Developer/Senior Developer, IT Applications

Developer/Senior Developer, IT Applications

Date:  Feb 6, 2024

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 7 (DFW-SV07)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 71453 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!


Why you'll love this job

American Airlines is looking for a senior developer to work in our developer experience product group.  As a senior in the developer experience product group, you will work with developers' and architects across the enterprise to understand the developer experience and build patterns, templates and deployment pipelines to improve that experience and meet enterprise standards. As a significant contributor to the developer experience  community, you will get to work with open-source platforms (such as backstage) and other engineers in the community to improve the overall developer experience at American Airlines. to improve the overall developer experience at American Airlines


​Our goal is to create an amazing Developer Experience enabling development teams to envision and deliver unrivaled digital products. We are looking for people who love ♥ to improve the Developer Experience in large enterprises while contributing to open-source products and the community. 

  • The role of a senior developer in developer experience will help improve the developer experience related to common templates, patterns, delivery pipelines and governance.
  • As a senior developer, you will leverage your development experience to connect with other developers to understand the current developer experience and how it can be improved to meet their needs and the enterprise goals.
  • This role will have the opportunity to contribute to industry leading platforms (such as backstage) while influencing the Developer Experience at American Airlines
  • The senior developer role will also get to work with the developer experience product leaders to shape our developer experience strategy

What you'll do

  • Collaborates with leaders, business analysts, product managers, IT architects, technical leads and other developers, along with internal customers, to understand requirements and develop and maintain developer experience functionality.
  • Maintains and enhances existing enterprise services, applications, and platforms using domain driven design and test-driven development.
  • Troubleshoots and debugs complex issues; identifies and implements solutions.
  • Creates detailed project specifications, requirements, and estimates.
  • Researches and implements new technologies to enhance current processes, security, and performance.
  • Supports the development of coding standards and adheres to best practices and security guidelines.
  • Works closely with software architects and technical leads to ensure decisions meet long-term enterprise growth needs.
  • Mentoring / training of junior team members.

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • 3 years of full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) professional experience designing, developing, and implementing large-scale applications in hosted production environments


Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training.     
  • Demonstrated competency open-source experience.
  • Experience in building and maintaining developer experience technology.
  • Master’s degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training.
  • 5 years of full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experience.
  • Airline Industry experience.


Skills, Licenses & Certification

  • Proficiency in Java Development.
  • Proficiency in object-oriented design techniques and principles.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Tools (Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Experience in Agile methodologies, such as SCRUM or Kanban.
  • Experience in DevOps Toolchain methodologies, including Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.
  • Proficiency and demonstrated experience in many of the following technologies:
    • Cloud-based development: Kubernetes, CNCF Open-Source Projects
    • Web Services: REST, HATEOS
    • Frameworks: Java Spring Boot, Python FastAPI, Node Express
    • Front-end: Angular, React
    • Build/deployment tools: Git, Jest, Jasmine, Maven, Gradle, Yarn, Pipenv
    • Other Dev Ops Toolchain: Artifactory, SonarQube, Slack, GitHub, GitHub Actions, ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more. 
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more

Feel free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 71453 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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