Senior Software Developer

May 14 2024
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories IT, Systems, Software, Telecom,
Waterloo, ON • 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 (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.

At NAVBLUE our software development teams are formed around a matrixed organization consisting of Tribes and Chapters. Team members belong to a Chapter, in which skills, competencies, and standards are owned, solidified, and grown. They are also members of a Squad (scrum team) where they utilize those skills and competencies to support the Tribe in the production and delivery of quality software.

You'll be part of a team building and maintaining crew optimization services for our commercial aviation customers. As part of our crew development team, you'll continue to enhance crew bidding functionality, the software at the heart of an airline's daily operations.

You have a proven track record as a senior developer advocating for clean software development practices, such as:

  • Clean Coding practices and principles (SOLID, CUPID, etc)

  • Refactoring legacy code

  • Code coverage and quality gates

  • Code review

  • Unit testing

  • Component-level automated testing and test mocks

Main responsibilities:

  • Focus on developing code in C++ in a Linux environment, including Perl, CGI and MySql.

  • Providing leadership with your team building high-quality services.

  • Develop, unit test and profile software libraries and service components.

  • Working within a small team, delivering new features and fixing defects.

  • Enhance the overall quality and maintainability of the code across our development teams.

Experience and education:

  • At least five years of professional experience in software development.

  • You have a College Diploma or Bachelor's Degree within the software engineering area of study or equivalent professional experience.

  • Have designed, developed, launched and maintained highly available systems with complex and tight deadlines

  • Excellent communication in English


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 (3 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

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:

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.



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Airbus is, and always has been, committed to equal opportunities for all. As such, we will never ask for any type of monetary exchange in the frame of a recruitment process. Any impersonation of Airbus to do so should be reported to

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

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