1+ months

Principal DevOps Engineer, IT Applications

American Airlines
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Location: Rio West A Bldg (PHX-RWA1)   
Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Requisition ID: 62836 


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

​We are looking for passionate technologist to solve cloud transformation challenges; develop solutions to modernize infrastructure services; create templates to standardize and accelerate application's cloud journey.

At American Airlines, you will find talented technologists like yourself and together we create enterprise scale Inner-sourced platforms using cutting edge technologies to drive innovation and engineering excellence.

This job leads development of DevOps patterns and capabilities to enable a developer portal, a home-grown developer experience platform powered by the open-source framework Backstage. It provides a simple and secure path for our applications’ cloud journey that frees engineers from infrastructure complexity. Developers can set up new applications with an automated CICD pipeline, IaC, monitoring, logging, and cloud security best practices allowing application teams to focus on building business value.

What you'll do

  • Collaborate with product owner, stakeholders, and team members to understand requirements and develop solutions 
  • Improve user experience by creating self-service DevOps tools
  • Automate delivery pipeline lifecycle (creation, execution, and deletion) to provide a standardized, simple, and quick way of CI/CD
  • Lead the effort to implement DevOps toolchain in the cloud to leverage elasticity and flexibility of cloud compute and storage
  • Integrate upstream and downstream development/QA Testing/Security Analysis tools into the enterprise toolchain
  • Continually seek improvement opportunities of the Enterprise DevOps toolchain product
  • Lead and mentor engineering team members

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, STEM or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 5 years of experience with configuration, automation, integration of CI/CD tools

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Experience building full stack software applications using Test Driven Development
  • Use of container's technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with creating infrastructure as code (Docker, Kubernetes, HELM, Terraform)
  • Working knowledge of common networking protocols (e.g. HTTP, TCP, IP, SSH, FTP, SMTP, DNS, LDAP), load balancer, firewall, storage
  • Experience with DevOps for Cloud, Azure preferred

Skills, Licenses & Certification

  • Large scale application deployment experience, as well as proven ability to design and develop automated deployment solutions
  • Experience designing and implementing service-oriented architecture (REST APIs, micro-services, etc.)
  • Experience with backfilling tests and coaching teams on testing strategies
  • Experience implementing and integrating DevOps toolset in Cloud environments
  • Experience using a scripting language, like shell or python, to automate tasks
  • An understanding of CI/CD processes including production use of a CI/CD tool (GitHub Actions, Jenkins, etc), code quality and security scanning, testing, provisioning, and deployment, alerting and monitoring.
  • Experience with build tools like Maven, Gradle and NPM
  • Capable of writing comprehensive technical documentation and diagrams
  • Working knowledge of at least one of Linux or Windows
  • Ability to communicate and evangelize the benefits of CI/CD to application developers and management

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: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Requisition ID: 62836 


Posted: 2022-09-17 Expires: 2022-12-22
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