Manager, Software Development

Website yvrairport 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.  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

  • 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 now and in the future
  • Maintaining scope, costs, schedules, and quality for development efforts; maintaining communication between dev teams and stakeholders.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or engineering.
  • 10 years + experience in leading and scaling software development teams and providing strong leadership and coaching abilities to support and motivate internal and external development teams.
  • Experience with digital twin or game development using Unity development products.

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. We strive to provide an environment that reflects the diversity of our communities, allowing us to better serve them.

Whatever your background and wherever you’re from, you belong at YVR. We want to make sure you truly belong and help you reach your full potential. If you have any questions about accessibility or require any assistance applying, please reach out at

Join us on this journey as we continue to transform our airport to better serve our communities.

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