Manager, Software Development

Vancouver Airport Authority

Are you someone who has passion for aviation and software development? The aviation industry is ever-changing – it is what makes our work exciting yet fulfilling. YVR is the only airport in the world to have an in-house software development team and your work will help deliver industry-leading travel technology to transform the way airports work now and in the future. As part of our Innovation and Technology Group, the work you do, from strategic planning to project execution, will help improve processes to make our airport more sustainable and work better for our communities and the economies that support it. Position overview The Manager, Software Development is someone who has a passion for leading a team of software development professionals to develop and continually improve our airport’s first-to-market technology solutions such as our border control and digital twin platforms. Reporting to the Director, Software Development, the Manager, Software Development will engage with our community to source opportunities for collaboration through our Innovation Hub and seek to create pathways of employment in this exciting industry. Key responsibilities include: Planning and managing software development initiatives: aligning work to strategy, setting goals, creating timelines, and assigning tasks to internal and external development teams Hiring, onboarding, and leading software development talent; ensuring the teams have the right skills for development and quality assurance now and in the future Maintaining scope, costs, schedules, and quality for development efforts; maintaining communication between dev teams and stakeholders. Overseeing software development, quality assurance and Dev/Ops teams. Key qualifications include: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, engineering, software development or a related field. 10 years relevant business experience in leading and scaling software development teams and providing strong leadership and coaching abilities to support and motivate internal and external development teams. Agile Leadership and product management / Project Management Certification. Full stack development knowledge (.NET / .NET core framework, WPF or UWP, C#, HTML, JavaScript) to lead new feature and product development. Experience with digital twin or game development using Unity development products. This role will require presence on site at the airport and the successful candidate must be able to occasionally work irregular hours as the role or season dictates. This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external applicants. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position. As part of our recruitment process, short-listed candidates may be required to participate in an assessment process. Salary Range: $117,040 to $168,245 per annum, based on 37.5-hour work week. This is individually tailored to reflect your unique experience, qualifications and internal equity. Performance-Based Incentive: Eligible for an annual bonus target at 15% of your annual salary. At YVR, your work experience goes beyond the paycheck. We support your personal and professional development, well-being, and a thriving work culture with generous vacation days, extensive health benefits, retirement savings matching, wellness programs, community engagement, commuting support, and continuous learning opportunities. Learn more at https://careers.yvr.ca/benefits . Please note that availability may vary based on employment type and is subject to certain eligibility requirements and potential changes by YVR. Who We Are YVR is more than just an airport. We connect our beautiful province and all it has to offer to the world. We are all leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, so no matter the department or team you’re a part of, the work you do matters. At YVR, we are flexible in everything we do. We will work together to find ways to deliver customer excellence that helps us all thrive. Whatever your background and wherever you’re from, you belong at YVR. If you have any questions about accessibility or require any assistance applying, please reach out at careersyvr.ca .


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