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Developer/Sr Developer, IT Applications

Developer/Sr Developer, IT Applications

Date:  Sep 9, 2021

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 7 (DFW-SV07) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 43960 

Intro

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 technical direction and leadership in regards to the design, development, and deployment of solutions within our customer base. The technical lead comes up with innovative solutions for business and technical problems, creates and maintains technical specifications, as well as anticipates and acts upon issues that arise, providing alternate approaches and solutions, communicates decisions clearly, and sets the standard for highest quality of work.

What you'll do

  • Accountable for delivery including velocity, continuous improvement, practices and principles (e.g., TDD, pairing, etc.)
  • Defines squad skill requirements with input from architect and in conjunction with other Squad Leads
  • Interviews and selects developers
  • Helps articulate and raise team blockers
  • Continually evaluate teams skills
  • Identifies and requests changes in squad composition as issues arise or deficiencies are noticed
  • Escalates business issues to the Program Manager when required
  • Identifies and leads strategies for technical interdependencies with other teams/products/services working with the architect
  • Leads design and coding decisions by the Squad; engages help from Architects for architectural decisions and UX Designers
  • Technical lead to developers and makes key technical decisions. Responsible for code quality, test coverage, and adherence to standards
  • Mentors developers to increase their skills, including coaching future Squad Leaders
  • Pairs with developers to develop code, mentors on technical practices, addresses difficult technical issues, evaluates Squad developer skills, and proactively recommends growth paths for Squad Developers, acts on growth paths for Squad developers in conjunction with Delivery Manager
  • Understands and can lead (as needed) ceremonies including Inception, Iteration Planning Meetings, standups, retrospectives
  • Leads team in evolving agile and technical practices
  • Supports the Product Owner in running playbacks
  • Partners with the PO to lead the work of the squad, serving as the definitive technical and process leader
  • Helps ensure team conducts Retros, document action items, and track progress against those action items
     

All you'll need for success

Minimum 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
  • 5 years of experience delivering SDLC solutions using ITIL / Agile / XP, or similar methodologies
  • Requires 7+ years of application development experience, including 5+ years of Java SE experience and
  • 3+ years of Java EE experience
     

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • ​Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 8+ years of experience delivering SDLC solutions using ITIL / Agile / XP, or similar methodologies
    Requires 7+ years of application development experience, including 5+ years of Java SE experience and
  • 3+ years of Java EE experience 3+ years of experience providing technical leadership
  • Airline industry experience, including Sabre, business processes, and supporting technologies
     

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Develop to coding standards and adhere to best practices and security guidelines
  • Strong knowledge of object-oriented design principles, design patterns, and UML is preferred
  • Experience with Java, J2EE, Spring SOA, Web  Services, JDBC, JPA, JAXB, EJB, XML, IBM Websphere application server, Oracle and UNIX
  • Experience with either Angular or React, Java Spring Framework, microservices, cloud technology
  • Must be familiar with Relational Databases such as Oracle or SQL Server
  • Experience in TDD (test driven development) and other agile practices desired
  • Experience with diagnostics / testing tools (Dynatrace, LISA, SOAP UI) preferred
  • Must have experience consuming Web Services and implementing Web Services; should be familiar with messaging and SOA technologies; require knowledge of general architecture principles Networking knowledge (Sockets, TCP/IP, UDP)
  • Preferred understanding of (and be able to help coordinate) infrastructure related tasks such as: server administration (oversee account management and deployment of patches), database administration (plan, coordinate, manage implementation of short and long term strategy of upgrade paths and service levels), and security (identification of security risks and remediation, manage responses to security risks, provide practical security best-practice guidance on networking initiatives) 
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills including strong presentation skills
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills to provide coaching to junior team members
  • Position requires occasional 24/7 on-call support
  • Ability to generate technical roadmaps
  • Experience in DevOps Toolchain methodologies, including TDD (test driven development), Continuous Integration, and Continuous Deployment
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to adapt to changing priorities and work environments
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with team members, customers, and external groups, as well as working in a collaborative environment with geographically dispersed resources
  • Ability to foster and maintain productive working relationships with 3rd party vendors, including Sabre and DXC

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: 43960 


Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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