Join our Talent Network

Solution Architect, Artificial Intelligence - 27400

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Nov 23, 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 poised to take advantage of the technologies of the future to become the Artificial Intelligence employer of choice in Canada.  We plan to be one of the most proactive and ambitious participants in AI adoption in Canada by 2021.  
Are you a visionary, ready to leap into the future?  Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself a valued member of an industry-leading organization?  Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.
As a Solution Architect(SA) in Artificial Intelligence at Air Canada, you will drive and support the evolution of the use of Artificial Intelligence solutions within the organization while satisfying the needs of agility, strategic business growth, and development of strategic insights that can help make effective decisions. You will be responsible for the translation of business strategies and requirements into specific technical solutions, applications and process designs.  You play an integral role in the solution definition and you assume the overall responsibility for all technical aspects of solution delivery, from inception through design to implementation (including all solution aspects related to development, infrastructure, data and configuration management perspectives).
This position will be reporting to the Senior Enterprise Solution Architecture Manager, within the Enterprise Architecture team.
  • Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determines corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.
  • Understands emerging technology trends and disruptions and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.
  • Translates business and technical requirements into architectural blueprints to achieve business objectives and documents all solution architecture design and analysis work.
  • Presents and socializes proposed solutions to the solution review board (SRB) during review sessions as well as articulate and communicate designs to audiences with limited technical expertise related to the selected technology.
  • Supports the delivery of the solution by providing insights to the application development teams and project managers that plan and execute delivery activities.
  • Supports implementation processes in association with internal and external development teams, participates in project-related activities and enforces guidelines and standards.
  • Assumes responsibility for the quality of the defined solution and its adherence to technology strategies, standards and best practices defined by the enterprise architecture team.
  • Provides architectural leadership to development teams and serves as the primary architecture resource providing technical guidance and leadership to all internal and external teams involved in the implementation process.
  • Creates solution architecture artifacts that describe and explain solution attributes and associated benefits and maintains documentation in collaboration with enterprise architects as well as others solution architects.
  • Develops technical relationships across multi-disciplinary teams 


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent 
  • Minimum 10 years of IT experience, of which at least 3 years as a solution architect
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in cloud architectures
  • Deep knowledge of SQL, “Big data” data pipelines, architectures and data sets
  • Experience working with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark is required
  • Experience with Docker containers and Kubernetes architecture is beneficial
  • Experience in DEVOPS pipeline and ability to automate installation and configuration
  • Experience in data pipeline and workflow management tools, cloud services, and stream-processing systems
  • Background in programming in Python, Scala, C, C++, Java is beneficial
  • Experience working in AI startup environment or organizations with an agile culture
  • Professional attitude and service orientation; superb team player
  • Hands-on systems debugging skills to debug critical software, firmware and hardware issues
  • Certifications in TOGAF, Cloud platforms, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, an asset
  • Understanding and knowledge of IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Knowledge and understanding of different modeling languages (such as UML and ArchiMate). Experience with SparxEA tool an asset
  • Understanding and knowledge of IT standards and controls
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and independent worker
  • Possess investigative nature and be self-motivated
  • Results oriented with proactive and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Able to multi-task and work under pressure against tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Must be a team player with ability to work closely with diverse groups and working styles
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships
  • Flexibility and willingness to work extended hours, when required

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.