Product Manager - OCC Flight Planning and Sustainability


Product Manager - OCC Flight Planning and Sustainability


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Job Summary:

NAVBLUE is looking for a Product Manager, as part of our SAFe way of working.

In NAVBLUE the development activities are realized thanks to two Agile Release Trains (ART). The successful execution of the ART is helped by three critical roles:

  • Release Train Engineer
  • Product Management
  • System Architect/engineering

As per SAFe framework deployed in NAVBLUE:

Product Management is responsible for defining and supporting the building of desirable, feasible, viable, and sustainable products that meet customer needs over the product-market lifecycle. To do this, they collaborate with a wide range of people to identify and define customer needs, understand the Solution Context, and develop the Program Vision, Roadmap, and Features required to meet these needs. Then, they support the Agile Release Trains (ARTs) in delivering value through the Program Kanban and Continuous Delivery Pipeline.

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The Product Management function relies on several key roles like Business Owners, EPIC owners, Lean UX Designers, Product Owners, and Product Managers.

The primary responsibilities of product management fall into four main areas:

  • Meet business goals – Products and solutions must meet the economic business goals established by the portfolio
  • Get it built – Product Managers collaborate with Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and Solution Trains to build the required functionality
  • Get it off the shelf – Internally, Product Managers collaborate with IT to ensure solutions are deployed to internal customers and users; externally, Product Managers collaborate with an even larger set of business stakeholders to deliver products to the market
  • - Leverage support – Product Managers ensure their offerings are supported and enhanced to create a continuous flow of value

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NAVBLUE is looking for a Product Manager, responsible for materializing strategy around OCC Flight Planning and Sustainability solutions. The first task of this role is to complete the Performance Database Optimization EPIC, managed in partnership with Airbus. Later the applicant will be in charge of the evolutions of Flight Planning capability towards the NAVBLUE ecosystem (cloud based solution) and develop sustainability across our Portfolio.


Main responsibilities of Product Management are described in the SAFe framework at

As a Product Manager in NAVBLUE, the applicant will:

  • Work with Business Management and Enterprise Architecture to define the content of the EPIC (Description, Lean business case, business outcomes, leading indicators…) and contribute to/understand the main principles of target architecture
  • Refine the EPIC into features, tune the MVP scope adequately
  • Contribute to the management of the backlog of features with other Product Managers (PM) and ART lead PMs
  • Support the Product Owners and more globally the ART to refine the features into user stories and implement them
  • Participate in acceptance of features (Definition of Done assessment)
  • Measure flow and outcomes related to features

As a Product Manager for OCC Flight Planning and Sustainability, the applicant will support Product Management activities related to NAVBLUE Strategic Objectives related to these domains.


  • Engineer or Master degree in software engineering or aeronautics


  • Solid experience in Software engineering
  • Solid experience in Aviation industry, noticeably Flight Operations – good knowledge of EFB solutions including Charts, OCC environment, flight ops engineering
  • Significant experience in OCC environment, Flight Planning, Aircraft performance - demonstrated appetite for sustainability initiatives
  • Experience in SAFe

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities & Competencies:

  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills
  • Creative mindset
  • High energy, driven to innovate, and a team player
  • Strongly focused and self-motivated to overachieve goals

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to interact effectively with senior management, customers and partners
  • English negotiation level


Located in the heart of University of Waterloo’s David Johnston Research + Technology Park, NAVBLUE is close to shops, restaurants, gyms, daycare, and many other amenities, and only 10 minutes away from Hwy 85. The modern design of our suite on the second floor of the Accelerator Centre draws its inspiration from airport terminals, and features bright, open workstations, rather than boxed-in cubicles. As part of our family, you will enjoy:

  • Being part of Airbus Network
  • Flexible hours
  • Hybrid working environment (2 days in office)
  • Free parking
  • Weekly Breakfast
  • Vacation Days (15 - 25)
  • Professional Development Day
  • Christmas shut down
  • Summer core hours
  • Strong work-life balance
  • Casual dress code
  • Competitive group benefits plan
  • Strong focus on mental health support benefits
  • 5 Sick Days
  • 2 Personal Days
  • RRSP matching program
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Referral program
  • Rewards and Recognition program
  • Training and Development Support
  • Monthly Lunch and Learns
  • Fitness & Wellness reimbursement
  • An active social committee
  • Organized Volunteer Events
  • Game room, including a flight simulator!
  • Lunch hour sporting activities (hockey, soccer, volleyball etc.) with a shower on site
  • Active Inclusion & Diversity Committee
  • And much more!


Not to mention, the aviation industry’s ongoing digital transformation means we must continually innovate and rise to the many challenges faced by our geographically diverse customers. We are always looking for creative ways to improve our processes and technologies to be a leader in the highly competitive aviation market.

About Us:

NAVBLUE, an Airbus Company, is a leading global provider of flight operations solutions, including aeronautical charts, navigation data solutions, flight planning, aircraft performance software (take-off/landing, weight and balance), and crew planning solutions. You’ll be able to shape the future of the digital aviation industry by working on several of the best in the industry flagship products enabling pilots, dispatchers, flight engineers and other aviation personnel on a daily basis to deliver safe, efficient, and reliable flight operations all over the world. You’ll have the opportunity to support millions of flights each year and help NAVBLUE customers maximize efficiency, reduce costs, ensure compliance with complex national and international safety regulations, and effectively deliver their services.

You’ll join a team with a focus on digital and collaborative innovation that is passionate and customer-focused. Over the last few years, Airbus has been supportive of various initiatives such as Going Digital, Performance Based Navigation Services, Air Traffic Management Modernization Programs, FlySmart on iOS and other digital projects related to new aircraft technologies; the launch of NAVBLUE was therefore a natural step to further develop its Flight Operations and Air Traffic Management Portfolio.

NAVBLUE is also proud to have been recognized as one of Waterloo Area’s Top Employers for 2021. Based on eight criteria: physical workplace, work atmosphere and social, health financial and family benefits, vacation and time off, employee communication, performance manager, training and skills development and community involvement. It was determined that we offer some of the most progressive and forward-thinking programs within the area. Plus, NAVBLUE was recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers for Recent Graduates in 2021. We are excited and grateful for both these recognitions. We realize that it is our employees that have allowed us to succeed and will allow us to continue succeeding.

NAVBLUE is a fully owned subsidiary of Services by Airbus, fueled by the agility of Airbus ProSky and Navtech (acquired in 2016), and the pioneering spirit of Airbus, NAVBLUE was created in July 2016 with one mission: lead aviation into the digital age.

NAVBLUE is based in Hersham (UK), Toulouse (France), Waterloo, ON (Canada), Bangkok (Thailand) and Malmö (Sweden), Gdańsk (Poland) with other offices all around the world.



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