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Senior Architect, IT Applications

Senior Architect, IT Applications

Date:  Sep 19, 2023

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 69315 


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.
  • Responsible for providing the technical direction and leadership in the architecture, design, development and deployment of solutions within our customer base

What you'll do

  • Leads the design and development efforts for our systems integration projects
  • Analyzes business data requirements in order to create an accurate, extensible, flexible logical data models, using modeling tools
  • Closely collaborates with delivery team, anticipates and acts upon issues that arise, provides alternative approaches, optimal solution, and continuously improving performance of applications
  • Creates and help promote patterns/techniques to foster DevOps adoption
  • Maintains technical specifications

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology , Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 5 years of application systems design experience
  • 2 years architectural and design experience

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • 7 years of application systems design experience
  • 3 years architectural/design experience, or technical/team leadership experience
  • Airline industry experience


Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Hands-on experience in systems development in a variety of computing architectures and environments, with a deep understanding of architectural concepts, issues, and trends
  • Knowledge of systems integration practices and understanding of Service Oriented Architecture principles, practices, and related technologies, such as XML, SOAP, REST, and JSON)
  • Proficiency and demonstrated experience in the following technologies:
    • .NET/J2EE environment, Microsoft technology, UNIX, Linux, MQ Series, UML
    • n-tiered web architecture, relational databases, web development
    • HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Style Sheets, other front-end development technologies
    • Single Page App Frameworks: Angular, React, Micro FrontEnds
    • Oracle/SQL Server
  • Azure Cloud: Azure Kubernetes, Azure Service Bus, Azure Event Hub, Azure Database for Postgresql, 
  • DevOps: Delivery pipelines using GitHub Actions, Terraform
  • Application Monitoring using Dynatrace and Enterprise Logging Strategies
  • Expertise in Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Thorough understanding of software development life cycles, development and technology tools, testing methodologies, and requirements gathering
  • Ability to understand and analyze business data requirements in order to create accurate, extensible, flexible logical data models using modeling tools
  • Proficiency in object-oriented design techniques and principles
  • Experience in Agile methodologies
  • Experience in DevOps Toolchain technologies
  • Knowledge of NOSDQL databases
  • Experience with Microservices in an Event Driven Architecture and Big Data Development
  • Ability to manage multiple efforts concurrently with the skills to keep complex initiatives moving forward quickly while exercising an appropriate level of procedural discipline
  • Ability to build strong and sustainable relationships with internal and external stakeholders

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: 69315 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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