IT and Network Engineering

Senior Application Architect

Req Id: 255011 


At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we’re revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team. 

Bell is making unmatched investments in our world-leading broadband fibre and wireless networks because we know they’re the backbone of the products and services our customers love. If you’re excited about transforming the way people connect, our Network team is the right place for you.  

If you love…


Open Source Software. Our team is truly committed to open source. Working with us, you will have the opportunity to use the latest open source software and to contribute upstream to major open network automation initiatives (ONAP – Open Network Automation Platform)


Community. Ours is awesome. You will interact with developers co-located in an Agile environment, work in an open space and be part of a global open source community

DevOps. We are committed to our practices and tools - CI/CD, containers, micro-services


Networking. You will shape and develop our Network Service Orchestration platform, the core platform designed to automate our SDN (Software-Defined-Networking) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) self-driving network in real-time.

Technology. You will deal with a variety of cutting edge Software and Networking technologies that will shape how Bell will transform how networks are build and operated.


And you want to…


  • Influence software engineering practice. Lead and help improving software engineering practices across multiple software development teams. Embody and advocate a culture of quality code development
  • Code & Learn. Sharpen your software development skills with the latest open source technologies, with access to vast resources and without limitations.
  • Architect complex solutions. Drive SDN and NFV innovation within Bell and in the industry
  • Contribute to open source. Come and help us shape the future of ONAP, an open source platform built for network automation.
  • Openly expose problems and turn them into learning and team bonding experience
  • Put the interest of the team first


…then, you’re the perfect fit for our team! We want to get to know you.


We are seeking:

  • A candidate with 5-10 years of software development expertise; but if you think you can step up to the challenge you should apply!
  • Someone who can drive software architecture and engineering best practices across multiple teams (CI, CD, Code review, Code quality standards)
  • Solid Java and Python development & architecture background (Microservice architecture, Spring boot)
  • Hands-on DevOps experience (Gerritt, Jenkins, Sonarqube, GoCD, Docker, K8S)
  • Someone enthusiastic who can quickly learn and adapt to new technologies, with a strong aptitude for innovation
  • Someone who can slice and dice a business/system problem into an easy modular and maintainable solution with your team
  • A team player who can define, establish and communicate their long term vision, who is adaptable to uncertain and changing needs
  • A candidate with strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills (A good sense of humour is a bonus!)


If you have one of these, it’s even better:

  • You are also passionate about networking. You have experience with networking software, protocols or models (e.g. ONAP, Opendaylight, Openstack, YANG, TOSCA, HEAT, Netconf, SNMP, CLI, BGP, VPP)
  • You have experience with micro-services software architecture (and RESTful APIs) and container environments (Docker, Kubernetes - because new stuff is fun!)
  • You have experience contributing to open source projects
  • University degree in software/computer engineering/IT
  • French/English bilingual
  • You have experience with technologies core to ONAP (e.g. Camunda BPM, ELK, Drools, Hadoop, Kafka, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, HBase, Cassandra, Cask)


Who are we?

Bell is changing and we’re seeking new talented individuals to accelerate this transformation. Gone are the days of the traditional telecommunications, today is the era of innovation. Be ready to experience fun, to explore new technologies and learn every day.


At the forefront of our transformation, our team is responsible for the development and operations the network automation platform supporting Bell’s SDN and NFV network strategy. In this role looking for skills from both a software development and networking altogether, you will participate to the entire lifecycle development of innovative software solutions that will support our vision towards an automated, self-optimized and self-healed network. We are seeking a creative and innovative Senior Software Architect/Developer who will help us build our future. Join the NSO team today!






Bilingualism is required (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec. 


Additional Information:

Position Type: Management 
Job Status: regular - full Time 
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Ottawa || Canada : Ontario : Toronto || Canada : Quebec : Montreal || Canada : Quebec : Verdun 
Application Deadline: 07/06/2020 


Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.


At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.


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