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Solution Architect, Corporate Digital & Technology - 35843

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Jun 12, 2024
Posting End Date: Jun 19, 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.

The Solution Architect (SA) will lead the translation of business strategies and requirements into specific technical solutions, applications and process designs and identify associated functional requirements for the Corporate Digital and Technology stake. The incumbent plays an integral role in the solution definition for product and project deliveries as he/she assumes the overall responsibility for all technical aspects of solution delivery, from inception through design to implementation. The Solution Architect will conduct regular detailed solution analyses and provide expert judgment pertaining to highly complex technical issues including digital application development, infrastructure, data and configuration management.

As Solution Architect for Corporate, she/he will design and oversee the development of solutions for digital applications that interface to internal and external employees and stakeholders. The position reflects Air Canada’s commitment to substantially improving customer and employee digital experience.

This position will be reporting to the Director, Digital Development and Technology - Corporate

Key Functions:

  • Create detailed solution design and reviews across relevant stakeholders to ensure alignment to the overall business needs including architecture overview, detailed solution architecture and whenever necessary the architecture decisions and performance testing documents
  • Analyze, document and optimize the overall solution architecture by developing design principles, models, plans, internal standards, budgets, and processes aligned on industry best practices
  • Participate in the selection of relevant technologies and products when solicited 
  • Present and socialize proposed solutions to technical boards during review sessions as well as articulate and communicate designs to audiences with limited expertise related to the selected technology
  • Support the delivery of the solution by providing insights to the application development teams and project managers that plan and execute delivery activities
  • Support implementation processes in association with internal and external development teams, participate in project-related activities and enforces guidelines and standards that production teams use to help guide their work
  • Assume responsibility for the quality of the implemented solution and its adherence to technology strategies, standards and best practices defined by the enterprise architecture team
  • Provide architectural leadership to development teams, and serve as the primary architect resource, and provide technical guidance and leadership to all internal and external teams involved in the implementation process
  • Create solution architecture documents that describe and explain solutions attributes and associated benefits and maintain documentation in collaboration with enterprise architects as well as others solution architects
  • Support the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of solution management methodologies, including obtaining feedback after the solution has been implemented
  • Build standard solution templates for different business use cases


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Information Technology, Engineering). An advanced degree in a related area, an asset.
  • TOGAF certification an asset.
  • Minimum of 10 years of IT experience, of which minimum 5 as a Solution Architect, with experience working with integrated Enterprise systems.
  • Ability to work across multiple technical teams to set direction and priority.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while demonstrating initiative and using good business acumen.
  • Expertise in a variety of open-source products, technologies, application and Integration frameworks.
  • Expertise with web mobile application environments.
  • Expertise with SOA concepts.
  • Experience in the layout and architecture planning for integrating multiple platform (mainframe, client-server, software packages with custom applications).
  • Expertise with business rules engine concepts.
  • Expertise in APIs, web services concepts and standards. 
  • Expertise in JSON, XML, XML Schema, XSL, various XML standards and web services.
  • Experience in designing and implementing large server software with particular attention to security, scalability and high performance.
  • Knowledge and experience with RDBMSs (DB2, MySQL, MS SQL Server, etc.)
  • Experience working within multidisciplinary and collaborative environments
  • Team player with effective interpersonal skills

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.