Datalex creates 200 new jobs

The aviation firm is bringing 100 positions to Dublin

Datalex creates 200 new jobs

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Dublin-based travel software firm Datalex will create 200 jobs over the next 18 months, with half of these positions being based in the capital.

100 jobs will be located in Dublin's East Point Business Park, with the remaining positions at offices around the world including Manchester, Atlanta, and Beijing.

Aidan Brogan, CEO of Datalex, told Newstalk that the firm is looking for "software developers, architects, project managers, testers, and business people" adding that these roles are "across the whole spectrum of the business."

Datalex, in which financier Dermot Desmond’s International Investment and Underwriting (IIU) is the largest shareholder, provides software to a growing number of international airlines.

The company posted a 55% increase in after-tax profits last year to just under €4m.

Datalex airline customers include the likes of Aer Lingus, Jet Blue of the US and Swiss International, but it’s been particularly successful in China where its signed up five major airline carriers.