Careers

Come help us build the future of sourcing.

Keelvar is a fast growing tech company offering an innovative and market leading Enterprise SaaS solution. Using clever algorithms, Keelvar helps those sourcing goods and services to apply best practice to managing bid processes and auctions.


Keelvar spun out of University College Cork and was founded by a team specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Optimization. Keelvar takes pride in being the most agile SaaS vendor in the eSourcing arena and we aim to grow quickly in the coming years in what is a vast global market. We expect to be hiring aggressively so there will be ample opportunities for rapid progression and career development.

Open Positions
  • Finance Officer
  • Senior UI Engineer

Finance Officer

We are looking for a motivated Finance Officer who will work closely with our CEO and provide financial and administrative support to colleagues, clients and stakeholders of the business.

As finance officer at Keelvar Systems, you will have an excellent opportunity to join a breakthrough and profitable company that is growing fast. Keelvar Systems was founded as a spin-out of an Irish Artificial Intelligence lab in 2008. To date, we have optimized billions in spend and many of the Fortune 500 companies trust Keelvar to run their procurement events.

As finance officer at Keelvar, you will:
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets.
  • Manage record keeping, billing and receipts.
  • Manage payroll.
  • Prepare balance sheets.
  • Be a key point of contact for other departments on financial and accounting matters.
  • Support the company's directors with projects and tasks when required.
  • Reconcile Bank Accounts / Credit Card/ petty cash/ currency accounts
  • Preparing Revenue returns (VAT/P30/P.35/RCT)
  • Book travel and events for senior management team as required
  • Prepare annual accounts to trial balance stage for review by senior Accountants
  • Perform company secretarial work including annual returns.

Senior UI Engineer

At Keelvar, user experience comes first and we take pride in our polished and intuitive web UIs. We are looking for a skilled and passionate senior UI engineer to join our growing team. You will be responsible for designing and building interactive, high performance and scalable front end applications using cutting edge javascript frameworks. We want you to help bring our web application to the next level. You will:

As software engineer at Keelvar, you will:
  • Work closely in a team to design and develop great web experiences.
  • Develop single-page applications using a modern web framework, Javascript, CSS among other technologies.
  • Write dynamic UIs backed by data loaded from a REST API.
  • Play an integral part in architectural designs and decisions on future frontend direction.
  • Research technology and tooling improvements.
  • Participate in the full software development life cycle.

This role is based in our Cork office. Occasional travel and working with customers may be required.

Our culture

Keelvar: Integrity & Honesty
Integrity & Honesty

We engage closely with Enterprise clients in Roadmap development and planning. We believe in finding win-win outcomes with suppliers and that sustainable savings foster collaborative mechanisms for finding efficiencies.

We believe that users of existing procurement software solutions have been getting a raw deal both on the buy and supply side. Many solutions are based on out-dated technology stacks with user interfaces that are complex and unintuitive.

Customers realize more value when tools simplify complexity. We don’t aim to support every conceivably complex scenario because it would come at the cost of having a tool that was too difficult for most users to adopt. We want to bring the benefits of optimization to a much wider audience with a more competitively priced solution.

Pursuit of Excellence
Pursuit of Excellence

The Keelvar team consists of graduates with backgrounds in Computer Science, Mathematics and Engineering. We share a passion for using the latest advances in Computational Mechanism Design, Optimization and Artificial Intelligence to tackle issues that previously seemed insurmountable.

We are also ‘design led’ and are motivated to create a solution our users can use without needing consultants to ‘explain it’ or engineers to ‘configure it’.

We foster Education
The Keelvar team consists of graduates with backgrounds in Computer Science, Economics, Financial Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering. We share a passion for using the latest advances in science to tackle issues that previously seemed insurmountable. We are also ‘design led’ and are motivated to create a solution our users can use without needing consultants to ‘explain it’ or engineers to ‘configure it’. Valuing research and innovation, the company retains strong ties with the Department of Computer Science in UCC that hosts Europe’s largest AI lab. Keelvar will continue to be supportive of education and academic excellence in Computer Science and related disciplines.

Our culture

Pursuit of Excellence

We engage closely with Enterprise clients in Roadmap development and planning. We believe in finding win-win outcomes with suppliers and that sustainable savings foster collaborative mechanisms for finding efficiencies.

We believe that users of existing procurement software solutions have been getting a raw deal both on the buy and supply side. Many solutions are based on out-dated technology stacks with user interfaces that are complex and unintuitive.

Customers realize more value when tools simplify complexity. We don’t aim to support every conceivably complex scenario because it would come at the cost of having a tool that was too difficult for most users to adopt. We want to bring the benefits of optimization to a much wider audience with a more competitively priced solution.

Pursuit of Excellence

The Keelvar team consists of graduates with backgrounds in Computer Science, Mathematics and Engineering. We share a passion for using the latest advances in Computational Mechanism Design, Optimization and Artificial Intelligence to tackle issues that previously seemed insurmountable.

We are also ‘design led’ and are motivated to create a solution our users can use without needing consultants to ‘explain it’ or engineers to ‘configure it’.

We foster Education
The Keelvar team consists of graduates with backgrounds in Computer Science, Economics, Financial Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering. We share a passion for using the latest advances in science to tackle issues that previously seemed insurmountable. We are also ‘design led’ and are motivated to create a solution our users can use without needing consultants to ‘explain it’ or engineers to ‘configure it’. Valuing research and innovation, the company retains strong ties with the Department of Computer Science in UCC that hosts Europe’s largest AI lab. Keelvar will continue to be supportive of education and academic excellence in Computer Science and related disciplines.