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Project Manager/Senior Project Manager, IT Infrastructure

Date: Oct 15, 2019

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Location: AA Headquarters 2 (DFW-HDQ2) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 32959 


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 successful candidate will be ​responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating activities for multiple projects utilizing Agile/Scrum methodologies.

What you'll do
  • ​Manage/oversee all aspects of multiple simultaneous fast-paced assigned projects with distributed teams
  • Design and maintain project vision, project working standards, and agreements
  • Develop project roadmap, release plan, resource allocation, funding request, communication plan, risks and issues management plan, test plan, and defect management plan
  • Manage project scope, budget, project burn charts, presentations to IT/Business, daily standup, agile ceremonies, backlog grooming, and retrospective sessions
  • Implement Agile methodology using Rally and Planview tools
  • Facilitate project meetings (all Agile meetings – Discovery Sessions, Iteration 0, Iteration Planning, Demo & Retrospective, Daily Stand-up, Backlog Grooming); completes project tracking/analysis reports
  • Track, update, and communicate project status in a proactive manner as it relates to project progress, budget/cost, resource utilization, change requests, issues, risks, and risk mitigation plans
  • Interface with project stakeholders at all levels of management to ensure project priorities are aligned with business needs and expectations
  • Ensure that appropriate project documentation and deliverables are clearly defined and delivered
  • Mentor and Coaches Agile teams to ensure their adoption and successful use of Agile@American practices
  • Act as a liaison between business units and 3rd party vendors
  • Use business analysis techniques for gathering and documenting complex requirements, scoping, interviewing, facilitation, system component design, testing, and implementation
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
  • 3 years of progressive broad-based information systems and business experience
  • 3 years of experience managing and delivering mission-critical, high-availability large and small IT development projects using structured project management and system development methodologies


Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • ​3 years of experience in Agile methods and mindset as an approach to software development
  • 5 years of progressive broad-based information systems and business experience
  • 5 years of experience managing and delivering mission-critical, high-availability large and small IT development projects using structured project management and system development methodologies, such as Agile/Scrum
  • Airline Industry experience


Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified ScrumMaster or PMP (Project Management Professional) is a plus
  • Experience leading, coaching, and mentoring teams while leveraging Agile methodologies, with strong focus on continuous improvement and developing self-organizing teams
  • Experience in a variety of computing platforms, such as mainframe, client/server, web, cloud, and social media
  • Experience in Team Foundation/Server (TFS), Rally, Planview, VersionOne, or similar Agile life cycle management tools
  • Experience in DevOps toolchain methodologies, including Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
All you'll need for success (continued)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Tools (Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Skills in leadership; team-focused with high energy and a positive attitude
  • Skills in analytics, estimating, and problem solving
  • Ability to think strategically and develop tactical methods to achieve objectives and goals
  • 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
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: 32959 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

Job Segment: Project Manager, Engineer, Mainframe, Information Systems, Manager, Technology, Engineering, Management

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