Solutions Architect


Solutions Architect


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 an Airbus Company to develop next-generation services 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 a safe and sustainable aviation future. Our global teams deliver a reliable, optimum, and customized user experience to more than 500 customers worldwide.

As a Solutions Architect at Navblue, you will collaborate with fellow architects, development teams, and other stakeholders to design resilient, feasible, and scalable solutions for our customers. You will also prioritize features that build out the architecture runway, and align with standards. 

To be successful in this role, you need to be a team player with a strong technical background and excellent communication skills.  


Main Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architects and other stakeholders to align the technical solution with the business requirements
  • Responsible for the solution architecture life-cycle activities i.e. requirements gathering, architecture design, architecture documentation, architecture evaluation, architecture evolution, etc.
  • Create, maintain, and prioritize the enabler feature work in the program backlog and help development teams understand and break down the enabler features into user stories as needed
  • Provide architecture guidance to development teams
  • Collaborate with other professionals to create/align/evolve development processes and standards
  • Conduct/participate in non-functional requirement and architecture decision assessments



  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or equivalent



  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in software development


Minimum qualifications/skills:

  • Experience in software architecture/systems design and team leadership
  • Experience with software development/architecture on the cloud
  • Collaborates effectively with others in a team environment
  • Experience with software design including design patterns, algorithms, the SOLID principles, and clean code
  • Knowledge of architecture design including architecture patterns and anti-patterns
  • Experience with Agile methodology, and ideally (but not necessarily) Kanban and SAFe


Preferred qualifications/skills:

  • Experience working on distributed systems, and microservices
  • Experience with systems integration
  • Experience working on data-driven applications
  • Knowledge of software security standards and best practices



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.


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.


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.

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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