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Ryanair Labs – Ryanair’s Technology Hub

Optimization Engineer – Full Remote (Within Spain)

Ryanair Labs is the technology brand of Ryanair. Labs is a state of-the-art digital & IT innovation hub creating Europe’s Leading Travel Experience for our customers. The Ryanair platform has over 1 billion visits per year. By joining Ryanair, you will develop cutting edge tech solutions inside Ryanair, transforming aviation for Pilots, Cabin Crew & Ground Ops, as well as driving the tech experience for our customers on Europe’s largest travel website!

Ryanair Labs has more than 550 employees across our offices in Dublin, Madrid, Poland, and Portugal. Our plan is to continue to grow our IT Labs Team so we are always on the lookout for the best talent. Apply today for more information.

The Role

We are looking for an Optimization Engineer to work in a multi-disciplined team, working alongside Data Scientists, Developers, Designers and Product Owners, who will own their work from the initial idea to the final implementation. The role will allow for opportunities to work in a variety of areas such as flight operations, ground operations, scheduling, route development, and anything else that you may think of, or that will come your way.

Your responsibilities will include:

The optimization engineering team goal is automating and optimizing company operations with advanced optimization techniques. It is currently a key team in the company, delivering solutions that are improving decision making in business critical areas. We are looking for someone who likes to face the most challenging problems in mathematical optimization (MIP, CP, min-cost-flow, …) and believes in the transformational power these solutions can bring to the business.


Experience Required:

  • +2 years of experience (or relevant academic experience) working on mathematical optimization projects
  • +2 years of experience developing with python or C++
  • Skills in at least two of the following:
    • mixed integer programming (branch and bound etc.)
    • linear programming (simplex method, duality theory, column generation)
    • constraint programming
    • local search methods
    • metaheuristics
  • Fluent in English


  • PhD in Mathematical Optimisation/Research Operations
  • Experience in optimisation models with large number of variables and restrictions where scale and performance are a challenge


  • Possibility of pursuing an industrial PhD.
  • A dedicated team of Optimisation Engineers. Support from Data Engineering and Software Development teams, your focus will be on optimisation, not on data wrangling.
  • Financial support for conferences and training courses. We encourage you to attend training events and conferences, this is key for us to keep up to date with the most advance techniques and technologies.
  • Possibility for career growth in a continuously growing team.
  • Full remote (within Spain).
  • Competitive salary with stable yearly reviews.
  • Staff travel benefits: flights discounts.
  • Referral bonus system

Apply today to discuss the role in more detail!

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