Software Engineering Manager - Optimization & AI/ML


Software Engineering Manager - Optimization & AI/ML


Operations – Software Factory
Contract type
Working time
Full Time

Job Summary:

Aviation. It connects our world, brings people together, provides opportunities, accelerates economic growth, and is just so very cool!

Come work for NAVBLUE, 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. We combine aircraft manufacturer expertise, flight operations know-how, and agile development to enhance operational efficiency, optimize resources, and increase productivity for a safe and sustainable aviation future. Our global teams deliver a reliable, optimum, and customized user experience to more than 500 customers worldwide.

The Software Engineering Manager drives initiatives pertaining to current and future best practices.  You will work with your team, other Managers, and the rest of the organization to define our software development technologies, practices, procedures, and policies.  As Software Engineering Manager for Optimization AI & ML you are responsible for ensuring our modules and products meet or exceed the demands of the aviation world and are prepared to enable the future. 



  1. Subordinate employees: 5-15 
  2. Team size: 6-10 



  • Set Software Factory direction, processes, and procedures for area of ownership
  • Own corporate strategy by applying effectively to your organization
    • Alignment of engineering initiatives to focus on company strategic goals
    • Ensure teams understanding of engineering goals and company strategy
    • Identify engineering gaps and close them
  • Lead, support, and coach Software Factory Employees and holds the team accountable  
  • Provides people management: career development and performance management.
  • Collaborate with other Engineering Managers to deliver on shared objectives
  • Ensures quality in our deliverables
  • Continuous improvement - Identify key performance indicators, measure and improve


Qualified Experience/Skills/Training: 


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or equivalent



  • 10 years of experience in software development
  • 3 years of leadership experience - managing software developers
  • AWS Certifications are highly valued,
  • Knowledge of SAFe 6.0


Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities & Competencies:

  • Driven and holds team accountable   
  • Passion for motivating and building teams to reach their potential 
  • Ability to provide technical direction, influence, and build consensus   
  • Knowledge to identify future items impacting engineering skills in Optimization & ML/AI such as:
    • Optimization techniques:  Linear Programming, Column Generation, Shortest path & graph theory, custom heuristics
    • ML/AI:  ML Ops, generative AI (LLM) 
  • Ability to bring people together to solve problems 
  • A strategic thinker  
  • Customer centric mindset  


Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • AWS
  • Linux/Windows
  • iOS

We offer: 

  • Stable employment based on a full-time job contract
  • International working environment in a dynamic company 
  • Access to the latest knowledge and technologies enabling professional development 
  • Training and development possibilities 
  • Participating in international projects and international trips 
  • Competitive salary dependent on experience and qualifications
  • Flexible working hours and work-from-home opportunities 
  • Private medical coverage for you and your family 
  • Sport card 
  • Life insurance for you and your family
  • Co-funding for meals


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

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.

NAVBLUE is operating within the Airbus Helicopters Polska Structure. 


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


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