Application Architect (Customer Platform)

  • Telesat
  • 490 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 1G8, Canada
  • Mar 30, 2021
Customer Service

Job Description

About Us

Backed by a 50-year legacy of engineering excellence, reliability and industry-leading customer service, Telesat has grown to be one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators. Telesat works collaboratively with its customers to deliver critical connectivity solutions that tackle the world’s most complex communications challenges, providing powerful advantages that improve their operations and drive growth.

In addition to our state-of-the-art global, geostationary satellite fleet, Telesat LEO, our Low Earth Orbit network scheduled to begin service in 2022, will revolutionize global broadband connectivity by delivering a combination of high capacity, security, resiliency and affordability with ultra-low latency and fiber-like speeds.

Telesat also provides industry-leading technical consultation and support services to satellite operators, insurers and other industry stakeholders around the globe.

Privately held and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL). For more information, visit


The Application Architect (Customer Platform) will work collaboratively with business leaders, project managers, product owners, vendor architects and subject matter experts to lead the technical definition of the Telesat LEO Customer Platform. They will help plan the execution in relation to other software initiatives, and provide architectural enablement to ensure the business needs are met in a sustainable and enterprise-optimized manner. In this role, the incumbent will have significant influence on the architecture of the applications and infrastructure for the LEO program. They will need to make recommendations and decisions based on their experience.


  • Lead the design of solutions and creation of architecture deliverables
  • Collaborate effectively with stakeholders and project team to ensure successful implementation of the solution
  • Provide subject matter and best practice expertise on designing customer-facing applications and APIs.


  • 5+ years' experience in a similar role
  • Experience in modern mobile and/or web application design patterns
  • Experience leading the development of SaaS applications
  • Experience working in Cloud / XaaS-intensive environments and a sound understanding of Cloud deployment and integration patterns
  • Experience working in cross-functional technical teams
  • Experience working in cloud custom configuration/development projects
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in dealing with clients, internal and external stakeholders, senior management and staff
  • Ability to effectively communicate to technical and non-technical individuals
  • Experience with small, high-performing teams
  • A team player, collaborative and independently driven
  • Must demonstrate a flexible, open-minded attitude and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience effectively leading meetings and facilitating groups to reach consensus
  • Bilingual in English and French an asset
  • Occasional international travel is anticipated.

The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods program (CGP).