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Project Manager/Sr Project Manager, IT

Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: Ft Worth, TX, US

Req ID: 27280

Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1) 
Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Requisition ID: 27280 


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

The Project Manager /Senior Project Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating activities for multiple projects utilizing Agile/Scrum methodologies.


Specifically, you will do the following:

  • Manages/oversees all aspects of multiple simultaneous fast-paced assigned projects with distributed teams
  • Designs and maintains project vision, project working standards, and agreements
  • Develops project roadmap, release plan, resource allocation, funding request, communication plan, risks and issues management plan, test plan, and defect management plan
  • Manages project scope, budget, project burn charts, presentations to IT/Business, daily standup, agile ceremonies, backlog grooming, and retrospective sessions
  • Implements Agile methodology using Rally and Planview tools
  • Facilitates project meetings (all Agile meetings – Discovery Sessions, Iteration 0, Iteration Planning, Demo & Retrospective, Daily Stand-up, Backlog Grooming); completes project tracking/analysis reports
  • Tracks, updates, and communicates project status in a proactive manner as it relates to project progress, budget/cost, resource utilization, change requests, issues, risks, and risk mitigation plans
  • Interfaces with project stakeholders at all levels of management to ensure project priorities are aligned with business needs and expectations 
  • Ensures that appropriate project documentation and deliverables are clearly defined and delivered
  • Mentors and Coaches Agile teams to ensure their adoption and successful use of Agile@American practices
  • Acts as a liaison between business units and 3rd party vendors
  • Uses business analysis techniques for gathering and documenting complex requirements, scoping, interviewing, facilitation, system component design, testing, and implementation


Required Qualifications

  • 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
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Rally, Planview, VersionOne, or similar Agile life cycle management tools
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Excel and Word
  • Excellent leadership skills, team-focused with high energy and a positive attitude
  • Strong analytical, estimating and problem solving skills
  • 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
  • Broad experience in a variety of computing platforms, such as mainframe, client/server, web, cloud and social media



cont. Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in Agile methods and mindset as an approach to software development
  • 7+ 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
  • 3+ years of experience managing projects in the Crew Tracking/Scheduling domain of Airline Industry

Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Requisition ID: 27280 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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