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Specialist, Application Development and Maintenance (Human Resources) - 26494

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Sep 2, 2021
Posting End Date: Ongoing


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.
Air Canada is seeking an experienced and dynamic l specialist focused on providing overall system management services for Air Canada’s suite of HR Applications.  As a Specialist, you are expected to provide real world expertise in application service design, support and delivery while we modernize and optimize our business solutions. This role requires collaboration with a diverse internal workforce and extended third party service providers to create the future business application support model for our world class airline brand.

These are exciting times for IT at Air Canada, with many major projects underway that will transform the IT landscape in the company. Air Canada is also investing in new technologies that will facilitate its digital transformation. This is a unique opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technologies and to contribute to the creation of the Air Canada of tomorrow.

This position will be reporting to “Manager, Application Development and Maintenance” responsible for Air Canada’s HR Systems. 

  • Accountable & responsible for driving overall direction, enhancing processes, priorities & goals between the various HR systems, including vendor responsibilities & working on new functional areas.
  • Provide vision for and direct oversight of PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 along with other HR Applications
  • Ensure application architecture is aligned with Air Canada’s business goals and objectives
  • Develop and communicate technical architecture guidance, design patterns, and standards, and collaborate with IT stakeholders in the development and evaluation of architecture-compliant solutions
  • Direct analysis of technology, industry and market trends, and determine their potential impact on Air Canada’s technology environment
  • Conduct an evaluation of the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement
  • Responsible for reviewing the technical architecture from security, accessibility, data integrity, and availability points of view
  • Overseeing and monitoring progress on complex and/or multiple projects relative to scope, schedules, budgets and quality
  • Provide technology evaluation and selection advice to management teams
  • Preparing and distributing architectural vision, goals, standards, structure, behavior patterns, models, to all affected stakeholders
  • Checking conformance to standards and architectural decision and resolving design and architectural conflicts by explaining and justifying design and architectural decisions
  • Minimize the impact of integration on various existing processes
  • Responsible for working across technology functions to ensure synergistic collaboration and attain shared goals
  • Responsible for providing mentorship to the team in developing their technical skills and capabilities


  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required as of October 31st, 2021
  • A relevant University degree/technical certification, and/or relevant experience commensurate to the role.
  • 13-15 years of technology operations and design experience in an enterprise IT organization, 3-5 years in senior roles.
  • Very strong and detailed knowledge of PeopleSoft 9.2 and PeopleTools 
  • Understanding of PeopleTools and Oracle database structures
  • Previous implementation and PeopleSoft upgrade knowledge is an asset.
  • Excellent PeopleSoft development and implementation abilities
  • Experience with integration platforms and batch scheduling systems
  • Functional knowledge of HR processes an asset 
  • Direct experience working with a wide range of HR Application software & application platforms.
Behavioral Competencies
  • Possess strong analytical, creative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Detail-oriented team player.
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.