Ryanair opens third digital and IT innovation hub in Madrid

Ryanair opens third digital and IT innovation hub in Madrid

A third digital and IT innovation hub has been opened by Ryanair as the airline continues on its mission to become the ‘Amazon of travel’.

Travel Labs Spain in Madrid joins sites in Dublin and Wroclaw in Poland.

The low-fares carrier is creating 250 jobs at the Spanish hub and has started operations with 50 positions filled across a range of roles in backend and frontend development, testing, data analysis, digital experience and social media.

Recruitment is continuing for a range of other technical staff including data engineers and insight analysts.

Travel Labs Madrid will hold a ‘hackathon’ on Janaury 20-21 and will be inviting Madrid’s best talent to take part and build an app that solves real world corporate challenges.

Ryanair chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said: “As the largest airline in Spain, we are excited to open Travel Labs Spain in the heart of Madrid, where we have already recruited 50 of the best and brightest talent to join our online travel revolution.

“We will continue to grow Spanish employment by delivering a total of 250 new jobs and we look forward to building our team.”

The carrier’s chief technology officer John Hurley added: “Labs continues to deliver the core digital improvements under Ryanair’s ‘Always Getting Better’ programme with Ryanair.com now the world’s largest airline website, our mobile app having over 25 million downloads and more than 30m customers signing up for the ‘My Ryanair’ customer registration service, as we continue on our journey to becoming the Amazon of travel.

“We are keen to hear from new talent and to welcome even more tech stars on board Travel Labs Spain.”

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