service Executive, Enterprise Ireland, Irelands National Transport Authority, Dublin City Traffic Department, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, among others.

William is considered an expert in data management, Big Data & Business Intelligence and Enterprise Mobility by his peers, having extensive experience with the Microsoft BI stack and other big data technologies such as MongoDB. He is a certified Microsoft Technology specialist and also holds a B. Sc. in Electronic Engineering.

William has a strong technical background in software development, moving initially from embedded systems design, to PC and mobile based development, and then towards enterprise web systems and data analytics.  He heads up openskys R&D department and advises on new and emerging technologies and their application within a successful IT Work Programme.    


Susanne McCabe, International Marketing & Sales Manager

Susanne McCabeSusanne is responsible for the Marketing & Sales Strategy with a focus on international export growth. With a background in the Energy Sector as Marketing Manager of a National oil distribution brand, she brings to the role a sense of creativity, a depth in purpose and an ability to spot market trends and hear what is important to our customers. Working on several market, several products / services and within multiple sectors, Susanne is building the Marketing & Sales Department to  support our ambitious growth plans.

A champion internally of the need for innovation in processes, products and vision, she also drives and supports our research programmes and manages our customer engagement programme at OpenSky. Her personal interests in IT are Big Data, Social Technology for Societal Change and how IT is creating a truely globalised experience.  


Damian Bado, IT Manager 

Damien Bado

Damian is an experienced Software Development Manager bringing over 15 years of business analysis and commercial software development in the Transport, Financial and Public Sectors. Damian is responsible for managing OpenSkys Polish offices and ensuring the optimum software development process at both technical and organizational level for our clients.

He has built a strong team of developers in OpenSky who combine their talents in the best way possible, following Damian’s expert guidance and direction.  Damian holds a MSc in IT and is PRINCE2 & Agile PM certified.  He is particularly interested in Project Management Methods, Agile Software Development, Enterprise Architecture, Service Oriented Architecture, Real Time Systems and new and emerging technologies.



Majella Cosgrave, Quality Manager 

Majella Keyes

With over 15 years experience in the IT Software industry, Majella is responsible for a key department at OpenSky, Quality Assurance Services & Software Testing. Quality is one of the core values on which the company has achieved its growth. She is responsible for ensuring quality management across the organization, managing the QA team and maintaining ISO certification, along with completing rigorous software testing on OpenSky products and solutions. She leads a team of over 11 individual, highly qualified QA professionals who achieve outstanding results in releasing developments that are above standards on Go Live and have minimum requirements for further testing.

She prides herself in her focus on quality and improving processes and ensuring high quality software is delivered to meet and exceed the requirements of  customers across a vast range of business sectors.


Mark Curran, Support Manager

Mark Curran

Delivering a superior customer support service is very important to OpenSky and has contribution to higher than industry standard levels of customer loyalty. Mark manages a team of nine in openskys support services centre in Naas. He holds a B.A. Mathematics and Computer Science and has held roles in QA Management in an eLearning Solutions company and as a software test lead in Microsoft Ireland. After joining opensky in 2014, he brings to his role extensive experience of software and product development, delivery and support  and a broad technical background. 

Mark is passionate about quality and fostering strong business and working relationships with clients. He is focused on building and retaining a  world class support department at OpenSky with ambitious KPI measurements for his team.

His personal interest in IT is in the Innovation and creativity in software systems and applications