Ryanair launches digital 'lab' to develop travel platform

Ryanair have announced a new "digital and innovation hub" based in Dublin, which it says will create 200 jobs.

Ryanair Labs is described by the company as a state-of-the-art digital and IT innovation hub, which will be used as the company attempts to develop "a world class online travel platform".

The jobs were initially announced in April at the airlines' new Dublin complex in Swords, attended by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, and the Minster for Finance, Michael Noonan.

Today, the company has begun recruiting staff in software development, data, QA and testing, UX, design, and media.

“Ryanair changed air travel in Europe forever – now we want to change the world of online travel and we’re going to do that through Ryanair Labs," said spokesperson Robin Kiely.

"We’re seeking to hire the best of the best to re-imagine the online travel sector. Whether you write code or copy we want free thinkers, creatives and people who can not only imagine, but build amazing experiences."

Interested parties can explore the available jobs at labs.ryanair.com.

The roles currently available include:

• Chief Technology Officer

• Head of Digital Marketing

• Mobile Developer: Android or iOS

• Head of Mobile

• Innovation Hacker – Graduate

• Market Intelligence Analyst

• Site Analytics Manager

• CRM/Data Science Executive

• QA and Software Test Manager

• Software Test Engineer

• UX Specialist

 UX Lead

• UI Designer

• Social Media Manager

• Online Advertising Manager

• Lead Content Executive

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