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Associate Developer/Developer, IT Applications

Date: Jan 4, 2019

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Req ID: 25605

Location: Rio West A Bldg (PHX-RWA1) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 25605 


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 Information Technology Team, within the Information Technology Division.  As a member of an agile team , the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment with internal customers, management, business analysts, project managers, IT architects and other developers to understand requirements and development needs while gaining valuable experience and skills. This position will be responsible for developing and supporting multiple web based .NET applications and web services. 


Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • With guidance of senior developers, creates new and maintains current applications, including, but not limited to, bug fixes, feature enhancements, and performance tuning in the Corporate Security, Emergency Planning & Response, Environmental and Safety IT portfolios. 
  • Researches and implements new technology to enhance current processes, security, and performance
  • Troubleshoots and debugs complex issues; identifies and implements solutions
  • Works with a team to create detailed project specifications, requirements, and estimates, and ensures tasks/projects are completed on time and within scope
  • Works with production operations department to ensure deployments roll out smoothly and customer groups receive appropriate support
  • Documents validation of design decisions
  • Supports the enforcement of policy and procedural changes within the development group
  • Supports the development of coding standards and adhere to best practices and security guidelines set forth by the development team
  • Participates in code reviews
  • Provides on-call production support (24 x 7 x 365), as required




Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 1 year total development experience
  • 1 year web application experience

Qualifications (Continued)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of total development experience
  • 2+ years of web application experience
  • Airline Industry experience
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of object oriented programming, common data structures and algorithms, design patterns and best practices
  • Basic to intermediate development skills with .Net Technologies (C#, XML, HTML, ASP.NET MVC, MVVM, JavaScript, CSS, SQL, GIT, LINQ, JQuery, SOAP/REST) and other web development technologies
  • Experience with Visual Studio and Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • Knowledge of relational databases (MSSQL Server, Oracle)
  • Networking knowledge (Sockets, TCP/IP, UDP) 
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills
  • Excellent analytical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Personal commitment to Agile principles and a continuous improvement mindset
  • Experience in .NET web services, WCF, WPF and applications
  • Knowledge of TDD and automated testing
  • Knowledge of PCI Compliance / OWASP standards
  • Knowledge of diagnostics tools (SOAPUI, Fiddler, IE Inspector, HTTP Analyzer, Dynatrace)


Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 25605 

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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