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Enterprise Solution Architect - 29751

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Jun 6, 2022
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.
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 as 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 an Enterprise Solution Architect (ESA)  at Air Canada, you will drive and support the evolution of the use digital 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 will play an integral role in the solution definition, and you will 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 security).
We have multiple opportunities in the role Enterprise Solution Architect within the IT team in support of different areas of the organization: eCommerce and Marketing, and Infrastructure. Qualifications may be vary based on the dedicated area.
This position will be reporting to the Senior Manager, Enterprise Solution Architect, within the Enterprise Architecture team.
  • Understand business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determine corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.
  • Understand emerging technology trends and disruptions to enable new business and operating models.
  • Translate business and technical requirements into architectural blueprints to achieve business objectives and document all solution architecture design and analysis work.
  • Lead the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of complex digital multi tiers / multi clouds solutions.
  • Present and socialize 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.
  • Support the delivery of the solution by providing insights to project managers that plan and execute delivery activities
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership to all internal and external teams involved in the implementation process. participate in project-related activities and enforce guidelines and standards.
  • Assume responsibility for the quality of the defined 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 architecture resource
  • Create solution architecture artifacts that describe and explain solution and associated benefits
  • Develop 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
  • Thorough understanding of eCommerce & marketing industry and cloud market trends
  • Certifications in TOGAF & Cloud platforms, an asset
  • Knowledge and understanding of different modeling languages (such as UML and ArchiMate). Experience with Sparx EA tool, an asset
  • Understanding and knowledge of IT standards and controls
  • Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills
  • Professional attitude and service orientation
  • Bilingualism (English, French), an asset
  • 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. 

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