It’s time to go places


Ryanair Labs is the technology brand of Ryanair, a start-up inside a corporation and a state of-the-art digital & IT innovation hub creating Europe’s Leading Travel Experience for customers. More than 600 IT enthusiasts are working on unique projects transforming aviation for Pilots, Cabin Crew and Ground Operations, as well as driving the tech experience for our customers. With a collaboration of our Dublin, Madrid, Wroclaw and Portugal Labs teams, we have an ambitious roadmap to become digital leaders and pioneers.

As a result of our continued expansion, we want to hear from the best IT experts the European market has to offer to join our Labs.

The role:

As an SAP Payroll Consultant, you’ll be responsible for translating the customer’s design requirements and calculation rules in the payroll engine of SAP. Support the business with the setup, adjustment and management of the Company payrolls and ensuring operational stability in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as technical expert for SuccessFactors (SAP’s Cloud Payroll solution ECP). Engaging with SuccessFactors Community and user groups to ensure that we are getting the most out of current and future SuccessFactors capabilities.
  • Translate business requirements into system requirements, design specifications and document new and/or existing application requirements. Ensure that new or existing systems meet business requirements and practices and that all application interface issues/concerns are understood, documented and addressed satisfactorily.
  • Manage the process of change – required changes to existing SuccessFactors configuration and integrations and creating new ones based upon business needs.
  • Issue Resolution: Investigate and resolve complex payroll issues, providing timely and accurate solutions. Work closely with stakeholders to address concerns and optimize processes
  • System Upgrades and Enhancements: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to manage system upgrades and enhancements. Conduct testing and ensure a smooth transition to new functionalities.
  • Contribute to the strategic roadmap for global IT initiatives – work with senior leadership and key stakeholders to support for organizational strategic objectives, leveraging SuccessFactors functionality to ease administrative burden and build efficient, effective, and scalable processes.
  • Drive adoption, optimization and transformation – ensure we are fully leveraging SuccessFactors to meet strategic business and talent needs and pursue continuous improvement in business processes, integration, automation and user experience.
  • Partner with business teams – Understand their needs and requirements, make recommendations for solutions, and roadmap and prioritize implementation to support Ad-hoc Ryanair business objectives.
  • Coordinate with internal and external partners – work with 3rd party software and internal product, audit and security teams to ensure configuration and integrations are efficient, compliant and accurate.


  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a functional analyst for SAP HCM payroll/ ECP or equivalent payroll such as ADP/ Globalview.
  • In depth Payroll process knowledge is a prerequisite (any market but UK. Ireland, Portugal and other EU counties payroll will be a better fit) including knowledge of tax calculations.
  • Strong understanding of integration between ECP Employee Central Payroll, Employee Central, SAP ECC, and non-SAP systems.
  • Hands-on experience in designing and implementing solutions per business requirements.
  • Ability to analyse extensive and complex ranges of data, information, processes and system solutions to produce effective and efficient business solutions.
  • Good understanding of Employee Life Cycle Management process in Global organizations.
  • Translate Business requirements into System Configuration Objects and create Solution Design for SuccessFactors Employee Management Solution in compliance with the Best Practices.
  • Analytical skills and strong learning ability – agility and willingness to acquire new competencies and adapt quickly to new tasks and environments.
  • Committed to the project and to your colleagues. Ryanair is a low-cost carrier and we work with small size teams. This is resulting in a high exposure to Senior Management for each team member and this ensures your role is key in the project success/failure.
  • Solid communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in English (both spoken and written).


  • Competitive salary
  • Discounted and unlimited travel to over 230 destinations
  • Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit – Up to 2 times of annual basic salary
  • 20 Days Annual Leave – Increasing to 22 days after 12 months and 25 days after 3 years of continuous service.
  • Option for up to 5 additional unpaid leave days per year
  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme
  • Unrivalled career progression


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