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Principal Architect, IT Applications

Principal Architect, IT Applications

Date:  Feb 22, 2021

Location: AA Headquarters 2 (DFW-HDQ2) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 40646 


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 Agent Managed Travel team is looking for an energetic, fun to work with Architect responsible for providing technical knowledge in regards to the architecture, design, development, and deployment of solutions within our customer base. The architect 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

  • Delivers and maintains artifacts and work products in support of the architecture review, software development, and steady state operations
  • Actively participates in requirements analysis, proofs of concepts, RFI & RFP processes, project funding, and solution delivery
  • Actively participates in supported systems’ steady state enhancement/support and project related Agile activities
  • Closely collaborates with delivery team, anticipates and acts upon issues that arise, provides alternative approaches, optimal solution, and continuously improving performance of applications
  • Develops prototypes and concepts for new technologies and ideas with the delivery team and with guidance from the lead architect
  • Creates and help promote patterns/techniques to foster DevOps adoption.
  • Provide value to team members by doing “just enough architecture” to avoid big up front design.
  • Be a technical mentor for the squad leads and their team members.
  • Ability to switch context quickly while supporting multiple product teams. 

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
  • 10 years of large application systems design and development experience
  • 7 years Java SE, Java EE or Spring experience
  • Must be well versed in software development life cycle methodologies with emphasis on Agile product development including incorporation of Quality Assurance & Testing techniques
  • Strong knowledge of object oriented design principles, Java /JavaEE design patterns, Microservices Principles and Anti-patterns, and EAI Patterns.

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Position requires occasional 24/7 Level 2/3 oncall support.
  • 7 years of application systems development experience
  • 5 years architectural/design experience, or technical/team leadership experience
  • Airline industry experience
  • Knowledge of airline business systems preferred
  • Experience with diagnostics / testing tools (Splunk, LogDNA, Dynatrace, SOAP UI) preferred

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Strong knowledge of object oriented design principles, Java /JavaEE design patterns, Microservices Principles and Anti-patterns, and EAI Patterns.
  • Experience with Java, Java EE or Spring Ecosystem, SOA, Web Services, Hibernate/JPA, JDBC, JAXB, XML, REST and light weight containers like Tomcat.
  • Experience and/ or familiarity with Microservices architecture, JavaScript MVC frameworks, PaaS, CaaS, 
  • Experience and/or familiarity with DevOps, TDD (Test driven development) and CI/CD
  • Experience in Databases – Relational and NoSql (Document, Graph)
  • Networking knowledge (Sockets, TCP/IP, UDP).
  • Familiarity with Container technology – Docker, Kubernetes, 
  • Good working Sabre knowledge is of great advantage
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills including strong presentation skills
  • Must be a strong communicator with the ability to lead technical and nontechnical discussions
  • Demonstrate technical problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong understanding of PCI, SOX, PII and security processes and standards
  • Familiarity with software configuration management/build processes is a plus
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills to provide coaching to junior team members
  • Familiarity with front end JS frameworks like Angular, React, RXJS, etc.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts and adjust messaging based on the audience, including non-technical groups
  • Ability to influence through outstanding interpersonal skills, collaboration, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment, as well as independently
  • Influences and empowers team members for growth and independence
  • Consistently demonstrates a positive, professional, leadership attitude and frame of mind when working with and communicating with others

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: 40646 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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