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Job Summary:

An exciting opportunity exists for a Product Manager role at NAVBLUE for our Flight Operations Solutions. Navblue provides a comprehensive suite of software solutions for flight planning, performance optimization, crew management, and navigation services. These solutions are designed to help airlines improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance safety.

The successful applicant will be the Product Manager of flight operations products including N-PBS and N-FP

Navblue uses the SAFe lean and agile framework to develop its solutions. As per SAFe guidance:

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 life cycle. To do this, they collaborate with a wide range of people to identify and define customer needs, understand the Solution Context, and develop the 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. The Product Manager is a member of the ART leadership team, in collaboration with the Release Train Engineer and Solutons Architect. 

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NAVBLUE is a leading services company, wholly owned by Airbus, dedicated to Flight Operations & Air Traffic Management solutions and services for airlines, airports, and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs). We combine aircraft manufacturer expertise, flight operations know-how and agile development to enhance operational efficiency, optimize resources and increase productivity for safe and sustainable aviation. Our global teams deliver a reliable, optimum and customized user experience to more than 500 customers worldwide.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Product Vision and Strategy: Participate in the product vision and strategy aligned with overall business goals, market trends, architectural runway and customer feedback.
  • SAFe Framework Leadership: Act as the Product Manager for one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs) within the SAFe framework. Guide and coach members of ARTs to ensure alignment with the product vision and strategy.
  • Stakeholder Management: Collaborate with key stakeholders, including executives and cross-functional teams, to gather input, feedback, and requirements. Manage and prioritize stakeholder expectations while balancing business needs and technical constraints.
  • Product Backlog Management: Define, prioritize, and maintain the product backlog, ensuring that user stories and features are well-defined, actionable, and aligned with the product vision.
  • Requirements Gathering: Collaborate with business value owners, enterprise architects, stakeholders, and end-users to gather and understand requirements, capturing both functional and non-functional aspects of the product.
  • Prioritization: Work closely with stakeholders to prioritize backlog items based on value, business objectives, architecture objectives and customer needs.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Facilitate communication and collaboration among cross-functional teams, including Operations, Customer Fulfillment and other relevant departments, to ensure a smooth and efficient development process.
  • Release Planning: Participate in release planning activities, defining release content, scope, and objectives. Ensure that development efforts are synchronized across teams and align with the overall product roadmap.
  • Feature Development: Provide clear and detailed features and requirements to development teams, addressing any questions or ambiguities that arise during the development process.
  • Feedback and Iteration: Collect and analyze user feedback, market trends, and performance metrics to make informed decisions about future product iterations and enhancements.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Act as a bridge between the development teams, stakeholders, and leadership, providing regular updates on product progress, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and obstacles to successful product delivery and work proactively to address or mitigate them.
  • Continuous Improvement: Participate in retrospectives and continuous improvement efforts, applying feedback and lessons learned to refine and enhance the product development process.
  • Market Research: Stay informed about industry trends, competitive landscape, and emerging technologies to identify opportunities for innovation and differentiation.

 

Qualified Experience/Skills/Training:

Education:

  • post secondary education in aeronautics, software engineering, business or any related field 

 

Experience:

  • Solid experience in Aviation industry, noticeably Flight Operations
  • Experience in agile digital product development
  • Experience in SAFe as a product owner / product manager

 

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities & Competencies:

  • Excellent stakeholder management: professional presence, presentation skills, facilitation
  • Flight operations knowledge and experience
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills
  • Customer focus and business acumen
  • Ability to learn and grow
  • Team player mindset

 

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to interact effectively with different stakeholders
  • English negotiation level

 

Perks:

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
  • Maternity & Paternity benefits
  • 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.

 

How to Apply:

Candidates who are interested in joining the NAVBLUE team are invited to submit their resume and cover letter, highlighting their work experiences and skills via email to talent@navblue.aero

We thank all applicants for applying. Only selected applicants will be contacted.

Navblue is committed to creating an environment and a culture where everyone feels like they belong no matter who they are or where they are from. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, record of offences, and basis of disability or any protected class. Accommodations will be available on request for candidates throughout the entire recruitment and selection process.

 

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 2024. 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 2024. 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. 

 

The Future is Yours for the Taking:  https://youtu.be/vdY6gYuceYY

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