Skytek is an award winning software solutions company specialising in the creation of innovative solutions for a range of complex and demanding industries.

Since our formation in 1997, we have grown our world class software development team to provide solutions that are intelligent, platform-independent and adaptable.

These solutions serve our leading national and international clients including NASA, ESA, the EU, the Irish Naval Service, and many more.

Our work has also been recognised by our clients and includes awards from NASA to Skytek staff for ‘outstanding innovation and development’ for their work on technology for the International Space Station.


An award in 2014 from NASA to Skytek
Paul Kiernan receives his award for outstanding innovation and development from Astronaut Tracey Dyson

Our Team

Our research and development team is at the heart of our success. We create powerful and innovative
software applications, attuned to specific commercial needs of the Space industry, Aerospace, Security sectors,
as well as understanding and interpreting the impact of Space Weather on modern technology infrastructure to
create areas of process efficiency and competitive advantage for our clients.

In the Skytek Office

CEO Dr. Sarah Bourke

Dr Sarah Bourke is Chief Executive and co-founder of Skytek Limited.

She deals on a day-to-day basis with leading research organisations such as the European Space Agency and NASA. Currently, in her capacity as CEO she is overseeing significant expansion in the Skytek brand.

Dr Sarah Bourke is a PhD graduate of Trinity College Dublin. She is also a qualified accountant. Bourke worked at leading universities and governmental agencies in Ireland before co-founding Skytek Limited.

CTO Paul Kiernan

Paul Kiernan is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Kiernan is an Information Systems professional, with vast experience in System Architecture, Software Design and Development using UML, Java, Cloud Computing, Web applications and Semantic Web Technologies. As CTO, he oversees the architectural design and management of a high calibre technical team operating in the space and security domains. Kiernan is a recognised authority within the Space domain and is a regular speaker at Space and Security International Conferences.

Kiernan has a First Class B.Sc Hons. (Computer Science), awarded by University College Dublin.

His expertise and commitment to excellence has been duly acknowledged and recognised by NASA. In October 2014 Paul was presented with an International Space Station (ISS) award to recognise his outstanding technical leadership and innovation on the International Procedural Viewer (iPV) system which significantly enhanced crew operations on-board the ISS. He also received a Recognition of Excellence Award at the ISS conference in Munich, Sept 2015.

Join the team!

Skytek offers a dynamic working environment that will help you achieve your potential.

Skytek people need to be highly motivated, committed, determined to succeed and relish the challenge and opportunities of international assignments and new environments.

We’re always on the look out for high calibre developers who are smart and get things done.
If you’re interested in joining the team