An aerial shot of the cathedral of St Eunan and St Columba in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on a sunny day.
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55 tech jobs for Letterkenny as SITA expands its DevOps team

15 Mar 2021

The IT provider is looking to hire software engineers, test engineers, UX designers, scrum masters and product owners.

Aviation IT company SITA is hiring 55 people at its Co Donegal base as it looks to help airports, airlines and governments to streamline digitisation in the air transport industry.

The company is expanding its DevOps team, hiring software engineers, test engineers, UX designers, scrum masters and product owners.

SITA established its office in Letterkenny in 2003, growing the team from 20 to more than 100 today. In 2015, it invested in a state-of-the-art building to accommodate its growing software teams.

The company is responsible for designing and creating software solutions for various areas of the air transport industry, which is beginning a slow recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

SITA aims to help with this recovery by accelerating the development of new solutions across baggage management, airport operations, passenger processing and border management. According to SITA, its products are used in more than 1,000 airports and by more than 60 governments globally.

David Lavorel, CEO of SITA Airports and Borders, said technology is “a vital component” in the recovery of the air transport industry.

“Airports and airlines are looking to technology to automate the passenger journey while digitalising their operations to drive new cost efficiencies. Many of these solutions are being developed in Letterkenny,” he said.

“Through the support of the Irish Government, Letterkenny is recognised as a vital hub for software innovation, making it an obvious choice as a strategic location for the development of our SITA at Airports portfolio.”

IDA Ireland’s CEO, Martin Shanahan, said today’s announcement from SITA further embeds the company’s operations in the north-west and “strengthens Ireland’s position within the group as a key operational hub”.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD, added that the new jobs at SITA show that Ireland is “succeeding in attracting high-calibre companies and highly skilled jobs”.

To find out more about the new positions, visit SITA’s career portal.

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the editor of Silicon Republic in 2023, having worked as the deputy editor since February 2020. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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