Senior Data Architect at Ryanair in Swords, Ireland

Ryanair is Europe’s favourite airline, carrying 119m p.a. on more than 1,800 daily flights from 85 bases, connecting over 200 destinations in 33 countries on a fleet of over 360 Boeing 737 aircraft, with a further 305 Boeing 737’s on order, which will enable Ryanair to lower fares and grow traffic to 200m p.a. by FY24. Ryanair has a team of more than 11,500 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Europe’s No.1 on-time performance, and an industry leading 31-year safety record.

The Role:

We are looking for a Senior Data Architect to work in a multi-disciplined team, alongside Developers, Designers and Product Owners, who will own their work from the initial idea to the final implementation. We are looking for someone who will help define our big data architecture as we start to do more work in this area. We are just starting an exciting journey and want someone who can lead the way.

You have

  • Big Data: Experience with technologies like Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Cassandra, Mesos/YARN
  • Evidence of Data Processing at Scale – designing, developing and continually improving tools
  • Experience in any of the following areas is a bonus – APIs, Personalisation (classifiers, recommendation & prediction services), automation
  • Experience designing, developing, testing and continually improving tools which deliver scalable and effective data infrastructure systems
  • Evidence of delivering continual improvements in availability, scalability, monitoring, concurrency, fault tolerance, latency, automation and related areas
  • Cloud native system design
  • Streaming applications design with Storm and Spark Streaming


  • Develop Spark applications in Java, Scala or Python
  • Solid experience in SQL and Java / Scala programming
  • Clear understanding of Hadoop stack, its architecture and configuration
  • Experience with cloud architecture
  • Streaming applications design with Storm and Spark Streaming would be a plus

Our tech stack includes (but isn’t limited to):

  • Hadoop (HDFS, Spark, Impala, Hive, Oozie) - Cloudera
  • Java, Python, Scala, R
  • AWS (S3, EC2, EMR)
  • Flume, ElasticSearch, Kibana
  • MS SQL Server 2016

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