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Developer/Senior Developer, IT Applications

Date: Sep 5, 2019

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Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 32517 


Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.


You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers. At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people.


What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.


Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

About The Job

This job is a member of the Employee Travel IT team, within the Corporate Technology division. The team member will be responsible for leveraging cutting-edge technology to solve business problems at American Airlines by participating in all phases of the development process, from inception to transition, advocating the agile process and test-driven development, using enterprise-standard development tools to analyze, model, design, construct, and test reusable code.


Specifically, you’ll do the following:

· Collaborate with leaders, business analysts, project managers, IT architects, quality assurance engineers, and other developers to understand requirements and develop solutions that meet business requirements

· Maintain and enhance existing enterprise applications and platforms using domain-driven design and test-driven development

· Troubleshoot and debug complex issues, and identify and implement solutions

· Create detailed project specifications and estimates

· Research and implement new technologies to enhance current processes and optimize security and performance of the code base

· Advocate adherence to coding standards, security guidelines, and best practices

· Work closely with IT architects and leads to ensure that technical decisions meet long-term enterprise growth need


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training

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

· Proficiency in front-end development:

 - Frameworks/tools: AngularJS, Angular, Vue.JS, TypeScript, CSS (Sass, LESS), AJAX

 - Cross-browser compatible and mobile-aware development

- CI/CD tools: Webpack, Gulp, GitHub, Jenkins, UCD, Azure DevOps (TFS), Jasmine, Karm


Qualifications (Continued)

Preferred Qualifications

· Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training

· 5+ years of full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experience

· Proficiency in back-end/full-stack development:

- J2EE technologies: Java, JSP, JMS, JAXB, JDBC

- Database and persistence frameworks: Hibernate, object/relational mapping, query performance tuning

- Web Servers: Tomcat, tc Server, WebSphere


- Frameworks: Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Bootstrap

· Experience in DevOps toolchain for development and operational support:

- CI/CD Tools: Maven, GitHub, Jenkins, UCD, Azure DevOps (TFS), Junit, Mockito, Coverity

- Application monitoring/operational support: Splunk, DynaTrace

· Cloud-based development and deployment experience: Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Azure, IBM Cloud

· Airline industry experience

· Ability to explain technical concepts and adjust messaging based on the audience, including non-technical groups

· Ability to influence through outstanding collaborative and interpersonal skills

· Ability to work well within a team environment, as well as independently

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 32517 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

Job Segment: Application Developer, Developer, Engineer, Information Systems, Computer Science, Technology, Engineering

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