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Principal Programmer/Technical Lead, IT Applications

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 7 (DFW-SV07) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 43356 


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 Technology and Transformation (TnT) organization within the Information Technology Division. 
  •  Responsible for implementing policy as code in AA’s choice of cloud to secure & optimize cloud utilization and provide cost transparency. 
  •  This is a product technical lead role for product Governance as a Service. You will lead technology and tool stack directions, evaluation and implementation.

What you'll do

  • Collaborates with leaders, technical product owner, architects, delivery manager and other developers, engineers along with internal customers, to understand requirements and develop needs according to business requirements 
  • Maintains and enhances existing enterprise services, applications, and platforms using domain driven design and test-driven development  
  • Troubleshoots and debugs complex issues; identifies and implements solutions 
  • Creates detailed project specifications, requirements, and estimates 
  • Researches and implements new technologies to enhance current processes, security, and performance 
  • Supports the development of coding standards and adheres to best practices and security guidelines 
  • Works closely with technical product owner and architects to ensure decisions meet long-term enterprise growth needs  
  • Design and develop policy as code framework 
  • Research and evaluating tooling options, open source first 
  • Follow DevOps best practice  
  • Coach other developers and engineers on the team 

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
  • 8 years of Java Development Environment (JDE) experience
  • 2 years Application Programming Interface (ADI) framework / REST development
  • 2 years in web services (mid-range) development


Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training 
  • 3 years technical leadership of IT personnel 
  • 3+ years of Microsoft Azure for Linux Deployments with deep understanding of core Microsoft Azure concepts.  
  • 2+ years of Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service(AKS) with deep understanding of Container Orchestraion and Distributed System Concepts 
  • 2+ years of Docker with building, using and publishing Docker images for Kubernetes 
  • 3+ years specialized experience in designing, building, and automating solutions utilizing Azure cloud technologies and services including health monitoring, data security, capacity metering, cloud pricing, cloud expense management, high availability/resiliency. 
  • 3+ years of experience implementing infrastructure as code


All you'll need for success

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Advanced ability to plan strategically for current and future business environments, including future technology and business design changes to create flexible, scalable solutions
  • In-depth knowledge of IT business operations, systems requirements, and processes 
  • Experience with HW/SW resource management, cloud framework implementation, micro-services, and Apache frameworks
  • Ability to take large, complex projects and break them down into manageable pieces, develop functional specifications, to be delivered in a successful and timely manner
  • Demonstrated experience in the following:
    • Public Cloud methodologies (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), automation, orchestration, trends, and industry-leading cloud vendor offerings
    • Docker container and Kubernetes
    • API development. REST API, FastAPI, JSON
    • Relational databases. Familiarity with database technology such as PostgreSQL, MySQL
    • Strong knowledge of network theory, rules, practices, and principles
    • Demonstrated ability to create automated processes using well-known languages and frameworks such as Terraform, Puppet, Powershell, CLI, Python, YML
    • Knowledge of Active Directory
    • Utilizing CI/CD pipeline automation in tools. GitHub/GitHub Actions is a preferred
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and implement solutions and/or workarounds
  • Ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously with a keen desire to learn and expand depth of knowledge
  • Ability to thrive in a sense-of-urgency environment and leverage best practices
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to adapt to changing priorities and work environments
  • Experience in Agile methodologies, such as SCRUM 
  • A team player and technical coach who works and communicates well with both technical and non-technical personal

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: 43356 


Posted: 2021-07-22 Expires: 2021-08-21
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