It’s time to go places


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.


  • Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience
  • Masters, PhD, or equivalent experience in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, etc.)
  • Proven problem solver – the ability to come up with unique solutions to unique problems
  • Professional experience in working with large data sets
  • Skills in the area of discrete optimization:
    • mixed integer programming (branch and bound etc.)
    • linear programming (simplex method, duality theory, separation oracle, column generation)
    • constraint programming
    • local search methods
  • Familiarity with metaheuristics (simulated annealing, ant colony optimization, tabu search)
  • Knowledge of monte carlo simulations, network flows, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms
  • Fluent in English

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to translate complex problems in layman’s terms
  • Comfortable in applying operational research methods
  • Experience applying concepts of graph theory


  • Contract of employment (permanent contract after trial period, 60% remotely) or B2B contract (100% remotely)
  • Staff travel benefits from day one!
  • Multisport card
  • Private health care
  • Group insurance scheme
  • Office in the beautiful city center
  • Amazing atmosphere, Game Room
  • Referral bonus system

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