Principal Architect, IT Network Infrastructure

Principal Architect, IT Network Infrastructure

Date:  May 18, 2023

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 66856 


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

  • ​This job is a member of the Information Technology Team within the Information Technology Division.
  • ​The Network Architect will be part of the Enterprise Network Services organization, working in a team of engineers and architects focused on hardware, software, systems level research, and architecture aspects of next generation networks. 

What you'll do

  • Creates, designs and documents visions, standards, policies, patterns, architectures, and roadmaps for network technologies (Routing/Switching for DataCenter / Branch locations, Firewall Network security, Core Network architecture, Cloud network / Security patterns)  
  • Creates detailed network designs that meet the customer requirements (including physical and logical) of complex network systems to meet the functional objectives of the business
  • Leads, mentors, reviews and validates work assignments for architects and engineers while removing barriers that prevent productivity 
  • Provides technical leadership to infrastructure and applications/systems development teams to advance infrastructure technology
  • Utilizes knowledge of multiple technologies and platforms, provide technical design recommendations.
  • Review design and development work, instructing team members as needed 
  • Refines ability to combine knowledge of business environment with the architecture of technology solutions. Evaluates possible implementation of new technology, consistent with the goal of improving existing systems and technologies and in meeting the needs of the business
  • Research, collect and disseminate information on emerging technologies and key learning throughout the IT organization
  • Participates in early stage hardware & software architecture definition, and prototype evaluation.
  • Maintains technology currency and liaise with the external environment to identify opportunities to leverage technology to the benefit of the business

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Telecom, Engineering, or related discipline with an IT focus is preferred or equivalent experience
  • 5 + years of experience in network technology architecture and system design
  • Strong network security focus, understanding and eliminating potential risks in architecture designs
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, cablable of presenting to large audience members that can range from engineers to senior leadership 
  • Strong understsanding of cloud networking concepts and architecures
  • Capable of mastering new network technology, and be able to quickly provide guidance and architecture standards on new platforms and iniatives 

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • 8+ years in large corporate enviornments building and designing complex networks
  • Indepth network experise in Cloud networking patterns and network security controls

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Expert level experience in BGP / OSPF / SD-WAN / LANWAN
  • Expert experiance in Visio/Diagraming, Excel, Documentation of network architectures 
  • Experience working in Large Enterprise enviornments working on multiple initiatives at the same time
  • Practical skills and experience with many application and infrastructure products, technologies, and services (Load Balancing / servers / Databases / Application architectures / Network tools) 
  • Must be proficient at the techniques that go into the formulation of architectures, including requirements discovery and analysis, application of abstraction, formulation of solution context, solution alternatives identification and assessment, technology selection, and architectural configuration

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: 66856 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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