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Senior Network Architect

Job Number: J0118-0353
Job Title: Senior Network Architect
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
City, Province: Ottawa, Ontario
Job Category: Engineering
Level: CS--4
Date Posted: January 10, 2018
Closing Date: January 24, 2018
Salary: $98,314.00 - $121,030.00/Year


Network and Cyber Engineering
Ottawa, ON
Salary range: $98,314 - $121,030

Reference Number: IRC68477

NAV CANADA is a private company that owns and operates Canada’s civil air navigation service (ANS) and guides the world’s aircraft safely and expeditiously through Canadian-controlled airspace. With approximately 4,600 employees located from coast to coast to coast, we offer some of the most exciting careers in the field of aviation. Our Engineering team is responsible for developing technical specifications for systems to meet operational requirements with a strong focus on quality and efficiency.

We are seeking a Senior Network Architect who is highly motivated and who has a degree from a university or community college with an acceptable specialization in computer science, or information systems.

As a Senior Network Architect you will ensure that the telecommunications systems not only meet the operational and business requirements but are specified, selected and verified to meet safety requirements by ensuring continuous, uninterrupted service to our customers.

You will participate as a member of project teams in the planning and implementation of engineering projects of major complexity and/or plans and leads assigned projects of moderate to high complexity, in the field of telecommunications network design and architecture. Areas of responsibility include: requirements analysis and requirements coordination, impact assessments, system design, system performance, system integration, system safety, system security design and participation in strategic system enhancement planning.

We are looking for someone who is able to adapt to changing priorities and meet new challenges and is a strong team player. Are you interested?

As a 2017 Canada and National Capital Region (NCR) Top Employer, who also ranked second on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers, NAV CANADA offers a total compensation package that includes:
• Competitive Base Salary and Leave Structure
• Health Care and Dental Care Plan (with additional Health Spending Account)
• Defined Benefit Pension Plan
• Opportunities for professional and personal development and growth


• Degree from a recognized university or community college with an acceptable specialization in computer, electrical or systems engineering, computer science or information systems.


• Extensive experience in the planning, technical architecture design and implementation of telecommunications network systems (Cisco switching, routing & firewall technology).
• Experience in the implementation and support of high availability environments.
• Experience in the development of specifications, standards and procedures.
• Experience in project management, establishing contracts and monitoring contractor performance.


• Knowledge of WAN technologies, routing protocols, IP networking, TCP/IP protocol suite and layer 2/3 architecture, communication standards and protocols;
• Advanced knowledge and understanding of Cisco technologies, network security, voice and data telecommunications and computer systems;
• Advanced knowledge in complex network infrastructure (i.e. routers, switches, gateway, firewalls, IDS/IPS, load balancing, ACL and VPN technologies).
• Knowledge of network architecture design and testing methodologies and processes from preliminary design to testing and acceptance;


• Ability to plan, conduct and/or review comprehensive studies, to prepare and/or review reports on specific aspects of unusual problems with existing or proposed operations or facilities.
• Ability to write specification, standards, statements of work and general engineering documents.
• Ability to analyze, investigate, evaluate, make recommendations, decisions and implement solutions.
• Ability to lead a small team and work in a team environment.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Have Initiative, good judgement, innovative, analytical thinker and problem solver.

Language Requirements

*Language requirements are bilingual. However, in the event a qualified bilingual candidate is not found, a qualified unilingual candidate will be considered. Both bilingual and unilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.


Enhanced Reliability

The successful candidate must meet the security requirement of the position and be legally able to work in Canada.

NAV CANADA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily and clearly on the subject line of their application if they are a woman,an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

NAV CANADA is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the interview coordinator of accommodation measures you may require.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.