Global online travel company Orbitz Worldwide has announced a major technology recruitment drive in order to strengthen key areas – such as its loyalty programme.

The 2001 Chicago-headquartered firm, which allows online users to research, plan, compare and book travel, has today said more than 40 new positions are being created.

The spots have been devised to fill jobs that will support ‘key strategic initiatives’ such as loyalty programmes, mobile design and international expansion, among others.

Roles include an email marketing campaign specialist, a loyalty programme manager, a consumer insights analyst, system engineers – and plenty more.

Orbitz Worldwide’s chief technology officer, Roger Liew, said the new recruitment drive will add feature team leads and developers who will contribute broadly across the organisation –  including the loyalty, tablet web, air features and connectivity, hotel rate and promotion, site optimisation and content teams.

“We made significant investments in our global technology platform over the course of 2013, and this year we continue to invest in our future by strengthening those areas that drive our products to be the world’s most rewarding places to plan and purchase travel,” Liew said.

The company has grown to incorporate global operations across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, and generates more than $11 billion in annual travel bookings.

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