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Specialist, Digital Platforms - 35107

Location: TORONTO, ON, Canada
Posting Start Date: May 9, 2024
Posting End Date: May 23, 2024


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.

At Air Canada, we are passionate about building exceptional digital experiences that help our customers travel the world. As we continue to grow into a global champion, digital technology plays a leading role in every aspect of our customer's journey. As part of this growth, we invest not only in what we build and how we build it but also in the culture we foster.

Air Canada’s Operations Digital team is looking for a Specialist Digital Platform focused on building and leading a team of developers to deliver innovative customer experiences, drive automation, and reduce operating costs. The candidate should be self-driven, highly motivated, creative, and ready to lead and support our agile development teams. The Specialist Digital Platform will produce scalable, fast, and robust solutions in a creative atmosphere and provide technical leadership. 

This position reports to the Senior Manager, Digital Platforms.

Responsabilities :

  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills and attention to detail in analyzing complex technical issues and proposing viable solutions.
  • Develop and implement strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged team of software developers.
  • Work with architects & developers to define system architecture and tactical solutions for product requirements and devise effective solutions. 
  • Utilize extensive technical knowledge and expertise to contribute effectively to discussions and decision-making processes.
  • Implement new features and optimize existing ones to drive maximum performance.
  • Lead all development cycles: manage the entire software development lifecycle, including planning, architecture, and implementation. 
  • Work within high-performing teams to deliver software solutions, particularly on cloud platforms such as AWS.
  • Promote technical standards for quality, maintainability, scalability, availability, and security.
  • Work to improve software development processes continuously.
  • Innovate, improve, optimize, and identify opportunities for improved software development processes, design decisions, and engineering tools.
  • Assist in the collection and documentation of requirements and user stories.
  • Develop scalable, high-performance, and robust applications. 
  • Package and support deployment of releases.
  • Define and adhere to industry standards and best practices.
  • Communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders through clear and concise written and verbal communication.


  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience in software development experience in building applications.
  • 2+ years of experience in the technical management of software development teams.
  • Extensive experience in the airline domain, with a strong understanding of industry-specific requirements and challenges
  • A leader with the ability to mentor the team - review code, design, allocate resources and jump into the code as needed.
  • Familiarity with event-driven architecture principles and their application in software development.
  • Proficiency in working with distributed development teams and delivering software solutions on cloud platforms like AWS
  • Real-world experience with mission-critical enterprise applications (either as consumer or producer).
  • Experience with cross-platform development using PAAS cloud systems.
  • Database / Data Storage experience (SQL / MySQL).
  • Experience with NoSQL solutions (DynamoDB, MongoDB)
  • Ability to effectively manage complex projects, clearly communicate the status of projects to executive teams, and manage and triage many competing demands and priorities.
  • Excellent analytical capabilities and detail oriented.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work with the business and technical leadership teams.
  • Ability to effectively function in a fast-paced environment.
  • Result-oriented with a proven track record of delivering successfully within aggressive timelines.
  • Thorough understanding of the agile software development processes with distributed development teams and proven experience in delivering complex projects on time with high quality.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.

Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.