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Specialist, Application Development & Maintenance - 27317

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Nov 16, 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 lT specialist focused on providing overall system management services for Air Canada’s suite of Legal, Corporate Real estate and Finance 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 “Senior Manager, Application Development and Maintenance” responsible for Air Canada’s Finance, Legal and CRE Systems. 
  • Accountable & responsible for driving overall direction, enhancing processes, priorities & goals between the various  Finance, Legal and CRE systems, including vendor responsibilities & working on new functional areas.
  • Provide vision for and direct oversight of Legal applications (ONIT, iManage and Workshare…) along with other Finance (PeopleSoft, Hyperion) 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 to document support on all applications for Legal and CRE.


  • 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 ONIT, iManage, Workshare and Tririga. 
  • Understanding of PeopleSoft and Oracle database structures.
  • Previous implementation and PeopleSoft upgrade knowledge is an asset.
  • Excellent Scripting and implementation abilities.
  • Direct experience working with a wide range of Legal, Corporate Real Estate or Finance Application software & application platforms.
Behavioral Competencies
  • Possess strong analytical, creative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Detail-oriented team player.
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.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required
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.

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